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The very first Christmas card

Some days ago, I wrote here about Yukino-chan helping me out sending Christmas cards to other proud DD parents.

Yesterday, we received our very first card from the exchange!

Yukino got a Christmas card

Yukino: “Another package, Mommy? Is it more clothes?”

Yukino got a Christmas card

Love Angel: “No, no. This one is different. And it comes from further.”

Yukino: “Wow! It’s from the USA…”

Yukino got a Christmas card

Yukino: “Let me find a better place to open it.”

Yukino got a Christmas card

Yukino: “What’s it? It does not look like a letter either.”

Yukino got a Christmas card

Yukino: “It is a Christmas card!!!!”

Yukino got a Christmas card

Yukino got a Christmas card

Yukino: “And look, Mommy! I got one specially for me.”

Yukino got a Christmas card

Yukino: “Both are so nice.”

Yukino got a Christmas card

Yukino, Soubi, Love Angel and flan_man: “Thank you so much, Mitsuki and family! We loved it!”

Yukino got a Christmas card

Yukino: “It was my very first card ever. You made me really happy! Thank you from the heart.”

The package

Today, Yukino-chan and Soubi-kun found a package…

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino & Soubi: “Mommy, there is a package here.”

Yukino's school uniform

Soubi: “Is it for me?”

Yukino's school uniform

Love Angel: “No, Soubi, it is for Yukino.”

Soubi: “Blah!”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “For me?!? Can I open it?”

Love Angel: “Of course!”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “Thank you, Mommy.”

Yukino's school uniform

Soubi: “Fast! I want to see it too!”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “What’s inside?”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “Wow! New clothes!”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “Can I put them on?”

Love Angel: “They are yours. Do what you like.”

Yukino: “Thank you.”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “It is gorgeous!”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “It makes me feel like those pretty girls I see on the Internet.”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “It fits me perfectly!”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “And look at the details…”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “Not there, please. :$”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “Thank you so much, Kuraikawai. Your clothes make look so nice!”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “Thank you for reading it.”

Yukino's school uniform

Yukino: “See you next time. Bai bai!”

P.S.: This photoshoot has been supervised and approved by Soubi-kun, the older brother.

Yukino's school uniform

Helping out

I have been in forums for so many years, but never had a Christmas card exchange organized in any of them. I got to know some people in person, but exchanging card was never on the menu.

This year, I joined the amazing people from the Dollfie Dreams forums and Yukino-chan help me out.

Christmas Cards

We were both excited with the whole preparation for the cards. It was only a pity that I didn’t have time to make any extras to send along. ごめんなさい。

Christmas Cards

Yukino-chan is a sweetie and loves to help whenever she can. (^_^*)

Christmas Cards

The cards were posted today and we hope they will arrive soon and that everyone will like them (including grandma in Brazil). They might be simple, but were prepared with lots of love!

Thanks for reading.

またね!

It is weekend!

Weekend has arrived and it makes me really glad.

Even though the week has started with me getting sick on Monday, I still managed to keep on with my Picture of the Day Project on Figure.fm. Arigatou minna!

Yukino

Each week, I am getting more and more visitors and supportive interaction. Knowing what people think about your “work” helps you improve and also gives you the feeling that your efforts are not in vain.

Yukino being adorable

I have been enjoying sharing Yukino’s adventures with everyone. Besides, I have the chance to become better in my picture taking skills. It is a lovely win-win situation! ^_^*

Wild hair

Slowly, I start to understand the mysteries of post processing as well. This allows me to “reinvent” some of the pictures I took of Yukino on her first days at home. I test the settings here and there until I discover the secret of magical photographers (like Haku1923, BlueBlueWave, Hololo, Danny Choo and many others I know).

Buggenhout Forest

Today, flan_man and I went to the Buggenhout Forest (Buggenhoutbos). It was great to be outdoors in such a beautiful and peaceful place. Yukino was with us too and she had lots of fun there too. Thanks flan_man for all the help once again!

See you next time.

Out of time

The past months have been really hectic for me. Last week however, things got ever busier.  And to make things worse, I got sick (cold, sore throat, fever, you name it).

Needless to say, when I manage to finally get home, I was worn out. I just sat on the couch like a potato.

The only action I had was updating my Picture of the Day project on figure.fm. It has become a challenge right away, but I am loving it.

Yukino and her best friend

So the idea is posting a different picture of Yukino every day for as long as I can make it. 🙂

Yukino at the park

I am making use of the opportunity to learn some on post processing. I have to say that it is not simple though. Sometimes what I like doesn’t seem to be what others like. That makes me admire even more those who catch the attention of the public with their photography.

Yukino at the park

Today it was the seventh day of the project and I am glad that I made it so far. Mainly because to wrap-up the week, I finally managed to get a shot of Soubi with Yukino-chan. My first family portrait with my babies.

Yukino & Soubi

I want to find a feasible way to update this blog more times in the week. In the mean time, feel free to stop by figure.fm or Flickr.

Thanks for reading. またね!

A walk in the park

After taking some pictures of Yukino in the veranda yesterday, we went to a park for her first afternoon outdoor.

Yukino at the park

The destination was the Citadel Park in Ghent. It was quite calm for a Saturday. The passers-by could slow down the pace to take a better look at Yukino, but no one really got in the way. There was even one lady that complimented her beauty. The proud mom here was in the clouds!

Yukino at the park

You will notice that I am not really keen with the wig. Her hair was pretty much covering her cute face all the time. Hairstyling has already been added to my “things to improve” list.

Yukino at the park

As it was first time outside, I made sure she had her teddy rabbit with her all the time. She did not feel alone this way.

Yukino at the park

The hours passed very fast! It was an afternoon of discoveries and adventures for both model and photographer. I must say that I thought I was going to feel weird by taking pictures of a doll(fie) in public. I never felt this way though. Once I took her out of bag and placed her by the tree for the pose, I did not think about anything else anymore.

Yukino at the park

I would like to thank flan_man for his patience, support and great ideas. Arigatoo gozaimasu!

 

Credits:

DD: Yukino 2nd version, VOLKS

Clothes: “White Album” Yuki’s Everyday Wear Set “Coat & Jeans” Version, VOLKS

Necklace: Yeahplayer (www.flickr.com/photos/36421005@N06/)

Toy: Rabbit (Yukino’s welcome gift), Dollmore

Posing for the first time

It is true that I took some pictures of Yukino on the day of her arrival. However, I don’t count those as a photo shoot. There was no setting, the lights were not good and there were more pictures of the box than of Yukino herself.

So to make it up, she did her official debut for the camera today.

Yukino's first photo shoot

I will probably repeat myself many times, but Yukino-chan is GORGEOUS! Her eyes are so beautiful and she has this sweet look that is simply moe.

Yukino's first photo shoot

For now, there will not be any fancy poses since her stand is still on the way. Even though we kept it simple, model and photographer did their best.

Yukino's first photo shoot

You will see that I have not figured out yet how to get her hair right. It is not only the wig, but it is the styling itself that is not simple. I am so afraid of damaging the curls… >_<*

Yukino's first photo shoot

To help Yukino feel at home, I got her a small teddy to keep her company. The rabbit is so sweet. It is so small that it fits her jacket’s pocket, but it is so cute that I could not resist it.

Yukino's first photo shoot

I hope you liked the pictures and mainly my beloved Yukino! I uploaded more shots on my Flickr. Hints are always welcome.

Yukino's first photo shoot

Until next time! またね!