Monday, October 25, 2010

Fall Fun...

On a Sunday evening recently I did a photo shoot with my oldest son, his bride (the sweetest girl I know) and their four bundles of energy. There was a lot of activity: some smiling, some "dance freeze" action,  some dancey dance moves (shameless reference to Yo Gabba Gabba) some leave eating, leave pile jumping, leave throwing,  tree climbing, stream poking,  pumpkin holding and pumpkin rolling, corn stalk peeling,  and loads of fun! 

Let's start with "Air Guitar in a Tree!"

Next up "Yes, that's right I'm six months old and I climb trees!" 

Look at Emma on the right end...she's the leave eater! 
And in the one below, still eating leaves and loving it! 

The boys got a little carried away with the leave throwing....

Here's the Dancey Dance and Dance Freeze...I love it! 

The one below is "Some Smiling," at least the adults are! 

More of "Some Smiling."   Three out of four isn't bad...we have popeye on the right end! 

Boys really like...LOVE...pumpkin rolling and leave throwing and tree climbing! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

Ta Daaaaaaa!

Here's the lovely one year old walking talking lovely little lady Ruby!   She's just getting going on walking and did many laps through my kitchen and living room last night, around and around and around and around looking super cute in her polka dot dress and polka dot tights all while holding and eating a chunk of bread and randomly saying "Ta Da!"  She's not only cute but talented too, she gets that from me...jokes! 

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Ruby Day!

Today is this little Missy's Birthday!  She's One Year old!   Here's a few of my favorite photos of her. I don't have any really current ones, that's on my list of things to do, so stayed tuned for "One Year Old Ruby Photos!"

 Love this one...especially the drool!
 So sweet...
 Tired but still sweet...
Hungry and tired and oh so sweet...
Ruby at the Secret Beach and loving it...

Happy Birthday to you! 
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Dear Ruby Lyn Julie
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(sung to the tune of Happy Birthday)

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Staal Family...

Did you know that Bosses Day was last Saturday?  It was also Sweetest Day, talk about double booking of Holiday's.   Meet my Bossman and his beautiful family which includes their dog "Daisy."   

Here's Daisy obediently staying,  the tail is just starting to wag...

We've gone from tail wagging to sitting pretty...

And she's off!  Headed in my direction...I got a full fledged face licking :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Morning light country drive #1

 I don't usually work on Friday's but a week ago I decided on a Friday morning that I'd head into work and get some work done.  On the way out the door I grabbed my camera, just in case, and four hours later I was still driving around, I never made it to work.  Driving around, in the country, the beautiful Fall country morning light.  The first photo I took right before I got in my car, in my apartment complex was what got me going, oh the light, the beautiful morning light it captured my attention and began the four hour early morning drive.  It was so much fun, listening to music, driving along, ohhing and ahhhing in my soul. 


These are the images I captured but it's just not possible to capture the smell of the earth, the rustle of the corn stalks, the quiet, the stillness, the gentle breeze, this horse neighing at me...