Posts tagged ‘photo’

Long Overdue Update

Well, another year has gone by, and I’ve yet to post in 2015. Working two jobs and having two kids does crimp availability for other things. Sorry, internet!

Oh, right! Yes…you read that right…TWO kids.

Back on May 20, we welcomed Baylor to our family! Everything went great and everyone is healthy!


Baylor arrived back in May. Talk about delayed news!

And Mr. Mason turned five in October. Where does the time go?


Mason is five now. He’s all about color!

I’m hoping to try to incorporate a somewhat regular schedule of posts moving forward. I miss writing about my boy(s)!

If any of my followers are still active readers here on WordPress, please let me know you are alive and still active!


Sleeping Blankie

Mason covered himself so thoroughly with his blanket, it looks like it’s part of him. Snoozy little guy. 🙂


Big Shoes to Fill

…literally! Not bragging or anything…


Clowning Around


Wow…it’s been almost three weeks! Sorry! I took on a new role at work, and it’s making me exhausted at night! I’m doing my best to fit it all in. Hmm…good idea…
Anyway, a couple weeks ago I picked Mason up from daycare. His provider said she had trouble buttoning his overalls, so I took the liberty of fixing the issue when I got home. What I created was a clown-pants catastrophe. Mason wouldn’t stop fidgeting and wouldn’t let me take his hat off, either. I flipped on the TV so he could watch some DVR’d Chuggington and stay still. I saw him standing in his client glory and couldn’t resist. Damn you, snap buttons!


Signs Your Child Has Been Up to No Good


I still don’t know what it was, but Mason found/made it and put it on the toilet for me to find. This I know: it’s not a raisin, but I don’t think it’s what everyone thinks it is, either. I threw it away, so I guess we’ll never know!

Happy Holidays!


Mason loves the Christmas tree...and all that hangs from it...

The holidays are a time to spend time together as a family and treasure not the gifts that you give, but the gifts that are always there. Wishing everyone out there a happy and safe holiday season!

The Kid & the Camera

Mason strains to reach the camera. Nice try, son...

Mason is such a curious little bug. Now that he’s mastered crawling, he looks for anything he can get his little hands on…or in his mouth. Toys, food, dust balls, the cat’s tail…you name it, he’s tasted it. Recently, he finally decided to attempt some hands-on time with the big black thing Daddy constantly points at him…the camera.

We do photography as a side gig, so our cameras are hardly compact. Just about all of the photos you see on this blog are taken with a Nikon D90. It’s a big honkin’ piece of photographic equipment! Even bigger with the SB-600 flash sitting atop it. Add in the red beam the flash shoots out to calculate exposure, and you’ve got a kid’s biggest curiosity. At first, Mason was an anti-camera kid. He’s get pretty upset if you pointed it at him. Then, it was almost impossible to get candids of him, because he immediately focused on it the second it was at my eyes. Shooting “blind” (camera at the hip, pointed in general direction) sometimes worked, but not always.

As of last week, Mason has put his curiosity to action. The above photo was snapped as I was trying to get Mason in a standing position. Of course, the brat didn’t want to stand at that point, so he crawled instead. Right up to me. I took a series of shots just as he reached up to grab the flash (at which he failed, HA!). I don’t even want to imagine what would happen if the little monster actually got his paws on the camera. He dismantles toys like it’s nobody’s business, I’m sure it would result in a service call to Nikon.

Someday…well, maybe someday, I’ll let Mason hold a digital SLR. Heck, I’m not going to hold back my kid’s curiosity forever…just long enough to save up for a new camera…

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