Sunday, January 31, 2010

External Hard Drive Woes

The external hard drive is toast!  We found out a few days ago that the info is not recoverable.  It took Mommy a few days to even post it because it is so disappointing.  We can send it away but it would cost at least $500 to $1000 to get the pictures off of it.  There were over 2500 pictures of me on there and 20 or so videos.  We still have the videos on another computer and all of my newborn pictures but everything else is just gone.  The only thing keeping Mommy sane is the fact that we have 20 photo albums of me with most of those pictures in them but the only photos we have from November 1 to January 10th are the ones we posted on my blog.  What makes Mommy so sad about that is the fact that we lost all the other birthday and Christmas pictures that were not posted, and there were a lot!

We are trying not to dwell on it and start a new collection of photos.  It was a hard lesson to learn so please everyone backup your external hard drives too, which seems to defeat the point of having one but apparently you should anyways!  Here is a shot from our new collection.


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!

I haven’t been posting as much as I would like to because Mommy is busy.  Daddy’s business has been occupying her time more lately due to accounting reasons and also because another home inspector has joined Daddy’s business.  Once Mommy gets used to running things differently things should calm down a bit. 

In other news, Mommy is now the owner of a mini-van!  She thinks it’s ugly and the colour is horrible but it’s exactly what she wanted and it’s perfect for us.  I especially love the DVD player.  It’s only new to us, we bought it used but it has low mileage and is fully loaded.  When Daddy bought his brand new truck a few months ago he marveled at all the options that were in it and often teased Mommy that her SUV was the base model with hardly any options.  Now Mommy has more options in her van and doesn’t mind pointing that out to Daddy he he he!!

Because a post just isn’t the same without a picture I will leave you with this… a preview of me in my new hat.SONY DSC

Monday, January 25, 2010

I Heart Faces - Textures


Finally we can participate in another challenge at I Heart Faces!  Head on over there to get a look at how everyone applied textures to their photos this week.  Mommy has been trying to learn more about textures this year, it was one of her resolutions for the new year. 

Still no external hard drive so Mommy decided to give my tubby time picture some texture to make it look like I might be in the shower. 


Saturday, January 23, 2010

We Have A Spaghetti Situation…

SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSome things are meant to be eaten and some thing are meant to be worn… and some things are meant for both!!

I am back to my normal happy healthy self.  I am behind on my blogging because Daddy bought a new wireless printer and he has been monopolizing Mommy’s laptop trying to get it to work.  It doesn’t work yet… wireless that is, it works great with the cord lol!  I’m off to catch up with my bloggy friends, I hope everyone is having a great weekend so far.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Dark Hardwood Floors…


Mommy is constantly telling Daddy how much she hates our dark hardwood floors because they are so hard to keep clean and everything on them shows up.  However, seeing my tiny footprints on them makes her smile, Mommy took this just one hour after she mopped the floor lol. 

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Not The Best Weekend For Me

Friday was good, I was happy go lucky and feeling great.  Before Mommy put me to bed she told Daddy that I sounded like I might be coming down with something because my voice was changing a bit. 

Here I am Friday afternoon being silly and making faces.SONY DSCAt 4:30 in the morning on Saturday Mommy woke up to me coughing and somewhat crying but I couldn’t even manage to cry!  I sounded like a seal barking and was having troubles breathing so we went to the ER right away because last year I sounded the exact same way and I had croup.  Well as it turns out I have it again this year.  I went from being fine to sounding awful in six and a half hours!  I was given an oral dose of steroids for the swelling in my through and sent home.  I sounded awful but I looked great and was acting happy (I was a big hit at the ER) on Saturday and enjoyed an evening with Uncle Dave and Aunt Amy and their Wii! 

This morning the cold has come in full force and I have been pretty mellow most of the day.  Despite my appearance in the following pictures I have managed to stay fairly happy and even had fun playing with Grandpa and Grandma for a while. 

Here’s how I looked today.

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SONY DSC So needless to say there will not be an I Heart Faces entry again this week.  We are bummed but I was definitely not feeling up to doing any family shots this weekend.  

