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Living In the Lens November 12, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Motherhood,Photography — Kelocity @ 4:43 am
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As a mom, I’m always staring at Adele in awe at how big she is and how much she can do now. I’m constantly wondering where time went and where my little newborn has gone. Although I’m trying to live in the moment more, I’m also conscious of the fact that these moments too are fleeting and I have to capture them so I can look back and smile someday.

This week, I noticed Adele was trying to escape the bathroom by reaching for the knob. She can’t quite reach, but I ran out and grabbed my camera and made her try again to capture it. It was just so cute because even on her tiptoes she’s not quite tall enough.

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Someday I’ll say “remember when you could barely reach the top of the counter?” And I’ll have this picture to look back on.
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I love my posed photoshoot pictures, but I really love these ‘slice of life’ ones more. The ones that will someday paint a picture of someone’s life.
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The ones I’ll look at when my baby goes to college and I miss her.
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But right now, I’m enjoying her here and now. And maybe snapping some photos along the way to remember it by. That fine balance between living in the lens and living behind it.
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Memorial Day Weekend Recap May 29, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Beach — Kelocity @ 10:27 pm
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What a crazy busy weekend we had around here this week! I’m a big fan of “making lemonade” out of my “time off lemons”. I squeeze those lemons so tight to get every last drop of juice out. Ok, enough analogies… here’s my weekend recap.

FRIDAY
-Picked Adele up early, headed to an indoor playground where she played with ride on toys and practiced walking.

-Adele took a 2 hour nap in the afternoon (and I slept for 1.5 hours too!) Wonderful!

-Went for an evening walk in the neighborhood

SATURDAY
-Adele work up at 7:30a… and then went back down for a 2 hour nap from 9a-11a! Irving and I enjoyed the morning catching up.

-Adele’s first Swimming Lesson!!
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We practiced kicking our legs!
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Swim, swim, swim!
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-Picked up Adele’s friend and had an afternoon playdate!
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-Practiced Sharing Toys
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SUNDAY
-Got up early and went grocery shopping while Irving and Adele slept in (went to FOUR grocery stores looking for a pink cupcake… more on that below).
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-Went to JC Penney to take family pictures and Adele’s 1st Birthday photos! Thus the reason we needed a cupcake! Adele’s first intentional taste of sugar. Spoiler alert: she LOVED it.
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This is a teaser picture! More from the photoshoot coming this weekend!

-Lunch at Red Robin (Adele is literally bouncing out of the high chair from the sugar high). We eat quick and hightail it back to the car! And then Irving and I eat the rest of her cupcake in the car! BAHAHA.

-Sugar Crash… Adele sleeps for 2 hours in the car. We take advantage and drive to Toys R Us to look for birthday presents for our baby girl.

-Join some friends for the Valley Greek Festival. We enjoy amazing food and a fun afternoon. (You guys, the food!! I can’t even explain how amazing it was).

MONDAY
-Morning walk that landed us at a restaurant for breakfast. Adele tries to eat straws and throw spoons on the floor. I apologize to anyone I ever laughed at when they told me to “enjoy pleasant meals while the baby is still little”. I get it now. ha!

-Baby playdate at the beach! We had an amazing group. Seven babies in all! We were at the beach for 5.5 hours! Everyone had a blast. The weather was perfect, the waves were beckoning little baby piggies to touch them, and watermelon was consumed along with handfuls of sand. It was pretty epic.
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I tortured her by seeing if she’d stand in the sand. She wasn’t having it. haha
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My beach baby slept the whole way back home, had a quick bath and was in bed by 7pm. What an incredibly fulfilling and fun weekend with my girl. Long weekends rule!

 

A Cloudy Sunset May 17, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Hawaii,Photography,Travel — Kelocity @ 4:07 am
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On our last full night in Waikoloa, we decided to trek over to Buddha Point again for another gorgeous sunset. But the orange sky wasn’t in the cards for us, we were greeted by an unusually cloudy sky.
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But we had a blast taking pictures and enjoying the warm air anyways. It’s still beautiful even without the sun here!
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I think Adele must think the camera is my 5th appendage by this point.
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Working on the self timer. This is where Daddy will sit. haha
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There we go! (PS, this was on the Waikoloa Golf Course, luckily no more golfers were playing by the time we got there!)
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Family Picture! Might have to blow this one up.
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Some with dad..
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…And some with mom!
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Once the sun set (well, when we THINK it set… too many clouds to tell for sure!) we headed out for late-ish dinner down the street. Adele was tired, but we kept her entertained with bread and crayons.
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Sunset at Buddha Point May 14, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Beach,Hawaii,Photography — Kelocity @ 10:46 am
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There are few things in the world more beautiful than a sunset at Buddha Point. It’s a must-see when you’re in Hawaii. It did not disappoint. Adele was pretty tired, but she got a second wind when she realized it was a special moment to experience.

I present you: The Buddha Point Sunset in Pictures:
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The Buddha Point namesake statue:

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This picture. The lei. That hair. The golden sunlight. That grin. Love.

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Upside Down! Nothing makes her giggle more!

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Obligatory Family Photo!

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The sun, still high above the horizon.

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Baby Silhouettes!

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There it goes! Just beautiful. We took a second to celebrate our little family as the sun dipped below the earth. How lucky we are to have each other and to share that moment together. So incredibly lucky.

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Goodnight, Hawaii!

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The Park Thru a 50mm Lens April 16, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Photography,playground — Kelocity @ 1:42 pm
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We had a lot of fun playing with our new 50mm camera lens this weekend! Here are a few snapshots from Saturday!

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Ride em’ Cowboy!
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More to come!

 

Adele’s Photoshoot: Florida Edition March 22, 2013

Filed under: Baby,Family,Photography — Kelocity @ 4:21 am
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You didn’t think I’d let that little baby avoid a weekly photoshoot just because we were on vacation, did you? No no no, my friends. Poor kid can’t escape the camera even on the other side of the country. But she’s a ham, she loves it.
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But all these pictures weren’t just to capture her pretty face. I had a project in mind that I couldn’t wait to execute. It didn’t quite work out as planned, but I think it’s pretty awesome anyways. The Four Generations!
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We had so much fun last week!
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Behind the scenes!
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Photography Challenge Update: SF Edition October 19, 2011

Filed under: 30 Day Challenge,Photography — Kelocity @ 8:14 pm
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I’m doing these a little out of order here, but have no fear, I’ll make sure to post all 30 days worth of the Photography Challenge.

Day 11 – Something Blue
Oh yes, my friends. My something blue is my Tiffany’s necklace I got this weekend after completing the Nike Women’s Half Marathon for the 7th time! Instead of a race medal, all finishers get a necklace in this blue box (handed out by a firefighter in a tux!!) I proudly present my Something Blue!
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Day 12 – Sunset
This was taken out the window during our 6-hour drive back to San Francisco after the race. Taken with my five year old cell phone. (What? This was a photography challenge? he he!) Even so, I was able to capture a light flare!
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Day 13 – Myself with 13 Things
I decided to go with the intangible route. My ‘13 things’ is the 13 miles I walked this weekend with my Hubby during the half marathon.
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I have plans to actually play with my Irving’s nice camera this weekend so I’m hoping to get more artistic. It’s already almost Thursday! Where is the weekend?!

 

 
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