i had heard so many great things about the LA festival of books that when we had a free sunday yesterday, the kids and i were excited to go! well, 3 of the 4. if you follow me on twitter, you'd know that our teenage daughter was not thrilled about having to go. she did not win though, and i dragged her along :) here she is stopping at the philippine literature booth, flipping through a filipino cookbook.
she is surrounded by girls who wear their hair up... in ponytails, with clips, bows, all those kinds of things. but she will normally have nothing to do with me touching her hair. which is why we keep it soooo short! today she requested i put a rubber band in her hair. i obliged. then she wanted 2 more. then another 2 more. :) we didn't go anywhere today and these didn't last more than a few hours (which is like a record for her!) but it was crazy hot and it was nice to see her forehead. :)
she's also really into necklaces. these 2 that she wears are handmade :) one was kira's when she was little and one that her auntie and cousin made with her. she wears them religiously. :)
ps those are my little kissmarks on her cheek. i couldnt stand to photoshop them out! :)
i can't believe how hot it is! i knew that perfect 75 degree weather last week was too good to last! :) we're mostly staying indoors with the AC, so when she requests to at least step outside, how could i resist? 15 min of bubbles is what i agreed to. :) ha!
a brief pause for a discovery in the dirt:
a long lost button from mommy's scrapbook stash!
and then we hurry back indoors to the much loved air condition :)
i put up a challenge at KI i'd love it if you join and link it up so i can see! :)
chris has been trying to figure out a point and shoot that we have so he doesn't always have to carry the big momma camera around with him! here's some pics from that day!
in spanish.. since chris and i are busting out the spanish we learned in high school now as kira is taking it in school :)
both of my girls were so little here!
i can't get enough of this digital kit!
and me my crew taken a few years ago. i need new family pics, pronto!
sketch over at 2p gg blog should you want to do it :)
i've been scrapping a lot lately and it's just fun. i love it so much. :) i just filled up another album and was making a mental note to pick up a new one, then last night i was cleaning out my closetand found a brand new one waiting for me. so nice to find treats like that! :)
i've been really bad about updating this blog. will be trying to get better about it next week. i am on facebook lots. :) and am trying to get my twitter and facebook to be one. but as i am getting impatient with trying to figure it out, i'm wondering why i'm even doing it. it's just one more thing that i am sure i don't really need. :)
have a great weekend! we have a busy busy one. sorta savoring today's not so busy schedule.
i don't have any easter photos but i do have photos from a little trip to hollywood a few weeks ago! we went to the popular 'pink's' hot dog stand for the first time. after waiting in line for about an hour, we devoured the best chili dogs!
after the loooonnnng wait!
then a quick trip to a few stores nearby. this makes me laugh soooo much!
ha, so my life...
that's it! we've been busy with shoots and editing and getting ready for our class at reflections! there are still some seats, we'd love to see you! :) they even have a blog going on-- some fun eye candy there! and also trying to get things in order for our australia trip. last week we conquered passports for the munchkins!
i love trips! :)
we have 2 exciting trips planned this year! chris is in the early stages of planning a trip to NYC first week of june (2-4). if you are interested in a shoot of any kind, family or engagement, contact us at info at jacshoot dot com.
then, the waters six clan is heading to Australia. chris is from australia and most of his family still lives there, we started this blog in 05 specifically to keep in touch with our kids as just chris and i went to AUS and we've long wanted to take the kids down there to see where he was born. we are so excited!
we'll be in melbourne and surrounding suburbs for the first three weeks of july. we've had some interest in shoots while we are there- contact me, we'd love to do some! i'm also planning on teaching a scrapbooking class while we're down there, more details to follow:)