Posts Tagged ‘photography


Date Night(s)

Hubby and I were lucky enough to get to go out sans little boys twice last week. Dates out are a relatively special, and somewhat infrequent, thing for us, so two in one week was a REAL treat. Last Tuesday we headed to a free concert at a local church; Andrew Osenga was playing. We have liked him since we first heard his solo work at an Andrew Peterson Christmas show a few years ago. It was a great night that ended with dessert out!

The second of our dates was to a Royal’s game on Thursday night with friends. Stay tuned for pictures of that later in the week; I am comfy on the couch and the card reader is upstairs. Go ahead, call me lazy! 😉

Check back tomorrow for some more big news!


A bit of our day

I’ve decided to let the pictures tell most of the story of our morning together as a family today; I do want you to know that these are posted in the order in which they were taken.

expectantly waiting

little legs lag behind a bit

look closely


Hubby and the preschooler built the rocket yesterday afternoon; we launched it as a family 3 times this morning. We will be doing this again; oh yes we will! It was a blast for everyone, and we were able to recover the blue missile after every launch today. Although, things got a bit hairy at the end when the shoot didn’t deploy and we had to locate it by getting in the car to drive around the park. The preschooler said, “I think we need to go to a space station and get in a big rocket to fly around and look for our little rocket.” while we were looking for it. Haven’t tried this? Go buy a kit and follow the directions; it’s so very much fun!


A Family Favorite


New Frontiers

The toddler is quickly adapting to the quintessential role of a two year old, and he is loving trying new things. He is, for all practical purposes, convinced that he can do everything that everyone else in the family does and a few things that we don’t: like stand on the arm of the couch. Yeah, there’s no photos of that; I’d rather catch him than capture the moment!

In the last few days his explorations have been rather artistic. I’m certain that some of you are conjuring up crayon covered rooms, but, alas, this mama is the one who redecorated her entire bedroom (and every toy that was in the way) with a handful of crayons when she was this age. Crayons are strictly used only at the table under mama’s watchful eye around here. Instead, it was a bit more like this:

Yogurt finger painting as much of the dining room table and bench as he could. Well, until he decided to start eating it again.

And using mama’s camera (with a bit of help) to take pictures of his daddy. I recently broke a lens when I dropped my D70, so I kept a hand on it for him, but he did all the rest; hence the lack of appropriate focus. He took several shots, and they all have dad in them. He has officially reached the age where daddy hung the moon, and I am now playing second fiddle. It’s okay, though; like his brother he was ALL about mama until about 22 months (and he still is all about mama at bedtime!). I had a good run… 😉

We are having a blast around here watching him explore with more meaning than he ever has before. I can’t wait to see what he will try tomorrow!


A bit of my Sunday