I bought a swing for Gwen. It got here today. I wasted no time putting it together. As in the UPS guy rang the bell and I had it out of the box before he even drove away.

There is a story behind why I want a swing so late in the game, but we'll keep it short and just say I wanted it for nap-time.

There's no hiding the fact that my baby is chunky. Which means the swing has a hard time swinging. But it works. Enough.

And yes, this is two days late (seeing as it's not Thursday), but I am there in the picture. Hidden like Waldo. But there. So I totally am embracing the camera! Kind of.

Ironic how I wanted her to sleep somewhere besides my arms, so I could get a few things done. . . and I can't stop watching her sleep! But gosh darn it, she's just too cute!


I've Got Sunshine.

Little Miss wakes up all smiles these days. I am so in love with her squishy cheeks!

And these make me smile. She was thrilled to have brother and sister join her, can't you tell?!

Oh how I love all three of my little munchkins.



This week has flown by. And yes, I forgot what day it was AGAIN. Time to {embrace} that camera.

You know it's time for a new 'do, when the only "style" you are sporting is a quickie ponytail. And by you, I mean me. And while we are talking about me, let's talk about my hair, or rather what I should do with my hair.

Here's the question: Keep it long (and sexy), so it can still be ponytail accessible? OR short (and sassy), so it is off my neck? Because let's be honest 100 degrees and 50+ something in humidity, and the hair sticking to my neck. . .I am so not a fan.


It's Thursday.

Is it Thursday already?! After having baby number three my days seem to run together. I can never remember what day of the week it is. The actual date. . . forget it. No really, I have to check out my google calendar e.v.e.r.y.d.a.y!

Anyway, Thursday means it's time once again to {embrace} the camera. I jumped in and tried to steal the show from little miss and her tummy time. . .

So not going to happen with this little diva! This is before I joined in, relaxed and enjoying the view:
I join in the picture and I get a warning "get out of the picture mom"

But I jump back in, you know just in case the first picture of her and I doesn't work. So she gives me a second (louder) warning "I told you get out of my picture mom!"

After the third time, she was DONE. . . so much for trying to steal her thunder!

P.S. Really she just didn't like me trying to run and jump on the bed before the timer on the camera would go off. Then me jumping back off the bed to restart the camera. I say whatever, shouldn't she be used to it by now. . . she does have an older sister who is part spider monkey! {promise I am not that mean, and picked her up when she got really mad.}

P.P.S. She is just too cute. Even when she's mad.


Pictures with Mom

I am always the one behind the camera.
I like it that way.
But it's time to change.
I know some day the kiddos will love/want these pictures.
The good, bad, and the ugly. . .
Today was a start.

Something I have wanted to do for a long time, but always come up with excuses (you know like weight, no time, too tired etc) . . . my blogging buddy Emily came up with the idea for {embrace}the camera on Thursdays, and gave me the push to at least try and start. Come join us!