Saturday, October 17, 2009

Babies, Babies, and the Beach...

Unless you have not paid any attention to the way my blog used to look, you will have realized there have been big changes over here at My Superfluities. No, not that content...I still talk a lot about J. Crew, Boden, and my kids...but I FINALLY found a photo of my kids that would be PERFECT for the header. The daffodils I had before were really pretty (and also one of my photos), but I just felt that with the 250th post, I wanted to switch things up. So you know, I took the header photo, and unless I am in one the photos in this post, I took all these photos, too!

I am doing this post mainly for the people who just think my kids are TOOOOO cute...grandma, grandpa, nanny, pops, Roxie, etc. :) Enjoy, all.

I have superimposed my username on these photos to protect my copyright...if you really love them, please, please ask for permission if you want to use them...I do try to do photography on the side as a (very non-lucrative) business, so you would be taking my (not so lucrative) livelihood away from me if you took the images without asking!!! Thanks in advance... :)


Baby CW, asleep, all precious and pretty in her Jacadi Liberty Print onesie. I DID NOT pay retail for the Jacadi outfit. You mothers out there can stop having your heart attacks. ;) Jacadi is Ridiculous, with a Capital "R." I think I bought it for half-off, and then an additional 20% off...basically equal to a normal crewcuts skirt or something...


Did you know that babies teach themselves to suck from a straw? Yeah, me, neither...but both of my kids just FIGURED it out. This just makes me smile, I love that little ones learn stuff on their own. BTW, CW reminds me of a baby model in this shot. It could be because she is wearing Jacadi... ;)


The three of us at the beach in North Carolina. In a SWING. At sunset. Yes, I felt lucky. BTW, if you think Rexie is happy here, just wait!!!


My arty shot of a surfer. I punched up the contrast and amped up the sky with a polarizing filter...but the surfer himself makes the shot. Pretty cool. (And, ladies, open this shot up, he looks pretty darn good, too...)


She's going, going, going... (Go to next shot...)


Gone. Yes, she fell from daddy's shoulders onto the sand and this was the face she made. :) Wow. To be a one-year old again...


Told you to wait. I LOVE this shot...may be one of my best shots EVER. And though it was accidental, come on, the Mr. Happy shirt with that smile? God was watching us take this shot and just let it happen...


Another arty shot of the sea grass and the dunes. I softened the shot, and then increased the saturation. It was sunset, which gave the clouds in the distance a neat color and feel...


Going up the stairs with such precise movements? This is what makes parenting so wonderful. I need to see this photo when Rex tries my patience. So darn precious...


And with the sunset over the Outer Banks, NC, I bid you all farewell.

I will most likely be unable to update this blog, either in post form, or in commenting form, for a few days. Please forgive me, but know that if I can come on by, I certainly will!!! :) Enjoy your weekend, and please take care...

18 comments:

Marietta said...

Hi Dina, I noticed the new header photo of your adorable kids yesterday, I love that photo! Your kids are just way too cute!

Drewablank said...

Dina, these photos are too precious. You know how I feel about your babies, and these photos will definitely serve you well when they both try your patience. ;)

You have a true photographer's eye, sweetie! The photos of the surfer (yes, I did click to make it bigger - niiice), Mr. Dina & CW, Rex going up the stairs, Rex being Mr. Happy - all look like they could've been taken by a pro!

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Drewablank said...

(Earlier comment deleted due to fuzzy mind-fart.)

Oh, I forgot to say that your header and the background color of your blog are perfection! :)

Jemma Ruby said...

Love your new header- you and your family are adorable! :-)

Katherine said...

What beautiful pictures! As a little sister, I especially love the one in the header. When they are older and at each other's throats, you can show it to them and remind them of how much they loved each other as little ones :)

AppGal said...

You are so talented! I love these photos, especially the one up in the header and the one of Rex in his Mr. Happy tee. Precious! Pictures are so priceless...

Snea said...

i have to say, this post and your new header SO made my weekend better! now if only everyone in the house could stop getting sick so i have a chance to visit you all! D:

HeidiG said...

Love the new header & design - gorgeous. Love all the pics - thanks for sharing! Rex & CW are just too adorable for words.

jcmama said...

Thanks for sharing such precious photos of your children and what great shots you got there. Photography is one thing I wish to learn later when my kids grow up. :-)

Kathy said...

Dina, you have such a sweet, sweet family! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

Rosa said...

The pictures are adorable!
The header could not be more beautiful!

Sarah said...

I'm so impressed! 250 posts in under a year. I don't have that many after, well, several years. CW looks like a porcelain doll in that shot. Love your beautiful family, Dina!

yogagirl said...

Beautiful!!!!

Jenn said...

Dina -
Love the pictures! We go to the Outer Banks every year, usually in August or September and I love, love, love it. I think we may have been down the same time as you. What town did you stay in? We rent houses in the Rodanthe/Waves/Salvo area each year. Makes me want to go back! Love your blog by the way!!

tres tippy said...

oh my goodness, that new header photo is ADORABLE! i didn't even read your post yet, i just had to comment on the photo lol

jcbellemarie said...

beautiful photos, dina!

dinagideon said...

Hi there!

Thank you all so much for your compliments. I truly enjoyed taking the photos as much as I have enjoyed sharing them...

There is a lot more to come. We just got back from the Bahamas...and it was as photogenic of a time as this trip.

Jenn: We were in Kill Devil Hills...but we have stayed in Duck and Nags Head before! We LOVE IT!