Thursday, April 29, 2010

Photo session wtih Tisha

We had our session with Tisha about a week and a half ago and I'm so glad we were able to get a spot with her. The pictures turned out wonderful and I look at the pretty much everyday.

Kayla is a very shy baby and of course she acted like this in the beginning of the session. We started out at home then moved to a local park. She finally warmed up to Tisha when we got outside - smirking, smiling & just being her happy self. I think it's so funny how Tisha captured so many serious pictures of Kayla - this is so her when it comes to strangers but she also got some good mischievous ones - just the way she is with J &I.

We've decided that we want to do another session in the fall when Kayla is walking and exploring. I couldn't be any happier with the pictures if I tried. Richmonders, do yourselves a favor and call the wonderful Tisha to schedule your session. You will not be disappointed!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

We need a dslr

Kayla and I went to hhgregg today and played with one. These pictures are so crisp and clear that even J is convinced that I should get one!

Friday, April 23, 2010

The camera debate of 2010

J gifted me with an awesome camera this past Christmas. Being that I'm such a picky person it didn't pass my test so it went back to Best Buy. There are a couple of a reason why it was returned: 1) I want(ed) a dslr camera and it wasn't, 2) the camera was too expensive for a point and shoot & 3) I won a $200 Best Buy card that I wanted to add on to the money he spent on the camera to begin with.

Fast forward to nearly 4 months later and I still don't have a new camera. I'm sure you are wondering why. Well you see I'm not very easy to please and I'm very indecisive on top of that. Do I really want a dslr that's a bit on the bulky side or do I want a very portable p&s? Am I really going to lug around a dslr when we go out with Kayla so I can be all mamarazzi and whatnot? Will I end up sucking it up and spend twice the money 'cause I want a trusty p&s and still want the dslr?

I have several options here:
1) forget about the dslr and just buy a p&s
2) buy a p&s and scour Craigslist for a used dslr
3) buy a dslr and don't spend too much on a p&s
4) buy a nice p&s for now and save up for a dslr later

I really want to buy a new camera this weekend just 'cause. I've had my p&s for years and it doesn't take the best pictures in the world. I don't need best but I want great. Having Kayla made me realize that the only thing I can really look back on are pictures. This child grows so fast I can hardly remember what it was like having her the first couple of weeks when she was born.

Here is the p&s camera I'm considering and here's the dslr. I'll take this one if I could!

What would you do if you were in my shoes? Would you get a dslr, both, or just a point and shoot? Oh, can I also add into the mix that I don't want a separate video camera and the p&s I want has HD video.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lasagna eating fun!

Kayla stopped liking baby food since she got sick. Eversince then it's been very hard to get her to eat anything. We have tried to get her back into the swing of eating solids again and have had very little luck. She used to snack on puffs and yogurt melts in the afternoon but that has stopped, too. Little did we know that our baby girl likes real people food. I can't really blame her. Baby food is just bland mush and who would really want to eat that stuff, right?!

Fast forward to this past couple of weeks...Kayla has been a fan of pancakes, eggs, Yo Baby, bread, spaghetti and my mom's awesome lasagna. This girl can go on for days on lasagna. I scrape the meat sauce off and she just loves every single bite of it! Here's a little video of her devouring lasagna. She loves it so much she even dances a little bit of joy! It's true when they say the apple does not fall far from the tree - J & I can eat Italian food everyday!

Friday, April 9, 2010

What is wrong with me?

I can't seem to stop myself when it comes to buying clothes for Kayla. I don't know what's wrong with me. It makes it even worse when there's a good sale going on. I don't like the fact that I check my Google Reader all day and I pretty much know when there's a sale going on. It doesn't help that I also have a Gmail notifier on my task bar that tells me when I have a new email. Again, another dangerous thing that helps me with this shopping issue. Oh, and let's not forget the fact that I'm in front of a computer all day.

Oh well. I guess this is what happens when you have a little girl who looks mighty adorable in cute clothes!
I've been a huge fun of since the car seat purchase. Their shipping is so fast it makes you want to shop on their website even more! I've been using ebates and bing to give me more discount and I always search the 'net for coupon codes if I don't have one already. I should receive my package from them tomorrow afternoon with some new spring outfits. I also bought a new diaper bag. The Coach one I originally purchased is not the most practical thing in the world. I can't wait to get the SkipHop duo!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Three quarters of a year

9months! That is approximately 270 days old that Kayla's been on this earth. 9 beautiful, eventful, and wonderful months that I will not trade for anything. In 3 shorts months, my baby girl will be 1 and will no longer be considered a baby. She'll be a toddler then. Where does the time go? I used to hold this 7 pound tiny little girl wondering what she would look like and be like when she's older.

Now that she is 9 months old she is definitely showing more of her personality. She has a sassyness about her that makes me wonder where she got it from. Ha! She is still her sweet and shy little self around strangers but she can be loud and opinionated around me and J. It's amazing to see her change and develop right in front of our eyes.
I used to be able to leave her in one spot and come back and she would still be there. She is now rolling all over the place and trying to crawl. Yup, still no crawling here not unless crawling backwards really counts. She is one quick thing! I turn around and next thing you know her tiny feet are up against a wall from her reverse crawling. She's very observant but we like to call her nosey. She likes to people watch - at the Romp n' Roll class, at restaurants, the mall...anywhere, really! I think this contributes to why she loves being outside so much. She enjoys being on the go and going places. I think she'll be a great traveller one day. J and I are already planning on taking her places and we can't wait!

To my baby girl: please try to make these next 3 months go really slow. I don't think mommy is ready for you to turn 1 just yet.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Family Fun Day

We had a great day today! We took Kayla to the zoo this afternoon. It was my first time at this zoo and it was J's also. The zoo wasn't bad at all considering we are talking about Richmond here. Ha! She saw a real-life ginormous Sophie. It was pretty funny when she saw the giraffes for the first time - she started making these noises and she was just staring at them. It was too cute! We did a lot of walking and saw a lot of different animals. The new stroller definitely came at a perfect time.

After the zoo, we went home for a bit so we can all take a nap and rest for a little bit. We went back out to have an early dinner at Cheesecake Factory. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather, maybe not J so much. His allergies were awful today. Kayla munched on bread and had a taste of real mashed potatoes.

We are all pretty tired from all the activities today. My mom is coming to visit us tomorrow and then we are going to have an early dinner with J's dad side of the family. I hope y'all have a wonderful Easter weekend and are enjoying this awesome weather!