Friday, February 29, 2008

Just we

Just me, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).


Reading, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

What I should have been doing instead of racing the self timer and then trying to act natural. haha

One of these years, I'm getting a remote.

29 1/2 weeks and looking very much like my mom.

Wow, that sure was a good book.

I just couldn't put it down. ;)


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

We're a little worried about that one.

At least she'll think logically though, right?

A little bit of wonderful

There are too many things I could say about her. She's such a sweet, affectionate, thoughtful girl. Most of her fights with Joshy are over who is going to help me do whatever it is I asked only one of them to do. :)
She's quite the talker too, but sometimes she has so much to say that she can't. Quite. Spit it out.

She says, " Um, um, um, um,, um, um. UM, um, um, um...I, I, wiw grow up (blink, blink) and get ma-weed to a man who wuvs da Ward, and den I, um, um, (blink, blink) have SO many babies! Ya, dey awe cute. Cute widd-o toes."

She says, "Fwank-you for the wicious bweak-fast, Mom!"

She says, "Pwease 'give me foe disapwining you, Momma" when she's disobeyed.

She loves Psalm 23 aka. "Shepood" and her new fav, Psalm 3, which she happily belts out with much off-key emphasis.

She prays like this: "Deew Ward ow God, pwease keep my daddy so safe when he, he, he, comes home fwom wowk tonight. Deew Ward ow God, pwease howp the deews not to jump out, out, out in fwont of his caw because if dey do, I wiw have to get out my gween gun and shoot dem. Deew Ward ow God, pwease howp me not to use too much toiwet papoo when I wipe, because I can wipe now when I'm fwee, because my mom said I could. Deew Ward ow God..."

She is my punkins. I love her.

Thursday, February 28, 2008


liftoff, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

She lives life with gusto. That might explain why she's always hurting herself.

At your most beautiful...

I count your eyelashes, secretly...

My kittycat, "wadybug", baby girl.

29 weeks and counting

29 weeks and counting, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Well I tried. Not very hard obviously. haha I was too lazy to get my tripod out, so I used a stack of pillows and the self-timer as per usual. I wanted to do this earlier in the day before my hair was trashed, but I couldn't squeeze it in, so it's the wiped out, "just been drug through a hedge look" again.

Addie insisted on joining me, which always makes things more exciting, but I like the result better for having one of my kids with me.

Three Years

Three Years, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

This is my daughter. Isn't she beautiful? haha Anne made the purse she's wearing for her birthday. It also doubles as a baby carrier for her "usic bear".

I was going to do a birthday post for her this morning, but the kids are up.

"Go! Go!"

"Go! Go!", originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

When she sees the other two suiting up, she stands at the gate and proclaims loudly that she would like to go too. She loves the idea of being outside with her brother and sister, just not so much the reality of it. She's always back inside within 5 or 6 minutes.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Because I have that dreadful photographer's disease...

wherein, I can never take just one. ;)


Naptime, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Monday, February 25, 2008

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

"Concentrate. Con..cen..tra -- woah, where'd she go?"

Momma Love

Momma Love, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).


Awake , originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Yes. It's early. Or late. I have the worst indigestion. So I'm up. Editing the last of these photos. Typing in short sentences.

Isn't she beautiful?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Little A was quite enamoured with her new baby sister. It was so sweet...and scary. haha Toddlers have to be watched so closely.

I'm almost done editing this session. I know. I keep saying that. It's true! It seems like it's taking forever, but it can't be helped. Addie has been quite out of sorts with this mysterious sickness/rash thing, and consequently isn't sleeping well during the time I have to work. I'm going to take her to see her Dr. as soon as I can get in. Thankfully, her fever is gone, but if it goes up again, I might take her to the on-call clinic. Anything is better than the ER.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Baby on a bearskin rug

Baby on a bearskin rug , originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Peek-a-boo, Daddy

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

Family photos are so challenging for me. Getting people to relax and show real expression is tough. Thankfully, little A provided some comic relief with her antics.

Thursday, February 21, 2008


Encore, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Another one they wanted again. I love this. They're so sweet together, it made my job easy.

Momma's girls

Momma's girls, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I'm almost done editing this session. I had to take a couple of nights off due to Addie's and my sickness. Blah.

The house inspection is early tomorrow. Please pray that everything checks out ok. If it does, we'll likely be moving the second weekend in March. I'm *so* looking forward to finding a new midwife/OB and hospital to have this baby in. I love change so much, you know. ;) It'll be fine. It'll be fine. The little stinker is still breech at 28 1/2 weeks. Get turning, kiddo!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Thought her parents might like a vintagey one.

I believe this little chair belonged to this wee one's great grandmother.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Beary Precious II

Beary Precious II, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Her parents requested that I do this shot again. I'll have to find the one of her sister on the same chair, with the same bear.

