Wednesday, July 25, 2012

How Cool is This???

I LOVE Shutterfly.

I have a few of their hardcover photo books, and have ordered Christmas cards and photo cards and such from them over the years. I've never been disappointed.

Right now, they're running a really cool photo contest: The Long Live Summer Photo Contest.

Win a trip for four to The Bahamas and a professional photo shoot so you’ll remember your vacation forever.  All you need to do is upload your favorite photo and caption based on the theme of the week.  Get a gift from Shutterfly just for entering! You can enter at any point during the 5-week sweepstakes period.

•       Week 1(7/9): Americana
•       Week 2 (7/16): Great Outdoors
•       Week 3 (7/23): Water Fun
•       Week 4 (7/30): Sports & Activities
•       Week 5 (8/6): Parties & Celebrations

•       Instant win prizes just for submitting a photo!
•       Weekly prizes (contestants can enter one time/week)
•       Weekly featured photos: up to 5 weekly entries will be selected from the gallery and featured on the Facebook fan page and awarded a $500 gift card on Shutterfly and a copy of the new Lonely Planet travel photography book.
•       Grand prize: trip for 4 to Bahamas, 4 nights, family photo shoot

For more information, go to:

Good luck! (And take me if you win.)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I Blinked, and a Month Went By

My little tiny baby is one month old.

This picture appeared in our local newspaper, announcing her birth. Sweet baby girl.

She is okay with baths, but isn't crazy about the part that comes next.

By the time we get around to drying her, and rubbing her down with lotion, her patience has evaporated.

I love the look on (all four) of their faces as Hubs burps them. I hope I never forget it.

Yeah. We went there.

This is, most often, the position Cavan assumes when he's "holding" her. He always puts his hands behind his head, and looks as if he's on vacation.

I love how newborns will nurse on anything that comes near their mouth!

Sweet, tiny little baby! I set up this shot in our kitchen one day, while everyone but me was asleep. I made it into her birth announcement.

Sleeping... she's very good at it. She is now a month old, and has been sleeping through the night for a few weeks, since June 23. I usually wake her up after about 9 hours... because I'm about to explode!

Sweet girl. Most of her clothes and sleepers are waaaaay too big for her. We've never had this situation before! (I actually call her "Tiny Hiney," because her little booty is about three inches wide!)

Sisters. Love this. I'm still not used to saying Christian has a sister. "Your sister." Weird to me.

She's sooooo warm and snuggly. I love that she loves to sleep with her arms thrown over her head.

Her first real bath, in a bathtub. June 25.

We had a busy day on July 4th. Poor Cavvie fell asleep sitting up on the couch.

I took these last night, on her one month birthday.

When she's awake (which isn't that often!) she is really alert.

Wide eyed, and ready to par-tay!

She only tolerates it for so long... then out it goes!

Sweet, snuggly baby, warm and cuddly after her bath.

Aaaaaaaaaand, she's out.