Thursday, October 28, 2010

Embrace the Camera: Oct. 28th

For the last couple of weeks our nightly ritual has evolved into reading a few books, jumping on the bed together (yes, she demands I jump too), singing to 'Ring Around the Rosie', and watching one sing along...this day it was 'The Wonder Pets'. Who knew that an hour or two before bedtime would tire me out more than eight hours of work. By the time we are done we're both out within five minutes!
Who needs to go to the gym when you jump, run, and lift 35 pounds every night?

I didn't capture her dancing sessions this night...but I did capture my workout, her love for sing along songs, and a failed attempt at Embrace the Camera.
She was eager to get back to jumping on the bed...and continue my workout.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Embrace the Camera: Oct. 21st

A few weeks ago we attended the USC vs. Washington game, and if my memory serves me right...this was Lily's first trip on campus. I was due to post these images last week for Embrace the Camera Thursday, but I figure now is just as good a time as any.

Sizing up the crowd at the tailgate

Game face and a full belly

'Let's do this...FIGHT ON!'

Happy Dance

'Are those Washington fans I see on my campus?'

Listening to the USC band play our fight song...

Scared of the noise...or was it the cheering drunks?

Holding on for dear life

My favorite Embrace the Camera moment

She was pretty much done with the whole tailgate experience by this point, but I'm sure she'll change her mind in a few years. If it wasn't for this project I probably would have hogged the camera and come out of this experience without a single image of Lily and I. The thought of that is sad on many levels, but mostly because attending this school had always been a dream of mine...and now I get to share it with my daughter. That fact blows my, does. If you would have told me a few years ago that I would be standing on the very spot I used to study under a tree and hold a daughter...well, I just can't fathom it. Life is great that way.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Embrace the Camera: Oct. 7th

I have decided to change it up this week, and embrace the camera with my husband. They may not be looking directly into the camera, but I love this image all the same. This is who they buds. They were waiting for Lily's turn to ride the pony at the county fair, this would be her very first time.

Watching the horses

Moving on to petting the THIS was more her cup of tea!

The little girl in front of her mimics the goat and instantly becomes Lily's idol. She was seriously impressed...look at that face. ha!

There is no other way to end a day at the county fair but with a mug shot. Sure, the purpose was lost when she insisted on showing her hands...but this is the best out of 10. I say it's still pretty darn good!