Monday, April 26, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

If the posts become few and far between, it's because we're busy! I was recently contacted by someone I used to work for who got moved onto a new project with my old parent company. She was looking for some help and wanted me to work part-time from home. Boy was I excited about this opportunity! It was a hard decision for me to leave work in the first place, but I knew it was all worth it to be at home with Erin. Now I get the best of both worlds....staying in the work force without having to leave my baby all day :) Although this is truly an ideal situation for me, it is also very time consuming and stressful at times. I'm a full-time mom, part-time employee, trying to start up my own little painting business, and trying to be a good wife and homemaker. Something has got to give! I try to work while Erin naps or after she goes to bed for the night, but that is when I used to paint or catch up on regular chores. I think this calls for a maid!!!!

Now onto the stuff you really care about.... Erin is just seconds away from crawling. She almost has it figured out and can do the army crawl quite well or just roll to get where she wants to go. She is getting into everything she possibly can, which means it is officially time to baby proof the house. She recently starting waving hi to people when they come to greet her. As of yesterday, her favorite new thing to do is pucker her lips like she is going to give you a smooch (although the way she furrows her eyebrows makes her look quite silly and mad). More pictures or videos coming soon!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

How Do I Choose?

I am lucky enough to know a second, very talented photographer in Colorado Springs who wanted to exchange services. Kristi took amazing photos of Erin and I am working on some paintings for her son and daughter's bedrooms. The only question am I going to choose which ones to print and frame? I LOVE them! Erin was so silly the day we took the photos. She woke up from her nap in a very blah mood. Wouldn't smile or laugh, but she wasn't upset either. You can see the mood in these photos...I just love the expressions on her face that day :) She looks so innocent. Here are just a few of my favorites....

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Sneak Peek from the 6+ Month Photo Shoot

Erin had her second professional photo shoot last week. It was supposed to be a 6 month photo shoot, but betweeen weather and schedules it was almost 7 months before we got to have it. It turns out it was a good thing we waited because now Erin can sit up on her own and that made it a lot easier to take great pics. Go to this link for a sneak peek:

Monday, April 5, 2010

First Easter

Erin had a great first Easter and was completely spoiled by the Easter bunny. Wanting to be just like her older cousins, she reached several new milestones this weekend! She finally takes a bottle after watching her cousin Gregory (you have no idea how happy this makes me), she has become more vocal and is starting to babble (you have to make noise to get attention around this loud crowd), and she is constantly rocking back and forth on her knees trying to figure out this whole crawling thing (she watches in amazement as her cousins run around the room). I can tell she is going to have so much fun at future family events with the rest of the kids. We hope everyone had a wonderful and blessed Easter.