Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I Heart Faces - Texture Challenge

The challenge this week at i heart faces is to showcase a photo that encorperates texture, whether it be natural texture of texture that you added. My entry is a picture of my sweet Ronan at bathtime. Both of my boys LOVE bubbles which makes a perfect texture in this photo. I enhanced the texture of the bubbles by sharpening all of the bubble edges with my photo program as best I could while still leaving his face as the focal point. After all, the site is called i heart "faces", not bubbles :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

beautiful baby

So I am entering Ronan in a beautiful babies contest, but need some help deciding which photo to choose. I've been following him around with the camera for the last 2 weeks and below are 4 of my favorites. Which is your favorite?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

11 months

My sweet Ronan is 11 months old today. I can't believe that in 1 month we will be celebrating his 1st birthday. Time really has gone by quickly. He now weighs somewhere around 20 pounds which means he's gained 3+ pounds in the past 2 months. This is partly due to the fact that I had to switch him to formula as my body basically quit producing with being pregnant, and party due to the fact that the kid LOVES to eat.

He also loves to play with all the toys that his brother got for Christmas.

He enjoys art (This is messless finger painting. You put your paper and paint in a plastic bag so they don't have to touch it, and then carefully remove the paper, or cut the bag when they are done. This is great for kids like Collin who have sensory issues and don't like to get messy.)

He enjoys bathtime and has become quite the little, or big, splasher. Is anyone jelous of his fabulous hair?

Nothing better than a squeeky clean baby! He has almost 8 teeth now and looks super cute showing them off.Did I mention that the kid loves to eat?
What an amazing addition to our family he is! We can't imagine our lives without him. How bored his brother would be!

Monday, January 18, 2010

we are family - I heart faces

I have come accross the I heart faces challenges through several different friends' blogs and thought this week I just might enter.

My entry, one of my favorite photos just after we brought Ronan home from the hospital. My 3 favorite boys hanging out and loving one another. B-e-a-utiful!

My husband Dan, Collin (18 months) and Ronan (a few days old)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

baby names

Well so far, Finn seems to be winning out in the baby name race. Not only on my blog, but everywhere. Dan has polled his facebook crowd and everyone at school, and Finn is winning by a landslide. My family pretty much hates all the names, and Dan's family is happy with whatever. At any rate, it's our decision in the end. I just like to know what everyone else thinks (so if you haven't voted, please do!). We still haven't decided for sure. Dan and I kind of flip flop on which name we like best. It may be that we don't choose a name until he's born and we see his adorable little face. I would post sonogram pictures, but that would require me to scan them, and blah blah blah. I'm lazy. Speaking of sonograms... the tech decided that my due date is June 10th, which is what I was thinking all along. After all, I know when I got pregnant. They weren't there!
Only 22 more weeks! Ugh that seems like a long time!