Saturday, April 3, 2010

The gift that keeps on giving

Good evening! As promised I have been playing with my camera and would like to share of few shots with you. I still have lots to learn, but it definitely transformed my photos overnight! I can take 10 shots and have only one end up blurry instead of only one NOT ending up blurry. Colors are more accurate because I can adjust to the low light in our apartment without resorting to flash. Oh, and backgrounds are faded in a wonderful way that I've always admired and never been able to obtain.

I complained before that Java Jacks has not been easy to replace, but I have decided to give the only local place a few more tries. Cons: I have to bring my own booster seat (no high chairs), the customers are all 40 years my senior and don't seem too excited that a toddler is infiltrating their daily routine, it's not within walking distance, and the staff exudes the typical northern hospitality (java jacks baristas I miss you!) Pros: Delicious coffee and a 3 minute drive away en route to Trinity.

Welcome to my new coffee home: Newport Coffee House

I've also begun to explore a new identity as a Mall Rat- lol. . I suppose it's due to all the snow and that kids can't go outside to play in the winter time- the malls here have the coolest play areas. It's hard not to be a helicopter mom when we go. During this photo shoot, one kid choked Eden (he was trying to hug her), a five year old decided to bully her off of all the equipment until I sat him down and told him how to behave (his nanny didn't care about his behavior or my overstepping to do protect my child), and a 12 month old contaminated the slide by drooling puddles of blue sucker everywhere. She still had fun!

Eden got into my makeup and thought mascara would be just the thing to go with her new easter dress. We made the best of it and had a tea party before we cleaned up.

I can't get over how grown up pigtails make her look! This profile makes me swoon!


  1. YAY!!!! Oh these are AWESOME images Katie!! This is the gift that gives to ME. ;)

    Love that last

  2. I loooove her little pigtail and profile!

  3. She looks amazing and all of your fun this month is so wonderful to read about. Can't wait to see you in a few weeks.
    Love ya!