Friday, February 29, 2008

Photo Hunt - Party

This week's theme of party is so in tune with our lives as I prepare for Princess E's third birthday. Look at all this girlie stuff, she's gonna love it.

Haiku Friday - What a Week

Nothing like getting
the dreaded call from day care
not once but two times

Miss V is poopy
Miss E throws up after lunch
come get them right now

That was just Monday
on Tuesday, mommy gets sick
hubby home with girls

Miss E is all well
after 1 day, it was quick
Miss V takes longer

Mommy and Miss V
go shopping the next day for
E's birthday supplies

Daddy home again
Thursday with Miss V since she
still has too much poop

Mommy starts new class
the last one ended last week
no break for mommy

My grandma not well
taken to the hospital
she needs an IV

Miss V gets to go
to visit with her grandma
we can work today

now she has a bad
bad diaper rash with the poop
oh when will it end!?!

Miss E will be three
this weekend we celebrate
I hope we are well

Next week is better
adult trip to Las Vegas
for a long weekend

I hope Miss V is
better by the time we leave
so I can sleep well.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Theme Thursday - Memories

This week's theme is making memories. I tend to do this just about everyday as I am behind the camera capturing what my kids do best, being kids. I shoot them when they are happy and sad, healthy and sick, all seasons of the year and I tend the keep just about every shot of them saved on my computers for years of viewing pleasure. Yes, even the bad ones. I know, I should get rid of the really awful ones, and I do delete the ones that don't have the kids in them (unless that was the intention) but I do peruse thru them at times to look at how my camera has changed through the years, try to figure out which infant was which (I am mostly right) and see how my skills have been improving, at least I think they are. So as I was home with my youngest daughter yesterday as she has just gotten over a bout of Roseola and fighting off the stomach bug (which started with her, worked its way to E and then to Mommy), I thought what better chance to take pictures of her. Because even though she was a fussy butt all day and she wasn't feeling all that well or being cooperative, this is what she was at 9 months old and I wanted to capture it so that years from now I will remember this day that we spent together.

V 9 months
Here's my cranky girl playing with her blocks.

V Basket
She liked the basket a little more.

V Acid
A teeny smile.

What memories would you like to share today?

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

WW - Spring time??

Sunday, February 24, 2008

More random thoughts and Weekly Winners

Am I the only mini-van owner in the country who does not like having a mini-van? People act like having a mini-van solves the worlds problems but when I say that I have been disappointed in mine and I am looking to trade it in, I now have three heads.

I find it odd that my son was invited to a birthday party, at Chuck-e-Cheese, at 10:00 am on a Wed?? Granted it is spring break and all the kids are off school but some of us have something called 'jobs' that we go to that lets us support our kids birthday parties. Should I not feel a little strange that I won't take a day off to take him?

My professor told us final grades need to be posted Sunday by the college rules. Its not 10 pm and still no grades. I am not waiting up to find out.

OK here is my Sunday addition of weekly winners for my fav pics from this past week.

V Close Take 2

V 9 months old.

V Portrait

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Theme Thursday - Texture

This theme was way fun and I have many pics to share. I love playing with textures in my photos and finding new ones to play with. Which reminds me, I am slacking on my scrapbooking, need to get on that! Anyway, here are my photos for the week:

This was my first one, E with her camera. It came out with less texture that I wanted to I tried again.

E Camera

The second one, I overlayed two textures on V and then used a boarder overlay around the whole shot.

V Texture

My Third attempt, the girls. I used a new texture that I liked because of the unevenness of it.

V & E Texture

And my final attempt. Z looking silly. I overlayed a scanned background paper that I had and then overlayed two boarders. Its OK. Not sure I love how the coloring turned out but it was fun to play.

Z Texture

So, for more textured pics, go visit Stacy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

WW - Z's Face all Better

Monday, February 18, 2008

Random Thoughts and Weekly Winners

Everyone loves a good holiday. Why can't the traffic be that good every day? I love being able to sleep in and still get to work at the same time. Maybe the Government should be closed all the time!

They are offering a bee keeping class at the local fairgrounds. Man I think I may get in on that action. Fresh honey and large welts all over sound awesome!

I would love to trade up the ole-minivan for one of these.

The movie Across the Universe was way awesome, esp if you like the Beatles.

Miss V is 9 months old today. Keeping with tradition she came down with a fever two days before her check-up so chances are she won't get the full exam. But speaking about Miss V, why won't she eat better? Why is is that she won't finish her bottle and refuses baby food but if she finds a stray piece of dog food, she won't give it back for anything? Does dog food really taste better than applesauce?

And here is my first installment of Weekly Winners. I know I am a day late, but I wanted to play anyway.

V Hat 2
Poor girlie has eczema on her face.

On the flight home.

E Tights
My girlie girl in her tights.

Z scratch
Face plant in the concrete.

V Stairs
Uh oh!

V Stands

E pout

Me, playing with my new lens and external flash.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Theme Thursday - Pure

Keeping with the theme this week I took some shots this weekend with my new lens and external flash (thanks to my hubby for an early Valentine's gift). I am liking the way the colors and lighting look with this combo so I will share two pics of my older daughter SOOC and with a touch of editing. I do think that a little enhancement makes the good picture look even better.

Here is SOOC:


And the with a touch of editing:

E Edited

So which one is better??

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

WW - Business Trip


Friday, February 8, 2008

Haiku Friday - Momma Guilt

I hate momma guilt
why I think I'm a bad mom?
just cause kids not home

Gran back from Vaca
wanted kids for the weekend
we gladly say 'Yes'

now that they are gone
the guilt creeps back into me
for no good reason

the kids love them so
hubby and I love the time
it works out for all

feel guilt cause I like
some peace and quiet alone
but I do miss them

guilt all around me
my free time, for leaving them
momma guilt is tough

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Theme Thursday - Glow

Here are a few pics I snapped outside this weekend while we had a few minutes of warm weather. I am still learning the best way to get good shots in full sun so these may not be 'glowy' enough.

E Outside BW

Z Bike

E Outside

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

WW - Sleeping in the Playroom

E Sleeps BW

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