Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Weeks Worth of Pictures!

39/365 - Just my girl enjoying her Cheerios for breakfast.

40/365 - My first attempt at a moon shot..
Will definitely try again when I find my tripod!

41/365 - some of the sugar flowers I was making for my mom's
60th birthday cake!  This was my first try at sugar flowers, and
it was so much fun!
42/365 - My wonderful neighbor Lisa brought us a treat the
other night.  She works for Stonefield Farms, and they were
handing out boxes of their new organic frozen yogurt pops.
She brought us two boxes, yum!

43/365 - Just a shot of the finished cake.  I was pretty happy
with it, and look forward to using that technique again!

44/365 - My girl signing a Valentine for a friend.  I cut out the
hearts, she did the rest.  I am so proud of how far she's coming
with writing her name!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Seeds - 38/365

38/365 - Seeds
Nothing too exciting, just a seed head from the garden.  I think this is a from a purple cone flower.  I like how it actually looks like a flower still, even though all the petals have dropped off.  Soon these will become more flowers for my garden!  I was having a hard time taking this picture indoors, so I ended up pulling the stem through a piece of white paper, and taping it to the window so it was a bit illuminated from the back.  It was a tad dark outside at this point, so I had to set the camera on the chair since I am unable to find my tripod at the moment!  Even though I was being circled by Ana, Stevie and Cooper at the time, trying to protect both the flower and my camera, I think it ended up pretty neat!

37/365 - Ewww...

Yeah...that's what I thought when I walked into my kitchen last night and saw this guy hanging out on the wall!  I have seen several of these guys in the basement, but they rarely show up on the main floor of the house.  Truthfully, I was heading into the kitchen to get my camera since I hadn't yet done my picture of the was around 11pm.  So, yeah...I had to get moving!  I had no idea what I was going to do until I saw him there, clinging to the wall near where my camera was sitting.  Ewww!

Ewww... 37/365

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Such a big girl now!
I love these tights!

It has been ridiculously warm this winter.   I'm not complaining, it's just weird!  We got outside yesterday to enjoy some of the sunshine, and it was so nice!  Ana has been begging to ride her bike, so we pulled it out of the garage and off we went for a walk.  She did so great; she rode all the way to the end of our road and back again!  It's not terribly far, but for 4 year old legs, I'm sure it was a trek!  When we got back to the house, we played in the yard for a while.  Ana's mission was mud pies, Cooper's was a combination between stealing Ana's bike, climbing the play set ladder/sliding down the slide and being crazy on the swings.  Basically, anything but the mud his sister was trying to sell him!  We had a ball getting some fresh air, and we're looking forward to getting out again this afternoon after nap time!  Today, cousin Stevie can play with us too!
Trying to figure out how to get on!

Mummy helped him up...
checking out the bell!

Oh yeah!  I'm totally a big kid now!
Up - 36/365
and down!

I think she was saying,
"Would you like some cakes m'lady?"

Ana LOVES the mud (that's a heart she's trying to make)

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Lesson - 35/365

35/365 - The Lesson
No, he's not having an actual piano lesson.  He's just sitting with his Nannie at the piano, having some fun.  I adore the way he is looking at his Nannie in this picture.  It warms my heart!  Cooper loves to sit up at the piano and plunk away singing, "la, la, laaaaaa"; it is so cute!  He sings all the time, way more than Ian and Ana ever did, and I love it!  Maybe he'll be a piano player like his brother!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Still At It!

I've been taking a picture consistently every day for a couple days over a month now!  I am super proud of myself.  Even though this week was pretty lame in the picture department, I still kept up with it!

32/365 - Home
Well, Thursday was a long day.  I had PTA that night and knew that once I got home if I had sat down, I'd probably be asleep within minutes and I wouldn't get my picture done.  So here is my PTA bag and shoes exactly where I left them at the door.  I know, exciting!

33/365 - iPod Touch
Yup, Ian has one.  I really wasn't crazy about him having one.  I mean, if he was going to listen to music with it, that would be one thing, but he wanted it for the games and apps.  He had lots of friends who had them, but I just wasn't convinces that a 10 year old needs to be owning one of these things!  Anyways, he asked for money for his birthday because he had purchasing and ipod in mind, and combined between all his gifts, he scrambled up enough to go purchase it.  So yes, my 10 year old has an iPod Touch.  It tries to take over his life; so we have had to set some major boundaries to prevent that from happening!  Like, he can't use it until his chores and homework are done, and he has to hand it over promptly at 7pm, an hour before his bedtime.  Before we realized we had to make these rules, we were unaware that he was taking it to bed and playing it until late into the night.  This made for very bad mornings.  This week he asked to download some music to it, and I was very happy, but we're pretty picky about what kind of music we want him listening to.  The stuff his friends are listening to are not always what we approve.  He's pretty good about this, and know that mum is going to look up the lyrics and make sure it is okay before we add it to his playlist.  It is so hard though finding appropriate, but still cool music for kids!

34/365, Knit
I felt really cozy last night curled up on the couch with my cup of coffee, and a knitting project!  Actually, this picture had to be staged, because before I decided to take a picture, I majorly messed up the pattern, and had to rip several rows back.  I was then too lazy to get up and get a crochet hook to assist getting all the stitches back on the needles correctly, and to be honest, I'm not sure I will be able to tell where I am in the pattern if I do get them back on!  Very frustrating, I may have to start completely over.  It will be worth it though when these little slippers are finished and keeping Cooper's little piggies warm!  

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


February 1st - 31/365, Carrot was one of those days.  Kids were nuts.  I'm exhausted.  Crappy picture it is.  C'est la vie!