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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 31- Fog

"It's fog out!"
That is the first thing I heard this morning when my 3-year-old ran into my room and opened up my windows.
She was right, it was foggy out.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 100 f/5.6 1/60 s

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 30-Party Time

Alex went to her first friends birthday party today.
She was invited to quite a few last year,
but every time we ended up being busy or sick.
She had a fun time, she especially liked the cake.

Camera: Olympus FE-320 My point and shoot

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 29-Socks

My feet were cold in the morning
so I put on these...
and well my monkeys came with me to the grocery store, to Walmart, to pick up Lucas from preschool
these monkeys had a good day

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 800 f/2.8 1/125 s

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 28- A Days Work

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

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 27-Apple

My kids LOVE playing with photo booth.
394 Photos and 268 Movies.. they love it that much
Had to post this today, espeically in honor of the iPad.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 400 f/4.0 1/60 s

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 26-Monkeys and Hats

Time For Tots Day is always a good day for us
Today we had fun acting out Caps For Sale
You can read all about it on my main blog tomorrow.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti (Nifty 50 lens) ISO 400 f/ 5.6 1/100 s Post: Adobe Lightroom

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 25- The Little Bus

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

Camera: Canon Rebel G XTi ISO 800 f/1.8 1/125 s

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 24- Pot Holders

He eats his dinner with a pot holder on his hand..
don't you?
I was actually quite impressed with his ability to successfully navigate his fork like this.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 400 f/4.0 1.60s flash used

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 23-The Bear

What do you do on Saturday?
My husband and kids...
they watch videos about a 5 lb gummy bears.
It is on my husband's birthday wish list.
And in case you are interested, you can find it here.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 800 f/6.3 1/30s

Friday, January 22, 2010

Day 22

Still raining today...
so Alex had fun riding her bike in the garage
I had fun trying to get motion and panning shots

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti
First Picture: ISO 400 f/5.6 1/13 s Second Picture: ISO 400 f/ 4.5 1/5s

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 21

What do you do when it is raining for the 4th day in a row??
Well make a cake of course.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 1600 (yikes!) f/5.0 1/60 s Post Editing: Adobe Lightroom

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 20

It's still raining...'s still raining.
Well could be worse, it could be snow.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 19

Even a Super Hero needs to go grocery shopping.

Camera: Olympus FE-320 (my point and shoot)

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 18

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

Egg and a Hat Recipe

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!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 17

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)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 16

A foreshadowing I am afraid...
Alex lay on the couch for twenty minutes and "talked" on the phone.

"Be quiet, I am talking on the phone!" she informed me.
And what was she talking about?
I heard lots of, "that's good" "what?"
and the my favorite "we can all get married"


Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti (50 mm lens) ISO 800 f/3.2 1/80 s Post: Adobe Light room

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 15

I'm going to spend my day with trains!

I have been buying GeoTrax for Lucas since he was not even 2-years-old
3 1/2 years later and he still plays with them

After yesterday, I knew I just needed to enjoy my kids
So we spent our day with trains.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti (50 mm lens i.e Nifty-fifty) ISO 200 f/ 1.8 1/30 s

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 14

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.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 400 f/ 4.0 1/60s

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 13

I kept hearing noises all morning... then I realized it was a bunch of dumpsters and construction vehicles working on the private school behind us.

I told Lucas and he hurried upstairs. He spent the next half hour just watching those trucks go back and forth.
"It's a dumpy day!" he declared.

Yes a wonderful dumpy day.

Camera: Canon Rebel G XTi ISO 400 f/7.1 1/160s

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 12

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

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 11

"Kick Me!"
"Put your feet on me!"
"Smash me!"

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.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 10

I was feeling sick.. I was tired...
I really was throwing myself a nice pity party.

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

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 9

"You may have seen a meteor shower; but you've never seen a shower meatier than this"

Today we went on a walk since Flint Lockwood-aka Lucas used his machine to make a it rain food for us.
If you haven't seen Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs yet, watch it!

It is my kids latest obsession.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 100 f/ 8.0 1/400 s Post Editing: Pixelmator

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 8

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

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 7

Well technically I didn't take this picture.. the Dr did.
But I did take the picture of the picture
(which didn't turn out good)
But this was definitely the main thing of my day--baby 13 1/2 weeks

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 6

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 5

It's January
It's 72 degrees
It's park day with lots and lots of friends
And lots and lots of food

Life doesn't get much better than this

(though it would be nice if that girl would ever keep her shoes on)

Camera: Olympus FE-320 (my point and shoot camera)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 4

"Can we have a picnic lunch?"
Translation: 'Can we watch a show while eating lunch'
Sometimes I give in, get out our picnic blanket-translation: an old ugly sheet.

Today's lunch: Cheetos--all gone
Apple Slices--all gone
Mini blueberry muffin-all gone
Capri Sun-all gone
Sandwich--well almost

Camera: Canon Rebel XTi ISO 400 f/ 5.6 1/60s

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 3

Opps-did I tell you I didn't read about project 365 until Day 4... and yeah I didn't take any pictures this day. But this will be the only one I miss, promise!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 2

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!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 1

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.

And my kids--they adore her.
This year I have decided to complete in Project 365-a photo a day. I didn't want to overwhelm my blog with only pictures, so I created this site. I hope you enjoy the pictures and enjoy the journey.