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Hayden

Hayden was born two weeks ago, little sister to Hudson.

It also happens ot be the ifrst day of Spring. (I am going with the meteorologist official day)and the day Hayden was SUPPOSED to be born!!!

Welcome to the WORLD! H2O….

Plus, if you scroll to the bottom, you’ll see the crib- what you wont see are the HORRIBLE black/ gold wheels even the fanciest cib s in the world end up with, and here why; criblette.

Spring E-card

Spring E-card

one tiny moment of QUIET...that was ITH, mommy and HGoing to Sleepbut not for long...!these are the roots oof the flower I picked!some R&RI AM the FLOWERyippi!E-N-O-U-G-H-!-!-!-!IF THE GIRLS DON

February 2, 2011 - 2:23 am

Sisters [Kids] - dont smile now - Shani Barel Photography- Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley - Kids, Family, Fun, Bar Mitzvahs, Weddings, Love. - [...] them ever since  - you can find my favorite shots here…. and then the baby came along here…. and now she, they, are  a little more grown up – and I had so much fun photographing [...]

Old School Hula Hoop

Have you ever tried Hula Hooping? The only way I can do it is on the Wii-Fit and it is FUN! but in the real world I could break my neck before I actually manage a twist. The cool thing about it is that it a versatile toy (would you call it TOY? game?), you can use it to actually Hula, or as a place set, or as an ocean, or ship, or island; depending on your needs, or it could just be something you move from spot to spot in the kids’ room and wish you had never gotten it!

So Zoe was playing in the back yard, wearing her dress made by Kimberly, and her dirty tights, and her doll’s shoes….she looked like Holly Hobbie ( the original, not so much the remake…)

and her Hula Hoop, and she was just a black and white picture askin gto be taken…so here she is

Are you ready?

Are you ready?

Get set

Get set

Go!

Go!

Wall of Frames

I love Ikea. Always did. Ever since I was a little girl, Ok 12, and we lived in Europe, every few months we’d go to Ikea, where we’d walk around, and I’d look at the different rooms, and I’d fantasize how one day  I would have my own room, and it would look like: This, or this one, or maybe this one, or maybe this room with that bed, with those sheets…and then we’d have meatballs in the cafeteria. I still do that, only now I furnish a whole house (IN MY HEAD) and through the years I have accumulated more spoons than furniture; but I still keep my catalogues since 2005, and whenever I need ( or WANT…) something for my house, I always look up my faithful, albeit beat up 2009 catalogue in search for an UGEND or a STRUNGUL ( I am SURE there’s something named that!) so  I was very excited to make it over there last week and get 2 shelves  to display my photos on. And the best part? Turns out I need one more , so I get to go BACK!!!!!!  HOT DOGS anyone?

My frame corner

My frame corner - waiting for bottom shelf!

F.ART- what is it?

4 years of art school, 2 years in Paris, endless visits to museums around the world, I still don’t know…What is ART? it’s almost a hard a question to answer as What is LOVE…no, I take it back, it is HARDER. so for blog purposed only, and to not upset my fellow old classmates, for blog purposed only- ART, or I as I just renamed it. F.ART, it’s whatever I post that I want to post under that category, I mean it is my blog, hence I do what I like….

so…..F.ART

FLOWERS

FLOWERS

March 11, 2009 - 2:14 pm

jono - “Feed me, Seymour”?

We're changing the clock!

For all the parents out there who are already on minus a million hours of lack of sleep, this Saturday night is not a night to remember…even though it happens in the middle of the night when they think no one will notice, we notice, because when our child wakes up at 7, it’s already 8, WAIT, that’s so confusing…all I know is, I get up on Sunday at 7am, and it’s really 6!!!! not fair as Kyle likes to say!

so here’s some info on who when and why the clock is changed…and the wipikepdia explanation

Clock work Kyle

Clock work Kyle

one

one

two

two

three

three

o

o'clock

five

five

six

six

and back

and back

good night!!!

good night!!!

March 13, 2010 - 11:38 pm

Time for change [personal] - dont smile now - Shani Barel - Tarzana Kids photography - [...] goes by so fast- it seems like it was just yesterday I had sent my first time change reminder, but in fact it has been a year ago exactly- and Kyle did grow, it’s just another pair of [...]

new room

The problem with a new revamped room, that also happens to be our playroom, is that I want to keep it nice and tidy, and put the toys away every night , or even better- not let the kids play with the toys at all! keep them locked in the closets…the toys that is , not the kids!!!! My heart jollies every time I go in the room and I stretch my imagination to make it look like a Pottery Barn room, you know, if I squint my eyes, tilt my head to the left, hold my breath till my oxygen levels in the brain go down 39%, and tada- Catalog room with perfect kids. And I SWEAR!!!! I did not force her to play with a doll and him with Lego. and anyone who knows me will vouch for that truth.

Kyle and Zoe palying in their new room

Kyle and Zoe palying in their new room

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what it looks like from thier beds

what it looks like from their beds

I swear!!!!

I swear!!!!

Ok, maybe I staged it a little...JUST KIDDING!

Ok, maybe I staged it a little...JUST KIDDING! If I had, Zoe would be wearing PINK

November 12, 2009 - 2:03 am

Moving-in-Moving-out [personal] - dont smile now - Shani Barel - Tarzana Kids photography - [...] moving rooms around? that’s every other week…so this week, after 8 months in the playroom… kids got their old room back; and they love it…and of course, I GET THE BIG [...]

Girls Next Door

I am not referring to the Holly, Brigitte or Kendra, although they are just as cuddly. I am referring to the real Bunnies that live with us, or as Zoe sometimes calls them:  TRIPLE TROUBLE !
(little does she know  about bunnies and octuplets…) but getting back to our own little playgirl mansion, allow me to introduce, Bee, Fluffy and Furry!

The Orginal Bunnies

The Orginal Bunnies

In the middle: Bee, to the her sides: Furry and Fluffy ( I don

In the middle: Bee, to the her sides: Furry and Fluffy ( I don't know who's who)

July 6, 2009 - 3:08 pm

Kyle, My Super Hero! | dont smile now - just kidding photography seriously - Shani Barel - [...] made dresses for Zoe, and then she made a cape for Kyle, and then she made dresses for Zoe’s Bunny (to be shown soon)and outfit for Teddy,  and jeans for me,  a dress for Emily she fixed the [...]

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