Sunday, September 29, 2013

Just When I Thought There Were No Good Pics...

This is simply a precursor, keep reading!
Over the past couple of weeks I have been bombarding poor Piper with the flash of my camera.  From morning to night, and every second in between, I have been trying to capture some images to document her 5 1/2-5 3/4 age stage.  I'm sure I could calculate that in weeks like a good mommy, but right now it's 10 o'clock on a Sunday night and my brain is officially not going to perform any math stunts until next week!  I can tell you she will be 6 months on the 10th of October, so by all means add away!

Anyways, this past week I finally got around to dumping all the pics of my fancy-dancy camera.  I still throw some out via Facebook and such quite often, but they are usually from my cell phone as getting pics off the fancy-dancy camera takes a bit more effort and time.  All the pics have to be downloaded, erased off the camera, sized adjusted, and cropped before they are able to be uploaded.  Yeah, it's sometimes more effort than I want to put in late at night, which is the only time when I usually get enough time to myself to really get all that done.  On top of all that, I usually have at least 500 pics on there to work with at a time.  I mistakenly discovered the ability it has to take lots of pics at one time, and that feature has been glorious yet also a burden.  I love the ability to just snap away whilst simply holding down the take-a-picture button (Yes, my tech talk will make you swoon!), however, I now take almost more pics than I can handle.

This past go around of picture downloading I performed had me sorting through around 600 or so pics.  I finally got around to doing this chore around the middle of this past week, and I honestly thought I only had a handful of pic salvageable from those 600 or so.  I was oh so wrong!  It might be because I'm a new mommy and all the pics of my darling Piper are precious and perfect, or it may be that the relatively new fancy-dancy camera takes incredible shots even in the hands of a self proclaimed uber amateur, or it may even be that Piper has the face of an angle and the camera loves her...let's face it, it's the latter, right?

So back to the point...

I ended up with around 500 usable pics, gah!  I know I should be able to whittle down all these pics to a handful of really outstanding ones and delete the rest, but I just can't.  It's like I have this notion that deleting any pictures of her is a crime or something.  Sure I sometimes get rid of them if they are blurry, half her head is cut off, or if she looks drunk or on drugs due to a bad snap, although I have kept a few of those to embarrass her with later on in life.  For the most part, however, if the pic is clear and her face is in the shot, then it's a keeper!

Out of these 500 or so pics I kept, which you know you're about to get to see, I have tried to narrow them down to a usable amount for the blog.  I have already posted some of these to Facebook, as it helped me focus while going through them all.  If you follow me there, you may recognize some of these.  If not, then get ready for some serious oohs and awes!  I know I should probably just dump them all into a slide show and post them to Youtube or something, but I really hate sitting through slide shows and much prefer the personally timed scroll method!  Okay then, without further adieu I present to you Piper's mid to late September photo favs!

The first few were just for fun in her pjs and a silly hat!

I cannot get over her eyes!

It's her fairytale dress from the Worst Photo Shoot Ever post!

This one looks fake, like she's a doll or something...creepy yet very cool!

Stunning profile!

This round was taken in the office foyer, love the romper!

Seriously way too adorable!

Look at those eyelashes!

Don't know why I love this one, but I do!

Still in the foyer, but off the sofa and onto the floor for some crawl shots!

So dang happy!

Another pic I'm in love with!

Check out those beautiful baby blues!

Such a delicate poser at times!

Once again, stunning profile!

Here comes her war face!  She loves hanging off the bed...
and diving too if I'm not on my toes!

For some reason this toy is good for teething!

Okay, I know that was a ridiculous amount of photos, but I didn't post all 500 or so of them!  Nor did I add in the ones from my cell that went directly to Facebook.  Nor am I going to add in all the videos I have stored up ready to go, hahahaha!  Tonight I will simply leave it at the 108 pictures you just viewed.  And if you've made it this far into this post, then a commend you on your sticktoitiveness!  And if you've made it this far, you might as well do Piper and I a huge favor and vote for us over at Top Mommy Blogs and Top Baby Blogs.  Just click the buttons below, it's that easy.  And after you're done with those, then come join us over at our other social sites.  I especially recommend Facebook, as that's where all the action happens all the time!

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