a tale of two babies…

We had a high of 53 today and everyone is giddy. Melted snow is racing down the gutters and the kids are running around in t-shirts trying to cram as much play possible into this fleeting taste of Spring.: “Let’s shoot hoops.” “Grab your rollerblades.” “I can still do a backflip on the tramp– woo hoo!”

I’ve been a stress-bunny the past few days. Too much to do, too little time–ack! But somehow it all gets done or doesn’t need to be done. I just wish I could move through life a little more gracefully and not turn into a martyr just because I have work to do. Last night during the usual dinnertime antics I said, “That’s it. My patience is gone for the day.”

Ben replied, “Deja-vu! Didn’t you say that last night and the night before and…”

You know, if you ever feel the need to be humbled just parent a 16 year old.

In fact, I was so caught up by today that I was able to photograph two sweet babies. Marilee is the first person I didn’t know previously that called me to take pictures. Her little girl is just unbelievably beautiful and still so tiny at 6 weeks. And can we talk about how skinny momma is? Wow!

Maybe this photography gig will satisfy that baby lust that never seems to leave me. The joy of holding and admiring sweet little newborns is payment enough.

there’s something new in this picture…

And of course I have some pictures of baby Grace. It’s really not fair; Ashli’s babies grow so quickly that she only has a newborn for a few weeks. Here she is at 3.5 weeks:

And here she is just 10 days ago:

February 26, 2008
February 28, 2008



  1. Jan Russell

    February 29, 2008

    Oh these pictures are just amazing – sigh – what precious, beautiful babes!

    And every single day around 6pm, I declare “I’m done” Hopefully one day I’ll get past it, or at least make it until 7 😉

  2. StubbyDog

    February 29, 2008

    Did you say that momma is 6 weeks post-partum? Can I hate her just a little bit? LOL She looks fantastic!

    No need to declare how lovely the babies are. *gush* They are simply beautiful. Great pics, Michelle!

  3. Andrea

    March 1, 2008

    wow michelle…you are certainly one fantastic photographer! I am super impressed. What kind of lens are you using? The babies are beautiful.

  4. Bonnie

    March 27, 2008

    Aww! Those photos are gorgeous! Sweet little babies, they always look so peaceful.

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