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Liza is four weeks old today, so I guess it’s about time I posted a proper photo of her! I took/edited this really quickly today while Vada was taking her nap, so I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. The bunny hat was the first thing I ever bought for her after we found out we were having another girl.

Things have been going smoothly with little Liza so far.  She’s super sweet and sleepy and content. She only cries a little bit and it’s usually pretty easy to console her when she does. She loves to be swaddled and rocked and snuggled. She looks so much like Greg! I think the first thing I said after she was born was that she has Greg’s nose :) She likes taking a bath and her hair sticks up all over the place after it’s washed, making her look even more like her daddy. Vada is starting to warm up to her and it’s so sweet to see her taking care of her little sister. I can’t wait to watch them grow up together. So happy! :) ♥

Polaroid just came out with a new, really cool looking instant camera. It prints your photos out instantly like an oldschool Polaroid but also allows you to save and edit them before printing. That’s the best of both worlds right there!

How fun would this be at a birthday party? Set up a super cute photo booth, print the photos right there and give them away as party favors! Then post them all on Facebook or Flickr for everyone to see, and print extra copies later for your scrapbook. This thing is definitely going on my wish list!

The Polaroid Z340 – available at for $299 (with 10 prints) & $349 (with 100 prints) ♥

I just finished up my second week of my online photography class, Shooting 101. The focus of the class is to get comfortable using your camera in full manual mode, which happens to be one of my life goals. I’m really having a lot of fun learning how my camera works. With each new lesson, I have an “ohhhhhh so that’s what that button does!” moment. There are so many things to remember and to take into consideration when shooting in manual, but I’m starting to get it. It feels good! There have been so many times that I’ve taken a picture with a “vision” of how I want it to come out, only to be totally disappointed when I look at the shot later on my computer. This class is giving me the tools I need to actually achieve that perfect shot that I envisioned. I love being 100% in control of my photography instead of just pressing the button and crossing my fingers.

Vada’s sick of it, though. ♥

We finally got a snow day this winter. I was worried the snow would never come! Vada absolutely loved it. We didn’t get her any proper snow gear this year, so we just bundled her up in a bunch of layers and let her wear an enormous pair of snowboarding gloves. They looked hilarious but kept her little hands warm! She and Greg played outside for a long time building snowmen and throwing snowballs.

While I was editing these photos I started to feel all sentimental thinking about how there are only so many snow days you get to spend with your children while they’re still little. You only have so many opportunities to make great memories. Time just goes by so fast! I mean, flashback to this baby snow bunny… ♥