December 30, 2010
Finally posting a “first”; the first holiday in out new house and state! I put up the tree almost as soon as we moved in so that it would feel like Christmas. Not that Fiona noticed, it was just something else for her to play with. She did help hang the ornaments (and by hang I mean she put Christmas rubber ducks in the tree, it was very festive).
We went to her Grandparents house for Christmas eve. They take decorating for the holidays to a whole new level.
Christmas morning we opened presents, Fiona mostly watched. She got a fancy play kitchen, and she loved playing with all the things that went with it.
For Christmas dinner we headed back to the Grandparents house for a traditional English dinner complete with Yorkshire puddings. Her Nana has a ton of stuffed Christmas toys that sings. Fiona loved them all, but her favorite was the snowmen that sang Jingle Bells. She happily shouted “Hey!” along with them.
Happy Holidays everyone!
December 22, 2010
The Nuttmans asked me to take their holidays photos, and I happily jumped at the chance (more time with the Nuttmans? Count me in!). Originally we were planning a fun outdoor shoot at maybe a Christmas tree farm, but mother nature had other plans and decided to make it cold and wet the day of the shoot. Since we couldn’t reschedule since they only had their step daughter for the weekend we moved the shoot inside. Luckily a hall at Notre Dame was available and all decorated for the holidays.
The girls were cracking me up! They were such hams.
Bubba was handsome as usual, although totally uninterested in having him photo taken; “lady you do what ever you want, I’m going to sit here and suck my thumb”
The girls showing some sisterly love.
I love how the fabulous Miss O is making her brother crack up!
Happy holidays Nuttmans!
December 21, 2010
I got to see little Miss Vida the weekend before we moved. She keeps growing! I think she was 9 weeks old when she stopped by for a visit.
Such a happy little girl. Look at those little hands and feet!
I love the one eyebrow raised look she is throwing me. She is going to be like her mother! I’ve seen that look many times on Jen’s face.
Always a great day when I get to takes photos of babies.
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December 20, 2010
Soon there will be posts of firsts, but for now here is another “last” post.
As a photographer I’m grateful that I am able to capture moments in time. Whether it is capturing a pregnancy, a newborn, a wedding, or a moment in daily life. One of the things Fiona and I did the day before we moved was head up to the summit to an area that we affectionately call Penelope’s Point. It is the area in the Santa Cruz mountains where we spread the ashes of our first daughter; Penelope. It was probably one of the saddest “lasts” that we did. We will continue to visit the spot when we visit California but its strange having it so far away.
Someday Fiona will understand why the photo of her touching this rock means so much to me. 3 years before its the same place that I stood as I watched my daughters ashes scatter in the wind.
I loved watching Fiona run around and have fun at Penelope’s Point
Standing at the vista, the view is stunning. I’m glad we were able to spend time at the summit and that I was able to capture Fiona touching Penelope’s rock. Seeing Fiona at the summit makes me smile. I only hope that the moments that I capture in other people’s lives make them smile.
December 19, 2010
I finally have internet again! Oh how I missed you internet. The good thing is with no distraction I had the chance to settle into the new house a bit.
Before the move we tried to squeeze in lots of “lasts”; last book club, last girls night, last time at play group, last trip to the summit, and last trip to the zoo, etc. On our last rip to the Oakland Zoo several of my friends joined Fiona and I with their kids. All the kids had a great time, and I really enjoyed seeing the moms. Thankfully with the internet I may not see the ladies very often but I can still stay in touch and watch their kids grow up (see internet, this is one of the reasons I missed you!).
Fiona as usual loved chasing the goats. Look at her planning her attack…
Not everyone was a fan of the goats.
The girls playing follow the leader.
The 3 girls are only a few months apart. Helen (in the center) is the oldest by 4 months, then Fiona, and Brooke (on the left) is 2 weeks younger then Fiona.
I love that the girls are all so close in age. Hopefully I will find that in our new city.
December 8, 2010
Lots of things going on. I have a bunch of posts that I’ve been working on, but I’m behind on posting them. The last 2 weeks have been filled with boxes and moving. Today we moved, well our stuff moved 2 days ago, but today Fiona and I got on a plan and flew 1700 miles to our new home.
As soon as we get settled I hope to catch up on things.