Sunday, October 31, 2010

291/365 F is for .....

291/365 F is for .....
Furry or Fainting Goat, whichever you prefer.
Yes really she faints when she gets stressed or scared. 
At least that's what the owner told me.
Fun times for the poor little goat. 

Flag, this is from my trip to Washington. 

Saturday, October 30, 2010

290/365 E is for .........

290/365 E is for .......

Egg, go figure. I don''t have access to any elephants or emus or earl gray tea or elves or Esquire magazine or egrets. At the church carnival today Little Mama got an entire dozen of these annoying confetti eggs.  So I took one and here is the picture. 

Friday, October 29, 2010

289/365 D is for ......

289/365 D is for ............

Dimes, I decided to get the macro out. I have to think differently when I'm taking pictures of little things. It gets kind of fun trying to think of little things to take pictures of. Anyway I was walking around the house trying to think of D things and I saw our family piggy bank. Dimes is what I thought and so dimes it is.

Have a great Halloween.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

287&288/365 B&C.....

287&288/365 B&C......

Big day, very big day for me and for my friends Dayna and Nic and for their new baby.
I tried to post my B's yesterday but my computer crashed. I have no room left and am scrambling to figure out what to do. Anyway yesterday was the day for letter B. Here is what I came up with.
At the car wash they had lots of bubbles, which by the way smelled alot like bubble gum.
The kids love going through the car wash.

Really I love the car wash too except when it's BROKEN like this at the end. I then get to show off my reverse skills trying to back the big silver beast out. 

Then there is my book for book club. I have a Kindle and am loving it so it's been a while since I have actually had to read a real book. I'm hoping to learn some things from this one.

Blue also came yesterday. The kids worked hard putting new batteries in all the decorations, aren't I lucky. This one ended up being part of the centerpiece at dinner. They loved eating in the dark.

 And last but not least BOYS. This is meal time at our house, lovely huh!

And as for C.....
Child, I'd loved to have included this yesterday for baby but it happened today, around 11:5@ this morning and it was the first time I had ever actually seen a baby come into this world. It was amazing and I felt completely honored and blessed to have been there to experience this. Thanks guys.
On top of all that this little girl came out perfect and I hope and pray that she is nice to her parents. 

I'm praying for mom and dad to both have a speedy recovery from this most beautiful glorious experience. 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

286/365 A is for ......

286/365 A is for ......

So many things like apple, a@@hole(sorry), ardvark, ant, aunt, ammo, alumni, afraid, askew, assortment, art, and many more. These are the lame ones that I came up with, although now that I think about it I could have done something with the ammo one, being from texas and all.

So asparagus, we love it and have it often, tonight just happened to be one of those nights.

Asleep, Little Man was passed out on the couch. This was actually Sunday but it fits.

Then Tuesdays I always buy the kids smoothies when I pick them up at school.
Our favorite flavor is ALOHA COLODA. 

And not to forget Little Man calls these his rainbrella. 
Maybe for a mouse I tell him, he thinks that's funny.

Monday, October 25, 2010

285 /365 Falling Behind

285/365 Falling Behind

In my photos I have been slacking off. I have little creative energy to take photos just now.
So I think I just came up with an idea, I'm going to do the alphabet. Tomorrow I'm starting with A and from there I'll go on for the next 26 days.
Wow it gives me some direction and that is a relief.


Friday, October 22, 2010

284/365 Friday Night Book Review

284/365 Friday Night Book Review
So this year I decided to do the Scholastic books for Little Man's classroom. He is in Pre-Pre School and 
they haven't ever offered scholastic before.
After getting the books in the mail I remembered why I love them so much.
These are all old books that I ordered several years ago and found during our major book clean out.
This one I love simply because of the cover, I mean I want to dance that freely and without any reservation.
Along with wishing my legs and body were that long and skinny, in general it's just a great message in this book.

Who wouldn't love to see a moose with a mustache, much less one like this.
There is a whole series of these books which include his wife and some little moose kids, so cute.

And last but not least Big Bad Bunny. The tag line in this book is "Big Bad Bunny coming to get your money. It's about this big bad bunny that steals everyones money and stuff. Eventually he has to return the things because it's no cool to steal and he learns his lesson but really I just like it because I get to walk around saying "big bad bunny I'm here to steal your money". It's just fun. 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

283/365 A Santa Question

283/365 A Santa Question

So I think I'm feeling very quiet lately, kind of uninspired.
So today I forced myself to get the camera and get down on the floor with the kids, plus the light in 
our upstairs room is so great at this time of day.
These are some of the things that came out of our playing around.

Little Mama let me brush and braid her hair, that's kind of a miracle in so many ways.
I think she looks so great with it pulled back, wait I think I heard that my whole life too.

She did ask me a question I was fairly unprepared to answer at dinner.
She said " Mom how come Santa didn't come to those girls in Annie ?". She was talking about
the movie Annie and how come Santa didn't come to any of the orphans. I had no idea how to respond.
My standard answer of "if you believe he will come" wasn't exactly appropriate. 

Anyway fun times !!! Very fun times !!!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

282/365 Hangin with Superman

282/365 Hangin with Superman

That's what I did today, I hung with Superman.
He was into everything today and luckily for him he is basically indestructible
because he was testing everything out on himself today.

