Just a quick upload… I’m sure I’ll have lots of photos to share in the coming days, but whether I’ll get online to upload one a day or not is a big question. So here’s one from tonight. At the annual family and friends Christmas Eve party. Thank you Jamie for snapping this one for me. It means a lot.
Hope you all have a safe and happy weekend surrounded by your loved ones. Make merry and a happy ho ho ho to each and every one of you.
For those of you who celebrate based on the Celtic calendar, have a wonderful new year! Together we enter the dark, but within it is the promise of light and new life. Share your table, your harvest, and your cheer with those around you, and may you be blessed throughout this new year.
Lily-Ann fell asleep in my arms today… and you’d be hard pressed to find a moment I find more lovely than a moment when I can hold her close and know that she is safe. My love for her is honestly overwhelming at times. And I’ve made sure she knows just how deeply she is treasured, loved, and appreciated. I tell her every day, and more than that, I show her every day. I tell her stories about when I was pregnant, and the things I felt then. I tell her stories about how she came to be, and how much even the nurses loved her… that they all thought she was so special that they had to tell the other nurses, and soon enough ALL the nurses had been by the room to see this perfect special little person that I was lucky enough to have and love. I really am blessed. She’s amazing. So now I’m just rambling. LOL That’s what happens when I get sentimental about my girl. 😉 So…. before I bore you to tears, here’s the photo for today. Just me and my girl.
So, this picture won’t win any awards… in ANY categories. LOL But it makes me happy. Just snapped it with my blackberry held out in my right hand as far away from us as I could reach. Then worked with it afterwards in iPhoto.
What a lucky, lucky mommy am I. 🙂
The wee girlie and I headed out just after an early lunch to meet our dear friends Amber and Ainsley at the park today. Amber is my most trusted friend, and Ainsley is one of Lily-Ann’s favorite buddies. It just kinda worked out that Amber and I met, and met again (a couple of times) before becoming friends. By chance we are on the exact same page as one another on pretty much everything, from politics to parenting. LOL And we both had baby girls three months apart… (just before becoming good friends). Fate kept throwing us together until we took the hint. 😉 So it’s super awesome that, through our friendship, Ainsley and Lily-Ann have a built in buddy. 😀
Anyway…. I took my camera along with us to the park. Only snapped about ten pictures, and two of my favorites happen to be of Amber and Ainsley. Look at Amber’s face. Nothing more wonderful in the world than the way she is looking at her baby girl. You know that wee girlie is treasured and loved beyond measure. 🙂 Lovely!
Lily-Ann and I were playing around in photobooth today. There’s a setting that takes four photos in quick succession. We did it… three times. I pasted all three together in photoshop to create one long strip of photos. So it’s not REALLY one photo, but it’s one file. 🙂
To see the image in more detail, just click on it. It will open to it’s full size so you can see each frame more clearly, if you’re interested.
First a bit of background.
When the wee girlie was a week and a day shy of her first birthday I gave her a pedicure – her first pedicure. Her perfect little pink toes with the prettiest metallic pink polish (my favorite polish). I then did mine to match. Our matching “piggies” just begged to be captured, so I happily obliged. What resulted is one of my favorite photographs of my daughter and I… and all that’s in it is our toes.
Today, Lily-Ann asked to do her own toenails – for the first time. She picked the polish, and covered her freshly bathed piggies in cotton candy pink. She then proceeded to marinate my toes in a metallic blue. Again… our piggies begged to be captured. THAT is today’s photograph.