Tuesday, July 31, 2007


I met Crystal and John today to take some pictures of their beautiful little girl, Ella. She is just absolutely precious! I got everything all set up outside and after snapping just a few pics, we were attacked by mosquitoes! We could only take a few more pics before running for our lives. :)

Here are a couple that I did get- I had to give you a sneak peak, Crystal. :)

P.S. Mandy- I am 90% done with your pictures!!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

We're home

Hannah and I got back from Michigan this afternoon after spending the week with our family. We lost our Aunt Amber this past week and spent some time with the family- they have so many wonderful friends that came to show their support- they are truly amazing.

Over the week we had....

A few tears~

A few laughs and smiles~

Lots of Hugs from Hannah~

Eating. Lots of eating. Need I say more?

oh, and of course who can resist these big brown eyes? She kept lots of smiles on everyone's faces :)

Thanks for everything everyone........

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

~Splish Splash~

Hannah had a blast playing with Grandaddy's water spicket over the weekend! She started off sticking her fingers in it, then toes, then head! :)

Hannah and I will be flying to Detroit tomorrow morning due to the loss of our Aunt Amber. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers. Hopefully she can bring some smiles to everyone's faces as we visit in Michigan.

Here's a couple of the water monkey before we take off....

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Check it out!

My friend Andrea from my photo board shared some exciting news with me tonight.... Hannah is on the Parenting.com website!

Her picture is featured for the 2007 BabyTalk cover contest!! You can go to www.parenting.com and scroll towards the bottom and you should see her picture! (Or click on the babies! babies! babies! link and her picture is featured for week 10) :) How cool is that? Perhaps she'll be a finalist and we'll be on our way to Good Morning America!

Here is the picture- (this is also the pic that won her the cover shoot for Alabama Baby!)

Go Hannah!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Bear vs. Mouse

I'm sure you all know Bear is Hannah's sidekick. He goes EVERYWHERE we go- he's Hannah's best friend.

Well, after a trip to the Disney Store on Saturday- Hannah found a new love in a Minnie Mouse doll. She carried not one, but two huge Minnie's around the store. I didn't buy one though because I knew we had one at home. (Thanks Julie!) I didn't even have to find it- as soon as Hannah came home she immediately spotted Minnie and now this "mouse" been getting about the same attention as Bear!

Poor poor Bear. :( He should feel good though- Hannah still has to have him when the day is said and done. He has to be in her arms to go to bed. :)

This was Sunday afternoon at the park- she had to carry BOTH of them with her!

In other Hannah news, she loves to say "choo choo!" now. When she hears the train outside she immediately starts saying "choo choo! choo choo!" It's so cute! She's one smart little girl. :)

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Meet Reily!

I had a session today with almost-14-month-old Reily and what a doll she is! She has the biggest blue eyes. I had such a great time watching her explore today and being such a trooper while we got her all dressed up. As promised, here's a little sneak peek for you- the color and black/white version of one of the "princess" shots! :)

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Fun photo day!

I had the honor of having two photo sessions with two AWESOME families today! This morning I met with my friend Mandy and her ADORABLE almost-9-month-old Gracie. We had a blast chasing them around and taking pictures despite the messy rain outside.

This afternoon I ventured out into the rain once again to meet the Johnson family at the gardens to do their family pictures. Despite the fact that it looked like there was no end in sight for the rain.... it cleared up just in time for us to do pictures! How lucky were we??? And I'm so glad it did.... these guys are the cutest! They were such troopers letting me pose them and give them silly ideas to do. :) Thanks guys! I had a blast!

Here are a couple of sneak peeks for you....

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Hannah's First Haircut!

Today was the big day. Hannah's very first haircut! We took her to Angel Hair in Hoover and they were just so nice and the lady that did her hair was so good with Hannah. And I must say- I'm very proud of Hannah, too! She sat down in her "Jeep" and didn't really make a peep the entire time other than saying "Hey!" and waving to people as the passed. What a big girl!

Afterwards, we went to dinner with dad and then on to a shopping spree at Toys-r-Us! Well, kinda anyway. She got a new Dora chair (at first I thought I was going to have to carry her out still sitting in it! She would not get out of it, silly girl!) and a book and also some new bibs and a snack trap. Woo hoo!

Here are a few pictures from today....



AFTER! My big girl!

We kept a small locket of her hair as well to keep in her baby book :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Magnets are fun!

Hannah loooves to play with the refrigerator magnets now (well, when she's not throwing them in the trash can which is her OTHER favorite thing to do!) I had to catch her "in action" as she played and admired her magnet artwork. She's just so funny! Here are a few I snapped today....

Hmmm? Where to start?

This looks like a good spot!

Let me step back to admire my work for a moment....


CatCat tries to watch from a safe distance... notice Hannah standing up in the background with her sippy still attached to her mouth! Silly girl! :)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Tutus and umbrellas

Hannah and I spent the weekend in Enterprise. I broke down and bought her a "Dora" umbrella Friday night while she and I were at Target but of course- I did have two motives. One being that perhaps it would cause it to actually rain since we have had ZERO rain and obviously my rain dances have not been working. Second motive is that our photo board weekly challenge is Umbrella! I couldn't miss the umbrella- what can I say? The girl has an eye for Dora! All throughout the store she'd point and say "Doh-uh! Doh-uh!" hence the reason we ended up with the umbrella. I would have completely missed it if it wasn't for the Dora radar that has been implanted into Hannah.

Megan helped me make a couple of tutus and she decided that SHE wanted to have funky tutu pictures so we packed up and went out today before we came back to B'ham. Here's a few of our "funky" shots. She's such a ham. :)

And here is Hannah sportin' the Dora umbrella

Ok, it's too heavy- you carry it Grandma Barbara!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

*Ahem* Announcing.......

My supermodel, cover girl Hannah! My beautiful brown-eyed girl is on the cover of the June/July issue of Alabama Baby magazine and I also got to be the photographer! I am so excited and can't wait to see it on the shelves in the store. I might have to just *happen* to stop by the bookstore each day on my lunch break, casually walk on over to the magazine section and be like "oh look! That's MY baby on the cover!!!" :)

Check her out!