I am seeing more and more flowers pop up as the days go by. They are just soaking up all the awesome sunshine we are having. Who needs the flower fields when I practically live among the flower fields right here in my complex? :) Perfect sunny day today with perfect weather!
So when we were hanging out with friends last night their little girl had this laptop and my baby girl loved it. She is always typing on our computer so I got her her own little laptop. Of course you know she will still be on our computer too. The things we first time parents buy. :)
Ok, so I actually took this picture yesterday, but my heart just melted all over my keyboard when I was editing this picture of my precious baby girl during the Easter egg hunt yesterday that I just had to make it today's picture. Her tiny shoes with her little ruffly socks and cute little dress with her darling curls are all the makings of the world's cutest Easter photo. I'm in love!
I realize that the main reason for this holiday is to celebrate Jesus Christ rising from the dead; the fact that He lives and we serve a risen Savior!
Since I didn't have an empty tomb to take a picture of, I instead am taking a picture of the Easter eggs and the candy my daughter got at our Easter egg hunt at church today. The bunny in the background is the front of her Easter basket. Isn't it cute?!
The past few days have been mega busy and flowers are the easiest last resort for me. At least I am still taking pictures, right? Don't know what this flower is called but I have noticed they are popping up more and more around here. Hope everyone has a Happy Easter tomorrow. He is Risen!
I am really behind on commenting on everyone's blogs but I will do my best to get caught up soon. Thanks to all my faithful commenters.
...of Walmart. :) An elderly gentleman employee saw me snapping picture of the tulips inside of the garden section of Walmart and asked me if I saw all the ones they had outside. I hadn't so he took me out there so I could get some better pictures. What a sweetheart! Aren't these tulips just gorgeous?
Did anyone read that story Are You My Mother? when you were a kid? It was one of my faves. That was my first thought when I saw this little guy all by himself. My baby girl and I were out walking around the complex and since I hadn't taken a picture yet today I brought my camera with me. We found this baby House Finch (aka a "fledgling" according to the bird nerd hubs) sitting ever so still in the corner of the building. He didn't budge as I sat there and snapped away. It was so cute seeing my little girl squat down to check him out. I just love his old man eyebrows! According to the hubs it's actually leftover downy fluff but it sure looks like old man eyebrows to me. :)
What a great day we had! First we went to an Easter egg hunt early in the morning and then we got to go see a Western Days Parade. It's hard to take artistic photos with so many people around and businesses as backdrops so I decided to choose this picture of my patriotic little girl waving her flag for today's photo.
I usually try to make my picture of the day artistic in some sense but not today. My little girl and I spent the day out together and I handed someone my camera and asked them to take a picture of us with the Polar Bear (whose name was Shivers, btw. Cute, right?) So I am stepping out of the norm and posting a more sentimental picture because this is what my day consisted of and I am one proud mommy. I love my baby girl!
It's amazing that since I started doing this challenge I really look at the world around me differently. I am always looking for something interesting to photograph so I am extra aware of my surroundings. As I was walking to my car today from picking up lunch I saw these pretty flowers, grabbed my camera from the car and snapped away. I love Spring!
This shot was actually fun to set up. I shot from different angles and decided I liked this one the best. I must admit, I am terrible at properly spicing food. I seem to always under-spice food by not putting a whole lot in because I am so afraid I will over-spice it. One of these days after much practice hopefully I will become more successful in the kitchen. Hope everyone had a terrific Sunday!
100 days down!
I'm linking up with some awesome blog ladies by posting my top 5 faves of my baby girl for this quarter.
I love the genuine happiness on my baby girl's face. We LOVE playing at the park together.
Such pure sweet innocence while styling her winter hat.
The two loves of my life. Without this awesome man I wouldn't have this awesome baby girl!
This will forever be one of my favorite photos. This picture captures one of my baby girl's very first steps. I never tire of babies' first steps.
This picture melts my heart every time I look at it. My baby girl LOVES her grandma. Seeing my baby girl and my mom so much in love brings tears to my eyes. What precious precious memories.
Feel free to link up your own top 5 faves by clicking on the link below. You have till Apr. 6.
This was a fun shot to capture. I had to enlist the help of the hubs and the tripod to make it happen and am overall pleased with the outcome.
To answer everyone's question about yesterday's shot, I set up the shot on my kitchen floor. I used a cream colored table cloth cover as a backdrop and got on my belly to be on eye level with my subject and snapped away. I then imported it into LR and then used the adjustment brush to bump up the exposure in the areas around the toys. That's how I obtained such a white background. Thank you for showing sincere interest in my photos. Hope this explanation helps. Let me know if you have any questions.