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Fun Time Summer Time With the Ones I Love

I am having a blast this summer with my grandbabies! And in case you were wondering … no, I don’t always have a camera in their space or face (gol, what do you think I am — obsessive or something? Do not answer that) … but I figure since they are oblivious to it most of the time, why shouldn’t I get these […]

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Megan - August 15, 2011 - 8:36 AM

I’m not even sure where to start…I had such a delightful time reading this, crying some, laughing others and completely having my heart overwhelmed with love, joy and delight. You captured their personalities in the sweetest of ways, and I loved seeing all of the pictures that I’ve seen you snap, but haven’t SEEN. I’m not even going to start in on favorites, because there were too many- but I did love how you captured her coming out of the water when Robby dunked her.

Thanks for all you do- the snapshots, editing, bubbles, sleepovers, 2-kid putdowns, clothes and more. You spoil us all. Love you!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 15, 2011 - 11:26 AM

Thanks for your sweet comments Meg. I had such fun pouring over all my pics seeing which ones would make the blog cut. It got a bit long (ya think?!). MOM XXO

Your Man - August 15, 2011 - 5:34 PM

Wow, I think I’m even becoming more of a softy than I thought. What great pics and moments that will never be forgotten. You are the greatest!!!!! Love

Megan - August 17, 2011 - 6:11 AM

Oops…forgot to mention how much I loved the Grampa/Sydney bubbly dialogue. PERFECTLY put!

Aubrey Archuleta - August 19, 2011 - 8:42 AM

So great, I just l.o.v.e.d. every bit of this post! Thanks for such a fun perspective on summa time with toddlers. Love the boobies comment & the bubble story, so entertaining, as we have all been there!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - August 19, 2011 - 9:02 AM

Thank you Aubrey, I realize it was long so happy that you actually took the time to read the darn thing! It just kept growing and growing and you know how many pictures were “left behind” for me to wonder what to do with. My camera is a magnet to these kids.

Ali C - August 19, 2011 - 11:57 AM

Thanks for your kind words on my blog! Those are some seriously adorable grandbabies you have there! You can see your love in every image!

Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day to all Americans out there! We were camping so I bought little shirts and flags for our grandbabies, now 18 months and 20 months, to celebrate on Sunday night. The sparklers got the kabash since I was thinking more of a photo shoot than forest fires and hefty fines, but luckily my […]

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[…] took an old chair, and set them on the hillside with the beautiful evening light. (You can see them here since we are allowed to have more than one photo this week.) Some were better than others (but […]

Your Man - July 5, 2011 - 7:51 PM

What sweet pics,hun. You have 2 cute babies. Great job!!!

I Heart Faces Photo Challenge | Whimsical

Visit http://www.iheartfaces.com/ to see more photos of whimsy. One of Webster’s descriptions is “acting or behaving in a capricious manner” and if you don’t know what capricious is (cause I didn’t), it’s “given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behavior.” We were invited to a “Hoe Down” this weekend and this little guy’s […]

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carrie wohlt - June 28, 2011 - 6:01 AM

Love the Photo. And I know what your talking about how ones mood can change with a horse around. I had a horse when I was growing up and my mood was very different when I was around my horse. I love the lightness of your photo and the expression of boy melts my heart.

Dreaming Hollow Photography - June 28, 2011 - 7:59 AM

This is such a beautiful image….love the light, the little boy and the mood of a beautiful sunny summers day! Sorry you are having trouble using your textures in PS Elements. You are welcome to e-mail me. I used to have elements (now have CS5) and know it can sometimes be a little tricky. Have a great day and hope you frame this lovely photo!

Jessamyn Rasmussen - June 28, 2011 - 2:05 PM

I Heart Faces Challenge | Let's Hear It For the Boys

http://www.iheartfaces.com/ This weeks challenge at I Heart Faces is “Let’s Hear It For the Boys”. We were at our son’s house for Father’s Day and he took the opportunity to give his 20 month old son some rowing lessons. Anything his dad does, my grandson is ready to do too — and it looks like […]

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Maggie - June 20, 2011 - 10:22 PM

Beautiful picture and I love the quotes too!