Here it is! Look in the July 2006 archives if you want to see more.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

I want to remember this:

“You sow a thought, you reap a deed.
You sow a deed, you reap a habit.
You sow a habit, you reap a character.”

I found it in my blog wanderings tonight. I'm not sure where it originated.

I haven't done five things for awhile. Sometimes it's due to a lack of time. Sometimes it's because you don't want to know what's going on in this head of mine. Sometimes it's because I feel that it's not worth the effort to try to come up with five things that won't hurt, offend, cause suspicion, or otherwise get me into trouble with any number of people. :> Sometimes it's pride; the fear that you all will be confirmed in your opinion that I am in fact a mindless ignoramous.

Regardless, I am in the mood to be open, so here are five very dull, very random things:

1. I miss you all. You know who you are. You who love me enough to keep visiting here to check my pulse. I think of you and pray for you often. Wherever God takes us, I will always be thankful that He brought you into my life.

2. My kids are so beautiful and kind to me. I've been getting that familiar bone-tiredness that knocks the wind out of me after I eat a meal. It has begun around the 26th or 27th week of each of my pregnancies. Today, I had to lie down after breakfast and I konked out immediately. Joshy noticed, and I soon felt him lift my head to put a pillow under it and the warmth of his favourite fuzzy blanket (the white polar bear one you sent down, Mom) on my cold feet. Then he leaned over me, kissed my forehead and whispered, "There now, sweetie. I will take good care of you." Or this morning when I stumbled and rammed my ankle bone on the metal frame of the trundle bed that the girls share, Emmy immediately came, sat at my feet, tenderly stroked my aching leg, and sang "Da Waaard's my sheeeepherd..." until the throbbing stopped. They are such blessings. I pray that God will let me keep them for a long time.

3. I have indigestion.

Did I not say random? haha Yes. Indigestion, and not a drop of milk to be found. That is why I'm still vertical at this hour.

4. This music feeds my soul. My kids love it too. The songs have occasioned many a discussion and learning time, especially for Joshy who listens intently to the lyrics and wants to know who the song is about and where he can find it in his bible. I love music and I want my kids to grow up with an appreciation for it. Time and memory, those quickly slipping things, are precious resources not to be squandered. Thankful I am that there are musicians out there using their God-given gifts to produce something edifying.

5. I know I had a five when I sat down here a half hour ago. It seems, however, to have been smothered by tiredness. Oh well.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Rock-a-bye, Baby

Rock-a-bye, Baby, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

This family has the coolest furntiure. It's like a nb prop warehouse. :)

Ugh. Just five more minutes.

I vaguely remember a time when I could sleep until I was refreshed. I wish I were in as much of a hurry to live as my kids are.

Coffee, where are you?

Excuse me, Mr. and Mrs. K...

May I please have your windows?

Thou shalt not covet, thou shalt not covet.

Same little one

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Amazing what a difference lighting makes.

Friday, February 15, 2008


Cuddles, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Haven't done a square crop for awhile.


Three, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Little four was having her nap. :)

If this doesn't melt you... are a sad, cold individual and you have my pity.

My fav from today

My fav from today, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I'm still editing this session. I will be for a few more days yet because time is scarce and I. am. slow. And finicky.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Had to do this again.

Had to do this again., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I did a similar shot with her sister as a newborn.

Still working on these...

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

...and I probably will be at least until the end of the week. I hate to drag things out, but my kids come first so I only edit when they're resting. Life works better that way.

I have good news about the house. It's under contract as of this afternoon, so if the Lord makes the way smooth, we should be out of here by the end of March. I'm not looking forward to moving and all that it entails, but I'm so happy not to have any more showings. They're so disruptive.

Little Anne in Mama's hands

What a sweetie. I can't wait to have mine! Wait. Yes. Yes, I can. Stay in there kid!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Howdy, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

What's a cowgirl without her hat and some cheese? :)

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I wanted to get some of her on the ottoman I had her on as a newborn. She had more important things to do than sit there though, so this is about all I got.

Devoted Dad

Devoted Dad, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

It's always nice to see a Dad with an obvious affection for his children.

Giddy-up Horsey

Giddy-up Horsey, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I might have to go vintage with this one.

The little cowgirl is big sister to the nb from yesterday. I did her newborn photos as well. It was so good to see her again. She's grown into such a sweet, beautiful little girlie.


Fireside, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I should've curled her up better for this one.


crisscross, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Monday, February 11, 2008

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I love babies

I love babies, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I can't resist!

I had the treat of photographing this gorgeous little girl today. She was a light sleeper so I didn't get some of the shots I wanted, but who cares? It's pretty hard to go wrong with such a doll baby. I wanted to tuck her in my pocket and take her home with me.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

He cracks himself up

He cracks himself up, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

My son laughs. A lot. With his whole being.

Toothy Grin

Toothy Grin, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Lego? What lego?

Lego? What lego?, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Mom will never see me with that black thing in her face.

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