Little Fish

Of course I am playing catch up, but better late than never:) I couldn't let us get into fall without posting pictures of McKinley's first pool experience.

Fun with Daddy

Everyone tells us that McKinley looks just like her Daddy.

I just don't see it, do you:)

We Will Never Forget!

This past Sunday marked the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 terrorist attacks. On our way to church we drove by our local fire station and this is what we saw:

343 flags in honor of the 343 firefighters who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Also a picture of each of the 343 firefighters that lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

We will never forget!

Black and Whites

As if we hadn't already posted enough pictures of McKinley, here are a few of our favorite black and white images from her 3 month photos:

3 Months Old

As I mentioned in the previous post, Mike and I have been in the process of taking McKinley's 3 month pictures. Notice I used the word "process". Due to the very short attention span of a 3 month old, the fact that there are really only two times a day that light is great for outdoor pictures, and the best smiles come when Daddy gets home from work, it took us about a week to get all the shots we wanted. Then it took another couple of weeks for me to sift through the plethora of pictures (1,174 to be exact) and edit the chosen images.

Being that this didn't sound like a walk in the park, you are probably wondering why we decided to take on this task? The truth is we are CHEAP! After doing research, I found that most photographers only allot an hour of time for each photo session. Knowing how uncooperative McKinley can be when she is either hungry or tired (which for a 3 month old is the majority of the time), we just decided not to take the chance of paying a ton of money for mediocre results. I think we made a very wise decision because our very first try at outdoor pictures resulted in zero pictures and me in tears. We tried our hand at McKinley's newborn pictures here and we were happy with the outcome, so we decided to try the her 3 month pictures. I am planning on posting all the edited pictures on Facebook, but here are some of our favorites....enjoy:)