Posting at SHINE

After almost 3 years of posting to this blog I've decided I am going to simplify my life and put all posts (for all my children!) on my "photography blog": SHINE!
I hope to see you there!

Friday, August 29, 2008

red dress photos :)

Tia was wearing this adorable red dress last week for church, so of course I had to get some photos :) I'm still struggling to get the focus clear using my camera (Canon Rebel XTi) - I have no idea why, if anyone has suggestions I would love to hear them.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hi Grandma Cookie!

Hi Grandma! I miss you :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

almond eyes . . . .

love these eyes :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008


We were eating Pad Thai and Tia took a noodle and put it on her lip and started saying "Meow, meow" - it took us a moment to realize she meant it to be whiskers and she was pretending to be a kitty cat! too cute :)

Then, Matt asked Elijah to do something and when he didn't respond Matt started counting "1 .. . . "2" - Tia says! We all started cracking up! What a smart cookie!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Tia started a little music/movement class today - we liked it better than the gymnastics class she did a few weeks ago. Tia LOVED it actually - she really likes music and they did cute little songs with movements that she totally got into. . . . she was jammin'! The second half of the class was more like gymnastics and she liked that too :) How can we not like a class called "PandaTime"??

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Baby Dolls

Tia is so cute playing with her baby dolls! She was sharing her frozen yogurt pop with Baby Hope on Friday - I had to wash Hope's face off as well as Tia's when they were done :)

Tonight when I was putting Tia to bed she took my hand and had me stroke her Bitty Baby "BeeBee" on the head through the slats of the crib as I do to her while she is falling asleep . . . . It's so cute to see Tia using her imagination in her play! She is too cute!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

feeling better?!

It has been a looooooooonggggggg week with both girls sick and on anitbiotics, Matt has had "duty" this week which means he leaves at 6:30 am and gets home about 6:30 pm - I'm tired :(

The good news is everyone is better (though Matt is on duty for another week . . . .) Here are a couple of photos of the Princess of Quite A Lot!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Kindy fete'

Elijah was so sweet helping Tia through the Jumping Castle!
she does look very tired in this photo! She went home early for her nap!
Here in Australia they call it a fete' (fate) and it is the school fair :) We went to Elijah's Kindy fete' on Sunday and Tia had a great time. She was a little afraid of the animals in the Kindyfarm but she got some great practice on her animal sounds :) almost all the animals in "The Very Busy Spider" (her very first favorite book!) were represented! (except the dog and cat and she can see & hear those at home!)
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11