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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 117, 118, 119

Day 119
Look closely, what do you see?
1, 2, 3 Alex's can be seen.

Day 118
We had a teacher's meeting for primary;
it was a garden theme so I made these cupcakes.
Did I mention they were jumbo cupcakes? Mmmmm

Day 117Looks like a good day to stay inside.
Luckily the fog cleared soon.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 116-Child's Art

"Do you like it?" Lucas asked me.
"I love it."
"Yes, it is good because I took my time and didn't rush."
Things I am teaching are sinking in... what a proud mommy moment.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Day 115-Spring's Focus

I had been taking pictures with my zoom lens..
I went inside and switched to my nifty fifty.
I love that lens, and it is amazing what a difference the lowering the number of the f-stop can make..
see that big green area in the top almost middle of the picture... it is a garbage can.
Definitely looks better out of focus.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti: ISO 800, f/2.5 1/250 s SOOC

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Day 114-The wonder

You often wonder what they are thinking,
what goes through their heads...
at this moment, well it seems to be something very deep and profound.

I only wish I had had this picture when iheart faces did their dramatic black and white
... I think it's a winner.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Day 113- The Worm

Alex and Lucas found this worm by the back door.
It became Alex's "friend" for the next 20 minutes.
She finally set it free in the grass.
Hope it wasn't too traumatized :)

Camera: Canon Rebel G XTi ISO 100, f/5.6 1/400 s- SOOC

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 112

Nothing better than packages in the mail...
especially packages with something for me
and especially packages with something for me that I got for free!!
Wonder what it is?
I'll give you a hint...
it will make me look so beautiful :)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Day 111- Something is Missing

We couldn't find the wheels for the car...
she said it drives better this way.
Maybe she was using the same logic when she took off the girl's hair
"so she can drive her car" she told me...
hmmm.... I don't take my hair off when I drive, do you?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 110-Volcano!!

It isn't pretty... but it exploded (i.e. fizzled bubbled over)
and the kids loved it.
You can see a video of it on my main blog here.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Day 107, 108, 109

109I never knew the desert could be beautiful
until my first spring in Mesa when the cacti started to flower.
This is one we brought with us...
hey look, I can keep a cactus alive!

108Haven't taken any pictures yet today.. shoot.
Umm Handi-snack bread-sticks and cheese, I love these

It's a moth
it was one of two thing I got a picture of in the butterfly exhibit
that we waited in line for 45 minutes to go into...
yeah, it wasn't really worth it

Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 106- Cool Hand Luke

Anyone see the movie Cool Hand Luke?
In it the main character ate 60 hard boiled eggs in a hour...
Today at work my husband took on the challenge to eat 50 in a hour.

He made it to 20, realized he was not going to make it and smartly called it quits

So I took this picture in honor of him.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 102, 103, 104, 105

Day 102
Monday April 12thSometimes there is nothing better than breakfast for dinner;
especially when it involves cinnamon rolls.

Day 103
Tuesday April 13thThree hours at the park will do this to you.

Day 104
Wednesday April 14th"I'm gonna spend my day with trains"
Nothing makes Lucas happier than when I build and drive GeoTrax with him

Day 105
Thursday April 15thAfter two weeks of spring break
getting back into the swing of things can be very tiring.

I think I wore my kids out this week!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 99, 100, 101

Day 99
Sitting still isn't his strong suit...
Writing and Drawing, don't really interest him...
So this just warms a mama's heart

Day 1001 Failed Trip to the Wild Animal Park
1 Successful unplanned trip to the Miniature Train Museum and Zoo
Wouldn't it be fun to have a train set like this?

Day 101Obviously I did not take this
but in case you don't read my regular blog I thought you might like to see this..
oh and I am only 27 weeks..
gessh, how big is this boy going to be??

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Day 98- Death Grip

She used to be fearless...
but the first time back to the ocean this year
and she had a death grip on my hand for quite a while.
She did have fun though

Camera: My point and shoot, Post: Adobe Lightroom

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Day 97-Dizzy

We went to a new playground by my sister's
the kids could have spun on this all day...
makes me dizzy just watching them

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 96-Perfect

Morning spent at the park
71 degrees and Sunny
Lunch picked up from Sonic on the way home...
ahhh perfect.

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 400 f/4.0 1/30s SOOC

Monday, April 5, 2010

Day 95-Slimy things

"There's a snail on the window!" my kids each squealed.
Luckily this guy was outside on the window

Camera: Canon Rebel G Xti ISO 200 f/ 5.6 1/200 s SOOC

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day 92, 93 & 94

Day 92- The Flowers that Won't DieI do not have a green thumb...
if you need proof you should see our back lawn

but these flowers...
well they just magically came back all on their own this year.
I guess they are going to survive in-spite of me.

Day 93- The ScrambleYou've got to be fast if you want to get eggs in that group of kids...
Lucas (in the green & white stripes) did great.

Day 94-The Basket Hunt
Our Easter Bunny hides the baskets using clues that need to be followed.
In Lucas' case, words he gets to sound out and read.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 91-Missing Them!

Eric's parents came last week...
They left on Tuesday...
it has been a long week since they left.
This note was left in case they were gone before the kids woke up...