Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday Rewind

Blog-hopping with Monday Rewind  and Macro Monday this week. 

Both of these pictures were from last Wednesday. Gabe and I were at the convention center. He was taking his PSSAs and I was fooling around with my camera, passing the time. The first one I was playing with my macro setting and just loved how this railing turned out. The sun was coming in a huge plate glass window, bouncing off the metal. 

The second I picked just wondering how many of you can do it too. LOL  Gabe is many things and flexible is one of them. Here he is "relaxing" during one of his breaks. 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Motion - waterfall in the aquarium

Waiting to Click - the perfect shark encounter

Animal Perspective - bear trap

Fashion - my new Tom's... comfy for a trek around the zoo

Many - avoiding the shark

Friday, April 8, 2011

Fix-it Flashback Friday...

     Thank you ChristopherandTia for giving me this great idea to steal. I realized how long it has been since I scanned any of the girls' pictures. I have hundreds of BDC (before digital camera) photos stored in my closet. This blog seems to have been all about the boys for the last few weeks, so today I'm dedicating it to my first baby girl, Katie. Our sweet little bundle of love that had to put up with unbelievably naive and ill-informed parents. It's a miracle she survived. 

Wasn't she absolutely precious? This was one of those rare moments in the first year that she wasn't screaming about how stupid we are and could we please find someone who knows what they are doing.

Awww... she's sleeping in her swing. For the longest time, this was the only place she would sleep. 

This would have been right around the time her little sister was born. Do you see the concern on her face? Or maybe this was the first time she plotted her world takeover.

Love this girl. Damn she's cute.

I loved this little top on her. I miss having a little girl to dress up.

Halloween!!! Loved the ruby slippers. They weren't the best for trick-or-treating. I seem to remember her slipping and sliding around the neighborhood.

All of the above photos were shot with my 35mm film slr.. oh so long ago. I scanned them in and cleaned them up in PSE7. Coffeeshop's Faded Daydreams PSE Action was used on each of them. 

Katie all grow'd up. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fun with Monkey Boy

"Yes, I see you. You are adorable. Stay right in front of the house."

"Don't go too far, now."

"I know you can hear me."

"No, no, just leave it. Don't eat that!"

"Time to turn around... this way..."

"Uhmmm.... Sebastian? Sebastian? "

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

Wheeeeeee! Another challenge!

My beautiful model George, who is not only high key, but also high needs and high maintenance.

A photo of a reflection of my bedroom. I better stop before I confuse myself.

Something tiny and silver and pretty...

Off in the distance is Calvary Cemetery. In the foreground the buds of our silver maple. Circle of life and all...

Stripes. If you know what it is you'll earn a pat on the head and my unending friendship. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sorta Selfie Saturday

OK, so I saw this great sticker on a fellow bloggers post promoting Selfie Saturday!! Cool, I like photos, I like challenges... I like ME... easy peasy, right!  Two hundred and ten photos later I'm thinking maybe this wasn't as easy as I thought it would be. I am a self-portrait newbie... just off the bus... still drinkin' from a bottle and suckin' on my pacifier... neeeewwwwbie.

After the first twenty photos of looking like a dork...

I thought I'd mix it up by looking disturbed...

Finally, I gave up and just got silly.

Luckily, George showed up and took a little pressure off of me, just being me.

And what have we learned from this little experiment? I will never be a super-model? What?! No. I can dream. NEVER jump in to the middle of a portrait challenge when you're an idiot? Well, maybe. I was thinking it has taught me to save the joy of self-portraits for that new camera with a tripod and remote... Yeah.. that's it. Let's chalk this one up as ONE MORE reason to buy a D90. Uh-huh.

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