Friday, July 30, 2010

I Can't Not.

So I've had people comment on Mylie's eyes like crazy and ask if they are enhanced or something.  The answer, shamefully, is YES!  But I just have to do it!   It's addicting.  (And yes I have somewhat of an addictive personality).  It's beautiful.  It's too fun to make the eyes pop--to make people drawn to the face right away.  Yes she has pretty eyes all the time, but why not enhance them a little, just for the fun of it?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Which One?

I need to get advertising my photography here in Rancho because I really need some business!  (Not only do I need it but I want it!)

So help me out here, this is my first attempt at anything like this.  Which do you like best and why?  Any suggestions for improvement?  (Don't feel bad, I take constructive criticism quite well--I was a teacher...)

Click to see them larger.  It's hard to see what they say in this size, you can get a real feel when you see them bigger.

Sunday, July 18, 2010


I Just Can't Resist

I have an obsession.  My baby girl Mylie!  I can't stop taking pictures of her.  It's ridiculous.  I have hundreds.  Possibly thousands.  And I just keep click-click-clicking away.  What's good about snapping shots now is that she will actually smile!  She used to run from the camera every time it came out.  Either that or she would frown, scowl, or turn around.  But now I get 100% cheesy grins from ear to ear.  And with that comes a scrunchy nose and squinty eyes, and it makes me want to keep on snapping, and clicking, and shooting and saying "smile!"  So I guess you might say my second obsession is taking pictures.  Yup, I think so.

Happy Birthday My My!

Mylie turned two.  TWO!  Already?  Where has time gone?  Don't get me wrong, I can't even remember life without my little lady, but man how time flies!

I love my little Mylie girl.  She gives the best hugs and kisses.  My latest favorite is when she runs up to me, smiles, grabs and pulls my head into her chest, rests her own head on top of my head and squeezes!

I love how she wants to be around me 24-7 (although sometimes I DO need to get something done!)  I even love how she loves to suck on my finger.  Oh it's so sweet.  To others it is weird and gross and should be stopped by now, but to Mylie and me it's one of our most loving connections.  It's her comfort blankie--and it's me!

She loves to play at the park, swim, jump to me in the pool, go to the beach, go to the splash park, read books, do puzzles, push her baby stroller around, play with her baby dolls, put her baby dolls to bed, play with blocks, run, jump, climb, swing, ride her bike, say hi to kids and while pointing to herself exclaim, "This is Mylie!"  She loves to splash in the sink (and her new water table), eat otter pops, cucumbers, mac and cheese, frozen corn and peas, grapes, and strawberries--and anything else sweet.  She lets me do her hair the way I want to--as long as she's plopped in front of the tv, and sometimes with an Otter Pop or a Dum Dum.  Mylie has a face and giggle that make my insides feel joyful!

Mylie does not like being told what to do, getting her diaper changed, washing her hair, drinking milk from a cup, getting water in her eyes while bathing, eating right when she gets up, mommy exercising, being held by strangers, riding in strollers when she wants to walk, and pickles.

We had a little celebration with Mylie on her birthday with just Richie and me, then had a party with the Miller's, Richie's sister's family--Patrice, Matt, Joshua, Amanda, Aaron and Camille.  Camille and Mylie are only 4 months apart.  Mylie thinks Aaron is the funniest person EVER on the face of the Earth.  True statement.

Now I know why I didn't go the route of cake-making for my career!
This is what Mylie discovered when she woke up!
Aaron (the funny one) with Mylie
She was very excited to open presents!  She got blocks and puzzles from us.
Mylie with Camille
Grandma Ameen (Eileen) gave Mylie this AWESOME water table!

Cinco de Mayo

We had an AWESOME Cinco de Mayo party with our friends in Tucson.  Valerie and Matt graciously showed and helped me make two pinatas--one for the adults and one for the children.  Unfortunately we didn't make them strong enough so not everyone had a chance to whack.  Fortunately everyone got candy and it was still a blast!  Check out the pinata smackers.  Watching adults hit a pinata blindfolded makes me laugh 'til I cry every time!

Mylie Girl

Brooklyn--Mylie's BFF, so sad to leave her...
It seriously was a very fun party.  We even had people standing around watching the party.  Lots of great food, friends, and fun.  To top it off we had a dance fiesta.  Check out the amazing dancers.  Especially Naomi and Becky.  (Sorry Val and Becky, I couldn't resist).
Becca and Baby Boy H

Monday, July 12, 2010

Baby Baker

I wanted some photos of Mylie cooking to frame and put on my kitchen wall.  I saw a friend do that with her kids and it was so adorable.  I didn't get great ones today, but these are still cute--cute enough to put on the blog and remember forever.  Tee hee hee.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

California Girl!

Sunglasses--Grandma Eileen
Dress--Grandma Jo
Dolly--Grandma Wannie
Curly locks--Daddy
Complete and utter cuteness--All of us!!!