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sleep study.

February 28th, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Baby Photographer, austin childrens photographer, Austin Commercial Photographer, Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer

After the past few very rough days, it was lovely to see her finally sleeping so peacefully. Like a little angel.

More on that beautiful shirt later, by the way.

Also, if you haven’t been to the homeschool blog in a while…



February 26th, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Baby Photographer, austin childrens photographer, Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer, Random Ramblings

She’s been so sick and now I’m getting it, too. We’ve been good for nothing much except snuggling by the TV for these past few days. I hope she turns the corner soon. I miss my sunny princess. 

Since I don’t feel much like blogging myself, thought I’d share with you some recent Pinkle Toes blog features and let them do the talkin’:

The Maternal Lens

The Baby Cove

Nighty, night.


Well, this morning started off fine and dandy

February 23rd, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Baby Photographer, austin childrens photographer, Austin Commercial Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer, sneak peek

Albeit, a little cold. But who cares when you get to work with a boy this charming? (Great to see you guys again, today, M!)

But then, I spent the afternoon like this:

She’s absolutely pitiful. It’s so hard when your kids are sick. You can’t do anything and you can’t do anything for them. Snuggles are good. But does it make me a bad mom to say that I secretly enjoyed being forced to do nothing all day but hold my sleeping, fever-flushed angel in my arms? Perhaps, but it’s still precious to me.


This kid is too beautiful to be mine.

February 21st, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Kids Photographer

It’s almost not fair for a boy to get rosy cheeks and lashes like his. Look out ladies…I’m afraid he has the makings of a heartbreaker.


hers, mine, and ours.

February 15th, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Engagement Photographer, Austin Family Photographer

You guys know that Lyndsay and I went out with our hubbies several weeks ago to experiment with shooting in the dark. Little did I know that the experiment would teach us much more than how/if we could shoot at night. When Lyndsay and I exchanged links for our pics from that evening, I think we were equally shocked by how *different* our images were from each other. How amazing to see that even with the same equipment and the same locations, some of our takes were similar, but mostly, they were vastly different.

Her take.

My take.

I’ve always thought our styles were similar, but now I’m thinking how cool it is that they’re not that similar after all. Our passion is the same, but it’s our art that makes us unique.

I’m so in love with the pictures Lyndsay took of us! Virgil and I did not hire a wedding photographer when we were married, so it’s such a treat to have such beautiful images of the two of us…10 years later and still very much in love. I have big plans for these pictures, L, but first, I have to build an addition to the house to get more wall space. Thank you soooooooo very much for this adventure and this gift.  Hey, we should work together more often. What are you doing tonight?

(P.S. Thanks again, Katie, for the incredible make-up job!)



February 13th, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Random Ramblings

I came home from my session to the sweetest surprise. While I was away, the boys (+ the girl) went to the store to get some Valentine’s Day treats. I was already a little emotional, but when I realized that my husband bought flowers not only for me, but for baby girl AND my sister, I just couldn’t contain my tears. I was so very touched. My boys did good.

When I was a little girl, when I would ask my mom what she wanted for her birthday, she’d always answer, "I don’t need anything. I have everything I could ever want right here." Back then, I thought she was just being humble. Now I get it. It makes complete sense. Yes. I have everything I could ever want right here.

I hope you are enjoying your own "everything you could ever want."


We had a good friend come over today

February 8th, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam

as a guest teacher to the boys. Such a wonderful time and I have a few pics to share later. But, I did overhear a conversation that almost made me pee my pants:

Our friend, L: "So, was your sister born in November?"

The middle child, oh-so-matter-of-factly: "No, she was born in the bathtub."



February 3rd, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Baby Photographer, Random Ramblings

I haven’t really discouraged her from walking. But I haven’t really ENcouraged her either. As a matter of fact, I’ve tried to ignore the fact that she would one day be on two legs and not really a "baby" anymore. It is difficult not to melt into her pure enthusiasm with her newly discovered skill. She looks proud as punch every time she gets from point A to point B as a bi-ped. But the truth of the matter is that my heart sank a little lot today when I realized she is in fact walking. Next thing you know, she’ll be running, potty-trained, wanting to dress herself, asking to borrow the car, dating–it’s a short trip, people. And I’m not ready for it.

I think I’ll regress and do some pouting tonight.



