Thursday, December 15, 2011

I live for little moments like that...

As more and more time goes by, I am left wishing Austin would stay little and that he will grow up all at once. Talk about confusing for a new mommy. He makes me smile at the most random times, and I can't imagine a day going by that didn't have little moments like those. Lucky for me, I am addicted to taking pictures and I get to share them all with you. :)





And here is a special treat... Austin's new favorite thing when he is throwing a fit is to get us to help him make these babble noises... soooo funny. 

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Sapp Family Photos

Thank you Diana Mallett for taking these wonderful pictures.
Austin was pretty cranky for this photo session, but we had an amazing photographer on our side. :) She was able to capture his best moments. I LOVE every single picture so so so so much!


















Photography! :)

I am seriously excited to finally share these pictures with you all. This is baby Jazmyn. She is the daughter of a very wonderful friend of mine, and is one of the sweetest little girls I have ever met. I immediately fell in love with her, and knew that the pictures I had planned to take of her for her mommy were going to turn out amazing. I am far from being a pro at taking and editing pictures, but this hobby of mine is quickly becoming a very important part of my life that I enjoy more and more every day. And with the new addition of my new SLR camera, it is only going to get better! These ones were taken before I got my new camera, but even so... they are B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!!



















Friday, November 25, 2011

Halloween!

I didn't dress Austin up for Halloween, but he did wear his skeleton pajamas. :) I snapped this cute pic of him in my Pumpkin that I carved with The Smiths.

And here is all of our Pumpkins lined up!

I get a huge kick out of decorating our house....


I see you!

(This looked super creepy at night because we had a black light in the porch light fixture... everything was glowing.... creeeeeeepy!)

Cardon Children's Hospital NICU Allumni Halloween Party

So all of you know that Austin spent the first week of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cardon Children's Hospital... Well each year an amazing nurse named Colleen puts on a Halloween party for all of her "Graduates." Most of the babies there are multiples or preemies, but there are a few, like Austin that just had a tough birth. Its a really great way to meet people that have been through and are going through some of the same things that you are. We met a nice family who has a daughter with two clubfeet, and since Austin has one on his left side, we struck up a conversation about the process and what a toll it takes on the kiddos and us, and all in all it was a really nice moment shared with a family who has lived and is living with the same disorder. We sort of felt out of place, because when you first glance at Austin, or even take a long look at him, it is very hard to tell that he ever had a stroke, or even ever had a clubbed foot. He seemed to be one of the healthiest children there, and for that I am so grateful. It sounds awful, but please know that I don't mean better those parents than us, I just mean I am glad that he looks, acts, sounds and is growing normally or even above normal considering what he went through, and to see those babies who look just like he did when he was hooked up to all the IVs and monitors makes me so happy to know that he really is living proof that they can and will walk away from their experience in the NICU with so much to live for just like Austin and Chris & I.
Enough jibber jabber... Here are the pics! Chris & I made Austin's costume. He was a caveman, and a darn cute one if I do say so myself. :)











After the party, we took Austin to the "Punkin" Patch by our house.....