Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Little Candy

Fred Flare is currently offering this adorable Crystal Flowerette Ring to signal the coming of spring. The tantalizing gleam off the jewelstone is calling out the magpie in me.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

60's style pic of the Knaus girls

Remember those old washed out photos in those old albums? Thought I'd try my hand at some Photoshop work

Newport Beach

Occasion: Mother's Day
Where: Newport Beach

The water was a little cold that day so Marianna stayed away. Elena on the other hand was thrilled to see the beach and a little cold water wouldn't stop her from splashing around. Marianna ran around and stuffed her diaper full of sand.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Hair Update

Occasion: Summer!
Where: At home

It's getting hotter and my poor girls' faces are disappearing under thick tufts of hair. Mom and Dad have been kindly reminding me to cut their hair and so finally, after cleaning the kitchen I sat the girls down one by one and chopped it all off. Elena was used to a cut so she sat perfectly still while I clumsily butchered her poor strands. Marianna, on the other hand, was traumatized. The little plastic I wrapped around her shoulders was drenched with her tears. Oh poor thing. At the very least she will feel better with shorter hair. That's less hair I have to comb. I don't know if you've noticed but Yayaa's hair is longer than Elena's so she suffers through more brushing time. Not anymore!

Hey, you know what, the way I cut her hair kinda reminds me of that picture of Mom when she was 6 or so. Striking resemblance! We're only missing the mole on the chin.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Old School Imaging

I took some images from the party and doctored them up to look more 1960's. There's something about the stylized old photography that just makes it more personal and worn in than all those fancy high-tech 10 megapixel details.

Gian's Birthday Party

Occasion: Gian's Birthday Pool Party
Where: Uncle Harry's House

Happy Birthday Gian! I absolutely love hanging out with the cousins and the aunties because it reminds me of how crazy the family can get wherever they meet. The craziness always starts out with a funny story and then everyone gets louder...and louder until you can't understand anything they're saying. Is it english or is it cebuano? Such a sight warms my heart because I know these relatives have gone through so much in life but nothing reminds you of that when they get together. All they care to bring up are the funny stories and they love to laugh at how filipino they are.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Playing with leaves

January 10, 2009
Occasion: Hanging out
Where: Lulu and Lula's house

These pics are older but I had to include them. The wind had blown off all the leaves on the trees and the gardeners hadn't come by to clean it up so this was the perfect opportunity to do the obligatory play-in-the-leaves photo opp. You can tell it was quite a sensory experience for both the girls. The leaves give such a satisfying crunch when you walk over them.