Wednesday, March 31, 2010

New Camera Lens!

Claire in her bumbo

Layna and Mary at the Easter Walk at Church

Sitting by Grandpa Z at the Easter Walk

Layna with her socky- MY FAV!

So when I received this amazing camera from Karl for Christmas/Anniversary/'Thanks for having babies' gift he made me promise that I would not want ANY new lenses or other accessories for a LONG TIME! Well once I started learning about my new camera and talking to friends who had the same one..I decided that I would LOVE to have a lens that was great for low lighting and close up photos. Much to Karl's dismay...I used my bday $$ to buy this new 35mm f1.8 lens and I LOVE IT! Here are some of my favorite pics from the first week with my new lens.

Friday, March 19, 2010

St. Patty's Day and GOOD NEWS!

I had a blast dressing the girls up in green and having a 'photo shoot' with my new camera for St. Patty's Day. I learn more and more about this camera everyday and I LOVE IT! I also downloaded a free photo editing program that I am now playing around with- I just love the special effects in these pics! As I type this...Im proud to announce (while probably also jinxing myself) that Miss Claire slept from 10pm-6am last night!! GO GIRL!! We PRAY this was not just a fluke..but that we are moving into a life with a full night of sleep.

We are also super excited that this week/weekend our good friends Leeann, Natalee and Jarred are here visiting! Its been crazy taking care of four kids together so far...but so FUN as well. Like I told Leeann last night- 'I'd rather enjoy the craziness with someone else!' Especially when it's such a dear friend of mine :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

11 weeks old!

Well Claire is 11 weeks old today! I went back to work last week and Mary has done great so far with both girls. Claire has started the medication Prevacid for her reflux and it seems to really be working. She still wakes up once during the night but is pretty good about going right back to bed after eating. We LOVE that she is smiling and *talking* to us now! Time is flying by and we are excited for Spring to appear so that we can spend more time outside. Enjoy the pics!