Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Morgan/ My Funny Story from cruise!

Happy 9 Months Butterfly!!!! 

I took these yesterday of Morgan, trying to play around with my camera.  Although, Morgan, wasn't wanting to be the model she normal is for me.  I was only able to get a very few quick shots of her in her new little hat that I ordered from a girl I went to high school with at Simply Chic Bebe.  Beautiful little hats for little girls. 

Anyways, I took these hoping to get some really cute ones for her 9 month photo that I knew I would be posting today.  Isn't she so yummy.

I can't believe that I will be planning her 1st birthday in only a couple more months (3 to be exact on April 14th). Where has the time gone? 

Little Ms. Butterfly is crawling now, she says 'mama' clearly now and A LOT!!! I love it! She says "dada" and as well at random times "bubba", "nana" and "bye-bye" while opening and closing her little hand or waving her entire arm up and down. She has two teeth still.  She sleeps perfectly through the nights now, except for last night, and the other night and .....well you know what I mean. Enough through the nights that I can't complain.  She has a great little personality that is starting to shine through, with a little sense of humor to her.  She also is learning to express when she wants to be shy, or scared and even not interested. When she is shy, she will tilt her head downward and lay it on my shoulder, and then slightly peek out again to see if you are still there looking at her.  When she is scared, she will clamp the back of my arm with her hand as if she is trying to pop a zit off your face.  And when she isn't interested or doesn't want to be held by you, she gives you a frown and quickly pulls her hands away and back from you and turns inward to the person holding her.  Its pretty funny to see others reactions when she does this stuff. 

Morgan, being one of the very few babies on board became the "famous Morgan" on the ship.  It appears the cameras loved her and she kept appearing in the spot light of highlights the would shoot and show on the screens on the ship. You would get on the elevator and someone would say "oh that's the little girl we saw on the screen."   Little did they know, she really is famous!! 

I am so happy and so blessed to have a little girl.  I love having a little boy and a little girl. I love seeing Hunter love his sister the way he does and the way she loves him back.  I am so honored to be their mother, and thankful God chose ME, to be in their plan. 

Happy Birthday baby girl!!! 

*****  FUNNY STORY *****

Or not so funny, I am not really sure which to call it?  Maybe just more thankful than anything.  So here we are on the Bano family cruise.  Bano, short for Baniewicz (our last name). I am ready to go and I have my camera in hand, waiting to capture anything and everything.  I was going on this trip as a photographer in mind, wanting to take advantage of the people and the places around me.  Day one we get on the ship, everything is fine and we are having a blast.  Day two, same thing, having a blast and really enjoying the time with family and new friends.  Day two being Friday, we left out on Thursday, was our formal dinner night.  We are all dressed in our wrinkled because we didn't get the "no irons" memo  nice dress attire. On our way to dinner we thought we would save ourselves the LONG lines and money for the "professional" photographer to take our group photo, and use my camera instead.  

When I get my camera back to the dinner table to view the shots that we had someone take of our group, my camera all of the sudden wasn't working right.  I mean it appeared to be working, but it would not focus in on anything.  I was very concerned about this and even scared that my camera was actually broken. I tested all my other lens to see if the same thing happened with them, and it did. They would not focus.  However, the pictures would appear in focus on the playback screen after taking them.  Strange!!! So, I am upset and I don't want to take any risk, I put my camera away for the rest of the cruise trip and settle with the fact that I wasn't going to get my amazing shots I had hoped for with my camera.  Instead, I had to snap the rest of the trip with my little point and shoot Sony camera.  Ugh!!! 

Get home Monday morning, and before heading any where else, we stop at a camera store to send my camera in for repair.  We get there, I tell the lady what was happening, she picks the camera up, she takes her right pointer finger and starts moving this little dial up and down.  Instantly, I knew what she had just done.  I had totally and completely forgotten about the little focus dial that is next to the view finder.  Some how it must have gotten accidentally turned when being passed around and or taken in and pulled out of my camera back.  


I want to bang my head on the wall (again) just thinking about this.  This is why I want to learn more about my camera, just for big and small things like that, so to not have to feel like an idiot pretending to be a photographer with knowing nothing about my own camera.  Geez!!!!! 

So, although that is a funny story. It is also a HUGE relief for the that fact that my camera isn't at all broken.  It was simply blonde proof for a few days.  O'well, what are you going to do, right?  And let me just tell you, this entire thing makes you appreciate that camera of mine that much more when you are forced to shoot with a little point and click camera.  

I hope you got a little giggle out of that...... maybe that will play a role in my Not Me, Monday post next week!  

Oh to be me! 

10 Personal Thoughts:


Oh no I hope that was all your troubles and a big one Iam sure .

Us photographer's in training need all the pratice we can get right, so that must of made u a bit ticked .

Iam sure you did great and I sure hope you had the best time there.

Iam so excited I heard great things about The Holy Land. Jesus well you know what I mean walks around there and it is quite the experience . I have a friend that went there and well they had a great time . I t is a big park so give yourselves some time to see and enjoy every thing and a full report is expected .......
with pictures you hear ...

As far as the sports bars in DTD they have the rain forest caf, and oh this huge Dino cafe that is like a build a bear but with Dinosaurs awesome ... Rella And Emmy were so excited for that . On THE section wear pleasure island is I think they have a sports pub there but go to target and buy THE PORTABLE b& w or now they have color t.v's and pack it THEY are little like walkman'S and he can walk and watch the game .Now they even have ear phones awesome . WHEN WE WERE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING THERE WAS SOME GAME ON AND PEOPLE HAD THE SCORE. THAT MIGHT HELP..... HAVE FUN

Courtney said...

Oh my gosh! The whole time I was your "funny story," I kept thinking about the same thing happening to me! I couldn't get the thing to focus (I think you and I have the same camera)...but my problem ended up being that my lens was on MF (Manual Focus) instead of AF!!!!! Duh! It must have gotten nudged at some point...I was SO frustrated trying to figure it out!

Oh, I can only imagine the look on their faces at the camera store... ha!!! Thanks for sharing!




The Thompson's said...

Wow Mist, Love the new look!!

Happy Birthday Morgy!! We love you!

So sorry about what happened with the camera, but glad it was ok. It did sound a little funny the way you wrote about it.

Glad you had a great trip, and again love the new look. I just won a blog makeover can you believe that?



btw you have been taged !

Melanie said...

Happy 9th months Morgan!!

I love your new layout... Very beachy feeling...

Love the shots that you took of Morgan with that cute hat! Im going to your friends site right now! :) Thanks for sharing....

Tee hee I giggled at your camera scenario LOL!

Matt, Joy and Ryder said...

Morgan looks adorable in the hat! Love it and your new look! Your "Blog-lift" was a success!!! LOL!

Aspiemom said...

Your new look turned out great!

I'm VERY, VERY glad that your camera wasn't broken! That would have been horrible. Bet you got lots of nice pics with your POS, too!

daniella said...

Happy 9 month Birthday, dear Morgan! You're growing into such a lovely young lady already. Sight!

Your story was pretty darn funny. Maybe that happened because God just wanted you to relax and enjoy everything that's going on with the trip, and the pics that you were taking would simply be imbedded in your head..with blond hair.

Nice new blog design, by the way!!! Did you do it?

Stewart Family said...

Misty, I love how the pictures turned out! Morgan is looking super cute! Thanks for posting my site too!

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