Serra and I have both missed our daily walks! But now it's the right weather for us to do it again. And we've joined our same walking buddies- with one new addition [my best friend, Abby had a baby in April- so she's joined us on our walks]. Anyway, here are some cute pics I've taken recently.
This is Serra sharing a stroller with her buddy, Benjamin- and his baby sister in her own stroller.
I love this picture because this is what Serra does for most of our walks- stuff her face! [Another great reason we love sunny weather- fruit is in season!!!]
I went garage sale shopping on my birthday [which was nice enough to land on a Saturday this year!] and found this "treasure" for Serra for only a buck! Guess what she's going to be on Halloween either this year or next?
I love this picture because her curly hair works so well with this outfit- it was made for her!
Happy mother's day to all you mother's out there! Here are some cute pictures of me in my mother's day present- a new outfit! And Serra wanted to be in the pictures so bad, I figured she was allowed seeing as she's the reason I'm a mother. :)
With our tax returns, we decided to use a little bit of it to spoil me- since we just bought Ian a fancy new laptop, we figured I was owed some fancy new stuff [all of which cost less than his laptop!] So.... I decided to get a new flat iron- and any women settling for something less than a CHI ceramic flat iron is just wasting time doing their hair! I LOVE this flat iron- no more weird flips, body bumps, frizzy hair... and I've straightened all of my hair in a 4th of the time! Here's a pic:
Also, I bought a new purse- well, actually 4 purses in one. It's called the Miche bag- there is a basic bag and then there are magnetic shells that go over it to change the style of the bag to match your outfit- I don't have pictures of it yet because it doesn't arrive until this week- I'll post pictures when I do have it though!
And lastly, I got a new camera- FINALLY! I have had my eye on the Nikon D40 for a long time now and I am SO glad we finally have it! I can take pictures a lot better and a lot faster- with a lot better quality. Every parent should have a good quality camera- I'm just upset we waited so long! So, you'll be seeing a lot more pictures on my blog [I think I took over 300 pictures on the day it arrived in the mail!] :) So here's a picture of my old manual film camera my dad bought me for high school graduation: Here's the silly little compact digital camera we've been using since a little before Serra was born [would NOT recommend it to anyone!]: And here is my new snazzy camera [sorry the picture of it stinks, but I can't use it to take a picture of it... so I had to use my silly camera one last time- and believe me, it was the LAST time!]:
What Ian was doing while I was busy taking over 300 pictures of Serra with our new camera:
I love this picture- Ian's stretching his back out. :)
Why was he doing yard work?... because our grass was THIS long! Also, some of you may remember when we moved into our house, the flower beds looked like this: Well, after two years, we finally not only weeded them completely, but we planted a few lilac and smoke bushes- and we put in gravel! Yay!
Playing with Daddy's pool table [Ian's mom & I bought it for his birthday last month].
Helping Daddy vacuum her room. [Whenever she sees the camera she now says "cheese"- something she learned from her cousins... it's hard to explain to a 21 month old that sometimes you want a picture of them concentrating!]
Serra pulled out my shoes and proceeded to walk around the computer room with them on- I HAD to take a picture because it's a classic!