Enjoying the beautiful afternoon, walking on the stone arch bridge and taking in the sites.....
For anyone not familiar with Minneapolis, the large bridge in the background (below)
is the new 35W bridge after the old one collapsed back on August 1, 2007.
Its still hard to believe something so unimaginable could happen.
Wow.....I totally need to update my header since it is WARM now. :0)
Our little bull in a china shop is officially a walker. Those rolly polly thighs move most every second she is awake. Olivia walks for practice. She walks for sport. She paces the living room in circles, always holding something in both hands. She has found her freedom....And she loves it!
So much has happened in a month and a half since my last post. Olivia has turned one and Ella just had her first dance recitals. Thankfully, I have had more of a chance to pick up the camera and take pictures now that Olivia can get around herself. I totally see that "second child" thing has happened. There's certainly a lot less pictures of Olivia than there is of Ella. I really gotta do something about that before I forget how small she once was/is.
And just for good measure....a picture of Ella. :0)
Today marks our 11th wedding anniversary. It's unbelievable to me how fast time goes by. I love how life works though....Between all the different paths Keith and I have taken in our lives, together and apart, it has led us to where we are today. It was purposeful and it was fate, and there's no place else I would rather be.
I cant say that while I was trying to get pregnant or even going through the last couple of years that I envisioned myself being the Mommy of a little girl who was in dance class. And if I did, I certainly didnt think about doing her hair and makeup in preparation for pictures and a recital.
So last night, while I was knee deep in curling irons and hairspray, blush, mascara and cute little costumes....it hit me. The whole week leading up to last night I kinda had anxiety because now it was my turn to be the one responsible for putting my little girl together, not the other way around like it was when I was in dance class. I was the Mommy. Would I do the make up correct? Would her hair stay in place? Would she have all the little pieces of her costumes she needed?
Yes, on all accounts. She was as close to perfection that I can imagine, if I do say so myself. :0)
Now we just have to do it one more time for the actual recital.....
Today is Day 100 of my Hipstaprint A Day project. I am enjoying it much more than I realized I would. I think because I am able to use my iPhone, it makes it so much more convenient to take a picture a day. That being said, my beloved Nikon seems to be collecting a little dust. :0(
I am hoping now that the warmer weather is here, we will be outside more, and Olivia is able to crawl/walk on her own that I will have more time to take pictures with my dSLR.
But in the meantime, the wonderful Hipstamatic app is helping me enjoy iPhonography like I never thought I would! It is like a whole new take on modern photography with all the different lens/film combinations. I'm a junky....that's for DAMN SURE!
Check out my other 99 days thus far, and thanks for sharing in my journey!