Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

|trucks & phones|

that's a truck, not a phone silly boy!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

|Cards & Announcements|

If you are interested in custom designed, press printed holiday cards or birth announcements (or invitations, etc.) I can do it. You do not have to be a photography client. You simply view and choose a design from my sample gallery, or I can design a new card for you if you do not see anything you like. (please email me at for a password to view samples) You simply email me your photo or photos and if you choose, I can edit your photo for you at no additional cost. Pricing below is for 5X7 flat double sided cards with envelopes. I can also design 5X7 folding cards, and 5X5 tri-folding cards. If you are interested in folding cards, please inquire about pricing.

$15 design fee
$22 first pack of 25 cards
$20 additional packs of 25 cards
$7 shipping

** I can also just design the front of the card with your photo(s) and I can email you the .jpeg to print on your own for a fee of $15.

Here is an example of a card I did for a friend that lives out of state. She emailed me this photo of her new baby boy.

here is the photo with my edit.

Then, we worked back and forth through email on the front and back of the announcement.




Monday, October 26, 2009

|bumble bee|

We took Emerick to the old graveyard in our neighborhood to get some pre-halloween photos of him in this bumblebee costume. The costume was first cousin Aaron's, and then Grace's, and now Emerick is wearing it. It will be interesting to see how many more little cousins wear this costume in the years to come!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009


This is Emerick's latest.

He has a couple of our old cell phones, and this old remote control that he plays with. About a week ago when Grammy and PaPa were watching Emerick he started to pick them up and "talk" on the phone!

Friday, October 23, 2009


Today at the post office some lady asked me "how old is she". Emerick was sitting in his stroller as we were waiting in line, wearing ALL BLUE of course. I replied "He is a boy, and he is one." She said she was sorry and that he was so pretty he could be a girl, and then commented on his beautiful hair. He really does have nice hair, and we get comments about his hair wherever we go. About how much he has, how nice and straight it is, with curly tips. How shiny it is, and how nice it "lays" Emerick has actually been mistaken for a girl several times, but only within the last few months. Also, his hair has really grown in these past few months, so I guess that is why.

Anywhoo, I was playing around with his hair tonight, and took some photos. It looks wild, and like a fake piece of hair!!! I am still laughing.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

|after a long day of play|

i love it when emerick is in a deep enough sleep that i can snap some pictures of him without my shutter waking him, he is such a light sleeper!

Monday, October 19, 2009

|autumn walk|

Just as quickly as the leaves have turned from green to various shades of oranges, yellows and reds, our sweet baby has turned into this:

His baby-ness is quickly disappearing, and so I brought my camera along on a cool autumn walk to document the big boy riding his first bike.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

|mr. bones - one year later & a visit to the Pumpkin Patch|



with his auntie mantha

For the past two weeks my sister Samantha, friend Megan, and Megan's Mom (my Godmother) Maryjane were visiting from California and Colorado. On Sunday we took Emerick to the Pumpkin Farm and had a great time. This Pumpkin Farm is nothing like the places in California! There was a corn maze, petting zoo, hay ride to the patch, and the best little train ride ever, with the most adorable engineer! We packed our lunch and had a picnic. Emerick had a great time, but mostly he just enjoyed watching the wheels on the tractor everytime it drove by. The face he is making in the above photo with Auntie Mantha, was his expression everytime the tractor went by. It just happened to drive by as I was snapping the photo and I am happy that I got his expression.

Megan aka Auntie Mimi
Maryjane aka Godmama Jane

Thursday, October 8, 2009


I am so happy for fall! I love everything about it, especially Halloween. Having a son born in October has given me a new found love for a 'holiday' I used to think nothing about. I love dressing Emerick in all of the cute Halloween outfits, taking him to the Pumpkin Patch, and everything else. Today my sister, Megan, and I took Emerick for a mini photo sesh, because he looked so cute in his bones hoodie.

At first he was not happy :)


Wednesday, October 7, 2009

|12 months|

On Tuesday I took Emerick for his 1 year checkup. We waited in the waiting room too long for a busy 1 year old, and then waited even longer in the exam room. Emerick was getting very antsy. Then he had to have his finger pricked, twice. (lead testing) That was not fun. It took the nurse 10 loooong minutes to collect blood from his little finger, and then she had to prick his other finger to finish collecting enough blood to fill the tube. That was torture for Emerick. He cried so hard, and was drenched in sweat by the time it was over. Other than that, he is fine. No concerns, and he is progressing just as he should for his age. The Dr. thinks he will walk "any day", but I am predicting he will not walk for another couple of months.
Emerick's latest: "Whassat?" (what's that?) as he points to everything.
One Year stats:
25.4 lbs (lost a bit being sick) - 85%
30 1/4 inches - 70%
HC-47.6 - 85%
My sister took these pictures in the waiting room/exam room at his appointment...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Here are some snapshots from Emerick's first birthday.

We had lunch downtown Havre de Grace with Great-Godmama Jane, Auntie Megan, Auntie Mantha, and Grammy. It was lots of fun, and so good that they could all be here for Emerick's big day! We took lots of pictures, and Emerick ate cake.

Dinner time was Mommy and Daddy's time with Emerick. We ate yummy Italian food, and Emerick ate some more cake. We sang "happy birthday" to him, and he clapped. Since his birthday we have not stopped singing "happy birthday" beacuse he loves it, and every time we sing he claps during the whole song!

After dinner, we let Emerick open a present. A truck, of course!