Saturday, August 24, 2013

Colton Samuel | Month 6 at a Glance

 (July 30 -- better late than never!)
:: First 4th of July
:: Had his first taste of ice cream
:: Started solids
:: Rolls all over the place
:: When propped up on his chubby tummy, he can sit without support
:: Got to enjoy all of his loud, rambunctious cousins when they came to visit
:: Had his first playdate with the other baby boys his mommy's friends had. Colton's the youngest, but refuses to be the smallest.
:: Topped the month out at 22 pounds

Monday, August 19, 2013

On Prosaic Dreams of Girly Motherhood

For some reason I always pictured my motherhood being one of pink and frills and homemade bows and painted toe nails and pretty jewelry and baby dolls. I was always the girly-girl; blonde, pink, makeup, heels, and a latte. That was me. No duh, my children would be daughters! 

Today I'm putting batteries in trains, and setting up tracks, and connecting cars, and finding Woody and Buzz, and having intellectual discussions about "B'Queen" and Mater. Yesterday I made a little boy's tie and re-learned the masterful art of tying a full Windsor knot. Last week I altered a 3-piece pin-striped suit. I read books out loud about bugs and watch deer hunting videos. I shoot orange plastic pistols and fly toy airplanes around the living room. I sing along with adapted songs like "Winnie the 'Poop'" and "L-M-N-O-Peepee" and join in the giggles when the baby farts. My laundry contains a lot of jeans, and Buzz underwear, and mud. And I am so okay with that.

I didn't picture myself as a mom of boys. But I am. And now that I think of it, my aforementioned dreams of motherhood were rather boring and prosaic.   

Monday, August 5, 2013

Josh & Mahrian | Engaged

Perhaps you have wondered what part of the earth I fell off of, but truth be told I have a good excuse again.

My camera broke.

Which is not the same as the dog eating my homework!--It actually very literally broke. It even chose the opportune moment to permanently malfunction about 5 photos in to an engagement shoot--a session that had already been rescheduled numerous times. But thank God that the pieces fell in place to commence with the shoot (not the pieces of the camera, mind you, more the pieces of the universe as a spare camera was quickly provided and we were able to commence with the portraiture proceedings). It was so hard not to totally fall in love with this adorable couple. I can't wait for their wedding in September...