Thursday, July 31, 2008

Mr.Man and Big Sissy

Mr.Man and Big Sissy
She's such a good big sister. He's two months old already. Whew! That went by quickly.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A small request

There is a little boy in a hospital in LA tonight who's just undergone a major transplant to save his life. His mom, who is a photographer friend, wrote this update tonight:

"They did their first surgery to close his abdomen over the new organs yesterday and Angel is in a lot of pain. They weren't able to close him all the way. He still has a large part of the lower abdomen that is not closed. He is in so much pain that we're just piling on the pain medication and he's sleeping on and off in between tears and staring at the TV. He didn't complain ONCE of pain on his abdomen after transplant, so the pain is probably more intense than one could fathom after they pulled the skin together and stapled it. Would appreciate your prayers."

Please pray for Angel and do what you can to help the family. I know that times are tough, but even a little bit can help.


Happy BOKEH Wednesday!

Happy BOKEH Wednesday!
This is one of me and Addie taken about a year ago by my sister Tammy. I found it in the archives last night.

Tam and Jode, you will be happy to know that your CD's will be going in the mail as soon as I get CD mailers. Do you want a copy too, Dor?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I wish...

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

I had turned the pot to her right. :) Dumb lighting mistake.

Another from the archives of Addie at 5 months. She was such a good baby!

A jolly good morning

A jolly good morning, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

From the archives: one of my favs of my two oldest kids. That was such a fun morning. We got soaking wet in all of that tall grass. I miss their cheeks, the park we went to almost every day, and the depth of my black and whites. I've gotten lazy in my editing.

Monday, July 28, 2008

An oldie

An oldie, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I took this over a year ago. I love it even more now. She's gotten so big!

Just between you and me...

Emmy used to be quite the miner. Thankfully, she is learning when, where, and how to do this, so my floor and her clothes are now much less boogery. :)

Another one from last year. I'm pulling out some oldies for my sisters tonight. I'm so bad about sending photos. Eeps.

Out of Order

Please excuse the mess around here. I was trying to make some changes last week and I didn't get to finish.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

A lesson in probability

A lesson in probability
If Daddy's sandals are equal to the length of your own leg, the probability of clearing a 1/2 inch obstacle is pretty much nil.

Little things I want to remember

His pointy little nose.
His long curly lashes.
His chubbs.
His sweet puffs of breath on my hand.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Collector

The Collector, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

This boy is an avid collector of fuzz from his blankie, my hair, and various other natural fibers. He holds on tight to these treasures until I inevitably discover their existance and confiscate them. All four of my babies have pursued this hobby, but he is by far the best at it.

As an update, his surgery went well!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Surgery Day

We're leaving for Syracuse in an hour. Mr. Man will have the surgery to lengthen his achilles tendons today. It's a pretty simple procedure, but even simple things can go wrong. Please be in prayer.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

If I were Jinky...

If I were Jinky..., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I could make something of this, but alas, I am not.

Just a silly snap of J and E from the fourth of July. It was pretty dark out already, but the kids had a blast playing at a local country ice cream place.

Long lashes

Long lashes

Monday, July 14, 2008

I know!

I know!
I feel exactly the same way about sparkly bokeh. ;)

My three year old drama queen caught in mid sentence. She was telling me about all of the funny noises elephants know how to make.

Emmy: "Hey Mom?"

Me: "What's up, Punkins?"

Emmy: "Someday can we move to Afwica so I can wide an ewiphant because I habben't widden one in so sooooo wong."

Me: "You've never ridden one."

Emmy: "Dat's what I mean!" blink blink

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Incognito, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Betcha can't guess who this is.

Friday, July 11, 2008

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

The Brow

The Brow, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Oh look. He does actually open his eyes once in awhile! haha If only you knew how difficult it is to get him to sleep some days. These sweet sleepy baby shots are numbered.

I love how his whole brow lifts when he's curious about something.

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

sooc - Having a lazy night.

I love that dimple in his elbow. It's getting more pronounced every day.

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I took way too many of him today. Prepare yourself for another onslaught.


Grumpus, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Mr. Man fell asleep on his Auntie Jennie's arm this morning. I had to get my camera when I saw his smooshy grumpus face.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Where's your belly tuppins?

Emmy started calling it her "bewee tuppins" when she was two and it's stuck.

A few quick things:

1. Mr. Man is in his fourth sets of casts. Dr. Cady says his feet are coming along very nicely now so Lord willing, little Walt will have his fifth set on Monday and then will undergo a small operation to lengthen his achilles tendons the following Monday. After that, he'll have his final set of casts on for three weeks to allow healing. You can pray that the Lord will guide the doctor's hands and help it not to be too bothersome for the baby. Thankfully, he won't have to be completely knocked out for the procedure since Dr. Cady uses local anesthetic.

2. Ed and Hannah came out last weekend. It was so good to see them and my, how their twins have grown! We're talking the chunky cherubs with big blue eyes kind of irresistable. Photos are in their family album. I'll be adding a few more over the course of the week as time permits.
Hannah, you really have to bring them sometime during the week so we can do it up right. Too bad I had to ditch my pram when we moved. It would have been cute to get a shot of them peeking out of it.

3. Tam, we *might* be able to swing the trip to PA. Eeeee! I'm a little too excited.

4. Jerry, Josh does 'The Naked Warrior' workout - only clothed. :) You too could have a world class bod, power to the people, grunt grunt, and all of that.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Not bad clarity for a mirror shot, eh?

The Pooping Face

The Pooping Face, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

He gives such clear cues, I could totally potty train him right now.

Excuse the colour. I can't get it right.

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

I tried to get a few of his awake expressions today. He was only content when I was holding him, so I resorted to using the mirror. Of course, the little stinker fell right to sleep. Isn't that the way it goes?

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Coffee Beanie

Coffee Beanie, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

Thanks for the title, Jode. :)

This is the last one; technically a disaster, but his grin makes up for my incompetency.

I took a ridiculous number of shots. It was pretty difficult to narrow ithem down since he's my guy and I think every twitch of his eyebrow is the most adorable thing ever. You moms understand, I'm sure.

He looks like my mom's family in this one ( I think).

With every baby comes the 'He/She looks like so and so' game. We play it a lot around here. :)

Stork bite

Stork bite, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

He's got a little birthmark on his back. Joshy has a stork bite on his neck.


Thank-you..., originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

my dear friend, Heleen, for the precious little sweater. I hope I have it on the right way!

I keep trying for a film-like conversion. This needs a bit more contrast I think.

, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

For Laura, originally uploaded by iamaprice(Amanda).

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