Finn’s first birthday pictures

January 26th, 2015 by KellyJoe

Hello all. I have been having a rough time of today. Finn woke up at around 2-3 and he decided that it was a good night to not sleep at all. He obviously had an upset tummy but gas drops and pain medicine did not help him at all so it was rough on all of us. Apparently one of the dogs had gut problems too because they left a bunch of presents all over the living room for us. Rough stuff. BUT! Al made it 7 days without having an accident so he finally earned his mystery machine! He hasn’t stopped playing with it yet and was even just sitting with it watching a show for a while. I’m glad he’s happy and I hope this streak keeps up, he’s been doing good today so far without any real prompts for him to go so maybe he is potty trained finally!

I have a couple photo challenge pictures to put up then I just have Finn’s one year pictures which are FREAKING AWESOME. I am so excited to share them!

18. Something You Bought

18.SomethingYouBought

We grabbed the dragon at ikea and Finn was hugging him and patting him and I couldn’t resist. It was too cute! And these were pictures I did as testers for the cake smash.

19. Sweet

19.Sweet

20. Someone you love

20.SomeoneYouLove

Haha that face. Candid photos are kind of the funnest.

21. Reflection

21.Reflection

I had a really cute idea for doing mirror pictures with the kids but lacking a mirror and lacking funds to get a mirror I had to go with what I could. The result is less than underwhelming but eh, it is what it is.

22. Your shoes

22.YourShoes

Still going strong over 6 years later. <3

23. Something old

23.SomethingOld

Sooooo old.

And here’s Finny’s birthday pictures. They are so stinking cute, so so pleased!

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I still can’t believe he’s one and that Al is three and will be starting preschool soon, it makes me feel so sad! I haven’t heard about when Al will be starting school but I will let everyone know. I’m really excited to see how things change over the next couple month with that big change.

That’s it for today, adios.

Finn SMASH

January 25th, 2015 by KellyJoe

Cake smash that is.

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January Photo Challenge 12-17

January 19th, 2015 by KellyJoe

 

Diving right into the photo challenge.

12. Close up

12.Closeup

13. In your bag

13.InYourBag

My bag is boring but Al’s bag has a snake living in it. A photogenic snake.

14. What you’re reading

14.SomethingYouRead

15. Happiness

15.Happiness Happiness is sleeping children.

16. Morning

16.Morning

17. Water

17.Water

17.Water2

Bath time! <3 These pictures would be cuter had I actually washed their faces but I still think they’re some of the cutest I’ve taken.

Well, we haven’t been up to much, just mostly being trapped in the house cause of stupid freaking measles. We have done a couple walks since the weather has been so warm.

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And then I took THE FUNNIEST PICTURE OF FINN EVER. I seriously laugh for like five minutes every time I look at it.

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Kids these days.

And then we did some colored water play.

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So really we have not been up to much at all. It’s been frustrating being stuck inside and not being able to really even go to the store or the indoor playground. My biggest struggle is not going to the gym to get the sanity break I need. Just counting down the days until he gets his vaccine (next week) at this point. But I’m really excited for his birthday party this weekend and for doing his cake smash even if it is causing me stress to do a shoot that I can’t redo! Hopefully I can get some good pictures from it.

That’s all for this week, adios.

Quick Photo Challenge Update

January 12th, 2015 by KellyJoe

Quick photo challenge update since there’s nothing to talk about except snow and rain and measles and gross.

1. You

1.You

I hate doing self portraits but as far as this one goes, it’s really not that bad.

2. Breakfast.

2.Breakfast

A lactation cookie and coffee. The breakfast of (overtired) champions.

3. Something you adore

3.SomethingYouAdore

4. Mailbox4.Letterbox

This picture is bad. I did not even try on it and it came out bad. But I need to show my failures too, not just good stuff.

5. Something you wore

5.SomethingIWore

6. Makes you smile

6.MakesYouSmile

7. Favorite

7.Favorite

The duck park is my favorite park to be clear.

8. Your sky

8.YourSky

9. Daily Routine

9.DailyRoutine

10. Childhood

10.Childhood

I debate putting this one up because the poor kid looks like someone beat him up when he actually just ran into a gate.

11. Where you sleep

11.WhereYouSleep

Where I sleep is normally where Finn sleeps still.

And now I’m caught up!

End of the Year

January 1st, 2015 by KellyJoe

 

I am behind. Again. I have a real getting behind on things problem. Anyway, let hop into it. I’ve got picture from Al’s birthday when we went and saw zoo lights and Santa. Finn’s first time at the zoo and seeing Santa, he did really good though my stupid slow camera didn’t catch any good happy faces while him and Al were on his lap. Oh well, I still think its cute and at least he wasn’t screaming and fighting to get away.

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A little after that we made ornaments together with baking soda and corn starch which is supposedly better than the salt dough. I decided I needed some of the boys hand prints but I felt like they were way too huge for the tree so I have them in my kitchen. Finn’s has been a real struggle because his all keep being messed up though! I made a green one with Al’s and it completely cracked while baking, the I made a purple on for him instead and you couldn’t really see his hand, then we did a blue one but I dropped it and now it has a big crack. I’m debating on making another with him soon but his seem cursed!

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I don’t have a picture of the blue one but its still hanging up since its not fully cracked.

Then we had Finn’s first Christmas and Al’s fourth which is weird when I say it. :p I feel like I should only say 3rd but that’s not the case! We had a good haul this year and the kids were super into opening their presents and what they got. Though we should have spread out present opening again because it got to be too much for Al to handle after a bit and we ended opening some for him.

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And my little Finny turned 11months and I basically haven’t stopped crying.

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Look how big he is ;3;

And I have the last of the December photography challenge. I skipped 30 and 31 because I didn’t want to drag the camera around with me all night and try to take care of Finn at the same time and be social since being social is already a struggle for me.

15. Favorite Holiday Movie

15.FavoriteHolidayMovie

15.favoriteHolidayMovie1

Nightmare Before Christmas, easy-but getting a good picture of it? Not so easy, so I thought using the book would be a better idea. The bottom picture is my favorite honestly, I like the look of it.

16. Wreath

16.Wreath

I don’t own a wreath and I had no idea of where to find a wreath, but that snow globe has wreaths on it and its the coolest snow globe ever so it counts right?

17. A Beautiful Sight

17.ABeautifulSight

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18. Holiday Outfit

18.HolidayOutfit

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19. Tree Topper

19.TreeTopper

20. Merry and Bright

20.MerryandBright

21. Your View Right Now

21.YourViewRightNow

22. Red

22.Red

23. Presents Under the Tree

23.PresentsUndertheTree

24. Favorite Holiday Tradition

24.FavoriteTradition

That would be Christmas Eve jammies but because of traveling and tired kiddos we did them Christmas morning instead.

25. Morning

25.Morning

26. Bundled Up

26.BundledUp

26.BundledUp2

Its weird having Al actually LIKE snow now. But good weird.

27. Fun

27.Fun

28. Scarf

28.Scarf

29. Smiles with Friends

29.SmileswithaFriend

Dino counts as friend.

And that was the end of December. Weird we’re in a whole new year. Weird that I don’t/won’t have babies. Weird that I AM OLD. But upward and onward. Enjoy the new year.