Sara Rogness - June 21, 2011 - 5:10 AM

Hah! You, Ms. Mary are a sweet, funny woman (with an eye for composition, no less- as evidenced by this photo). I was wondering if you’d comment on mine! Thanks again, Sara

Tomara - June 21, 2011 - 7:08 AM

So sweet! My youngest has become a be-like-dad kid and I LOVE every minute of it! Great photo!

Taryn Yager Photograph - June 21, 2011 - 9:02 AM

beautiful, love the lighting

Linda Johnston - June 21, 2011 - 11:57 AM

What a precious picture. What a great Dad!.

Rosie - June 21, 2011 - 1:10 PM

So cute! The processing is perfect as well 🙂

Jana - June 23, 2011 - 5:46 PM

Mary this is SOOOO adorable! Really a priceless photograph! He looks like he’s having the best time rowing on grass! LOL! Love it! And thank you for such kind and wonderful words you posted to my page. I think you made my day! 😉
xo Jana

Tiffinee Smart - June 24, 2011 - 11:40 AM

That’s a priceless photo!!! And I love the quotes you included….so true!! Thank you for the sweet comment on mine as well!

Beth - The Botut Blog - July 22, 2011 - 1:00 PM

These photos of yours got my ovaries beating!

Matt, Danielle, and MJ

This little grandson of mine is now 19 months old so it was time for some new family portraits. Danielle wanted “old wood and tall grass” so I tried to deliver. The little fellow wasn’t so much into pictures as he was the rocks, glass, dirt, bugs, and anything else he shouldn’t have, so when we […]

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Megan - June 7, 2011 - 7:35 AM

These are so awesome- totally worth the long drive to get them. I love the shading and b/w with pieces of color you did- I can’t WAIT to see how great ours turn out!!

Linda Johnston - June 7, 2011 - 9:31 AM

These pictures are awesome!! Of course it helps to have such photogenic subjects. What a beautiful little family. Now, Mary, lets see what you can do with my bunch of cutie patooties (be warned, the parents and grandparents will be a little more challenging). Can’t wait to see the Gerich’s cuteness.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 7, 2011 - 9:48 AM

Thank you Linda! I told Danielle I took too many pictures to which she said in an e-mail “I’m sorry we are such a cute family with such amazing talent… guess we should start charging people to take our pictures ;)” (News flash: I think I already DO pay to take their pictures … which you know I love, love, love and love to do.) Megan and Robby are next – this Thursday so I’ll post those next week after camping. As for your upcoming photo shoot, no worries. You could be blinking and noone will even notice with all of your cute grandkids in the picture. Oh wait! You WILL be blinking. We need to work on that.

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

shayna - June 7, 2011 - 7:10 PM

Love the one of MJ behind the wheel and also the next one of his profile while laughing. The big people are pretty cute too 🙂

Your Man - June 7, 2011 - 7:11 PM

What good looking kids we have .not to mention the cutiest grandkid. As usual you did a great job. Must be kind of easy thou knowing they come from good stock! Love ya.

Aubrey Archuleta - June 7, 2011 - 9:05 PM

Wow! SLAY ME. That baby is so cute & wowsers Matt better keep good tabs on Danielle, she’s HOT! Nice work “Guy” 😀

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - June 7, 2011 - 10:49 PM

See why I want to push the “pause” button on MJ. Cute kid … looks just like his pretty momma. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone.

Laura Higgs - June 8, 2011 - 4:38 PM

Awesome. Love love the color. Danielle looks like a model. It looks like the pictures that come in the frame.

Sydney Reece and Co.

Megan, Robby, and 16 month old Sydney have been home for five weeks now and it has been crazy good! We have made up for lost time by doing lots of things together. Of course I usually have my camera in tow (except for this week when I got two big and two little visitors […]

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Megan - May 12, 2011 - 7:04 AM

Oh my sweet heavens. How can my heart melt so many times? I want to go wake her up just so I can squeeze that little cutie! I have been wondering where all those (amazing) pictures that I knew you took were…and here they are!!! Thank you! The one of you and her on the swings is perfect- your Grandma smile in that picture is priceless.

