Monday, March 22, 2010

Angling for Sympathy

Last month I was taking pictures of the kids being silly when Anakin decided that I was bugging him and he didn't want me to take his picture anymore. I shrugged and turned the camera on Mia who is always happy to pose for the camera.

Unfortunately, that only seemed to upset Anakin more as he is at the stage where he only wants to please me and he came up to me sobbing that he was sorry and that I could take his picture. Only he couldn't stop crying as he stood there looking up at me so I did the only thing I could do and snapped a picture.
The moment I did, he sobbed out a "thaaaannnnk yooooouuuu!", hugged my knee and ran off to play while wiping the tears away.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Playing Catch-Up!

I have been taking pictures, but not posting them for the past week. Wednesday my husband and I celebrated our three years wedding anniversary. He took a few days off and we've mostly relaxed but have also gotten some things done around the house/yard. Mainly we enjoyed the beautiful weather we've been having!

Here's a quick description of what we've been up to!

On March 12th I made peanut butter cup brownies with a thick layer of icing on top. Mia especially liked them.
71/365 chocolate face
On March 13th Mia fell asleep coloring at the kitchen table.
72/365 asleep at the coloring book
Moments later, Anakin followed suit on the couch, clutching his wrapping paper tube lightsaber.
anakin on couch
On March 18th Mia held her daddy's hand while rollerskating down the street.
77/365 skating

and Anakin
practiced his Jedi moves.
jedi training
And today, Jesse became a member of the mob while attending his girlfriend's birthday party.
79/365 jesse and olivia
jesse and olivia2

Monday, March 15, 2010

Bundled Up

Wow! It's been ages since I last participated in an I Heart Faces challenge. I mean to every week and then it seems that life comes along and distracts me from posting. I had a great jump picture of Jesse doing a back flip into the pool. I had the perfect hilarious outtake of Anakin making a face at his sister while she smiled sweetly at the camera oblivious to his shenanigans. I had a picture of Amelia's hand grasping her Daddy's tightly as she waded out into the ocean for the first time.

Did you see any of those?

Yeah, no.

Kids got sick, I got sick, there were dishes to wash and laundry to fold and I was barely finding time to post my project 365 pictures let alone take any. And really, it wasn't being fun anymore because I was too worried about not missing a day and not shooting things that made me happy.

So I took a break and now I'm back with this week's challenge, bundled up. This is actually a picture I took last year of Claudia. I had a ton of pics from the blizzard this year, but I couldn't pick one so I decided to go with an old favorite.
I love how relaxed she is (she usually freezes up in front of the camera). I love the way her face is framed with the hood and scarf. I love her freckles and the specks of snow on the scarf and fur on the hood and the bright colors. I love how she looks comfortable and warm even though it was absolutely freezing out.

She was all bundled up. :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

It's been awhile

since I last posted. Anakin was sick for a few days and then Mia and I came down with colds right after.

I spent March 4th remembering and missing my mom and the weekend after we had our nieces and nephew overnight.

Oh, and we looked at a house. To buy. Maybe. Probably. *faint*
It's an older house and my biggest complaint is the low ceilings. The kitchen's a little wonky too and it could use some paint and new floors, but it's structurally sound, and has a fantastic 3 bay garage (only a few years old and barely used; the floors are still clean!) in the back. We're waiting to hear about the septic system and get the report from an electrician before we decide. We're double checking everything because while we don't mind a little work, we don't want to get into something too deep.

So that's filled every waking thought for the past week. Now it's Thursday and yesterday was the first day that I'd gotten my camera out in days. I missed a lot of days for my project 365, but I'm still sane so I think I'm ahead of the game. LOL

The days that I didn't miss:
Day 57: Anakin snoozing on the couch while still sick.
57/365 his turn
Day 60:
A leaf that was on my windshield and wouldn't blow away. LOL
Day 69:
Yesterday! My flowers are starting to bloom and Spring is in the air! So is the pollen, but Spring! Warm Weather! No Snow!! Can you feel my relief?
69/365 crocus

About Me

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I'm a SAHM that loves photography. My kids are my main models but they're on to me and have started running in the opposite direction of me and my camera. Well, all but the youngest. She's a ham. To compensate I take pictures of just about everything else from flowers and bugs, to landscapes and anything else that will sit still. And I share it all here because I might as well do something with it. :)


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