Our sweet Avery was baptized today. In lou of my mom (and dad) not being able to come, I put Avery in my mom's dress. It's REALLY old (uh - 29 years old, right mom?!) and beautiful. Avery wore it well. It's definitely not an everyday dress. It meant a lot to have her in it. Kendall was too old to wear it when we baptized her, so it was a special "Avery only" moment. My mother-in-law took the good baptism pictures so I'll post those later, but here are the pictures I took this afternoon.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Last Friday Sarah (my college roommate - the blond one) came AAAAAALL the way down from North Houston with her 2 boys for the day. Her hubby was working out of town so we declared it party time. Well, as much crazy partying as you can do with 4 children under the age of 4. We all survived...we even went to the pool! Luckily we don't have kamikaze kids thats love to test their limits in the water. They were perfectly happy playing in the shallow 3 inch deep water. We survived and here are the pictures - taken with my new baby D40.
Avery wishing she could have hair like Kyle...she's on her way!
The old married couple...
Rocker Kyle...it's all that Metallica his daddy makes him listen to.
So...I'm very excited to report that I got a REAL camera. I've been motivated by a few friends who have them and I'm tired of taking mediocre snapshots of everything. It's time for the real deal. I looked for weeks, did lots of research, got lots of advice and I am so so thrilled to have a new baby Nikon D40. And it came with a telephoto lens! I supposed that I could blame it on all my mom who found a really cheap book at Big Lots called "how to photograph your baby." Hmmmm...cheap book - expensive camera? I'm sure Mike really appreciates that. But in mom's defense it wasn't just the book. I'm going to take a class in August to learn the basics since I have no clue what I'm doing. Point and shoot. I've heard that's the best way to learn! I'm having lots of fun though.