Sunday, March 27, 2011

My sister Ambers maternity shots.

I had a really fun time taking pictures of Amber and her BIG pregnant belly. For being a amateur, I think I did a pretty good job.
Isn't my sister beautiful.

This is Amber's favorite.

This is my favorite.

So we took these pictures on March 20th.  The next day March 21st Connor Del  was born at 9:37pm after about 16 hours of labor.  He weighed 7lbs 8 oz and he was 20 inches long.  He is Amber's smallest baby.

Holi-Festival of Colors

Marysa and I went to the India holiday Holi-Festival of Colors. It was held at the Krshna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah.

The Tradition

In India, Holi announces the arrival of spring and the passing of winter. The festival breathes an atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with a warm embrace and throw their worries to the wind. Every nook and corner presents a colorful sight. Young and old alike are covered with colors (red, green, yellow, blue, black and silver). People in small groups are seen singing, dancing and throwing colors on each other. Though liquid colors are used in India (where it's warm) we prohibit them, as we don't want anyone to catch cold on account of the festival. Dry is better for photographs as well.

There will be musical interludes, the lighting of a bonfire, burning of an effigy, and the throwing of dry colors on friend and foe alike.

It was really nice just to spend a couple of hours with just me and Marysa. The weather was not the best. It was pretty cold at the end. We however had a lot of fun. Throwing colors on everyone and getting colors thrown on us.
The before picture.

The fun is just beginning.

Mother and Daughter

Don't I look beautiful.

Marysa tried to get every color they had on her.

Don't forget the feet.

Marysa is one beautiful girl, even when she is covered in colors.  

The after picture.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Eli is 7 months old.

Eli is 7 months old. Boy is he getting big fast. I keep telling him to stop growing but he just will not listen. He is now crawling. He loves to play on the floor. He is making sounds. His favorite is mom or mmmmm. He can also say da da and he can make a n sound and a ch sound. He is also becoming a mommy's boy. He does just fine until he sees me leave the room. Or if he was doing fine and I come back and he sees me he starts crying.

He is such a great addition to our family. He makes us all smile and laugh each day.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Caleb one awesome big brother

Caleb is such an awesome big brother.  He likes to play with his brothers and sisters.  He will hold them for me, and he ask to hold them (when they were babies) all the time.

He is/was constantly falling asleep  while holding his siblings while they are sleeping.

I have added picture of Caleb holding Azalea, Josh, and Eli as babies.  He may have fallen asleep next to Marysa, however pictures of Caleb and Marysa as babies were taken with mm film.  We didn't go digital until Marysa was 2 1/2 and Caleb was 4 1/2.

Caleb and Azalea

Caleb and Josh

Caleb and Eli