Tuesday, August 30, 2011

S wedding!

What is to follow is a severe abundance of photos. I had a hard time choosing! Then I made some collages. Got tired. Got irritated with my children running wild. So this is what you get. Take it. And be happy! Patience in the house today is at an ALL time low. Enjoy! ;)
And here's where the relaxing part of the night began. for the bride and groom! ;)

Thanks again to the S Family for letting me be a part of their special day. And also a big Thank You to Christina for asking me to help. I very much appreciate the experience gained!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

daily Smith fashion

I know I've said this before but I'll say it again... There are a couple things I do not do with this little lady... 1) I do not dress her and 2) I do not ask her to do anything when I am photographing her. What you see is ALL Austyn! I tell her where to stand and she works her magic. I mayyyy tell her to quit moving... she tends to get a litttttttle excited. ;)

Shirt: hand-me-down Hannah Montana from Lia
Shorts: hand-me-down Old Navy from Lia
Boots: hand-me-down Nina's from Lia - I searched and searched for these exact boots while in NYC in 2009 for Lia... the girls LOVE them! Me... not so much...

After her shower she dressed herself. I told her to get some shoes on because we were going somewhere...don't remember where. She comes to tell me she's ready. I instantly find my camera for this one. And yes, we left the house like this. Hey... at least she was showered!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

baby food!

Over a month ago Drew indulged in her first tastes of 1st Foods. and absolutely yes, we always start with yellows and oranges then greens then fruits. *wink*wink* Yeah... I just love to try a fruit the very first time cause it's yummy... ;)

Here's Drew testing applesauce!

Almost every night for supper she has her share while we're all eating. Tonight she protested squash and she has not been a huge fan of peas. I'm guessing she'll transition to table foods quickly just as the rest of her siblings.

wedding sneak peak

My cousin, Christina, and I combined forced and talents this last weekend to photograph our first weddings. Quite an experience indeed. I'm not sure I was prepared but I think it went well. Here is just a sneak peak... enjoy!

Cannot wait to see the rest finished and feeling slightly more confident about the next wedding :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

daily Smith fashion

Again I apologize for the absence of daily Smith fashion... here we go... my most loyal subject! and no... her hair is not combed/brushed/prettied.

Shirt: hand-me-down Old Navy from Lia
Cut offs: hand-me-down Old Navy from Lia
Hat: Gap
Sneakers: hand-me-down Adidas

Monday, August 15, 2011

trampled wheat

Our nightly routines before Dave's surgery usually included the kids and me helping pick something from the garden and then meeting Dave as he walked home from the shop to check out the hop plant Dave is aspiring to become rich from with his cousins...here are a few shots (SOOC) I took of the kids playing in the field just east of us. Let's hope they didn't trample TOO much ;)
 Look closely... there's a Smith animal hiding!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

beans galore

I'll be real straight... I know nothing about gardening or keeping any sort of plant alive. My tulips are lucky they live outside where God waters them. Someone once told me the easiest plant/flower to have was an Easter lily... yeah... apparently they need water... or something. All this said for one reason... we have a garden. This is our first garden. I shouldn't even say "our garden." Our wonderful neighbor (Dave's aunt) has a garden. We go out and help pick beans. Occasionally. If we're not hiding in the house because we just knowwwww she's got to be in that garden picking beans. Darn beans. Kidding! Our freezer is bean tight because of our wonderful neighbor!

We've received lots of compliments on our garden so I'm taking everyone's word for it that it is indeed a great garden... ;)

There's that crazy wonderful neighbor in the background. She'll appreciate the next photo as well. What you don't see is ME actually helping plant her sixty tomato plants. Repeat. SIXTY!
Something is actually starting to grow from all those itty bitty, teeeeeeeny tiny seeds we spaced exactly one-quarter inch apart. Yes. If she asks... I planted them exactly that far apart. ;)
And THIS is when is starts to get good... you can actually EAT the things in the garden. Gets me every time!
We will definitely be "helping" again next year. A few things we learned...
Lettuce - not so good.
Beans - we have PLENTY.
Tomato plants - late bloomers.
Cilantro - LOVE!
Garden - needs "fertilizer."

Wonderful neighbor, if you're reading this, next year we must add watermelon, cantaloupe, andddd... strawberries. ;)
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