Btw- the watermark on the pics looks good!

Laura Higgs - May 13, 2011 - 12:05 AM

Love the pictures. Between Megan and your site, I am watching close from a far.
Your picture taking quality is extremely professional. Keep up the great work.

Your Man - May 15, 2011 - 2:58 PM

What a beautiful granddaughter I have. Not to mention wife and daughter. Yea , bet you were in my shoes.

Miss Ella and the Boys

Ella is almost 7 months with big dark blue eyes and two cousins that think she’s pretty cool. I took family portraits last November when Ella was just a couple months old and was privileged to be asked to take hers again now. She was the focus and her cousins would join her for some Easter-outfit […]

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amandapfeifer - May 9, 2011 - 4:07 AM

That second from the last one made me laugh! That needs to be hanging on a wall somewhere!

Christine Ellis - May 9, 2011 - 7:30 AM

Great photos Mary! I love the last two!!! So sweet!

Roberta Johnston - May 9, 2011 - 10:56 AM

What beautiful pictures, darling, darling children! What wonderful memories for their parents to have for years to come. Ella had some wonderful outfits, baby modeling here she comes!! Great job as always Mary!!

botut - May 11, 2011 - 4:28 PM

OH This is THE BEST one EVER! Really! I love these!! and the descriptions…LOL. Thanks for the smiles Mary.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - May 11, 2011 - 7:38 PM

Wow, Beth (and you other commentators), thanks for boosting my confidence. I get to photograph Ella in another few months – yippee!

[…] you would like to see the entire post of Ella and her cousins, check it out here in the post called “Miss Ella and the Boys.”  She’s a cutie, this […]

[…] is 18 months old and you’ve seen her before here (at 6 months) and again at her Onederful Birthday Party last September. It was a year ago at […]

[…] when Ella was just a new baby and I was first starting out two years ago, at Easter when Ella was 3 months (I won a blue ribbon at the Fair from one of those images of Ella and her cousins), again when […]

A Big Easter Surprise

On Tuesday, I came home and met Mike outside mowing the yard. [Said in my sweetest wifey voice] “Hon, I need your help. Could you find me a big box … I need a big box.” We chatted about boxes until the big question I was dreading finally came. “What do you need a box for?” “Weeeell […]

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Sheila Clark - April 22, 2011 - 7:30 AM

Oh Mary! LOL! Those are so cute! Even though they aren’t the photos that you expected to get, they are so darn cute. I love the one of MJ laying on the floor looking at the chick and the one where it looks like he’s going to squeeze the life out of it. So funny! I hope you get the shots that you want on your second try 🙂

Linda Johnston - April 22, 2011 - 8:56 AM

Who needs Anne Geddes when you’ve got Gramma Mary? Sometimes pictures are cuter when they don’t go as we plan. It shows those precious little personalities. Besides, I think there is a reason why Anne Geddes often chooses newborns for her work–they sleep a lot, unlike 1 1/2 year olds. I can even see the look on Mikey’s face when you told him why you needed the box (I think he secretly loves your big ideas). I can see chickey love all over his face.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 9:57 AM

Oh my goodness Linda, I was smiling through your note, but that last line, I busted out laughing at my desk. Oh my, wait till Mikey reads that! Too good and you are too funny … you should start a blog.

Kathy Grover - April 22, 2011 - 2:29 PM

Holy Cow! Holy Chicks! Anna Geddes has got nothing on you.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 2:35 PM

Kathy, you always crack me up. Thank you.

Mary Kuehn - April 22, 2011 - 9:02 PM

I will not show those pictures to Mark for he would look like Mike and I would be feeding chicks. My fav was Sydney in a line with the chicks. “The 4 Chicks” Try it again when they are 4 or 5 it might go better. Turned out great! See you soon.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 10:20 PM

What’s Mark’s e-mail address again?

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 10:24 PM

Sheila, I could appreciate you being the mother of twins and what you do on a daily basis after this photo shoot … and we had two mothers, a great-grandma and me! Thank you for commenting Sheila … have a great Easter!

Your Man - April 23, 2011 - 6:12 AM

I would really like to know what chickey love is or looks like.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 23, 2011 - 7:26 AM

You know when you look at me? That’s chicky love. Lovie you too.

