1.15.2011

party of three: 2/52

Whew! I barely squeaked in with my Party of Three pictures this week. I procrastinated until this morning, the Tiny Tornado was not feeling 100%, I was experimenting with off-camera flash, the boys only had two days of school this week (and were a bit nutty), and right before we began taking pictures, the Tornado tripped up the stairs and bit her tongue (or lip)...I don't think we ever figured it out. We began the pictures with red eyes, a runny nose, a blotchy face and an injury to an unidentified part of the oral cavity. Not the best combo.

So here's my shot for week two:
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No seriously, that's the picture.

If only you could be a fly on the wall at our house. With Collin and Drew both in karate, guess who insists on having her own belt. So we have a red belt, and green belt and a snake belt.

And now for some outtakes:
(Trust me, we tried to remove the sippy cup but decided it just wasn't worth it. And it's doing a great job of hiding the face issues mentioned above.
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A certain member of our family doesn't like headless artsy shots. Until a certain grandpa can properly expose and get three kids with varying heights in focus and who can move faster than any shutter speed known to my camera, then I will invite him to enjoy what we have here. (Hi dad!) :-)
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Notice Drew in the green belt. Growth spurt, anyone?
(It's a little known fact that capri-wearing ninjas are fierce).
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I think they're discussing whether or not to mutiny. Livia was very much over the pictures at this point.
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To prevent the Tornado from completely falling apart, here she is being soothed by a game of Ring Around the Rosy.
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For the record, I didn't suggest this idea; the boys did. That's how awesome they are. ♥

32 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE your pictures this week. That snake belt is too funny! Sorry to hear about Livia's "oral injury". Hope she feels better soon.

Mom of M&Ms said...

Loving your pics this week.. Awesome.I think they capture all that is fun about your week.... Spent all day at the world's longest birthday party for a 6 year old, ( or maybe it was 7) .. I am numb and needing to get my photos done...

Bean said...

That snake belt is too adorable! And of course she needs a belt, since the boys have belts! :D

She's too cute. Hope her injury wasn't too bad! Deklan cut his chin Christmas Day, and it bothered him for quite a few days. He didn't want anyone to touch it, or even look at it, either!

Melissa said...

Great work! I love the idea of the weekly photos of the kids together. I may try to start something like this too! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Sheri said...

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh the cuteness is killing me!!! The snake around her waist?!!! Ring Around the Rosies??!! Sweetheart!! OH MY GOSH!!! (Yes I am squealing)

Julie said...

I LOVE that snake belt. So darn cute!

kitten said...

I love these, especially the very first photo with the snake belt. I had to call my hubby to come take a look! xoxo

Carrie said...

Love "the" shot and all the out takes! Your little tornado is adorable... and so is her nickname!

AlaskanAlison said...

OMG the snake belt! I die.

SarahinSC said...

A snake belt? Can it get an cuter?? Oh yeah it can! Ring around the rosies with her bros. Man, that's too cute!

Karen said...

Too cute! Love the snake belt ~ and can just imagine the view from the fly's eye. We (sweetheart & I) always get great joy by looking at your creativity & your sweet children. :)

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

Ha! It looks like a scene from my house too! The little sister trying to keep up with her two big brothers! So sweet!

Stacey said...

Oh come on! I love the artsy headless shots. (This is obvious as I have a lot of those.) Love that first one. My fav is the mutiny one where the boys have their arms around TT.

So proud of you. Wonderful job. Two for two! :-)

happy me said...

I keep thinking I cannot love your kids any more than I already do and then POOF! I love them even more.

You know you have to enlarge, frame, & hang the first shot right? Okay then.

love and life ♥ said...

Cutest photos ever!!!

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Oh how I love them! So sweet and precious!!!
Great job as usual! ♥ you!
Jill
http://fnaphotography.blogspot.com

Sarah Halstead said...

He he! Too cute!!

Ashley Sisk said...

Your boys are awesome and such good brothers. I personally love a good snake belt and the one of her butt...that makes me giggle. You're right - taking a picture with everyone in focus is much more difficult than anyone would imagine. Love it.

Adeena said...

Me likey! :D

LOVE the snake belt. And Drew's capri's are awesome! :giggle:

urban muser said...

such a cute series of photos. that tiny tornado is too much :)

knit1kids4 said...

Those pictures certainly represent a moment in time for you. Your daughter is so adorable!

Natalie said...

I love these. Real life makes for the best photos. These are the types of pictures you'll treasure the most.

Skye said...

Love the 'sweet heart' pants! So cute!

Casey Martinez said...

I love that you have been capturing so many pictures of your kiddos and something about seeing siblings all together makes me smile...someday my Daisy bean will have siblings and I look forward to watching them interact. Livia has her brothers wrapped around her finger doesn't she!

Ashley said...

I don't even know what to say, these are SO cute! I can't stand it. Your boys are so sweet. I was out of town last week so just got to your posts. I hope you never feel obligated to come comment on my site. I comment on yours because I love your posts and not because I want a return visit. You are the sweetest! xo

Michelle said...

Love all these! And yeah, sometimes the heads may get cut off, but you can still see a story! And when you put all 52 shots together at the end of the year, you may really like having those couple of "odd" ones!

And I so love your comments on these!

Hope TT is ok now! :)

Warren Baldwin said...

Another picture up: http://titus2inaction.blogspot.com/2011/01/time-and-kids.html

Jane said...

How sweet and your little girl is growing fast. Lovely to visit your blog again.

Tiffany said...

This is so cute. I love how they all joined in and the boys thought of it. so sweet and she is just adorable as can be. going to have some protective big brothers thats for sure! have a good week !

Natalie said...

KARLI! That first shot is sweet and gave me a much needed giggle...from the 'snake' belt to the fact Drew's leg was lifted THAT high, I don't even think I could pick mine up that high (and keep balance) LOL! And you sure have some sweet kids...the big brothers are always saving tiny tornado! I LOVE IT!

Tracy said...

How sweet is this???? TOO darn sweet!!! I love the belt but totally love the pants.... Cute overload!!

Buckeroomama said...

Oh, Livia is so blessed with her two older BWAH-thers (that's how Z calls J)! Lovely shots, as usual, Karli. =)