Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Felice hosted a Slip-n-Slide afternoon! Whoohoo! My big boys were off working with Dad, but Kristi, Nathan, and Caleb got to go romping in the water with Felice and her girls. What fun!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
I only took 4 photos today, and 3 were out of focus. Not a banner photo day. I just realized that it’s been several weeks since I tried any off-camera flash stuff too. Hmmm… I need to get re-motivated!
Well, anyway, here’s my photo for today. The grain and the yellow tint are part from effects I used at Picnik.com.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sandra suggested that I get out and shoot more flowers, so I went out flower hunting in my yard…
and I also discovered that some peonies survived the attack of the killer testosterone a couple years ago. (My boys destroyed every single peony plant in my yard. The flowers were just starting to open up. I was heartbroken.) They’re stunted and delayed, but they’re there!
(Oh, and for the 365’ers, it seems as if Eric’s internet is still down. I heard from him briefly yesterday, and he still didn’t have internet access.)
Monday, May 25, 2009
We went for a walk today. We saw a lot of pretty flowers along the way…
After we got home this little guy ran himself into our dining room window and knocked himself silly! He’s still out there trying to collect himself, I think. I don’t understand how he could run into that window – it has more dirt and hand smudges than glass!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
(This is a very long post for my 365 because I just used the same one I posted on my family blog.) It has been busy, busy, busy around Scrivnerburg today!
Dale came up with an invention today – not a new thing for him, but I thought this one was pretty clever. One of these days he will be able to make some money off his inventions! This particular one is a new way to fill a water balloon…
The first photo is just to show what the contraption is (water bottle with a water balloon nozzle attached). The second shot shows him successfully filling the balloon without getting everything wet. Please also note the lovely grass behind him. Isn’t that wonderful!?!?
Tomorrow is Fancy’s 16th birthday, so we’re celebrating it today. Ken and I sent Fancy and three of her friends on a treasure hunt around town that ended at Fiesta En Jalisco for dinner. It took us a lot longer to prepare the excursion than it took them to finish it!
This injury didn’t occur today (it actually happened 2 days ago), but I finally got a shot that really shows Austin’s poor eye. He and a friend collided on the playground, and it looks like Austin got the wrong end of the collision.
(I’m amused as I look at these last two photos – Caleb and Austin look like blood brothers, but they’re not. God knew what he was doing when He put this family together!)
So there you have it. A very busy day in Scrivnerburg!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Here’s a closer shot of Austin’s shiner. He and a friend collided at school. For some reason I couldn’t get a better shot of it – it’s much more impressive in person. How does one get a good shot of a black eye?
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I am a bit disgusted with myself this evening. I had a very short period of time to try to get a few photos of Mom and her two great friends. I guess my brain was in a rush, because I missed so many important details when shooting. I hate that! I wish I had just slowed myself down, thought things through, and been careful to get the shots I really wanted. Oh well…another lesson learned, right?
I really don’t have any good shots to share, but I laugh at this one because they were all enjoying the goofball antics of my two youngest boys. My boys were taking their job as smile-creators very seriously, and being total goofballs for the enjoyment of the portrait-sitters. My camera was on my subjects, so I didn’t get the boys rolling in the grass, making funny faces, jumping out from behind the reflector, etc. But here are some sincere smiles…
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
I got a few photos of Rose recently, so I thought I’d better take the opportunity for a quick shot of two of Virginia. In case you’re new to my blog, Virginia and Rose are twins that live right around the corner. Her mom curled her hair – I think it’s so cute! (Rose’s was curled too, but I didn’t get pictures of her. Sorry.)
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Just a couple snaps again today…
Yesterday Kristi and Caleb told me they’d been picking strawberries in the backyard. Knowing that we didn’t have strawberry plants back there, I immediately said, “Don’t eat them!” and then asked them to show me the strawberries…
Whew. I don’t think they’d hurt them if they ate these, but I can’t imagine that baby pine cones taste very good anyway. I hadn’t ever seen these so brand new – and they do look like strawberries!
Monday, May 18, 2009
My poor little man is sick. Not desperately ill or anything, but not feeling good. When I took this shot he’d been asleep for 2.5 hours – this is the boy who hasn’t taken a regular nap in over a year. We spent a good portion of today cuddling and laying around together. When he feels like laying down he comes to me, tips his head to the side (he knows my buttons!) and says, “Will you lay down wit’ me?” What’s a mom to do?!?
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I took some photos today! I haven’t done much with my camera lately, but I did get outside a bit today. Here are a few random shots…
We truly do have grass growing in our front yard! Whoohoo!
“Go to the ant, thou sluggard” – or run from it, in Caleb’s case.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Day 200 is actually coming on day 201 because my DSL was down yesterday and this morning. This shot not taken yesterday either…it was today. I never had a chance to pick up the camera yesterday.
It turned out to be a beautiful day for the park! Yay! Finally!