Monday, April 11, 2011


We went to the zoo last weekend and ever since Addie has been obsessed with snakes... she "wishes" them to existence everywhere... her room, our backyard, and on the golf course where I was taking her pics yesterday...
Except, there WAS a snake hole AND she quickly gathered her dress so the snake wouldn't bite a hole in her new twirly dress made JUST for her by HandMaiden Designs on Etsy... AND, since I was inches away from "said" snake, I took her word for it and wrapped it up.
Not really something you chance out here in the desert! lol

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Joy of Love (Day 21)

Can you say S L A C K E R ?
Want my excuses? Let's see - what's happened between the 16th day and today... hmmm, soccer, a stomach flu, a night out with great friends, yogurt with a former student, Bible Study, a funeral, some temper tantrums, grocery shopping, soccer practice, preschool...
Now, you feel bad for calling me a SLACKER don't you? Hee hee... YAY, my self pity party worked on you! While I have missed some days - I am not going back at this point to catch up... I am just moving forward!
Today's challenge/lesson was on portraits... I had BIG plans to do some solo pics... but the boys insisted on being in pics together... go figure! I have to say that I am soooo glad these guys weren't the "twins"! I could see how it would have been hard not to mix them up.

I mean they have their own look... and definitely their own personality but just the other day I said, 'Look at this adorable pic of Matty Moo.' About a nanosecond later Addie says, "mom - that Noah!' And, she was right... man, at 18 months they looked SO much alike!

And while these boys are fiercely competitive, they really, really do love each other. This was a shot after their "session" was over... I whipped the camera back out to capture their brother moment.

I hadn't planned on photographing Addie... as she had the stomach bug and was up most of the night before - reminding us what she'd eaten that day! But, she grabbed a flower hat and popped in... how could I say no?

And this is SOOOO them... Matty the "sweet" baby of the family, Addie - the "stinker" doesn't that smile say it all? And, Noah - the total first born - fun loving yet serious...

Another moment. I just ADORE my kids!

I did manage to get them separated... WHO is this tall, LEAN young man? My sweet little man who always out of the blue will say, "I love you mom"... and when I say it back says "I love you mostest"

Whose eyes have gotten him out of some pretty sticky situations... can you blame me?

Honestly, after all the pics I have taken this month, I NEVER thought he'd be so sad to not be in some pics....

This kid...Matty Moo, Moo Moo, Moose... I don't care what you call him - he has the BIGGEST heart and a flair for drama! (Miss Kacie - are you teaching him?!?) AND, I have to say this past weekend when Julian was teaching him how to play the harp, my heart melted all over again. He LOVED it and has been begging for one since... I am thinking we'll start with a guitar.

Addie got a little green so I didn't push my luck... but she's been in so many of the photos lately - it was about time her brothers stole the show!

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Joy of Love (Day 15)

OK, I can't keep up... maybe, just maybe tomorrow I will catch up. The assignment today was capture a kiss... I didn't think this was going to be a very easy task as my kiddos aren't the most "kissy" kids to each other... Noah was a little under the weather - so to avoid spreading (if that's possible...) we kept him out of this assignment....
So, seriously, this was THE first shot I took...

And the reaction! She said he spit on her and they both laughed and laughed.

Try two - and she is ready to wipe again!

Blech! These two crack me up! I love that Matty is holding on for dear life!

And kiss number three... I talked it up about how sweet it was for Matty to love his sissy because whenever we talk about something sweet - she does that cute little praying hands thing. And, really, Moo is VERY affectionate in general. When he hugs you - he pats your back or shoulder... it wasn't hard to get him to do this...

It was sissy who was the tough one. Don't let the outfit that SHE picked fool you... this thing is sugar AND spice! And, the kissing must be on HER terms... you'll see a little while later HOW I get her on MY terms!

I told him to whisper in her ear...I am not sure what he said but she thought it was funny.

It was downright hilarious! Or it could have been boy disgusting... I'll never know - and I am not sure I want to!

Here she is - about to melt... so before I lost her - I had to make BIG promises...

She wasn't that impressed - but I was with the pose and LOVE the surly smile and result!

Another little promise and the smile comes back!

See, in the Egglet home - we don't work for peanuts... we work for JELLY BEANS! To get the smile - I had to agree to let THEM be able to pick out their own...

Here's Moo being SUPER sneaky! I think for every one he "picked out" for his pile - he put at least 3 in his mouth!

Towards the end she started negotiating ... for ... just ... one.... more....

I told her for one more smooch - she could have ONE MORE!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Joy of Love (Day 14)

Rings. Capture your wedding ring/rings. I'll let the pictures talk.

Wonder. Awe.

Hopes. Dreams.

Plans. Future.

Delight. Joy.
All things I thought about and dreamt of as a little girl. Don't we all want to be sought after, loved, cherished and enjoyed? Set your sights high baby girl... and stick to them!

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