Thursday, November 20, 2008

Three kids in a box


Three kids in a box, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

One from moving day. I miss that window.

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Peek-a....


Peek-a...., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

...boo!


...boo!, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

He's got a mean game of peek-a-boo going with the teddy bear lamp.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Sleep Essentials


Sleep Essentials, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Creamy fuzzy throw pillow from Auntie Jenni - check

Favourite nightie from Papa and MomMom - Check

One blanket. Only one because she's "tooo cold". No. Wait. She's tooo hot". - Check

Stuffed toy of the minute - check

Three has been fun with her. She's got such an active mind and she's so eager to learn everything and do things herself. She's become my helping girl and does everything from dishes, to folding laundry, to sweeping the floor or stairs. Lately, her favourite question is, " Mama, what can I do to help you?" Got to love her for her sweet, willing heart. :)

"Mama, please may I towl you someseen?"

Every night Emmy is the last one out. She's the thirsty one, the "Mama, my back is itchy" one, the "Mama, my button came undone again! Could you please do it up for me? I need you to do it up for me" one.

She drives me crazy.

In effort to enjoy my children more, I've begun giving each of them a few minutes right before bed to share whatever is on their minds. Last night, Emmy shared that she knew monsters aren't reeeallly real, but that she's still a tiny bit afraid of them...and jellyfish. And that she has a hard time not playing with the soap in the bathroom because it feels so gooey and bubbly. And that she reeeeeeeaaallly really thinks that mini chocolate bars would be a good treat for working hard at her letters, numbers, shapes, and reading. She's on lesson 11 in the 100 easy lessons book. This is big stuff.

"Whatsh cookin', Moms?"

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hi Auntie Annie!!


Hi Auntie Annie!!, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Animated much?


Animated much?, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

My kids are all crazy expressive. They must get it from their Daddy. ;)
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Addie in her highchair: "Mama! I aw done my waffo. I STUCK!"

Emmy: "Don't worry, Mama, I know what to do. We haff to starb her until her tummy gets little again and then we can juss pop her out of dere!"

*Note to self* No more Winnie the Pooh without parental guidance.
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I smell a familiar and unwelcome reek as I enter the room where Addie is on the floor playing with baby dolls.

Me: "Phew! You are stinky!"

Addie: "Papa did it."

Me: "Papa's in Idaho. I'm pretty sure it was you, you little stinker."

Addie: "PAPA stinky! hehehe"
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Saturday, November 15, 2008


, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

He loves to explore faces with his chubby little fingers.

"Back to bed, Punk!"


"Back to bed, Punk!", originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Addie's been waking up verrrry cranky from her naps the last few days so I send her to the family room with a stack of books. She either falls back to sleep or forgets to be grumpy after a little while.

Vruuum, vrrrrrrrum!


Vruuum, vrrrrrrrum!, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Lazy Afternoon


Lazy Afternoon, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Yesterday we finished up school in the morning so we read a mountain of books together and chatted with Auntie Tammy on the phone all afternoon. Some days are crazy busy, it's so nice to have a relaxing afternoon.

Who could ask for anything more?

Thanks for the adorable hat, Ang! It doubles as a paci holder. Handy feature, that. :)

sooc - ISO 1600

Friday, November 07, 2008

Higher! Like a flyer!


Higher! Like a flyer!, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

One from a couple of weeks ago. I completely blew the focus and the lighting was no good, and yet...

How could I keep it to myself? Photographer vs. Mama.

Mama wins. :)

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Adored


Adored, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

He is.

They are.

October...


October..., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

left a lot of leaves on the lawn, but they sure were pretty while they lasted.

P.S. Dor, do you see Auntie Peggy in her face?

"I tate you picher, Mama. Weddy?!"

My Addie girl is talking up a storm now. She's always been vocal, but about two weeks ago, she began constructing actual sentences. She's so pleased to be able to communicate with words.

Normal


Normal, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Me: "Can I just get one normal picture of you two?"

Them: "Ok!"

Nice.

sooc - I love the lighting on this porch. Wish I could use it more.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

In case you've ever wondered...

what boy-made machine gun sounds effects look like freeze-framed. ;)

Haha


, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Joshy went hog wild and pig crazy over Zach's tractor. Hard to imagine, I know.


, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

This is from a couple of weeks ago. Most of the leaves are gone already and it's turning cold out.

See how patient?


See how patient?, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Meet Copper (aka. world's most patient dog)

Our friends here in WI have a couple of wonderful old retrievers. My kids love them to bits.

5 months


5 months, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

My Mr. Chumpawumpkins.

Just popping in to let you all know that things are going well here in Wisconsin. I've been so swamped with getting settled in, homeschooling, and the day to day Mom/household stuff that I've hardly had my camera out and I'm waaaay behind with emails. If you've written, please bear with me!

sooc - cropped

Monday, September 08, 2008

Wisconsin or bust

I never got the bust part. Does that mean we'll blow up, or just break a little?Regardless, everything is loaded and we're all set. In fact, by the time this is published we should be well on our way.

