Sunday, May 22, 2011

140/365 The dog ate my library book...


I never understood the old "the dog ate my homework" excuse until today. The dog ate Sam's library book. Sam thought his world would end. He wrote his sad little note..."sorry." Poor guy, it wasn't even his fault. For $11.00 we made his world right again...

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

136/365 Show and Tell Bag

Sam after school

School's Out and I've got the Show and Tell bag!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

135/365 Spring Concert

Hannah N back crop

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

129/365 Play date

Madeline with cake

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

128/365 Drumming...

...constant drumming. :-(

This drives me crazy, but it seems to release tension in my boy so I just let him go at it!

Joey drums

Monday, May 9, 2011

127/365 Dress


Sunday, May 8, 2011

126/365 Silhouette

Relationship sil

Friday, May 6, 2011


Open sky bw

Thursday, May 5, 2011

123/365 Tommy the Bird

Tommy the Bird

Sam disappeared this morning for about 3 minutes. We were calling him and looking for him. It was time to walk out the door for school. We couldn't find him anywhere.

We finally found him in the backyard hunched down looking at a birdie on the sidewalk. He wanted to keep the birdie for a pet. He wanted to name the birdie Tommy. I'm pretty sure in the 3 minutes he shared with Tommy, he made lots of pet plans.

But Tommy was a featherless hatchling who must have fallen from his nest. He was kind of a dead birdie.

I put Tommy in a plastic bag to toss him in the trash can, but Sam asked me to "take care of him." I said I would bury him and place a tombstone on his grave.

Of course, the first thing he asked when he got home from school was "did you bury Tommy?" I fibbed a bit, because I had forgotten, and told him I was waiting for him so we could do it together.

Sam said it was "gross" and he didn't want to touch Tommy. So I conducted the burial with an audience of one. We placed the rock on his grave (the words on his tombstone are Sam's exact words).

After dinner, Sam said "I hope Tommy is okay." Rob and I feared momentarily that Sam didn't really grasp Tommy's....shall we say...situation?

Tommy has now been added to the litany of people in the "God Bless _____" prayer before bedtime. He comes after Izzy and before Grandma and Grandpa. Sorry Mom and Dad.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

122/365 Backlighting Take Three...

My third attempt at my backlighting homework. Thank goodness the teacher extended the due date, because this kind of photo is just not my strong point!

Izzy got a bit interested in what Lily and I were doing. I also found out today that if Lily gets to hold the chocolate, or eat it while I am photographing her, things go much more smoothly. I think that's why the dog is sniffing her mouth--there's a chocolate in there!

Izzy kisses Lily

Monday, May 2, 2011

121/365 One third

I am one third of the way through my 365 project! For the past two weeks, I have thought about dropping it--there is so much going on in the spring. But, I'm going to try to stick it out!

I am taking a class in natural light photography and I have to admit, I have learned much more through the class than I have by taking a photo every day! (Today's photo is not a fine example of my learning!)

My kids are just so over being photographed. No amount of money, chocolate, extra screen time or other bribes seem to work anymore. I am thinking about bribing my friends kids next.

Backlighting assignment take 2: outdoors
Bribe: chocolate
Cooperative subject: not a chance...

Sam backlight

Sunday, May 1, 2011

120/365 Pout

I have to laugh at how pathetic my first attempt at a backlit photo is. Not only is the focus and exposure bad, I just crack up looking at Lily's little pout. She did NOT want to sit for this photo (and I had even offered her a piece of her Easter candy!)