It's Almost Easter … Got Your Happy On?

I planned a pre-Easter “play date” for April 20th (which just happened to coincide with MJ’s 18 month birthday). My daughter, daughter-in-law, and the grandbabies came over in the morning after breakfast with Easter outfits in hand because sometimes it’s better to get those pictures out of the way early in case it doesn’t pan […]

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Megan - April 21, 2011 - 6:23 PM

I know a Gramma who has her happy on!!!

What a fun day- thanks for making Easter egg-stra (i know, so cheesy) this year.

Lucky little grandkids you have!!!

amandapfeifer - April 21, 2011 - 7:00 PM

haha!
nice work.
A very similar story for us last year..
egg dying just didn’t go over great with my daughter and 3 of her friends last year. We tried making eggs from rice crispies, and dipped them in chocolate and candies. Thought it might be more age appropriate, and go over better… it didn’t. They just ate the candy.
I love setting up holiday “to-do’s” and love it no matter the outcome!

Kathy Jones - April 22, 2011 - 2:09 PM

Ahhh – but it all finally came together as your next post proves. Great fun pictures – You have so much fun with those grandbabies of yours. They truly are the luckiest! I am in the midst of trying to create my own memories with my girls running all around – my how I have missed them!!! They are so cute!

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 2:16 PM

Thank you Kathy, Having grandbabies is the best as you well know since you are several “Grandma Years” ahead of me. If you want to have your girls meet Big Ben, Benny and the Jets, and Soul Sista, bring them over before they return home — I’ll have them another week or so. Bring your camera too!

Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

Laura Higgs - April 22, 2011 - 7:36 PM

Love it. So daring with all that color. I would have had to do it outside on the grass. I’m so much more boring.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - April 22, 2011 - 10:38 PM

Soooo cheesy but love it and love you!

How to Entertain a 17 Month Old

We babysit this weekend and decided “an adventure” of some sort was in order. After breakfast we checked out the toy box to find the perfect adventure hat. He put the safari hat on and never took it off for hours. If it fell off, he put it back on. (Said 17 month old’s father better be […]

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Megan - March 29, 2011 - 5:11 PM

How freaking ridiculously adorable!!! I LOVE his obsession with the safari hat!!!

We’ll see if Syd picks out a hat…so far it’s a short lived accessory. 😉

Linda Johnston - March 30, 2011 - 8:25 AM

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again, I think you might get the “Maam Maw of the year award” for your photographic genius–the commentary is as good as the pictures. But I think I still get “Hon” of the year for my massive quantities of cooking for the grands and their parents. (No wonder I have ALWAYS struggled with my weight–I should take up photography.)

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - March 30, 2011 - 9:48 AM

Linda, you always make me smile and so thanks for the strokes! And to correct what you said about cooking … well, you don’t only feed kids and grandkids … you’ve pretty much fed just about everyone I know and then some! Thanks “Hon,” and hands down, you have the best grandma name ever! Today is a good day. Smile. Mary

Aubrey Archuleta - March 30, 2011 - 5:59 PM

My boys love the pet store too. I am okay with, except for the smell, oh man! It stinks!

Kathy Jones - March 30, 2011 - 6:24 PM

Well – after a long hard day at work it was good to come home and smile at your pictures! Thanks Mary, you made my day.

FairlyCandid.wordpress.com - March 30, 2011 - 7:37 PM

Nope, Pet Smart did not stink at all but I have been to some that have.

Sent from my iPhone

Amanda Pfeifer - April 5, 2011 - 5:54 PM

oh my goodness.. that face while pointing. the big “O” face.. is absolutely priceless~

[…] perfect in every way. If you would like to see his whole adventure, please check it out at “How to Entertain a 17 Month Old.”  It’s one of my favorite posts to date and I guarantee some big […]

Life with Kaishon - August 21, 2011 - 10:47 PM

You are the most fantastic Gramma! This outing sounds like so much fun. I also love your piggy bank idea : ) I can tell you love your grandbaby very, very much. Sweet post. LOVE your pictures. beautiful!