Saturday, April 30, 2011

119/365 Spring has sprung... least for a day or two!

Lily at Welles gazebo

Friday, April 29, 2011

118/365 Opening Day

It's opening day in our house!

Opening day

Thursday, April 28, 2011

117/365 Homeless lunches

On the last Thursday of every month, we make lunches for homeless men and women who come to our church to receive a bag. It is a small act, but I love doing it. Here are our supplies for "lunch for the guys" as my kids say!

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

116/365 Sick Day

sick day

Monday, April 25, 2011

Project 64--Pacific Blue

Pacific Blue...who knew my son's shirt and eyes were Pacific Blue?

Sam eye web size

To see more Pacific Blue entries...hop on over to Project 64

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

112/365 Homework blooper

I posted this already, but something happened to it...

sam blooper

Thursday, April 21, 2011

110/365 Blue Sky?

According to the forecasts...this is it...our ONE day of blue sky for our entire Spring Break.

We took advantage and headed out to one of our favorite playgrounds in Greek Town. It's got something for the little ones, the middle ones and the older ones too!


joey playground

Joey jump 1

joey jump 2

joey jump 3

sam on equip

rob sears

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

109/365 Spring Break

What do you do when you stay home for Spring Break and the temperature continues to hover in the 40s for the FIFTH day straight???

Pack up the family, hop on the train and head to a ball game!

cub fan


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

108/365 Spring Break and Magenta

What do you do when you stay home for Spring Break and it's really rainy and barely 40 degrees outside?

Pretend you're on the beach and go have ice cream...

This is also my contribution for this week's color "magenta" over at Project 64.

Lily ic 2

To see more lovely photos, click the link:

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Monday, April 18, 2011

107/365 Spring Break

What do you do when you stay home for Spring Break and it's rainy outside and really, really cold?

Head to the library for some vacation reading...

sam book

Saturday, April 16, 2011

105/365 Spring Break

What do you do when you stay home for spring break and it's rainy and barely 50 degrees outside?

Play lots and lots of games...


Friday, April 15, 2011

104/365 Homework...

My fourth (AND FINAL) attempt at my first Natural Light homework assignment...

45 no reflect web

There was A LOT and I mean A LOOOOOT of bribery going on in this house this week.... Notice how I bribed each child on a different day of the week? ; )

Thursday, April 14, 2011

103/365 Natural Light...take 3!

So on my third attempt at the Natural Light assignment, I learned that you can't place your child at a bright white table in front of the window with the light source wearing a white shirt...

Lily Natural Light allure

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

102/365 Natural Light 101

I'm taking a Natural Light class through Clickin Moms. I had to re-do my first assignment 4 times! This photo is not one of the ones I turned in--it is a bit out of focus and his bright blue eyes do not really show, nevertheless, it is my contribution as today's photo of the day...

Sam Natural Light

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

101/365 Nature Center

kids on trail

We took a short trip to the Nature Center today. We saw 8 deer, many red-winged blackbirds,a snake, and a nesting goose!

Monday, April 11, 2011

100/365 Out of the Box - Burnt Sienna

burnt sienna 2

This is a close-up of a sculpture near my home. I LOVE the texture of this sculpture, but find it a bit hard to capture in a photo.

To see what others have captured for this week's burnt sienna theme, click on this link:

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

99/365 Screens

This picture frightens me...


Saturday, April 9, 2011

98/365 Cousin

mila picks up letters

Cousin Mila

She spilled all the Bananagram tiles on the floor and then proclaimed my living room to be MESSY!

She picked them all up though (with a little help from cousin Lily!)

Friday, April 8, 2011

97/365 - Rainy Day

On the way to school in the rain...

Sam and Dad in rain

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

95/365 - Denim

Lily skirt

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

94/365 Out of the Box - Spring Green

fizz 2

I figured lots of people would be taking photos of lovely little shoots popping up in their yards, or spring flowers or tender grass.... However, as a "northerner," I had to be a bit more creative (I have yet to see much "spring green" in my outdoor world!)

I don't let my kids have soda very often. But they LOVE this bright green Mexican brand called Jaritos. I carried a piece of paper colored in "spring green" in my purse for a few days and realized while at the grocery store that this lemon lime flavor of Jaritos was a perfect match!

To see the other spring green entries, click here:

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Monday, April 4, 2011

93/365 Here comes Peter Cottontail...

Lily ears

My sweet little bunny!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

92/365 Spring has Sprung!

lily park timeless

Spring has sprung and we spent many, many hours at the park today. It was overcast, but let's hear it for 50 degrees plus!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

91/365 Jump!


Another trip to Extreme Trampoline!

112/365 Blooper

This photo is a homework blooper, but I really, really like it.

Sam saved for months to buy this little hippo he saw at Target. When he finally saved the money, Target no longer carried it.

Today, I found the hippo at our school rummage sale. He wanted me to take pictures of him with "Jack Hippo Jr.," but he was really preoccupied with a piece of dried skin on his lip.

I just love this little blue-eyed beauty...even if he can get a little crabby sometimes : )

sam blooper

Friday, April 1, 2011

90/365 Finland

We're in Finland!

(April Fools.)

But we are waiting to hear any day now if life will take us to Finland (or England or South Africa) for 6 months come January 2012. The suspense is killing us!

Photo copyright by Jonik