Monday, October 26, 2009

Fall is passing...

What can I say? I've become a seasonal blogger...

My last big update was summer. I thought I'd try to capture fall before it's over...

For the record, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fall! I can't help smiling to myself when I drive down the road and see all the breathtaking colors smiling back at me! My kids have actually started rolling their eyes at me when I talk about the leaves as we drive...makes me feel like a real mom when there's some eye-rolling going on behind me!

Red and bright yellow (gold) are my favorites! Oh, if only leaves could just be dying all the time!

We've had Mr. Flu and Ms. Strep-throat visiting our home this past week. Above is sweet Maya smiling through a 104.5 degree fever!

Yesterday, Ryan stayed home from church with 2 sick kids and I muscled my way through a 2 hour primary rehearsal with almost 60 kids for our annual program at church. When I got home we decided it was time to get out and enjoy a few leaves even if Maya had to ride in the stroller under her blanket for much of it. Nothing like a few musty old leaves to help you feel better!


We decided to take a crack at getting a family snap-shot all by ourselves--thanks to our friendly tri-pod. It's the first family picture that we haven't had Maya ducking into my shoulder for cover...and me bribing her with everything under the sun to look at the camera. Why didn't we think of this before?!?! It's not that our shy little girl doesn't want to be part of our family it's that the person telling her to smile behind the camera completely freaks her out! I think we'll be trying the tripod trick more often!


(had to include the out-take...this is setting-up for the fabulous family shot!)



Our amateur photographer, Hayley, almost got an in-focus shot of us.

And in case you didn't know how you should kiss when your kids are taking the picture...keep it stiff!

The rest speak for themselves...cute kids!










Hope you're enjoying pretty leaves and mild days wherever you are!

6 comments:

Miss Beevers said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Tammy said...

Uh, oh! Sounds like a rough Sunday with the sick kids and all. Great pics, and what a fun outing. The girls are so darling.

Aim Aug said...

Cute pics! We'll have to try that tripod thing! We've gone from lovely Fall to Winter overnight. Fall only lasts a week in Utah.

Paul and Nancy said...

I love all the pictures!! Your girls are such little princess's in there dresses! It makes me so excited to have two girls in a row!! Love it! And yes JaNae, you look great!!

Melissa said...

JaNae, those pictures are awesome. I love the leaves. One of my dream vactions is to go back East during the fall and just drive up through New England. Your family picture turned out great too!

Rachel said...

Your girls are so PRETTY! I just love them all! =)