Love and Food in the Big D

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Grant Henry Kelley - 14 Months


If anyone heard or saw a crazy lady doing a little happy dance as she punched her fist (like a dork) in the air with sheer and utter glee...don't be alarmed.  It was just ME after my "mommy and me" mini photo session with this dude right here.  

It's no surprise to anyone who knows me that I like to fiddle with photography.  I'm an amateur AT BEST though, so imagine my delight when all the stars seemed to align... just for me.  


The light was perfect.  

Dude was in THE BEST mood & gave THE BEST smiles.  
He's typically ALWAYS in a great mood...but he doesn't usually smile when I need him to.. (of course).

Most every picture was in focus and sharp! 
With a moving target, this is always a feat for me.

AND... the granddaddy of them all.. these are all STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA!!
No editing.. No Photoshop needed!!  Sure, there COULD be touch ups made, and some ARE a little blown out...BUT for this working mom of 2, who has time for that?!  


So.. I'm calling this...Little Man's 14th Month WIN!!

Grant Henry Kelley - 14 Months


In typical boy fashion his favorite things are: throwing balls, catching balls, rolling balls, chasing balls, hitting balls and laughing at himself after burping and farting. Apparently boy things are woven into their DNA. πŸ˜†πŸ˜ Already working on his boyish charm, he's the BEST snuggler, loves to lean in for hugs, gives "ojitos" and blows the sweetest kisses (mostly to grandma) 😍 Says "tatu" (thank you), "up", "down", "uh-oh" and will have long drawn out "conversations" with you any chance he gets. 😁 he's pretty much the best and we've ALL decided to keep him!







SNUGGLE BEAR!!



















Sunday, September 25, 2016

Everleigh's Under The Sea 4th Birthday


When we first started thinking about Everleigh's 4th birthday party (just 6 weeks after Grant's 1st year Monster Bash), we had been playing with a couple different ideas.  All those ideas though were OUT of the house and at a location....namely our neighborhood pool or at the splash pad by our house.  I knew the weather might play a factor...well because you just never know in Texas, but I had high hopes everything would pan out as planned.  

Low and behold, with eyes peeled on the weather channel every day leading up to, what we had decided would be a splash pad birthday party, mother nature decided to throw us a monkey wrench and literally RAIN on our parade.  

Luckily I work "somewhat" well under pressure and had a couple days to gather graphics, streamers and whatever random things I could find in our house that would help make Everleigh's Under The Sea Party dreams a reality.