Saturday, July 25, 2009

Pictures of the Girls

For over a month now I've had the darnest time with our camera. It was so unbelievably difficult to get a picture in focus and was really driving me crazy. I'd take 115 pictures to get a couple dozen in focus. Finally we figured it out. Our camera has a few settings in terms of speed and was set at the slowest speed so it was almost impossible to get anything not blurry. It is now fixed and I should enjoy taking pictures more. Here are a few recent ones of the girls:

I finally got out our inflatable pool. Felicity hasn't wanted to go in it yet but Cecilia is having a blast being able to splash all she wants without hearing me scold, "Keep it in the tub!" She brought a small basketball in and was splashing the water with it, jumps in and out of the pool, kicks water every which way and has asked to get a beach ball and go to the beach sometime. Maybe in September. She was disappointed not to be able to swim via "kick, kick, kick." So I told her of my plan: I'm hoping, in  few months when Elizabeth is a bit older, to be able to leave Felicity and Elizabeth with James long enough to take Cecilia to a local big pool and begin teaching her how to swim. I grew up loving swimming and was on a few swim teams. I also consider it a valuable survival skill. She loves playing in the water and I believe is ready to begin learning a few things.

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I was told I didn't have enough pictures of Felicity smiling. Of course, with a camera making everything blurry, I had a really hard time getting any picture of a happy, moving Felicity in focus. She has a few smiles. She does a scrunched up/eyes closed grin:

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And then the big smile:

IMG_4442Of course, having a camera that takes pictures in focus makes a world of difference when it comes to snagging those pictures of an infant:

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Deep Thoughts with Elizabeth Agnes:

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Surrendering to sleep....

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You know your still in that first month when they sleep this much...

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But it is adorable when she is awake and content to look at you...

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2 comments:

  1. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! From a very proud Grandma

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  2. Beautiful pictures! So glad you got the camera figured out.

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