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Happy Birfday [livejournal.com profile] deeteeuk!!!

Have a few pints for me!
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Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
My friends have been gracious enough to model for me and my homework again this weekend. Traci ([livejournal.com profile] to_rei_shi) was first in line, daringly wearing her least favorite lip color like a pro. Get over it girl, you're freakin' gorgeous.

Next in line was [livejournal.com profile] hatefulerin. It's been a while since I've photographed Erin. We've decided we have a lot of work to do. I did some shots of her years ago that I really loved but unfortunately they were not shot in the proper file format, and could have been better set up. Therefore we will be redoing them as time allows.

I have so many projects I want to work on. I want to get some paint and paint bodies... and then photograph the painted bodies. That would be awesome. I just need more nudies. :)

I would really like to spend some time with a studio space experimenting. So, add to the list Place to Live with studio space. I think we can manage that eventually ... Enjoy.

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Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
Ewan is 1 whole year old! We had a lovely little party for him with many fine people in attendance. Ewan received some amazing gifts today - and thoroughly enjoyed road testing them.

Fortunately, he went down for an nap about an hour and a half before his party as so was able to get some rest before the fun began. This meant that he did not scream through his first birthday! In fact, he was well behaved and a little charmer, as usual.

His little friend, Alice, was in attendance and between the two of them we had cuteness overload. She's 17 months old and about his size. I'm so glad he had a friend to play with today!

In proper photography nerd-mom fashion I set up lights for his cake annihilation so as to get some keepsake shots. I'm so excited to have the squashing of his cake captured forever. I was so impressed at how he totally destroyed it! He just poked it at first, but before long he was in there with both hands tearing it apart. He didn't eat much of it, fortunately. I was a little disappointed that he didn't rub it all over his head or anything of that nature, but he still made enough of a mess to earn himself his second birthday bath of the day. He got a bath and a costume change... and I got a costume change as well.

I can't believe it went so quickly. I can never seem to get around to everyone to chat. However, I think the party was a success. Ewan certainly seemed to enjoy himself and that's really all that matters.
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Ewan First Haircut-3
Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
Today Ewan got his first hair cut!

We took him to Kelsi at Rivendell Hair - where I get mine done.

He squirmed quite a bit - but no one got hurt. Ewan got to meet Switch, Kelsi's little chihuahua/Maltese mix who is just Ewan's size. Switch is very full of energy and I think perhaps a little overwhelming for Ewan. However, he managed to get through his hair cut and Kelsi cut like a pro. The cut isn't too dramatic but I see a difference. It makes his head look rounder.

More than anything he looks more like a boy than a baby all the time.

As much as I am sad to say goodbye to babydom, I'm really looking forward to watching him demolish a cake tomorrow.

Watch this space.

eniarelocin: (Andy's Loo)
I have been taking in the lamest of lame media creations in the last few days.

It is coming at me from all directions and yet I have not just hit the off button.

I just watch Night at the Roxbury and I think my brain may have shriveled slightly.

I'm definitely feeling the need to go out and meditate in the woods somewhere - somewhere free of Will Ferrel and Bon Jovi. I want to be somewhere free of money and politics for a change - and definitely free of loud televisions I cannot silence.

OH yeah, and somewhere with a really lovely Swedish masseuse who will fix my back which has been excruciatingly painful this week and isn't getting better. That would be nice.

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Hey guys... it's that time again where I need warm bodies for my university assignments. I'm only shooting people I know, or personal referrals from people I know, given the sad 50% average of last semester.

So... if you would like to be nice and model for me, I'd be ever so thankful! Let me know if you're interested.


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KJX Steampunk-1153Web
Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
Did I mention that the Steampunk party/shoot happened?

Oh, it did. I'm looking forward to doing more of these. Follow the pic back to flickr for more.

model: [livejournal.com profile] ironsepeku/event organizer
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Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
Just a quick hi-hello.

Mr Ewan is really enjoying the great outdoors. He is now playing the little boy and getting filthy, covered in dirt everyday. It's a really good thing he enjoys his bath time so much as he's getting a lot of it in the utility sink these days.

I can't believe how much he's growing up.

I had a friend over for a chat earlier. While we were yammering away, Ewan got up from his puzzle box to dig around in his diaper bag quickly producing his bottle from which he tried to suck the last few drops. He was right on schedule - looking for his pre-bedtime, 9:30pm bottle and right around 9:26pm. (We're on a really good schedule now.) I was so impressed with just how grown up he's becoming that I just stared at him, halting the conversation momentarily as I sat in awe.

I'm so proud of him.
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Happy 11 Months Old, Ewan!

Wow, only one month to go until he's one whole year old! And I still have his first birthday party to plan!
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Ewan is 10 1/2 months old... rapidly approaching 11 months, actually. How on earth did that happen?

Little Man is practically running everywhere. Yeah, you heard me. Running. He loves to run around things to play hide and seek. He likes to chase and find me. I say "come on Ewan!" or "come on little duckling!" and he does! It's so weird. He's constantly clinging to my leg, often putting both of us in danger of tripping. It's kinda crazy, but pretty cool that he just follows me all over the house while I'm carrying things to the kitchen, doing laundry, or whatever else.

He LOVES to run around outside in the grass. Grumpa got a little push-mower for him which he seems to enjoy for short periods of time. One of his favorite out door activities is going on tractor rides with Grumpa. [This really did mean tractors when I was a kid, but now it's just riding lawn mowers.] When you sit him on the seat alone (mower is parked and off) he will bounce on the seat like it's moving and try to use the steering wheel. He loves to try and drive things - just like Mama.

He knows where to find birds and airplanes. You guessed it! Up! He points with his whole hand, but he'll show you where they are!

