Showing posts with label Embrace the Camera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Embrace the Camera. Show all posts

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sophie's First Dentist Appointment

Over the years I've heard little kids cry, thrash and scream just prior to getting their teeth cleaned.  I can even remember my own sister doing this for her first teeth cleaning.  This has made me always a little nervous when bringing one of my children to the dentist.  The last of the firsts for this happened a little over a week ago. 

We don't go to a children's dental place but we have this wonderful woman who is so sweet it and gentle there hasn't ever been a need to go anywhere else.  I schedule myself in the mix of appointments so the children can watch me get my teeth cleaned.  By the way, I love getting my teeth cleaned.

Every single one has been on my lap for the cleaning and they have all done very very well.  No tears, no crying, no refusal of any kind.  I think the prizes, toothbrushes (have I ever mentioned how much my kids love toothbrushes and toothpaste?) and toothpaste are the ticket to a successful visit for my kids.

Here's my little Sophie after her first cleaning.  She really is much happier about this than would appear.

These are her teeth.  Do you see them?
Oh, here they are.
And finally, here's how it's done with Mom on board.

Joining Emily.

Make it a great day!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Henry & Kindergarten

We are now into our third week of Kindergarten and I'd say it's pretty clear that Henry enjoys school.  He was excited from day one.  Mom, not as much.  I wanted to spend all my time with him, with all of them, all of us together.  But this happy little face enjoys playing with his friends, he is learning, expanding his mind, growing and he loves it.  I love it for him, but I do miss him.  The days go fast, very fast and we treasure the weekends.


It's pretty safe to say that picture time was about over and Henry was very ready to get to his first day.
My favorite thing about the first day of school was that everybody was tired and my boy, my first baby wanted to come cuddle on the couch with me when he got home from school.  He hasn't wanted to cuddle with me on the couch since Sophie was a little tiny baby.  I miss those days and it sure was nice to have that moment in time once again.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Tennis, Golf & Embrace

Either something was going on with Blogger today or it just plain doesn't like all these pictures being added.  Sadly, this took way too much time and a number of things on my to do list didn't get done.  The thing is, once I'm set on doing something, I'm set and it's hard hard hard to walk away.
My parents came last weekend to visit the kids and a little golfing of their own.  Last year for Christmas the kids got tennis rackets and golf clubs.  I didn't get around to as many lessons as I would have liked but my parents filled in the gaps this weekend. 
Somewhere in the middle is an Embrace the Camera picture but in reverse.  I embraced the camera with my Mom.
Enjoy the Sun Kisses......
Love having a ball hopper!

She has a racket but was all done by the time I got to photographing her,
Karely seems to be a bit of a natural in the athelitic department.
Keep your eye on the ball.
Embrace the Camera
Tee it up
Square up to the ball
Taking a break to enjoy the "flowers"
Giving it all away.
Gram & The "Gramkids"
God Bless!
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Friday, August 10, 2012

Last Day of Two & Embrancing the Camera 8.9.12

Embracing the last days of two, together at the Como Zoo.

Sophie as the Grumpy Old Troll

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Embrace the Camera 8.2.12

Before we left for vacation I stumbled upon the blog called The Anderson Crew, Our Life with 3 Boys and 3 Little Ladies.  I was either looking at junk blogs (junk/crap turned into something new and wonderful) or a photography site.  My guess is the later, but it could have been both. 

On Thursdays Emily hosts Embrace the Camera, where Mom actually gets in the photo with her kids.  Her story is one that I felt myself because...years ago I went looking for a picture of my husband with his Mother.  We hardly have any pictures of her and I thought the best picture would be of the two of them.  {She passed away days after Henry was born} I couldn't find one.  My Father-in-Law probably has a few in a box somewhere, however, it was my hope was that my husband would have some.  It was sad that he didn't. 

So I vowed to make sure that we are in pictures together with our kids and that we have the kids with each other.  When I found this Emily's site it reminded me to be better about this, not for my husband and I, but for them.  I doubt I have many pictures with my own mother either, something I can still do.

So here's my first Embrace the Camera post.  Sophie and I last year at the zoo.  She's just as lovey today.  I'm so thankful!

by Daphne
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