Friday, July 27, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012

Square Mouth

This baby is tuckered out today:
yesterday he was fussy most of the time, an unspecified complaint since he was dry, fed and mama worked his gums over lots of times with a pinkie knuckle, his favorite relief from the ache of teething.

Mostly his fussing makes us laugh because he is so wily, so smart:
he has found a way to somehow mimic in his throat the sound of deep angsty baby cries
and he makes this sound while his body is relaxed.
He mixes this in with a very conversational complaining, done with a square mouth, gums exposed and a chewing-esque expression on his face like he just tried catfish for the first time and found it unpalatable. 

Mind you, it's not like he is thrilled when this is happening, but if you catch him at the right angle with your wit and smiles, he too will smile before again insisting that you get off his lawn.

Invariably he calms when he's close:
Anthony wore the child while mopping yesterday and not a peep was heard above the gentle swish of the fabric on the hardwood.

So today he sleeps but in between we cuddle and coo
exercise and kibitz.

July 16th, 2012


Friday, July 13, 2012

Dr. Schmill

Where is that file??

Let me see now, where did I put it?

Ah! Yes there it is, thank you Nurse Janey!

San Jose's very own Mini-Doogie Howser
July 13th, 2012


Monday, July 9, 2012


When he is old enough to understand and recall golden moments

Orion may grasp just how loved he is
and how lucky he is to know such goodness.

July 9th, 2012


Friday, July 6, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Note on Tone

Dear Grandmas,

You may notice how different each daily picture looks; some are warm and golden while others are cool and blue-hued.

The warm photos are invariably shot in the bedroom (which receives the most luminous, toasty color) or the living room, while the cool tones are shot in the kitchen and my studio.

Our house is practically a crayola box of light hues!!

Just thought I'd fill you in on the magic of each room and how it affects the portraits you see here; evening also makes everything almost amber-warm no matter where I shoot. I love the differences!


4 months and 1 day!

A tiny man of many moods!

July 2nd, 2012