Just click on the picture to see it bigger... Bigger is DEFINITELY better!!!! :)

Monday, January 28, 2008

And Here is My Little Angel!

Auntie Kelly bought this cute little pink Ariel shirt and matching black tutu with sparkles for her... OMG!! She wore that thing EVERY SINGLE DAY for 6 months! I mean, it took a beating! I literally had to rip it off her body to wash it. It was a fight every time!!

So it's definitley too small for her now... not to mention, it's pretty rough shape! So guess what Ash got for Christmas from Auntie Kel?!? You guessed it! A new Ariel shirt and a new tutu and this time... WINGS!

So, I got her to pose for me and out of the 96 pictures, this is the only one that turned out semi non-corny. She's such a poser now! LOL

Thursday, January 24, 2008

OMG, My Little Baby is 18 MONTHS OLD....

.... and I think I am handling it quite well.... excuse me while I go have a good cry!!! :(

I can't believe my little angel boy is 18 months already!! Gosh he has brought a lot of joy and laughter in the last 18 months!! The kid is just a card! He really is! He takes after his daddy and his Grandpa Ian. I've never seen a baby with more personality than this little guy... I mean TRULY, to know him is to LOVE the kid!

So while Ash was singing her full ABC's, counting to 20 (10 in spanish), knew the lyrics to at least 5 songs and was saying full 3-5 word sentences by this age, Jake can say Mama, Dada, bye bye, night night, soother, banana, ball, poop, Papa, milk (kinda), and Jaker (kinda). But the kid gives a mean hug and kiss! It'll really melt ya!

Where he lacks in speech he WELL makes up for it in his physical abilities. I think Ash just learned last year that she could use a stool or chair to climb on and get to things that were higher... Jake was doing that when he 11 months old! He's not an ounce shy and loves to laugh. He's sweet and kind and loving and I just can't say enough about my little man!!

His favorites things include Dora, high heels, bead necklaces, footballs, tools and being naked! I guess he's got a little influence from everyone. And the kid has got a million nicknames: Jake, Jaker, Jakey, munch, munchkin, bubba, Jake-a-roo, Jakey-bear... I don't know how he knows his name at all. =)

Anyways, Happy 18 month Birthday to my baby today! LOVE YOU MUNCH!

This is my babes new "Cheese" face! LOVE IT!!! LOL

His new "Cool Dude" look.... oh my gawd... I'm so the lame mommy trying to be cool already. guh.

And here's Jake trying to sit on my lap while I'm trying to take his 18 month photo... got a little too close!! :)
Thanks for reading!

A Couple More Pics of Reid!

I took Ash over to Erika's house for a play date today and couldn't resist taking a few more shots of Little Mr. Reid... Enjoy!

This one was taken when I was finished doing the "artsy" ones... he was so happy I was done!! :)

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Graycen's Turning One!!!

It was our friends' (Tim and Kim) son's first birthday today and I took the kids to the party!! Oh my gosh he is cute!! How time flies eh? Click HERE to see the pics from his baby shower just under a year ago! My how he has changed!! (And thank god, so have my photography skills!!).

Here is the little man breaking into his cake... his first experience with sugar!!!
Enjoy! (Just click on the image to get a closer view).

And this is the view from their front windows and deck... I could stare at it all day!
Happy Birthday Graycen!!

I'm going to be late because of this!!

I'm supposed to be getting ready to go get my kids but I just couldn't resist putting up a few more shots of Baby Reid! He's just soooooo cute!!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Just to Hold You Over....

.... and by "YOU", I really mean Helen my mother in law! lol
These are the first few pics from our first real visit with our new nephew Reid... I'll post some more tomorrow. I could have stayed all day, he was just such a good little baby!

I think all my newborn shots are starting to look alike... guess that means I must go shopping and by some new props!! :)

And his big sister, our niece, Erika... she's very proud!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Ooooh! I can't wait!!

We're going to have our first real visit with Baby Reid tomorrow!! He'll be a week old. I can't wait! Hopefully they'll let me snap a few pics and I'll be sure to post them on the blog.

We're also going to Graycen's first birthday party on Sunday so I'm sure my camera will be with me. You can look forward to those photos as well!

I also just bought white seamless paper and am trying to perfect it before my boutique shoot. I'll post some Ash/Jake shots of those soon as well!

Just thought I'd update! :)

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Welcome Baby Reid!! ... FINALLY!

We have a new addition to our Kirby family. Our nephew, baby Reid was born this morning to our brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Sadie. Of course, I zipped up there and took some quick shots of the little guy and he's just adorable! Take a look!

He was only about 5 hours old in these photos... can you believe it?!?

What a little sweetheart!

"Enough pictures already Auntie Jill!!!!" .... You better get used to it kiddo!! :)

HAD to do my famous feet shot!

Here's a shot of momma and babe. She did awesome... only a couple hours labour total! I swear, these Kirby babies just slide out!

And here's Ted's brother, Rick... the proud papa!

And the whole family including big sister Erika!
Ash is so happy to have another cousin and I think Jake will be happy that he's not going to be the only boy!!
Thanks for looking!
Congratulations Rick and Sadie!!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Meet Logan!

This is Logan!! I went to school with his mommy from elementary school and now her and Ted work together. She's going back to work in March after maternity leave and I'll be taking this little guy for her. I can't wait... he's such a little sweetheart! Him and Jake will get along so well!

They stopped by today for a little visit and I just couldn't resist putting him in front of the backdrop to snap a few pics! He's just such a cutie!!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My, How the Tables Have Turned!

For awhile there, I couldn't even get Ash to look at my camera, let alone smile! I had to rely on Jake to get my camera fill. Now look who's the smiley face!! I LOVE IT!

.... (and all it took was the promise of a marshmellow!!)

And this is what Jaker gives me now. grrr.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

My Try at a Studio Set Up!

I'm thinking about getting in to studio lighting, etc. because of the dark days we have here in BC quite often in the winter. So here's my try at studio lighting (VERY cheap set up). But I thought I would share them here as they're kinda cute of the kids (who I had to bribe to pose for me!).

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Random shots of my kiddos!

We were playing in the kids' rooms yesterday and this is how it went!

YES, that IS Jake putting on high heel shoes. You should see the shots I took after this one! HILARIOUS!... but probably not suitable for this blog! ha ha!

Whatever Ash does, Jake has to do... and whatever Ash has, Jake has to have.

My little milk mouth baby!

And this is Ash's new "I will plaster on a fake smile just to make mommy happy" smile. ha ha!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Losing Weight in 2008!

I've decided, with the inspiration of a client/friend of mine, that this is the year to get back in shape! No more pregnancies, no more nursing, no more babies... time to get back to the pre-pregnancy me!

You can follow my progress on my new Blog: Where's Jill?

I'm pretty excited about it. My goal is 28lbs total and I want to achieve it by May 2008. We're going to Vegas again in May, and I want to be able to wear a bikini!! I will do it!!

Anyways, feel free to check out my blog... I think and hope it will keep me accountable. I'm going to post my weight loss every week on Mondays. Hope to see you over there! :)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Cutest Photo Contest 2007

I'm holding a Cutest Photo of 2007 Contest on my Photography Blog. I would love it if you would head over there and vote. Of course, I didn't include any pics of Ash and Jake cause it wouldn't be fair. But I would love to hear which pics are your favorites. I think this one of our friends' son Strachan is my all time fave from the year (and no Jordan, I'm not just saying that!!) LOL.

Thanks everyone! Click Here!