What does her day consist of? Getting her finger nails and toe nails painted-Check Using a sword to kill bad guys coming into house- Check Drinking some herbal tea for more energy after beating bad guys-Check What a girl!
Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 800 f/8.0 1/100s Post: Adobe Lightroom
Growing up I loved Fisher Price toys I played with them until I was probably too old. I was mad when they started changing the little people to big people.. Luckily I have most the Little People toys I had growing up and now I, I mean, my kids play with them
Growing up I took piano lessons... and then I began playing the flute. Our band instructor wanted us to have private lessons, so I began flute lessons. Flute and piano lessons were just too much, so the piano was left behind.
And the flute took it's place.
Thank to my nose finally clearing up- I was able to get my flute back out and practice again today.
Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti (Nifty 50 lens) ISO 1600 f/ 1.8 1/640 s
I have had a few questions about how to make these, especially how to not burn the toast. So figured I would post this so everyone can enjoy.
Egg and a Hat
1 Piece of Bread (More if making more-duh) 1 Egg
The egg actually almost cooks faster than the toast. Here is how I make them,
The key is lots of butter on the griddle. I put lots of butter on and let it melt on medium-highish heat. While it is melting I cut out the holes in the bread, just with a knife. I then put the bread on the griddle, the hats on a separate spot to toast also. I leave just the bread on for around 30 secs-1 min and then I add the egg.
Crack one egg in each hole. If you like a bit of a runny yoke, then just leave the egg alone. If you don't want runny, then just break the yoke with a knife.
The hats will probably cook first, so just check to see if they are toasted as desired. The egg probably takes about 3 mins approx on the first side and only about 1 minute when you flip it over for the second side, just depends how over easy you want your egg. If the bread seems to be cooking too fast, just turn down the heat a tiny bit.
Hopefully my times are accurate. I just make these every week, so I make them without thinking. Enjoy!
Most mornings we have toast for breakfast.. well Lucas does at least. It is what he always wants, his "sweet toast (i.e. wheat toast) with cinnamon and sugar on it.
The weekends are special though. Saturday's we will have pancakes or waffles..
And on Sunday's, well it's Egg and A Hat of course. Simply a piece of bread with a circle cut out of the center that you cook the egg in. I always had these growing up, and well I guess so will my kids.
Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO: 400 f/4.0 1/60 s (still have my nifty-50 lens on)
Don't let those smiles fool you... those balloons were earned from a hour of tears and screaming.
For an anxiety-ridden, sensitive to the touch child--the dentist is pure torture. And well, his sister just got one since she is cute and was along for the ride. Had to take this picture to help him somehow remember the dentist as being fun.
That's it... that is all of the groceries we needed. Alex had a nap, so I figured it would be safe to go. I never even fathomed it would be my 5 year old lying in the isle throwing a fit.
All because I said no.. no he could not buy that car. I didn't take a picture of him throwing a fit at the store as I was doing my best to stay calm and just deal with the situation.
It didn't really improve... and then when there were someone standing next to my car pretending to box the windows of my van, as he was a professional boxer back in Indiana, as he told me... well don't mess with a momma who's been dealing with a tantrum-throwing, getting in more trouble by the minute 5-year-old.
Hope your afternoon was better than mine.
Camera: Canon Rebel G Automatic no flash setting--up one of those days
These are a few of the things I hear my kid yelling to each other quite regularly. Why they like to play this way is a mystery to me ... someone usually ends up getting hurt... but it isn't always Alex... Lucas only has 7 lbs on her.. she can hold her own.
But lunch needed to be made. And I really wanted to make my recipe for the cooking club this month.
I knew it would be a doozy, lots of work for a meal my kids probably wouldn't like in the end... but it is one of the recipes that makes you feel like you are gourmet cook--when you hands get dirty, when you make something from scratch..
And you know-- after making it I didn't feel tired or sick anymore. Sometimes if you stop throwing yourself a pity party and just do something.. it really does work
Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti--Picture taken by husband at my request
Unfortunately this picture represents my day all too well The cold I have been fighting all week--it got me And I hate having a stuffy nose! In fact I might be a little OCD when it comes to blowing my nose. Maybe I should invest in a good box of Kleenex ... and a garbage can
Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 800 f/ 4.5 1/8s Post Editing: iPhoto
We often inherit many things from our parents. One of the things Lucas inherited, was his daddy's hair. The entire back-top side of his hair is one giant cowlick, straight up! The only solution... hairspray. Luckily, he likes looking good.
Camera: Canon Rebel G XTi ISO 400 f/4.0 1/25s Post editing: Adobe Lightroom
She just turned 3 but she is her daddy's daughter, very very tall. She likes to sleep below her pillow, making the toddler bed even smaller. So today she got her first big girl bed. And it worked, she slept in until almost 8:00 AM!!
My sister Wendy went to college when I was in 4th grade. As a teenager I used to baby-sit her daughter... life went on, she moved, I moved... again and again. But now life has brought us back together, we only live 35 minutes apart.
The first year I did a 365- I was semi successful.
Last year I had all of these ideas about editing pictures and teaching you how.
This year it is for me.
It will be a 365, well 366, of sorts but I like to call it my 366 Journal. As it will be my place to document those little things. Every day life that I want to remember but might not be very good blog fodder. But it is for me.
I'm a determined procrastinator who gets it done. I don't excel at any one thing but am pretty dang good at a lot of things. I am a glass-half-full kind of gal even when the glass is nearly empty. I am a mom, a photographer, a wife, a creator, a couponer, a friend, a musician, an Apple fanatic, a BYU football fan and numberless other things that people have called me both good and bad. But ultimately it is my knowledge of who I truly am, a daughter of God, that helps me make it through this crazy life One Day At a Time.