Archive for March, 2012

And we’re back…

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012 by Jen

Well ok me and the girls are still a bit sick, but my camera is back and now I can count my daughters eye lashes again with it! No more infuriating pictures slightly out of focus!


Out of commission

Monday, March 19th, 2012 by Jen

Sadly we’ve got multiple things not quite functioning right around here. All us ladies have a cold to varying degrees and Celia has an icky rash covering her entire body. The doc says it’s not serious and it will all go away on it’s own, and it doesn’t really even seem to bother Celia, but I find it really disturbing. I’d better get used to it though as it may take up to two months to go away and  so far it’s still getting worse two weeks into it.

Also not working quite right, my camera. I figured out it was back-focusing, I was missing a lot of shots that were slightly out of focus but I knew I had the focus point right. It was driving me insane because nothing was quite sharp unless I got lucky, but the things behind the person were sharp. It’s back at Nikon right now being tested and hopefully fixed soon for way too much money. I feel like someone’s chopped off my toes without it, just a little off balance.

Nevertheless, as I am always behind with photos, I still have some pretty shots of Celia without the dots that are currently everywhere.


Celia’s newfound love of books

Sunday, March 11th, 2012 by Jen

Celia LOVES to read now. She has a number of favorite books including Sheep In A Jeep and Moo Baa La La La among other classics. She’ll look at them herself, she’ll drag us over to read them to her and can even get Josie to read them to her sometimes.

In Sheep In A Jeep she loves to point out the bird, as shown below. She also laughs at the poor sheep who ends up head first in the mud. I love that she can now get interested and participate in our bedtime routine of reading even though she doesn’t have the patience for Josie’s long books yet.


Saturday, March 10th, 2012 by Jen


Friday, March 9th, 2012 by Jen

A day in the life… March 2012

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012 by Jen

I caught Celia in this pose this morning playing with her (wooden) iPod in her pajamas. The second I got up to look at her she stopped and got up. But when I grabbed the camera, she hopped back up onto the couch and resumed the position. I think I’ve got a good little model going here! Every time I took a picture she says ‘eeee… eeee’! Meaning she wants to see the picture. She’s suddenly understood in the last few days that different people have different names, not everyone is ‘mama’. So she’s been studying books of animals and even can be quizzed on which animal is which by pointing to the ones I name!

She also likes to help Jordi pack his lunch in his bag every week, she only digs around in it a little bit.

Celias first sentence

Monday, March 5th, 2012 by Jen

“Mama sit” while pointing at my chair for breakfast.

Superheros in the woods

Sunday, March 4th, 2012 by Jen

What’s better than a mask and a cape? Running through the woods with them.

The girl next door

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 by Jen

Next door to us is a little girl named Scarlett, she’s one month older than Celia. She has this green dragon thing that hangs out on her porch. Most days Celia walks over and points at it, because she wants it. It must seem like it’s always sitting there to Celia, but once we actually caught Scarlett out with her toy and got to enjoy it with her. Or you know, cram in on top of her and squeeze the poor girl.

We are family – March 2012

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 by Jen

Maybe I’ll work on taking a family portrait in every room of the house this year. Just for some challenge and variety. Still our light is terrible today as it’s raining and gray. I salvaged as best I could, look at that smooth skin!