Everyone asks…….”So you must just photograph your kids all the time, huh?” Um, no…not really. Unless you count the little diaper bag camera I carry around with me everywhere just like most moms. Ava is pretty much over the camera as soon as I point the thing at her, so I try not to torture her too much. But after a full 7 days of hosting my out of town brother and his family (yes 7 days….but I still love you guys!), we realized the time had come…..Sunday was picture day. All day. It was blood, sweat and tears for all of us…but so worth it!!
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Ava and Cal had a blast at the ballpark with their cousins watching mommy and daddy photograph the players with their kids. Ava explained to everyone that her daddy was a Ranger and that’s why we were on the field. Sorry baby, in dad’s dreams!!
My brother, sister in law, nephew and twin nieces are in town. Tonight we were eating dinner on the porch and I spotted something…so wrong…so disturbing….so yuck….right-on-my-house. OMG and Matt just wanted to HOLD it. Yes hold it. OK, it is father’s day and he does love his outdoor domain, so I refrained from throwing a shoe at his new friend. He gave us an earful about how great it was that a tarantula wants to live here….because it MUST be due to his mastery of organic gardening. Anyway, after shaking off the heebie jeebies (and googling tarantula…I could tell you all about them now and how they are not a threat to people), I got out my macro lens and shot through the window as the kids ohh-ed and ahh-ed.
I got a new lens this weekend, and it seems a little silly that I wait until I get new equipment to take pictures of my own 2 kids. People always assume I photograph my own kids all the time. But for me, I’d rather not have them be so sick of my camera that they run and hide when I pull it out. So, I do have the little point and shoot digital in the diaper bag like most moms, but I think I should start to pull out the big gun more often with them. Here’s some snaps from our yard this Saturday…..
I see babies every day, and I am constantly amazed that so many parents are battling the same evil monster that we did with both our babies…..reflux. I thought I’d share the biggest blessing that happened to our family during that time: Pediatric Chiropractic. With Ava, she was 5 months old when we discovered Lomonaco Family Chiropractic in Highland Village. She had been medicated with Zantac for 3 months and while her symptoms were much better with the medication, I just felt awful about giving my tiny fragile baby an adult medication for heart burn. Within one adjustment we quit the Zantac cold turkey with no problems. (I had tried for months to wean her off the medication with no success). With Cal, he was born with such bad reflux that at the age of just 3 days he had to have an upper GI xray just to make sure that all the “plumming was right.” I begged our pediatrician to give us through the weekend to begin the treatments and medication she wanted to prescribe to him, and we drove as fast as we could to the Lomonaco’s. Again, we had great success and Cal is still drug free. We have learned so much about natural health care and maintenence of the immune system through these amazing doctors. In addition to helping to cure the reflux, our kids have had ear infections healed and allergies cleared. Its truly amazing to see such healing through a gentle treatment that helps the nervous system most effectivly run the other systems of the body. I really recommend looking into this treatment if your family is sleepless and your baby is miserable! http://www.lomonacofamilychiropractic.com