Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Family Pictures

I don't know how Jamie does it. Amazing!!!

Dan and I just can't watch this slide show enough. It makes us both fall in love with all three of our girls all over again. It also makes me (Elise) smile because these pictures capture what an amazing and fun father Dan is. I am so incredibly blessed.

Click the link to see the slide show:


Monday, September 14, 2009

Family Pictures - Sneak Peak

Last friday we had a photo session with Jamie Miller at Antioch Park. We arrived all clean, nicely dressed and excited for a fun time. In spite of Jamie's unbelievable enthusiasm and patience, we left exhausted, stressed, sweaty, dirty and frustrated.

Jamie does a fabulous job, but trying to get three strong willed, adventerous girls whose favorite phrase is "All by Myself" (at least for Mia and Bri) to stand still for one moment and look at the camera at the same time. Impossible!!!!!

I kept telling myself (Elise) that I needed to just chill out. Jamie was chilled, Dan seemed chilled but if you know me, that is usually next to impossible for me. After all isn't the perfectly happy, all smiling family picture a farse anyway? In reality, one child is probably being bribed to smile, another one is plotting revenge on a sibling and the parents have the fakest smiles plastered on their faces.

The biggest shock to me was that the most difficult to corral was Hadley. She is 11 months old but thinks she is two. She was so mad that she couldn't walk everywhere all by herself just like her big sisters.

Jamie as always was upbeat and positive. Saying don't worry we got some great stuff. She was right. The following link has a sneak peak of one picture she got: http://jamiemillerimages.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/IMG_5597e-copyblog.jpg

We will post the rest when we get them.

Sabbath Day

Today we visited one of Dan's old favorite (single days) sabbath haunts - the arboretum. It was a beautiful day. The girls had a blast walking the paths, smelling the flowers, doing a little landscaping, hunting for butterflies and throwing leaves into the creeks (probably illegal).

Poor Hadley was never allowed out of her stroller. And skipping her morning nap took a toll on her on the ride home.

Daily Life at the Deebles

What do the Deeble kiddos do all day? Well, playdough and books are a daily must.

Mia's New Glasses

It was time to get Mia some bigger glasses. Her first pair were getting too small for her. Go figure she fell down on the driveway at Nana and Poppy's house 5 days after getting her new pair and bent the heck out of them. Thankfully mommy is handy with pliers in a pinch.

Mia also always enjoys trips to Children's Mercy Optical Shop to visit Ms. Stephanie. Ms. Stephanie gets the biggest kick out of how excited Mia gets when she has her glasses fixed. She just lights up and practically dives into her glasses each time. So precious and what an answer to prayer.

Daddy and Hadley - Morning Devotion

Hadley is in a bad habit of waking up early so that she can have a devotion with her daddy in the morning. One of these days mommy is going to have to get tough and make her sleep longer.

But as you can tell, daddy secretly likes being interrupted and mommy now understands how the baby in the family gest spoiled. :)