Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My big girl!

Brianna has had a very exciting week! I decided that she was doing well enough with food lately that I'd let her start to eat normal food (though I should have started out more slowly with one type of food item at a time). She's been on a gluten, dairy, soy and nut free diet for almost 2 years. She was also free of eggs, citrus and berries for at least a year as well. Last week I let her eat "normal" food (anything except most citrus stuff) and she seems to be doing ok. She has had a little bit of a runny nose here and there which I'm not sure if it's food related or a little left over from a little cold she had already gotten over. I guess time will tell. I still need to look out for eczema patches, etc. but she seems to be doing pretty well. She hasn't had any tummy troubles though! Sooooo, she's been one super happy little girl! All throughout the day she asks, "Can I try______?" and then responds after eating the item, "Oh, it's so delicious!" She is in heaven...pure heaven I tell you! She'll just be absolutely devasted if I have to take it all away again. Maybe I should have introduced it more slowly, but I was feeling a little overwhelmed and seeing her so happy I couldn't help myself!
Cross your fingers that she can eat like a normal kid!!!! We are so excited to start taking her out on "dates" to eat things that she hasn't been able to do. We are still avoiding high doses of milk like ice cream or glasses of milk, and citrus, but most everything else is up for trying!!! This gives me hope that someday Panda will be able to eat something more than a rice cracker!
Here is Bri with her friend Kaylee. Kaylee just turned 8 and is getting baptized so I was taking her pictures and brought Bri along. Bri had a little mini shoot as well! She kills me with her poses. She asked me, "Mom, does Kaylee know how to model like me, or do I need to show her?" I guess we need to work on her being modest about her talents! Love her though!

I bought this rain jacket and boots for photoshoots and we ended up using it on the hottest day of the year so far!!! We'll have to try it again on a rainy day! I love it!
I also made these ruffle jeans the other day and was wanting to take pictures of them! They are so versatile with her outfits, and help dress things up "just enough." I just need to make Panda a pair!

She seems like such a "big girl" here!


Kaylee just turned 8 and has made the important decision to get baptized! Her mom wanted to get some pictures of her in her baptism dress before the big day! Isn't she beautiful?! My 4 year old loves to play with her and looks up to her!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Esslinger Family

Do you remember baby Jett from my last post? This is his amazing family! They have the 3 cutest little boys! I'm still in the middle of sorting through their images, but here's a sneak peek!
This is their oldest and he's 4! He's a ham for the camera and makes my job easy!!! This is his brother who hates to have his picture taken, but I don't think you can tell in the next few images. He's adorable!

I love the picture above because he was constantly hiding from me, but that's my favorite picture!You are killing me with the dipples boy!!! Watch out ladies! Baby Jett was so done by the time it was his turn for individuals, which is why I brought him into the studio the next day! But, even when he's not super happy he's still adorable!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Baby Jett

Isn't this little guy super handsome? He was such a good boy during his pictures!!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Here is another "What to Wear" idea for you! Hope you are all enjoying your fresh start to the year!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Criddle Family

I didn't mean to be absent from the blog for so long! I had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's and a nice break from photography to spend time with my family! I got a new lap top for photography back in November. Then, exactly a month later it totally died. After several attempts from different professionals, nothing could be revived from the hard drive. I was devastated that I had just purchased several expensive templates, etc. for my business and they are gone! But, I have a brand new lap top and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things!
On New Year's Eve I was able to take pictures for the Criddle family! Love them! Dorena is the sweetest person I know. She watches my girls often, for free, so I can do things like go to the dentist, etc. I'm so grateful for her! Here's her fun family!