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!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

the things she says . . .

I asked her to smell her newly laundered blanket.

me: What does your blankey smell like?
Tia: It smells pink.
me: what does pink smell like?
Tia: Pink smells like a lollipop!

I was reading something serious.

Tia: Mommy are you happy?
me: Yes, I'm happy T.
Tia: No you're not!
me: Yes, I am - why?
Tia: If you're happy then what is your mouth going down?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

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!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

2 years already!?


Time flies when you're having fun!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

B & W Wednesday.

Here is a photo of Little Miss T posing for me after a swim - she cracks me up! . . originally this was mostly pink however I liked the way you focus more on Tia in the b&w (sepia).

to see more b&w photos pop over to The Long Road to China.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Nope, I didn't dress her


but yes, those are my shoes :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

First Day of "MY School"



Tia has been a bit lonely since Grandma left and the 3 big kids went to school at the end of January. She has been asking when she gets to go to what she calls "my school". Yesterday was the big day! It is actually Bible Study Fellowship - however she calls it "MY School" because she goes to the wonderful children's program. She is in the Wombat room this year and she loves it :)



I took these photos with my aperture set to 1:4 which obviously was a mistake and so I am a little bit sad as they are not the gorgeous in-focus photos I was imagining for her first day :( They were salvaged slightly by the b&w conversion - gotta love that! (don'tcha think she looks stinkin' cute anyway?? - I just love that nervous quirky smile and those little legs!!!)

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Happy Valentines Day!


Hope yours is full of sweetness and love!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Who loves you?


Mommy: "Who loves you Tia?"
Tia: "Mommy"
Mommy: "Who do you love?"
Tia: "Daddy"

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tippy Toes!






Tia had her very first dance class today - it was called Tippy Toes! She LOVED it! The teacher was so cute! She had pink hair and definitely knew how make dance the magical fairy princess thing that most little girls dream of :) Tia said she especially enjoyed playing the magich wand and flying like fairies!

We can't wait for next week!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

SUNDAY SNAPSHOT - Three and a half (on Friday).


She turns three and a half in five days. We've been thinking about things she does we don't want to forget! Our 'Princess of Quite-A-Lot' runs our house and our lives now. sigh. happy sigh. exasperated sigh. an 'I love her' kinda sigh.

She LOVES; Butterflies, Rainbows and Fairies. she loves them. oh and pink. and purple. and pink. everything should be pink if you want her to be happy. Clothes, cups, blankets, everything. sigh. Did I mention she LOVES DORA?! She does, she watches her. A. LOT. too much (but what can I say?!) oh and she LOVES candy. she really loves candy.

She sings "Twinkle Twinkle" more than any other song. she also sings to herself, making up the words as she goes. just don't try to join her, she DOESN'T like our singing.

She chooses her own clothes, don't bother trying to choose for her (though sometimes she can be tricked - shhhhhhhhh) mostly pink, or purple or with sparkles or butterflies. or Dora. she loves Dora.

When she puts on a skirt or a dress she ALWAYS has to test if for the Twirl factor. She will love it more if it twirls :) She dances. A. Lot. She loves to dance.

She is REALLY strong. She can hurt us by taking our finger and turning it wrong. you should see her calves, they are ripped. We wonder if she will be an athlete. Did I mention she's strong willed too.

When she is sleepy she says "I want my jammies, and my chokky milk, and my silky, and my TV." actually usually she screams this. We ask her to use her 'lovely manners'. Then she screams "please!". then we ask if she can please use her 'sweet voice'. or sometimes we are too tired. sigh.

She always wants her hair styled "Like Bella's" which means only one ponytail. bummer, I like pigtails. If I put her hair in pigtails she may leave them in. for an hour. or a minute.

If we tell her she is our : big girl
baby
beauty
sweetie
doll
lovey

She will say "NO I NOT! I TIA!" and yes, she is!



When we wash her hands she says (screams) "You're getting me wet"! and if you do, indeed, get her wet she will have to change her clothes.

She says some very funny things:

She always answers "Yes", not yah, just "YES".
She says "Thenk you Mommy", or "Thenk you Daddy". She is actually very polite. when she wants to be :)
She says "No Way Jose!" - her sister taught her that.
She says "Do Again!". especially when we throw her in the air or spin her around.

She has THE most adorable and contagious giggle. When she giggles we can't even remember all the not so adorable qualities. Her giggle can brighten even the worst of days!

Every night at dinner she wants to say the prayer. She always says: "Thenk you Jesus for my food. and thenk you for my school" (she doesn't go to school but she goes to the children's program at BSF, she calls this "her school" and she hasn't gone in more than a month). and then she says "ummmmmmm, ummmmmmmm and we all say "AMEN"!"


Every night when we say our prayers we say "Thank you Jesus for our Tia".

Happy 'Three and a half birthday', Princess!

Ni Hao Y'all

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Shell Seeker . . . .




I've been a slack blogger! It was just so busy for the past few months and I'm not used to being super busy :(

Here is our little shell seeker on our Cairns/Great Barrier Reef holiday. She got so excited when she found shells at the beach! How cute is her little tongue sticking out in the second photo?!

I'm wondering if all these little China dolls get this tan in the sun? I have resorted to a long sleeve rash shirt for the Princess because she gets sooooo dark. (click on any photo to see it larger)

I will try to get up to date with this little blog - someday I might even get Christmas posted :)
"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