Wednesday, August 19, 2009

my little man | dallas child photographer

i cant believe that he is just a skip away from turning 3. i swear i stare at his little face, drinking in every detail hoping that in my old age (like, tomorrow) i'll not forget how precious he is at this moment. because they change so much at 3. already, he is more boy than baby..."ine a bigga boy momma."

i love you. my boy

Saturday, August 15, 2009

cool | dallas family photographer

i dont get an opportunity to take pictures of this sort very often so this was really cool. we were at the olympic oval in salt lake city where he is training. i thought chasing toddlers was tough to get a focus on...these guys come hauling around those turns and most of it is a blur to my eye let alone through my camera lens.

did you know that the skates on a speed skate are razor sharp? or that the blade isnt solidly attached like a figure skate? it is attached (my words, my lame definition) at the front and it snaps up with a quickness when the skater lifts his heel. i almost didnt catch it until i caught it on camera and realized that was the cracking sound i heard as they came whipping around the ice.

very groovy to watch. these people are amazing. i didnt see one wobbly ankle!! :)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

international language | dallas child photographer

this cute family drove quite a distance to have me take their pictures, to which i am honored. but more impressive was the trust they willingly placed in me to capture what they wanted...especially since they came from mexico and didnt speak any english...and unless i needed to order a beer or ask for the restroom, i had no verbal means of communication without our beloved interpretor...who was going to have a baby literally at any moment.

you should have seen us. i would say something....pause...the interpretor would speak...pause...they would respond....pause

as adults, we did just fine but i can only imagine what this little bug was thinking everytime i opened my mouth and out came, "blah blah blah....ohhh...blah, blah, blah?"

i very quickly decided to scrap the words and i went straight for silly. my thighs were a burnin' after leaping like a frog and doing goofy dances for an hour or so.

despite our inability to communicate with words, i think that we became champions of the international language of FUN!

can you believe this is just how she would stand when she was in her tutu?

this HAD to be one of the moments when i tried to open my mouth. "who is this woman?" she must have thought

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

bubble fun | dallas child photographer

have you ever read "family fun magazine?" i subscribe. and admit that with each new issue, i fold corners on the pages i want to mark for future fun. i make lists of crafts and projects i think the kids will like. then, i usually find those lists at the bottom of some huge stack of...something.

well, not this time! i saw this homegrown bubble machine and immediately went to work. this was by far the best and most amazing producer of monstrous bubbles that i have seen. and, more importantly, the kids loved it.

we actually combined a few ideas...we put a little food coloring in the "bubble juice" and then blew bubbles on the paper hanging on our make-shift clothes line. when the bubbles popped...we had ART!

how can you not LOVE a contraption that produces so many bubbles, it makes you look like a rabid dog?
she is so creative. she used her hand instead of a bubble wand and definitely won the "bestest bubble blower award" of the day
i mean really, check out this bubble stream!!
even the little dudes had a ton of fun
and when that became old news, heck, blow bubbles on your brother
or just get rid of the bubbles altogether and slather your brother with FOOD COLORING and thick dish soap...the kid foamed for an hour while i tried to wash off the soap.

sometimes a person just needs to jump for the sheer joy of jumping :) enjoy the remains of your summer!!