10 on Tuesday | austin photographer

1.  I am pacing our house right now waiting for ty to get home and tell me all about his day with MICHAEL PHELPS.  Yes, you read that right!  Crazy huh?!?  Ty was one of a handful of kids that were chosen to meet the olympic champion.  How freaking cool is that?!?!  I SO wanted to go and bring my camera, but they said no.  Something about a media release agreement or something or other.  Blah, Blah, Blah, Boo….Ty was psyched and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

2.  Little T is on her way back.  It’s been a tough road, and she’s not there yet.  But she will be soon.  We’re all pretty happy about that.

3.  Do you like surprises?  I do.  At least the fun kind.  I usually try to throw in a fun little surprise into each package I send my clients.  I like to change things up every so often, so you never know what fun little extra will appear in your package from me.  From now until Christmas each client will receive 2 of these keychains with images from their session.  Just cause.

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Fun little extras rock!

4.  Speaking of fun stuff…..Head on over and check out Jodie’s post on the Fresh Art blog today.  You’ll find all kinds of fun craft stuff to do with your kids and a photo I took that she blew up on canvas for her office.  Love it all.

5.  I absolutely LOVE this concept of a bubble wrap calendar.  My fear is that my children will have popped them all on January 1 by 9:42 am.

6.  Our coffee maker when kaput a few weeks ago.  Not good timing since a) it’s busy season and I need caffeine and b)  my patience needs an extra little kick each day to deal with a certain sickie with a smile.  Jase had his eye on a Krups machine awhile back so he went ahead and ordered it using our bank rewards card points.  Problem….lord only knows how long it will take to get here.  One of the special little kups arrived this week but fat lot of good that does a caffeine deprived momma.  So instead I’ve been making almost daily trips to starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte.  mmmmmmm.  so good.  but not for my wallet.  I could have drove across 5 states, picked up the stupid new Krups machine, drove back and still spent less money.

7.  I wish we would have done this in Teagan’s room.  Who knew it was so easy and so stylish to make your own toddler bed?  And for $75 for 2!  Can’t beat that.

8.  I’m about to buy a new lens.  I just need to figure out which one….

9.  The 2nd Annual Life in Motion Photography Halloween fundraiser is just around the corner.  I am super excited about it!  Last year, we went small and still raised a lot of funds for a good cause.  This year, MC and I are going bigger!  Much, much bigger and I couldn’t be more thrilled about both seeing so many kids in cute costumes and donating a big old chuck of cash to cancer research.  MC lined up 50 families this year (crazy!!!).  All the spots filled up fast and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  If you like cute kids in cute costumes, stay tuned, there is about to be an abundance of that around here!!!

10.  I’m off to catch up on some email.  I’m too far behind!  Again!!

2009-10-06T14:20:21-05:00October 6th, 2009|My Family|

10 on tuesday | austin child & family photographer

1.  For those of you waiting on the Birth Experience Mentoring – IT IS COMING!  I promise!  I just want it to be good.  And real.  And informative.  And valuable.  I want to do it right or not at all.  More info on it coming soon, but in the meantime, thank you for your patience!

2.  A little good news.  Taryn took 5 bites of food today.  Doesn’t sound like much but I’m thrilled with it.  She’s down several pounds and didn’t have it to loose.  I am hopeful for that magic moment when she will just start eating again.  She had some damage to her tongue and cheeks when intubated and I think that is causing her not to eat as much as we would like.  Speaking of magic moments, I noticed today that she was sleeping with her mouth closed for at least 5 minutes.  That’s huge for her.  She could actually breathe through her nose because her adenoids are gone.  She’s been a mouth breather for years and I was so excited I wanted to jump up and down.  I didn’t cause I didn’t want to wake her, but I wanted to!

3.  It’s been a tough recovery week.  Days 6-10 are supposed to be the most difficult and risky.  Today is day 6 and I can vouch for the accuracy of that.

4.  Ty went back to school today and is out of his bedroom quarantine as prescribed by the dr’s.  We are all thankful for that!!

5.  I got a few emails and comments about Teagan’s captain awesome photos below asking what I shot them with. I used my 5D and the 24-70 mm 2.8 Lens.

6.  Austin peeps, we are about to have the floors redone in our house.  Can anyone recommend a good company?  We’re in the estimate phase and would love some recommendations!

7.  Confession:  I already decorated my house for fall.  Two weeks ago.  I like to think I was willing cooler weather to come our way.

8.  Another confession:  I fell asleep snuggling with Taryn last night.  I woke up this morning fully dressed and wondered why on earth I was wearing real pants.  The real confession here is that once I was up, my day got busy and I didn’t get around to changing until 10 am.  Gross.

9.  I usually call my husband at 5 pm and say “Hi honey.  It’s time.”  Come on now, I’m not the only one that does that right?  I love it when he walks through that door!!

10.  You made it all the way to 10 and no pics???  The week before Taryn’s surgery we got a nice little break in the weather.  For you non-texan’s, that means it wasn’t 110 in the shade.  The first thing we did was run outside and soak it all up.  It was nice enough that I decided to tape some cardboard down to the driveway and let the kids do some painting.  Taryn was super into it (as in loved the painting part).  Teagan was super into it too (as in covered in paint).  Every time he gets paint on him though he says “owwww”.  No, the paint doesn’t hurt, he’s just dramatic LOL  I love the way he lays on his belly and concentrates.  They had a blast painting outside for the longest time…..it took about 3 days for their creation to dry thanks to an abundance of paint….

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Happy Tuesday!

ps – be sure to check to see if you are one of the ice cream winners – I haven’t heard from everyone yet!!

2009-09-29T17:12:35-05:00September 29th, 2009|Announcements, Austin Photographer, My Family|