So after a bloody toe he found a pair of pruning shears. The little kind you would use to take dead flower heads off your bushes. Well he wasn't pruning bushes, he accidently pruned his stomach !!!
Ouch !!!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

281/365 Homework Brigade

281/365 Homework Brigade
Would this help you if you needed peace and quiet to get your homework done?
Really they are very supportive and quiet and patient letting me help The Rhino with all
his homework, but when the end gets near they get antsy!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

280/365 I Love It

280/365 I Love It

We went camping this weekend, with the Cub Scouts. I loved it. It reminded me of all those reasons that I love to go camping. I giggled like a little kid when it was time to go to bed and it was just Rob and me in the tent. The whole thing brought back such great memories. I love how my skin feels kind of raw or wind burnt from bring outside for so long. I love how I got so dirty, not smelly just dirty, and it just felt so clean. It's like getting past the "dirty" point frees the spirit to get into things fully. I loved the dark and using a flashlight, I mean how much fun is that. I love how quiet it is, ok well this happened to be just next to an interstate so really not that quiet. I love how dirty the kids got and then when we got home, before we had a bath Little Mama changed her clothes and declared herself clean !!! I loved that the whole family was a little sad to pack up and leave the campground this morning, it means we will go again.

It was like the Griswalds packing up, you should have seen us trying to pack 4 bikes on this 5 bike rack. Finally we got them all secured only to find the car battery dead from leaving all the doors open during the 2 hour packing process.

When we got there we set up camp. This is actually from the following day because we had to set our tents and stuff up in the dark, bad bad bad.

But after a long battle in the dark we got all set up and found this fire. We joined write in for some somores and where my brother was making a loaf of sourdough bread in a dutch oven. So much fun to watch and try.

Playing around camp a little.

It's been a long time since I caught a picture of these 2 together. They are only 6 weeks apart, I always think about them when they were just babies .

The Rhino was trying to earn his wittling chip badge so he can carry a pocket knife. It brings tears to a mothers heart, or is that sweat to a mothers palms to think about this.

Goodbye camp Strake, we will miss you, until next time.
It's like saying goodbye to an old lover, did I just say that??? I'm felling very dramatic.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

279/365 Holga

279/365 Holga

This photo is from a Holga workshop that I took this past weekend.
I'm not sure how I feel about the whole film thing but I like the effect in this picture.
The film was expired and I must admit I'm not used to working with an adult model. 
It was out of my comfort zone for sure.

Monday, October 11, 2010

278/365 Life Lessons

278/365 LIfe Lessons

This week it was about how you can think you know someone really well and wake up one day to find out, really you can't even fathom who they are. It happened to me and I am still grieving the loss of that relationship. Really it had been over for a while but it came to a closing point, thank heavens. 
The power of a mind, I know I can talk myself into an extra scoop of ice cream not matter what. 
So I think, should it come as even an inkling of a surprise that others can talk themselves into things? 

Also I had a question, feel free to answer please. 
If you express concern for the path someone's life is taking, does that mean you are placing judgement on them? If so how do you express concern without making them feel like you are judging them? 

Saturday, October 9, 2010

277/365 Big Sister

277/365 Big Sister

That's what she is. A new big sister.

 She has the most amazing eyelashes.
This was the first time I think that she and I really connected and it was so much fun !!!
I miss this age so much sometime, well maybe just for a few minutes anyway.

Her mother assured me that she just hadn't had a chance to get any new winter clothes for her since the new baby arrived. I believe her, kind of. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

276/365 Blue

276/365 Blue
I'm taking school photos at Little Man's school tomorrow. I was thinking of a bright blue background against the kids clothes. I think I am loving this background.

The kids helped me check it out today. They do love anything new. It's always amazing to me how no matter what it is if they haven't seen it or explored they are happy to do that.
Little Mama gave me some weird arm angles here, but I love the face !!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

275/365 Washington Again

275/365 Washington Again

So really the photos are completely unrelated to this post, but my camera is taking a siesta
with a big giant dot appearing in all my images.
Although then I think is there really a picture that relates to what I've been thinking about lately.

I think there are no pictures that I have taken that really talk about looking inside yourself.
During this trip to Washington, with a group of girls, I really had to take a long hard look at myself from the inside out. 
There is nothing I can do about the outside in terms if an immediate change, that's something that has to be worked on long term.
The inside is different though, you can create an immediate change, and I like to think that happened.

I feel like for the first time I saw a part of myself that I didn't like because it offends others, and I think this was the first time I didn't say let them endure it or leave.
I think this is the first time I realized I don't want to be offensive in this way and that it's my baby to change. So I'm starting today, I have a whole list of things that I think I want to change, in particular a list of certain ways I interact with people. I am praying that I can tell the difference between something I should change and something someone else wants me to change, I think I'm strong enough willed to do that. 

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

274/365 Washington Thru My Camera

274/365 Washington Thru My Camera

It was so beautiful and quiet and peaceful and cool. I had forgotten how peaceful it is to 
be kind of out in the middle of nowhere, to really be in the wilderness.

 The beaches were so unlike anything we have here. I'm used to the Gulf coast and really it just 
isn't like comparing apples to apples. 

Everything was so wet and humid.

The trees were magnificent.

They were hanging onto any surface they could.

It was a logging town that we stayed in, this log had been hollowed out and you could walk 
into it. 

Monday, October 4, 2010

273/365 Scavenger Hunt Sunday

273/365 Scavenger Hunt Sunday

OK maybe it's Monday and I'm a little late but I really paid attention this week, looking for things to photograph that fit the words so here they are:

1. Golden

2. Smell

3. Fruit

4. Simple

5. Sports

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