38 posts categorized "Family FotoFun Friday"

February 08, 2007

Wild Card

We're all sick and I don't have the strength to pick up the camera.  Even if I did, we're all mucous covered and puffy eyed and look like crap.  Some of us smell like it too.

If I can't post the FFFF challenge tomorrow, please feel free to consider it a wild card challenge and pick your own theme.  I may borrow it for a future challenge.   

Family FotoFun Friday (Wild Card) Participants
1. From Here to There
2. Chinazhoumom
3. Just Keep Swimming
4. Why do these kids keep calling me mom?
5. Waala Family Adventures-Love
6. season star
7. Raising Cami Rose
8. Davis Days
9. Motherhood and Other Ramblings
10. Red Thread to Katelyn (snow days)
11. dragonwild-
12. dragonwild-this link is right
13. Kayce
14. mexican chopsticks
15. Twins!
16. Cannon Fishbowl
17. Three and a High Chair
18. MississippiZen
19. Sophie and Sage
20. AnnaClaire~Emily\'s Mei Mei
21. Random Thoughts
22. Bang the Drum and Shout!
23. Wee Sit Baby
24. mikala yin
25. Are They All Yours?
26. julie

February 02, 2007


Family FotoFun Friday Challenge #17 
Post your pictures on your blog and leave a link and a comment here before 2/9/07. 

This week's photo challenge is "Sleeping babies".  If you don't have your baby yet, feel free to post pictures of sleeping pets or snoring spouses.  Please don't forget to leave a comment after you leave your link. 

Sleepyhead_gwen_smThis "challenge" was particularly challenging since we've successfully used the Ferber method for many months and don't have any pictures of the kids sleeping (since they're always sound asleep in their crib where we don't bother them with flash photography!)

So, I had to dig back into the archives to find a favorite for each child.  This one was taken after Gwen fell asleep on the sofa last April.  She was so precious!  Really, like Sleeping Beauty!  Be sure to click on the image to see a better view of that precious sleeping face. 

Sleepyhead_maddy_sm This is our Maddy on just our 2nd day as a family (adoption day).  It was taken in the Taxi in Nanning, (Guangxi Province, China) as she slept on Daddy's chest after a particularly busy morning of shopping and running amok with Sister.

She was totally attached to Daddy back then.  He was the first person to hold her on Gotcha Day and I didn't step in for about 72 hours (my hands were quite full with Gwen).  We planned it this way since we wanted to make sure that each parent had one child to care for and neither of us was overwhelmed with two (while the other parent had none).  It was a strategy that worked beautifully!

Family FotoFun Friday Participants
1. Bang the Drum and Shout!
2. mexican chopsticks
3. Twins!
4. Vivi Claire and Bella Jane
5. Raising Cami
6. Davis Days
7. Why do these kids keep calling me mom?
8. Here We Grow Again
9. My Cup Runneth Over
10. Maggie Lin Chen
11. Marilyn
12. season star
13. Kat and Colin
14. Sophie and Sage
15. Our Three Daughters
16. She\'s a-DORI-ble!!!
17. Daily Grind
18. ska-doodle
19. AnnaClaire~Emily\'s Mei Mei
20. Random Thoughts
21. Motherhood and Other Ramblings
22. Michelle
23. Wo Ai Ni!
24. And Chloe Makes 6
25. Jennifer
26. Kunstman Family Adoption #2
27. Loving Gracie... Paperwork Pregnant No More
28. Loving Lydia
29. Julie
30. Journey to Sarah Lu
31. A Mei Mei for Avery
32. Are They All Yours?
33. Waiting For Ladybug
34. mikala yin
35. Julie
36. View from Elk Mtn
37. Mirjam Lambooij
38. Forks & Chopsticks
39. Two "Twin" Terrors

January 26, 2007


Family FotoFun Friday Challenge #16 
Post your pictures on your blog and leave a comment here before 2/2/07.

This week's photo challenge is "Profiles".


The idea for this week's FotoFun challenge comes from Trude of Season Star.  If anyone has ideas for future FFFF's, please email me.   

My girls are so pretty straight on that I've always considered a photograph of their profile to be a mistake.  Fortunately, I've not deleted the photos though!