January 30th, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, Austin Baby Photographer

My friend Lauren pointed out to me today that I had not blogged about my baby girl in a while…well, not as often as I used to…how about that? So, for my purposes (since my blog also serves as a personal record of my family’s history), here’s what’s going on in Miss A’s world as of late:

1. Two words: Separation Anxiety. And it is driving me up the wall. I love her. I do. I adore her. I do. But I just cannot spend every minute of my day with her in my arms in spite of how much she begs and protests. It’s so bad that I have to hide in my "Cave of Wonders" (that’s what we call my office) and I literally don’t come out to eat, drink, or even go to the bathroom for fear that she’ll see me and pitch a royal one.  You’ll even notice in the above images how "happy" she is that I’m occupied with the camera and not with her.

2. That would be why I haven’t posted as many pics of her. The child literally won’t let me put her down long enough for me to pick up the camera.

3. In spite of all that, she’s still cute as hell.

4. She LOVES to do the dishes with her brothers:

5. Speaking of brothers, I came across and old picture of T-man yesterday that stopped in my tracks.  I guess it was from about 3 years ago? My sister is always telling me how much Amry looks like T, but I never really saw it, until this image:

Well, maybe it’s not the best of one Amry to compare, but that face T’s making…oh, I see that face ALL the time from Amry.

6. Also speaking of brothers…while I know this post is about Amry, I just have to share this recent development. My husband and I discovered yesterday that the boys (who spend most of their days beating up on eachother) have started sleeping in the same bed. This cracked me up. I walked into find the first frame, but the second they heard the camera click, they immediately rolled to opposite sides of the bed:

7. Back to "Scram-ro" (we’ve nicknamed her that because she’s so very "scrammy.") – What else?

  • Um, the kid will eat anything. I mean anything. Today she downed an entire, grown-up sized quesadilla.
  • She LOVES remotes and when she gets one, she likes to point it to the TV emphatically because she thinks that’s how you make the TV work.
  • She loves to dance. The second she hears catchy music, she squishes up her little face and bops up and down.
  • She’s discovered that she can pick her nose (and yours, too, if you’ll let her). (Sorry, hon…don’t hate me for that one when you’re 16)
  • Her hair is out of control. Seriously. I have no idea what to do with it. It has a life of its own. Any advice?
  • She talks, a lot. Most of it, we don’t understand, but she just keeps going because we’re nimwits and someday, perhaps we’ll get a clue.
  • She loves to play. She can sit for a long time just taking things out of bowls and putting them back in. Fascinating.
  • She loves dolls. I find this to be very strange because I haven’t really pushed it. She just naturally gravitates towards baby dolls.
  • She thinks it’s the funniest thing when she toots. I have NEVER had a kid that laughed at that kind of thing, but whenever she does it, she cracks up. Oh great. She’s going to be *that* girl.
  • She has an unusual shoe fetish. Basically, she demands that you put shoes on her so that she can immediately remove them and throw them at you. It’s very entertaining. For her.
  • If you hand her her "dat" (ie. pink blankey she’s had since birth), she immediately curls her fingers around it, places thumb in mouth and she’s ready for bed. It’s like she doesn’t even think about it.
  • She’s still nursing. Hard to believe.
  • Whenever I hear Moose and Zee "It’s Puzzle Time" on Nick Jr., I tear up.
  • Whenever I hear Jack’s Big Music Show, I tear up.
  • Whenever I hear Olivia’s theme music, I tear up.
  • Even the closing song of Yo Gabba Gabba makes me tear up.
  • All of these things have become synonymous with her.
  • That and the smell of LOreal Kids Blueberry Smoothie shampoo.
  • That and crayons:

Wow. I guess I really needed to talk about her. These past few weeks have been tough on me. Normally, there’s a lull in January after the holiday rush, but this year, it just hasn’t worked out that way. I’ve been working so much and gosh, in spite of being "near" them all day, I miss my kids so much. Good news is that I get to take some time to reconnect tomorrow. I’m very much looking forward to that. Very much.



January 26th, 2010 , Posted in Anderson Family - My fam, austin childrens photographer, Austin Family Photographer, Austin Kids Photographer

Tomorrow, it’s six years that we’ve known this amazing kid.

We took him on a trip this weekend–all by himself–to his favorite place.

Where he can be surrounded by butterflies, and explore, and observe, and identify. No interruptions.

He just learned to read Roman numerals and was so proud when he spotted them on our trip.

We learned that worker ants (and bees) are all female.

He didn’t stop grinning the whole time.

We spent an hour in the gift shop looking at crystals and butterflies.

Afterward, we took him out for sushi.

He ate octopus.

He thinks his missing tooth is going to grow back in by tomorrow.

I love him.