Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another photo preview

Wow, I love this one! And a quick funny about this outfit... when Alex put it on, she walked over to the mirror and said, "I look ridiculous. I look like a peacock. How cool!" She's such a mess!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Picture Preview

The Kirkland crew came all the way from Austin to spend Labor Day weekend with our family. We had so much fun! Rachel and Ian own a photography company and they so graciously offered to take Carson's one year photos. I can't wait to see all of the proofs. I will say, it was crazy! We had four kids: a 3 month old, a 1 year old and a 16 month old...and then Alex. Whew! For those of you that have kiddos, you know how hard it is to get a good picture. So imagine our family AND their family running around outside :)
Rachel sent me a sneak peak:
Thank you so much Rachel, Ian, Elijah and Joaquin for making the hike. Your family is beautiful and I just wish we lived closer. I can't wait to see the rest. I am so proud of you guys-- you handle parenting beautifully.
I need to make a shout out to my hubby. Poor Nathan caught the stomach flu and was in fetal position the morning we took photos. He sucked it up and made an honorable effort. Poor guy was so miserable :( Thanks, Nathan for taking one for the team. Finally, everyone says Carson is "baby Nathan." While I do believe he is a spitting image of his daddy, I think I see a bit of mommy in this photo. Agree?

Monday, September 7, 2009


I have been waiting for this day to happen...
Yes, that's our girl after her own haircut. Ahh! She was trying to get the hairband out on her own and I always use scissors to cut the plastic bands out. Being the independent girl she is, I hear "help, the scissors are stuck in my hair." WHAT?! I bolted into the playroom and started pulling out handfuls of hair. I could not believe it.
Fortunately, the damage is minimal. I should be able to cover it up entirely. Ponytails may be out for a while, since she now has a substantial cowlick sticking out of her head ;) The good news is, she absolutely realized how bad of a choice this is and started hysterically crying saying, "my beautiful princess hair is GONE. It's never coming back. I ruined it all. It's all my fault. Mommy, go shopping and buy some more. Daddy, fix it!" Once we explained that there is nothing we can do but wait for the hair to grow back-- more hysteria ensued. By the time she settled down, she promised she will never do this again. If this is our one and only encounter with self grooming gone bad, we got off easy. I am not holding my breath though. At least it was an accident and not intentional. Girls. Sigh. Thank goodness our family pictures were taken yesterday.
Devastated diva.