five on five.

i can't believe it's already November. how did that happen?! it's time for another five on five.

five little moments of one little missy who has yet to learn to get up on those little knees of hers if she's going to crawl. she got some help from Opa this time around. she will crawling before i know it, i'm sure.

why don't you go check out Rhonda's five on five while you're sitting there at your computer. ;)

6 on 6.

Because we had a grand old time celebrating on the Fourth of July, I completely forgot to post on 5 on 5. So you get 6 on 6. :)

{no beer was consumed by erin in the making of these photos. though she may have gotten just a bit on her dress...}


Now go see what my friend, Rhonda, is up to! I think she may be on holiday, but go take a peek and check out her lovely blog.


the blur of motherhood.

"Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did - that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that - a parent's heart bared, beating forever outside its chest."

- debra ginsberg


I'm still here...a little blurry around the edges, but happily so. Little Miss Erin keeps my hands full with cat-naps and frequent feedings and lots of crying. Well, actually it's more like screaming. She may be little, but she is already making her voice heard in the world. 

5 on 5.

A group of fellow photographers and I decided to start a little blog circle. You've probably seen the 10 on 10 blog circles - well, this is like that but we decided to do something shorter since we are all busy gals. 

So I chose these photos of Max all dressed-up in his armor. He saved his money and waited patiently to get this after seeing it in the gift shop at the Portland Children's Museum. Yes, we are perhaps past the gift shop meltdown stage in life! (At least with Max...)

My mom was in town and so I actually had my hands free to take some pictures while she held Erin.


Now head on over to see Rhonda's 5 on 5...

Happy weekend, friends.









snow days.

We don't get snow often here. We get a few good inches to play in about every other year. And just a couple of inches is enough to close schools and paralyze the city a bit. (Don't laugh too hard mid-west friends!) Wednesday and Thursday of last week brought some bitter cold temperatures for us - highs in the teens with wind chills in the single digits - thanks to the winds out of the Gorge. It was spitting flakes when I took Max to school Thursday and sure enough they let kids out of school early. Most likely due to the crazy cold temps and wind. Friday saw more snow but sunny skies! Perfect weather for playing in the snow! (And while I did take photos - I am a novice at snow photos, let alone snow photos on a bright sunny day!) Saturday was overcast and cold and the wind was gone. Max, dad and Sammy went out to play, and this big, pregnant lady ventured out to the garage to snap a few shots. I was in my PJs and Uggs - the prego lady outfit for a little snappity-snapping away!

So after that big long explanation, I give you my one and only, wonderful boy in the snow!...(Oh, and his dog.)