Saturday, October 22, 2011

Elsa Louise at 16 Weeks

One of these days the weather is going to change and we'll no longer be able to be outside for her weekly photos but until she gets cold we'll continue to take advantage of our Indian summer. SIXTEEN weeks of no rain on Fridays - that's got to be some sort of record!

This week marked my first week back to work part time. I'm not taking new book clients right now and photography is on hold indefinitely, so I'm taking my time getting back into the swing of things. I can't believe how quickly the summer went and I'm so grateful for the time I had to focus on being mom and a homemaker. It is HARD to work and keep up the house. Really hard. There just isn't enough of me to go around some days! By Thursday when I'd reached my goal of 440 pages I was ready for some down time so Elsa and I wandered Target & did our weekly grocery shopping at a leisurely pace. Target often has coupons or promos, so always check online before you go!

Friday we spent the morning playing games while Elsa took a great nap. Little stinker has been taking cat naps all week! Other than being ready for a nap two hours after waking in the morning and going to bed at 7pm the girl has no schedule. None. For the most part I'm OK with that.....for now.  She got a cold this week that isn't causing too much trouble for her except for waking up extremely stuffy by 7am.

We went to the pumpkin patch Friday afternoon to get Elsa's first pumpkin. (We had three pumpkins in our garden, but one got smashed so we needed to replace it.)  It was a beautiful day to be out as a family and for the first time in six months we didn't have to be home to check campers at 4pm. To celebrate I took the kids to a new friends house where they played and played and played. Elsa hung out with me and did her best to join in the conversation. What a talker she is all of a sudden!!!

I completely forgot that I needed to take Elsa's weekly basket photo until 15 minutes before the sun set. As you can see, that turned out to be a really great thing! What lovely light for my lovely girl to bask in don't you think?

I just ordered a big one of these to hang in our library. love. And this next one? Yep, I ordered one of these as well, but only a 4x6 to go in a frame that sits next to our fireplace.

Via twitter tonight I had a conversation with some friends about changing out photos in frames. I don't do it often enough and I'm guessing others are in that same boat. One suggestion I made is to change out frames seasonally and then put the old photos in an album specifically for photos that were framed. I know that it was very fun when I was looking for photos to frame to compare the photos of the kids jumping in leaves every year.  So for example...if every year I framed a jumping in leaves photo and then it made it's way to the designated album I could look back at my kids doing the same activity year after year. Another image I like to frame is picking out our Christmas tree. Or the photos I take at the arboretum every year tend to make it into a frame eventually.

What do you do with photos you are done displaying in your home?

1 comment:

  1. Wow, those are BEAUTIFUL pictures. I love evening is just so warm. Pretty soon not only will you not be doing pictures won't be able to use that basket! What a cutie!


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