Saturday, June 28, 2014

Angel Kincaid Photography...?

I have loved taking pictures for as long as I can remember. Hate getting my own picture taken, but put me behind the camera and I'm a happy girl. There is something about getting that perfect shot that gives me such a rush. Sometimes I don't see it until hours later when I am reviewing my pics. Sometimes I just know as I'm clicking the button that picture is gonna be pure magic. This one I didn't see until hours later, after all my kids were in bed and I was editing all the photos I had taken that day. 

When I saw it, I gasped. I was thrilled with how it turned out. I actually did zero editing to this one. 

Others that I take, I just know. I know as I am watching the moment unfold in front of me that I have to capture it. Like this one. You don't have to be a professional photographer to capture the intense love my husband has for our kids. It's just there all the time. But I saw this moment and had to get it, and its still one of my favorite pictures I've ever taken. It has an instagram filter on it. 

My husband bought me a DSLR camera for mothers day this year. Pretty much my dream camera, and the gift to end all gifts. I have started to take more pictures and fallen in love all over again with the whole process. I have taken pictures of dance recitals, families, scenery shots, everything I can just to get a grasp of how every aspect of my camera works. I would LOVE if this could turn into a career for me some day. I can't imagine anything more amazing than doing something you LOVE and actually getting paid to do it. 

So to get the ball rolling I started a facebook page to share some of my pictures. I have been shooting some pictures for events and other things just to get some experience. I have some more shoots set up for the coming weeks. I can only hope people love my work as much as I do and actually wanna have me take photos for them some day!

I'm gonna leave you with this one last picture. My absolute favorite one I've ever taken. I did no editing to it because everything was just perfect about it (in my eyes anyway ;))

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Everyone loves a clingy baby!

     Potato is a few months shy of turning 2. He has become unbelievably clingy lately. Thanks to all of C-man's many therapy appts, I have to leave him and crazypants with a sitter at least once a week. Most of the time when I go to leave he grabs my hand and I end up having to pry his fingers open, then I run out the door. Then I hear him crying all the way outside  That's probably totally normal, I'm only gone for 2-3 hours tops. He's super excited to see me when I get back. Great, Fine, Good, ya know?
   Problem is, he's like this at home too! He wants to be attached to me all day long. Every time I try to get something done I feel his tiny hand slip into mine and he holds on for dear life. Which would be totally sweet, if I didn't have stuff to do! I have 2 other children besides you small child! Summer is coming and you are no longer gonna have mommy all to yourself all day!
    I've tried many different things to break him of this and no go. He still just wants to sit next to me and hold my hand all day. Again, almost 2, is it just a phase? God I hope! Or is there something else I can try...Any suggestions?


Good thing he's so cute...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


                 Yesterday, I witnessed one of the most amazing things I have ever seen....

I had taken C to his group therapy. The doctor was running a little bit behind so we were left in the waiting room for a little bit. All of the kids in the group were roaming around the room doing different things. A group of around 7, 9&10 year old kids with Autism, it was pretty loud in there. C hates loud noises and crowds so he was a little uncomfortable, trying his best to make small talk with me so no one else tried to talk to him.

Then it happened...I saw a boy across the room notice C. He got right up and made a beeline for him. I held my breath waiting for the awkward moment that was about to happen. He said Hi...C said Hi, and looked up at him, giving him direct eye contact (something that is very difficult for C, and pretty much all kids with autism)...and the boy gave C direct eye contact right back. They continued to lock eyes and proceed to have an actual real conversation for a full 3 min.

That is not the first time C has interacted with another kid like him I'm sure. But, it was the first time I had seen it happen....and it was pretty much one of the most amazing things I have ever seen in my life.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Autism Acceptance Month!

I wrote a blog post last year during April, you can read it here:

  Autism hasn't been all unicorns and rainbows for us this year. Kinda took an ugly turn. To be honest I was expecting it to. They say..(who knows who "they" are)...that autism can hit sort of a peak for boys when they get close to puberty. While I never in a million years would wanna admit that my first baby is close to puberty its a fact. He did turn 10 this year. It got a little more aggressive and difficult. Thats probably normal. But I never expected some of this stuff from my sweet boy. We added a couple more therapists to the lineup, switched up some medications and it seems like we are in a semi-good place these days. (KNOCK ON WOOD)

This past year I've really learned a lot about autism, and how I need to lean on people when I need them. It takes a village people say. And with a kid like mine that is certainly true. I've learned a lot about how to speak his language. Not English, we all speak english around these parts, probably a little hilbilly english, but english all the same. I learned that if he loves hotwheels, if only for a month. You buy him hot wheels, you help him set up tracks, you send out his birthday list to family and friends with nothing but hotwheels on it. But, you also understand that those kinds of things can be short lived and the unopened boxes of hotwheels will just sit here cause he no longer has an interest in them. I've learned that when your boy loves to talk gas prices you have to yell out the price of EVERY SINGLE gas station you pass during a drive. I've also learned that just because he has an obsession with watching some chick on youtube named Alejandra organize her entire house, DOES NOT mean he is gonna listen to her...*See picture.

Another thing I've learned is that people sometimes still don't understand autism. They don't understand I can't discipline him in the same ways that I would any other kid. They don't understand that he doesn't like to go out that often. If he's having a meltdown in the store I still get stares and dirty looks. But what are ya gonna do? Just because people don't understand your life doesn't change anything.

Most of all I learned, I just don't care what other people think!

April is Autism awareness month. Awareness...Aren't we all aware by now?  The new statistics say that 1 in 68 have autism. With those kinds of stats don't you think we are all beyond awareness? It's time for a little Autism ACCEPTANCE up in here!