Sunday, June 15, 2008

danica & avril

Here are some of my favorites of these two little babies. The girls are not quite 3 months apart. It is amazing how quickly babies grow!!Some of both girls ...Yes, Avril is teething on Danica's arm. She started by licking her first. I'm glad I didn't have my camera totally packed up yet.

Avril trying to climb out of the clothes basket....

I really enjoy taking pictures of babies. They are so precious and fun to capture. And the best part ... you get to hold and cuddle them, and then give them back :)

Friday, June 13, 2008

sam & avril

Here's a photo from last night when I took some pictures of two of the cutest babies - who are cousins. Below is a great shot of Sam and Avril. Avril has the brightest blue eyes! I'll post more pictures of Avril and Danica later.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

festival of the arts continued

This weekend really took me back to being a kid. We used to go to festival nearly every year. I remember as a kid, taking part in all the crafts & activities they have for the kids. Building sculptures out of wooden scraps and glue, painting pictures, getting my face painted. Almost every year we volunteered with our 4-H club working at a food booth, selling walking tacos or hot dogs.

Now that I'm an adult, somehow the food never tastes quite as good as you think it's going to. But still every year that I go to festival, I manage to try some of the food, imagining how great it's going to be, and usually being dissapointed. Still festival is always a good time. I love seeing all the diversity that, yes even Grand Rapids has to offer. Despite the usually hot & rainy weather, people still come out year after year.

I took our friends Dawt and her son Thang downtown on Saturday. They are Burmese refugees and have been in Michigan for just a little over a month now. Thang is 5 years old and he is such a joy. He is a very bright young boy. He had such a blast painting, making a hat, getting his face painted and getting an air brushed tattoo. (yes i'm such a good influence!). Although he looks very serious in these pictures he loves to smile and laugh and he was very enthusiastic about all the fun kids arts and crafts activities we got to do.

festival of the arts

A couple pictures from Friday night @ festival of the arts. It was a rainy weekend, as it seems it always is for festival. Darin's band 256 managed not to get rained out, although it rained earlier in the day and stormed later that night. Because of the storms, the sky was really neat looking. I'll post more pictures later.

Monday, June 2, 2008

ellie mae

Meet Eleanor Mae. What a sweet little girl!! Her auntie em got to hold her for quite a while Friday night & we even went for a walk. She's a keeper!!