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Painting Part III

Finally it was time for a bath.  Mommy and I had already went around and cleaned up our mess and it was time to get me clean too!  Here are some bath time pics.SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC

All clean! SONY DSC

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Blog Award


I received this award from Catherine @ Halsey Happenings.  I have been following her ever since I saw her entry for the I Heart Faces Blurb book.  Check it out here

The rules for this blog award are as follows:
1. To accept the award, you must post it on your blog with the name of the person who has granted you the award, and a link to their blog.
2. Pass the award on to approximately 10 other blogs that you recently discovered, and think are great! (Mine are not necessarily recently discovered, but I love them)
3. Contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
So here are the 10 blogs I have recently found that I wanted to give the award to....

Suki @ Life with ghost eyed dogs
Stephanie @ Roper Family
Natalie @ And There Were Three
Catherine Anne @ Blessed Adventures
Carly @ Carly’s Photography
Jeremi @ Ella & Zoe
Bridgette @ Life’s a Beach
Rachel @ Moments with my Miracles
Maria @ Ramblings from the Foothills
Cathy @ Created for Inspiration

Anyone else who wants this award too just let me know and I will add you to my list.  If you are on the list and don’t feel like posting this, don’t worry, I won’t be insulted LOL.  I hope everyone is having a great day so far.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Painting Part II

Here are some more shots of my painting adventure.  Tomorrow I will finish with bath time!  SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSC

Monday, January 11, 2010

Painting Part I

Today we did some painting.  It was my first time and I did great until Mommy went to answer the phone.  When she came back I had paint on my pants and a bit on my cheek.  Mommy decided to let me paint whatever I wanted since it was washable and so was I!  I had lots of fun painting myself and parts of the house he he he!  I may have even painted Mommy a bit.  While I was covered in paint I ran up to her and gave her a big hug so I got some on her so she just let me paint her face too.  Sorry, no picture of that though LOL!


Sunday, January 10, 2010

I Heart Faces – Happy Birthday!! Best Face Photo

I_Heart_Faces_noborder_125x100It’s that time again!  I am still waiting on my external hard drive so I wasn’t able to enter the picture I wanted to.  Fortunately I was able to copy and paste this one so at least I can enter this week.  I was sad to miss out on last weeks theme but sometimes that’s just how it goes.   I took this shot on December 17th.  Taylor was standing in front of the patio doors just looking outside.  Her finger was in her mouth and I wasn’t sure what she was thinking but I knew she was contemplating something… perhaps which new toy to play with next, she just had a birthday the week before.

Speaking of birthdays… it is I Heart Faces 1 Year Birthday!!  It has been so much fun and so educational while participating in their weekly contests.  They post tutorials on photography, editing techniques and so much more.  I have learned so much and look forward to seeing everyone’s ideas and photos every week.  Thank you Angie and Amy for creating such a fabulous site and thanks to all who help you make it possible.  If you love pictures or if you are interested in learning more go to I Heart Faces to see for yourself.


Saturday, January 9, 2010

Snow Pretty

This last week it has snowed so much!  Today we finally made it a whole day without snow… so far lol.  We spent a lot of time with Grandma and Grandpa this week and on our way out one night we stopped so Mommy could snap a few shots of the horses with the snow on their backs.  I think they look so cute with their coats so soft and fuzzy.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

We are still waiting on the external hard drive but Mommy uploaded these pictures to her laptop of our time spent outside this morning.  It was actually quite a bit colder out than we thought it would be.  Usually it isn’t that cold when it snows but today it was.  We only went out for about 15 minutes because my cheeks and nose were getting pretty rosy.  I hope it is nicer outside tomorrow because I want to play in all the snow that has been falling. 


Wednesday, January 6, 2010



This isn’t my drawing of Mommy, we borrowed it from someone on Flickr.  It depicts her feelings very well though so we thought it was perfect lol!  Three days ago I may have been a little naughty and accidentally/on purpose made her external hard drive come crashing to the floor.  Mommy checked it out and it seemed to be running slowly but still working, the next day it worked a little but not too much and by last night it wasn’t working at all. 

Mommy called her computer guy she used to work with and he says he can fix it (phew).  However it will take a few days and unfortunately it has every picture of me ever taken on it which means no I Heart Faces again this week… boo hoo!  I know we could still take some shots and get them in this week but it just wouldn’t be the same as the ones she was planning on doing and really there was no shot at winning anyways but it was all about the fun of it and seeing what everyone else was up to.  We will still try and see what others are doing and get inspiration from them. 

I hope everyone is having a great week so far.