samantha liz

March 2013 archive

13/52/2013: Traveling, again.

This week brought us to a lovely cabin right outside Moab, Utah. There, along with the inn keeper, his wife and their 18 month old son, lived this sweet girl. Petting the puppy.
Marcus immediately fell in love with her. “She’s so soft!” and “Aww! She’s cute.” were words he frequently said over the course of our stay.

They played and ran together.
13/52/Life - Chase that puppy!

…and when he dreamed, I’m pretty sure it was of her.
13/52/Portrait - Dreaming about puppies.

Ah, the little joys of a boy and (not) his puppy. What can be cuter?

12/52/2013 {aka Molly’s Awesome Unicorn Rainbow Birthday Party}

12/52/Life - Happy 6th Birthday, Molly.

We celebrated Molly’s 6th birthday yesterday rainbow style.
All Rainbow'ed up!

We had rainbow snacks…
Rainbow Snacks

and unicorn rose cake…
Rose Unicorn Rainbow Cake

that happened to be {all naturally dyed} rainbow on the inside.
All Natural Rainbow Cake

A special friend of mine made her a doll in her favorite color of the rainbow… PURPLE!
Her face tells the whole story.

…and you know that doll I’ve been working on?
Mommy made waldorf inspired doll.

She and Molly both wore rainbow knitted dresses {that I’ve also been working on}…
Opening her doll.

Now they match Sheepie quite well.
12/52/Portrait - A perfect match.

All in all, I’d say it was a pretty awesome {and colorful} day. I think Molly would agree.
A pretty awesome day.

*These photos include this week’s 52. If you want to see specifically which ones 😉 click over to my flickr set to see.*

11/52/2013

If you couldn’t tell already, spring time is the time for Birthdays in my home. First comes Marcus’ then Thom’s followed by Molly’s and rounding out with Thomas’. This week was Thom’s turn. His birthday was this past Thursday. The kids love parties, so we use birthdays to really do it up.

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Thomas even learned how to play “Happy Birthday” on the piano and played along {which was quite appropriate, considering this week’s life photo theme just happened to be play} while we brought out the cake.
11/52/Life - Playing "Happy Birthday" to Daddy.

Which means that since Friday, it’s Molly’s birthday prep time. Which also means that I’ve been sewing. She wanted a doll this year for her present.
Planning out Molly's birthday doll. She wants her to have a matching knitted dress to wear. <3
Yes, I know. Creepy if you are not a doll maker. Lol.
Day 1; progress.
Doll progress!!
Body sewn. She needs clothes, but I'm not sure Molly will give her back to me to finish!
Which is also coincidentally perfect for this week’s portrait photo theme of anticipation.

11/52/Portrait - She's Almost Ready!She is so excited about her new doll that she hardly will put her down long enough for me to finish her, as evidenced by her having to hold her last night, sans her matching knitted dress. Oh yeah, remember that rainbow dress that I’m making for Molly? Her doll is getting one too.
Knitting away!

Better get back to it! T-minus 6 days until her birthday party!

Marcus’ Third Birthday [aka 10/52/2013}

Truck Cake!

Happy Birthday To Marcus!

Well, it’s finally happened. My baby boy is THREE! Eeks. At least this week’s theme is “Change” because the idea of Marcus being 3 will take a bit of getting used to.
10/52/Life - Blowing out the candles.

One thing that certainly hasn’t changed is this boy’s love of trucks.
It's always time for trucks.

Or this boy’s love of cake.
10/52/Portrait - Get in my belly!
I took some artistic liberty with the theme of “entrance” for my portrait photo this week. That food certainly cannot enter his belly fast enough.

Happy Birthday, Marcus. I wish you happy truck dreams tonight, and every night.
Woah! 30th Anniversary Grave Digger!

9/52/2013

Some weeks things just seem to fall into place.

When I first found out the theme for Week 9’s portrait photo was “Yummy and Squared”, I wasn’t so sure this would have been one of those weeks. One day, Marcus walked up to me with what looked like a frosting goatee. Only it wasn’t frosting; it was lotion. Albeit vanilla scented lotion, it was certainly not all that yummy, as this week’s theme would suggest, but Marcus seemed to think it tasted just fine.
9/52/Portrait - Yummy?9/52/Portrait – Yummy?

Next up was my life photo. The theme was “Out of The Shadows”, and I just happened to catch this shot of Thomas and Molly watching a little movie after dinner. So unexpected. So sweet.
9/52/Life - Snuggling Siblings.9/52/Life – Snuggling Siblings.

So, I suppose this week? Totally one of those kinds of weeks.