I'm really excited about all of these things. I know I say he's changed so much all of the time, but he really does change so much and constantly. He looks like a little boy. He plays much more like a little boy. He know where to find people and where they usually should be.

He says his own versions of "gramma" now and "grumpa." He says "where" and "cat" (which is more like DAT DAT). He is mimicking sounds like "quack" and many other things. I think he says something for bottle but it's a little inconsistent at this point.

He still loves ceiling fans and really loves keys.

He is currently experiencing his first, nasty, diaper rash. Poor baby - it looks painful.

He's also a diaper Houdini. He was running around the other day and his diaper fell off and out his little, baby trousers. The trousers remained intact. Ewan was confused... as were we all. He managed to pee on the floor while fully diapered today. He repeatedly did the splits slipping around in it.

He still loves music, strumming whatever looks like strings to him (rubber bands are great for this), banging pots and pans together, jingling keys, and singing along with whomever will sing with him, and with the radio. I'm pretty sure he's going to be a rock star. He's all over it.

Great Gramma Violet broke her wrist a couple of weeks ago and so I've been spending even more time with him lately, which has been a lot of fun, but also tiring. He really wears me out! We're buddies, he and I.

I think I enjoy him more everyday, and I'm pretty sure he likes me, too. :)
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My mobile has been soaked in hot tea and will therefore be out of commission for the duration of the day while it is set out to dry.
eniarelocin: (Andy's Loo)
The way I see it
Isn't necessarily
The way you see it
Or the way it is
Or ought to be
What's more important
Is that we're all
Looking for it
And a way to see it

--Desi Di Nardo
Author and Poet
she lives in Toronto, Canada

Complements of Starbucks
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I have been a bad mama blogger. I haven't updated anything about Ewan in months. I compose these things in my head and then do not post anything. Shame on me. I think I said the same thing last time I actually posted.

Little dude popped out 4 teeth at once just after he turned 9 months old. He also took his first steps and now walks all over the place very proficiently. It's actually becoming difficult to keep up with him - you can't take your eyes off of him for a second. He's definitely a toddler now. My little baby is growing up. He's so inquisitive and bright. He's very social and such a flirt! Sometimes he seems so big, but he's still my little baby when he falls asleep in my arms.

I definitely need to post new pics of him. It's been a long time, I know.

I'm very proud of my little man. I can't believe we're approaching a year.
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Well, this is a first.

I think my trip to Starbucks has ruined my afternoon.
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Atop Snoqualmie Pass
Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
I just thought I'd share an image of Erin ([livejournal.com profile] hatefulerin)from high in the North Cascades.

My caption was:
I forgot to post the pics from my little jaunt over the mountains to the Sasquatch music festival on Memorial Day weekend... probably because it ended in the death of a small, stupid, furry creature. "Them stupid critters should know better..." said the toothless, mullet sporting local.
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Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
I have been meaning to post about Ewan for some time... months? perhaps? I don't have as much time I'd like, so in place I've posted about a hundred pictures, or something... I think more like 80.

I need to take and post more still.

My little peanut is less peanutty all the time. He's turning in to a little boy before our very eyes. He's trying to walk, he says some words, he's trying to crawl. He's quite the little dude... and obviously he has a touch of the maniacal, complements of his parents I'm sure.
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Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
Just a brief hi-hello to say that I'm still kickin'. This is Cody - shot last Thursday down by the waterfront in Everett. He was pretty quiet for most of the shoot, but you'd never guess that here!

A few more that I like especially:

P.S. There are plenty of images of him smiling... I just like these.
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Originally uploaded by NicoleRaine
I haven't written about Ewan in months. Even though I've started updates in my head I've been bad and not actually posted anything... at all. I'm even behind on my picture posting. Bad Mama.

Ewan is pushing 8 months old... 8! He's been sitting up since he was 6 months old. He somewhat magically went from kind of sitting up to a pro up-sittinger. This image was taken just about that time.

He got his first tooth on a Thursday- the 17th of April, I think, and then got another one right next to it the following Thursday! And we haven't seen anymore since. However, those two little teeth are sharp enough to make up for only being two of them. Ewan... well, Ewan likes to bite things. He makes me yelp with pain. Little bugger.

He has grown so much. He was 16.5lbs at his 6 month doctor visit. I haven't weighed him since, but he's definitely grown. I would be surprised if he's pushing 19lbs. He's getting harder to carry around iin some ways. He's wearing everything from 6-9month clothes to 9-12 month clothes.

Ewan is getting really close to crawling. He's rolling all over the place and pushing up really well. He does the scoot thing and rocks back and forth on his hands and knees. I think he's also getting some of the walking concept. He loves to stand and be pulled up onto his feet. We seriously need to get on the child proofing thing. He already grabs everything and does the turn it over and over to look at it thing. His dexterity has really increased. He hasn't really gotten the hang of feeding himself with a spoon, but he's all over the bottle.

He's had more of the bottle than I'd really like. I haven't been taking very good care of myself and am having a really hard time keeping up with him. I basically can't at this point in time. So, he gets some of me, then some solids, and/or gets supplemented with a bottle. I think he may eat too much sometimes. This isn't really going as I had hoped.

Ewan is such a joy. He's hilarious. He does all sorts of funny things and I love his laugh. Dad has the market cornered on that one. He and Dad get along pretty well these days (when they're having fun). He says mama and dada sounds. He talks to the cats (which still scares them). He definitely remembers people. He's just one cool little dude and I love watching people light up when they meet him. And of course I love watching him light up when he sees me. I just wish I had things worked out a little better so that I could spend more time with that- but I think things are about to change pretty soon here. I always feel guilty when I'm away from him.

I will have to post some pictures soon... actual recent ones... with him covered in carrots.

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