Tuesday, September 27, 2011

our carrots

While I intended to do a large backyard garden last year, a little pot on our porch was the only location that housed a small assortment of strawberries and carrots.

The strawberries have gone to the birds (literally) and just a few have made it into the hands (and tummy) of a little blonde 3-year-old.

The carrots, however, needed to be picked with Fall closing in.  Tonight was the harvest... and it was plentiful... enough for a little tummy anyway.

"a baby one!"

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bathtime Babies

Our bathtime babies.  Bentley loves that Emery can take baths with her now.

Emery was done with her bath here, and then... she had an accident.  So... she got to go in again. This time she got to enjoy bubbles like big sister.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Emery joins in on the dress-up fun.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

the fair.

Daddy was able to take part of the day off so we had a family day at the Puyallup Fair full of pigs, cows, mini donkeys, mutton-bustin' (just watching for now, maybe participation next year?), piroshky, curly fries, earthquake burger, fishing, rides, 4H doggies, family photo booth squeeze and end of day bag of Fisher Fair scones to take home and share with neighbors.

Friday, September 9, 2011

First Day of Preschool

As we ate lunch, we talked about Bentley going to preschool. She said, "Mommy, when Emery is bigger, she will get to go to school with me! and her hair is going to get longer and come out!"

This time she goes three days a week for two and a half hours a day! It was so bizarre dropping her off realizing it was no longer a 90 minute, one-day -a-week co-op class anymore.

She just keeps growing up.

And I just keep being in awe at this little girl God has entrusted to us.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The first tooth.

Just last week Drew and I noticed Emery's first tooth. And as her Dental Lab Tech Papa says, her right front central to be precise.

It's grown in just enough to be seen in photos now.

little miss personalities

the girls. in a nutshell. :)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

mini Photography workshop

Last night I hosted a mini photography workshop at my home for friends and family that have asked me over the years to help them learn more about their cameras. It was a lovely evening of wine, good food, friends and learning how the heck to use a camera. :) It also reminded me that I love teaching.

One of my former students modeled for us as well as Bentley.

Bentley also tried to get in on the teaching.

(This photo by my friend, Kathy)

Anytime I do something like this, I tend to over think how everything went. Did people learn what they hoped to learn? Was I articulate enough? Could I have said that differently? Did I rush people through the information? I should have left more time for... The list continues. That's when I say to myself (As I do with lots of things), "Lord, it's not about me. I did what I did, help me learn from this experience, but also help me to rest in that fact that yours is the only opinion that ultimately matters."