Photo Fun

I'm sooooo behind on blogging, so naturally I stretched myself even more thin on the internet front and started a SECOND blog. Ha. You could say I'm a glutton for punishment, but you'd be wrong.

I actually love to write and blog when I have time, so it made sense to me to do it. The blogs are a bit different because Wilson Family Colorado blog is for family and friends to read about our goings on (when I ever update it). The Sometimes Mommy Blogs blog is more about my day-to-day experiences as a first-time mom, staying at home for the first time in my life, and stumbling along as a homemaker. If you want to see what the "other blog" is about, check it out herehttp://sometimesmommyblogs.blogspot.com.

So now that's out of the way, here's a whole lot of photos of Sophia from around Thanksgiving through now.

Here are the big milestones Sophia has hit over the past couple of months:
  • Sitting up
  • Crawling
  • Transitions from sitting up to crawling and back
  • Stands up while holding onto furniture (or Mommy or Daddy)
  • Eats baby food (made by Mommy, so it's hit-and-miss)
  • Drinks water from sippy cup
  • Plays hard and has learned how to operate some of her electronic toys
  • Plays games on Mommy's iPhone
  • Blows "raspberries"
  • Laughs all the time, except when she screams at the top of her lungs to hear her own voice

The Real Baby Pictures

We sort of skipped out on Valentine's Day this year since hubby had to work and Baby S and I are still recovering from being sick. Instead I attempted Take 2 of S's 7-month photo. I gave it a go on the actual day she turned 7 months a couple weeks ago, but short of tying her up or duct-taping her down, I just couldn't get a great shot. 

I used to be a portrait and wedding photographer (I know, everyone's a photographer these days, amiright?), but since I don't have my studio equipment anymore, I set up a makeshift studio in my living room with a bed sheet and Christmas lights, sheepskin, baskets, or whatever props I can find lying around the house. 

I could pretend I get the perfect shot every time, but here's how it actually goes down--the real reel, if you will (you see what I did there?).

Take 1:

Take 2:
Just loungin' here, or what?

The key to taking your baby's photo is to just go with the flow and capture what you can that brings out her personality. In the end, I didn't get the exact shot I wanted, but I did capture these little gems:

Happy Valentine's Day!