I've gotten a few emails asking why we're moving to Wisconsin instead of Idaho so I thought I'd blog about it. Wisconsin holds something for us that Idaho presently does not: a job. :) The Lord has opened the door through our friends there and has provided everything that we could possibly need to sustain us. We could not be more thankful for this answer to prayer, though it's a bittersweet transition for all of us due to having to be separated from family and friends that we love so dearly.

We've got two full days on the road ahead of us, so please keep us in prayer. I have a fierce phobia of being confined in a small space with 4 young, whining, tired children, so I'll need a whole lot of grace. I've come up with a few ideas to try to make this trip a pleasant experience, but one little migraine could shoot them down, stomp on their lightbulby heads, and crush them into a fine powder. The kind of powder that can waft into the nostrils of small children, making them sneeze violently, thus waking the over-tired, over-stimulated, over-bloated infant, who would in turn screech out in startled discontentment, agitating even the most steady and composed nervous system of any person within a 2 mile radius.

I think you can see where I'm going with this.

On the up side, if we were going all the way to Idaho on this trip, it would be FIVE days. F-I-V-E. See how the Lord is good?

Friday, September 05, 2008

Nehemiah

On the Lord's Day Joshy went outside wearing a nice white polo shirt and his good jeans (aka: the ones without holes in the knees). I usually have him change into play clothes after worship but I was busy doing other things and didn't notice that he hadn't changed until he came in for dinner covered from head to foot in grime, his shirt looking more black than white.

"What in the world, Son?? You've gotten filthy!"

"Sorry, Mom. I was building the walls of Jerusalem!"

And a fine wall it was. I wish I'd gotten a photo of it.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Isn't this the sweetest??

One of my favourite photos EVER! My sis-in-law Ann took this of my husband and daughter a little while ago. He was all filthy from sawing down a big tree that had broken in half after a severe thunderstorm. It wasn't safe to leave the rest standing.

"Thanks for the bear, Gramma!"

He hugs it tight...and then bites it as hard as he can. haha

He's wearing a onesie that my m-i-l saved. It was Josh's. Hard to believe he ever fit into it.

Momento


Momento, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Joshy found this little bird's nest and gave it to me for a gift. We can only take the bear necessities with us to Wisconsin, so I took this to remember his thoughtfulness by.


, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I know...


I know..., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

you're all getting sick of this window. This is probably the last shot I'll get in it since we're moving in 5 days. Winconsin, here we come.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

New shoes


New shoes, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I've had Paolo Nutini's 'New Shoes' song rolling around in my head for the last few weeks. Thanks, Heather. :)

This is the brace he wears for 22-23 hours a day. It keeps his feet from turning back in and up into the clubfoot position.


, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Good Morning!

Good Morning!

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Monday, September 01, 2008

I can't express...


I can't express..., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

How happy it makes me to see his little feet. He gets to have 1-2 hours out of his brace every day for cleaning, stretching and airing them out.

I shot a whole bunch series with this dreadful white rug. On ISO 1600. Because, I'm a tard. Let's just pretend I added texture, ok? :)

Coneflower


Coneflower, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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I've never gotten flare like this before.

Nestled


Nestled, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

How's that for an original title? haha I cannot brain, I've got the dumb.

Isn't he beautiful though? He's turning into such a little boy. He giggles and squeals quite a bit now. He's still a crankapuss for a good part of the day, but he's so happy and sweet the rest of the time that it makes up for it.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

"Nu nee nu nee nu..."


"Nu nee nu nee nu...", originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

"Sprink-o-leen the dirt, I'm sprink-o-leen the dirt. Lalalalala!"

It's a good thing this wasn't for a clothing shoot or anything. :P

New slips from www.scarletstitch.com . Another outtake.

This looks much cooler on here than in PS. Hmm.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Tada!!


Tada!!, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Addie is such a ham.

Something vintagey


Something vintagey, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Floating By


Floating By, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

As some of you know, product photography is not one of my strong points. I'm so glad to have the site ones done so I can play with the fun stuff.

This is the Natural Claire slip. New from www.scarletstitch.com. I LOVE it because it's so easy to photograph. It's not as tricky as white.

Front and Back


Front and Back, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

White


White, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

They had...


They had..., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

heaps of fun chasing me down the road.

Natural


Natural, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Window light gets me. I had to upload this one in colour too.

Natural slip with a Sunday Sash

This is a 2 yr dress over a 3 year slip on my 21 month old. This combo comes up to my 3 year old's shins.

Natural


Natural, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

White


White, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Little Rosey Grumpus


Little Rosey Grumpus, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

It's so hard to be this beautiful. I love her little wisps!

They're here!


They're here!, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

A few months ago I was bemoaning the fact that my girls were shooting up and their dresses were getting too short for them. I looked for slips and couldn't find anything suitable, so I pitched the idea to my sisters at www.scarletstitch.com . I love what they came up with!

This was right before Addie dumped a whole handful of dirt onto big sissy's back. Nice.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

3 months


3 months, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

sooc - ISO 1600 monochrome

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