It was fun to sort through the last few years of pictures to find profile shots.  Here are some of my favorites:


Gwen's Gotcha Profile
20060823_gotcha_113 Maddy's Gotcha profile
20061029glasses_141 Gwen's glamorous profile
20061207_maddy_pigtails_015 Maddy's demure profile

Family FotoFun Friday Participants
1. Mei Mei Journal
2. She\'s a-DORI-ble!
3. Kayce
4. Sophie and Sage
5. Loving Gracie... Paperwork Pregnant No More
6. Davis Days
7. Journey to Sarah Lu
8. Raising Cami
9. season star
10. MississippiZen
11. Twins!
12. Cannon Fishbowl
13. Motherhood and Other Ramblings
14. Waala Family Adventures
15. Random Thoughts
16. Just Keep Swimming
17. Here We Grow Again
18. Eileen
19. Bang the Drum and Shout!
20. mexican chopsticks
21. My Cup Runneth Over
22. Bonnie
23. Smith Family Adventure\'s
24. Ellen & Mae
25. Wo Ai Ni!
26. AnnaClaire~Emily\'s Mei Mei
27. Our Three Daughters
28. And Chloe Makes 6
29. Julie
30. Now We AreSix
31. Mikala Yin...Born in our hearts..
32. lindaJ
33. Keara
34. Loving Lydia

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January 19, 2007


Family FotoFun Friday Challenge #15 
Post your pictures on your blog and leave a comment here before 1/26/07.

This week's photo challenge is "shoes!".

Shoes The inspiration for this week's FotoFun challenge comes from Mary-Mia (who called me and gave me the idea). 

We have four little feet pitter-pattering everwhere and we have to cover them in something -- so here's our shoe collection. 

They're lined up all pretty just for display purposes.  Normally, they're all tossed into a box that we dig through every morning.  The box works better since the kids can easily put their shoes away (toss 'em in the box) without having to keep matched items together in neat rows.

On Gotcha Day, our cuties came to us with squeaky shoes.  We keep those shoes put away in a special box with all of the items they wore when we met them.  Squeaky shoes are near and dear to our heart.  Here's a video we made of Gwen in China in her squeaky shoes (and a couple of months later).


UPDATE: These just arrived in the mail today. We love Robeez but the girls have outgrown the infant sizes and now we have to order the toddler sizes online. These were from Amazon.com.  My only complaint is that the hearts are facing the same direction on each shoe.  It looks like two left feet!

Since the girls are napping, I thought you'd enjoy seeing our Kitty 'model' them. :)

Elmo Family FotoFun Challenge Participants
1. Salsa in China?
2. Cannon Fishbowl
3. Davis Days
4. BabygirlBainbridge
5. Bang the Drum and Shout!
6. susan furiato
7. MississippiZen
8. season star
9. Random Thoughts
10. Twins!
11. Loving Lydia
12. Aimee
13. mexican chopsticks
14. Wo Ai Ni
15. Motherhood & Other Ramblings
16. Journey to Sarah Lu
17. Lynne Liptak
18. Now We Are Six
19. Lisa
20. Loving Gracie...
21. AnnaClaire~Emily\'s Mei Mei
22. Just Keep Swimming
23. She\'s a-DORI-ble!!!
24. Here We Grow Again
25. Julie

January 12, 2007


Family FotoFun Friday Challenge #14 
Post your pictures on your blog and leave a comment here before 1/19/07.

This week's photo challenge is "Elmo!".

Elmo_sm The inspiration for this week's FotoFun challenge comes from Johnny's blog

If you have kids, chances are really good that you have Elmo somewhere in your house.  In our house, he's everywhere because Maddy loves him with all of her heart and soul.  We indulge her cute obsession whenever we can.  We only buy Pampers diapers because Maddy notices at every single diaper change that he's on every diaper.  The loveable red monster is everywhere else in our house too!  We've got Elmo sippy cups and Elmo bibs and Elmo books and an Elmo potty seat.  We have at least four furry Elmo dolls including one that talks and one that she can take a bath with.  We have Elmo slippers (Zoe slippers for Gwen). Then there's the half dozen Elmo DVD's which includes our all-time favorite:  Elmo In Grouchland (highly recommended!).  Yesterday, we bought Maddy a pair of super awesome Elmo shoes that light up when she walks.  She loved them so much that she wanted to sleep in them but we do have to draw the line somewhere.  ;)

Here's something cool I found on Jeff's Place:

Please enter your link ONLY if you're participating in the Elmo FotoFun challenge this week.  Instead of your name, please enter your blog's name.  To help us find that specific post on your blog, please enter the link that goes directly to it (How do I do that?).

Family FotoFun Friday Elmo Challenge Participants
1. Cannon Fishbowl
2. Mei Mei Journal
3. Just Keep Swimming
4. Salsa in China?
5. Salsa in China? (2nd photo)
6. Davis Days
7. MississippiZen
8. Becky
9. Three and a High Chair
10. Loving Lydia
11. Stinky Mouse
12. She\'s a-DORI-ble!!!
13. Ladybugs & Dragonflies
14. susan furiato
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