Monday, November 22, 2010
I am linking up with Mary at http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/ . Today is Monday with the holidays fast approaching. Uggh. I am not a fan, but can't put into words just why. But still I am thankful.
The sweet little blue eye above belongs to my two year old niece who I have been spending my days with lately. It's nice to have a little one around again; and then to send her home for bath and bed and still get a good night sleep myself.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Celebrating Friday this week with a skywatch photo taken last Saturday and posted today, which is actually Thursday. My daughter hurdles and indoor track season is fast approaching. She wanted to go to the track and practice a little last weekend after her Dad complained that she was spending too much time sitting on the couch, texting her boyfriend. I think she is amazing, first impressing us with just trying this sport, and then
becoming competent enough to compete. All the while with a disinterested coach.
This week I started watching my two year old niece during the day. She found my daughter's old baby doll, tucked in a low book shelf in Aubrie's room, and now drags it around the house. Does that ever bring me back and remind me how fleeting time is. My baby girl no longer needs to be buckled into her car seat, she is learning to drive the car. She hurdles.
I would give almost anything to have her, my first born as her two year old self for a day.
Monday, November 8, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
I took this photo yesterday in the school parking lot while picking up my younger boys to take them for flu shots. The pediatrician's office had an opening at 2:30 which would mean having to get Gabe over and hour before school is normally dismissed. It is always a dream of Gabe's to be dismissed early from school. He used to beg me to do so. So even though he was being taken for a shot, he was smiling from ear to ear as he walked up the school hallway to the office, dragging his backpack and looking a little green. He had just returned from "his best field trip ever" but had gotten a little nauseated on the bus ride back. Nevertheless, he was thrilled to be leaving fourth grade early to get a flu shot on a friday afternoon in November. I had to laugh at the sight of him.
When we got outside to get into the van the sky had turned all dramatic, the sun and clouds fighting it out after a day and a half of rain. I turned the photo black and white for Monochrome Weekend, but really like the bottom original photo that is nearly monochrome itself. That one is my screen saver.
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Doing the pixel perfect blog hop again. Just love that dance! I took this photo on vacation this past Summer in Virginia. I was so far from the ponies and my old point and shoot camera does not have much zoom capabilities. I really didn't expect too much from these photos, but was pleasantly surprised of the detail I was able to capture and then enhance in photo shop elements. It was a hazy hot day, over 100 degrees out.
Can't wait to check out the rest of the before and afters.
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