What we're up to...

Happy Labor Day!

We busted out the black velvet and the soft box for a quick portrait session during JT's afternoon nap today. Got it all set up with a few shots of him just laying on the velvet while he was drifting off (just like his big sister, the lights didn't bother him at all), then Jenn took over the camera while I hoisted the big guy up into position. She fired off a couple of quick frames and we had a keeper.

Processing notes: I recently picked up an Eye-Fi wireless SD card (in anticipation of taking pics at the hospital and getting them out to friends/family as quickly as possible) and am using that to transfer images directly to my iPad. After listening to the MPU 151 podcast, I also purchased Shuttersnitch for handling the wireless transfer and Handyphoto to do some processing. Handyphoto is all i used for this pic - just a couple spots at the edges (where the edge of the velvet was in the fame and needed some clone-stamp action to remove and a quick B/W conversion was it. Even made this blog post from my iPad. I haven't even transferred the RAW files to my computer yet! Can't wait to do this from our next family vacation - no more dragging a laptop!

A new addition

In my last post, I mentioned that changes were in the works...well, today I'd like to introduce the newest member of our clan, Joseph.

We are excited to meet him, and are looking forward to getting to know him. There will definitely be more pictures of him posted on the blog soon, but for now it's time for him and Mom to rest up a bit.

Cheerleading...sorta

Jenn signed K up for a one-day cheerleading camp at Rocky Mountain College this weekend, where they learn a cheer in the morning and perform it at halftime of the men's basketball game that night.  It was an interesting experience - despite making lots of loud noises herself on a regular basis, K is really rather gunshy when loud noises that she didn't create are concerned.  So having 15 other little girls all screaming out a cheer next to her was a bit startling.  She liked the idea of flinging pompoms around, but was less enthused about the actual routine.  During the performance, she just stood there looking miserable!  But afterwards, she was flinging pompoms around in the stands with her friends and having a great time. :)

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Snow Play

A few weeks ago we were visiting family in Denver, and for one afternoon we also got to visit our friends Evan and Nicola.  (You may recognize them from a couple photos we took several years ago in the Family/Kids gallery)  Their daughter Genevieve was born just a bit before Katherine was and it was neat for them to get to play together again! They had a blast, especially when Evan broke out the sleds!