Tuesday, April 22, 2014

365 Project Week 16

We started an Alphabet Project with my photography group, so I am going to try and keep up with that. Some letters may be a stretch!! I also had a ton of fun pictures from our play group Easter egg hunt/party and from Easter weekend with both sets of grandparents. So I'll get some separate blogs up for those!

This is one of my new FAVORITES! It was after the egg hunt at my mom's church and she was making them laugh. Such a cute one. :)

 "A" is for artwork! In only one year of "school" we have amassed a large collection of crafts and artwork! I will have to come up with a storage plan soon...

"B" is for boy with a blue egg! And mommy being "brave" enough to attempt some crafting!

"C" is for new crib configuration. Both side rails are off! Total freedom! Which means that both boys typically sleep on the floor now...
"D" is for duet. Two of my high school viola players.

"E" is for egg hunt and egg nests. I made these last year, too, but added the cupcake liners since they are so messy!

"F" is for flower, my first little bloom. And for "finding" eggs and "feeding" Mommy a teddy gram! Sorry...had a really hard time choosing today! :)


Saturday, April 12, 2014

365 Project Week 15

This is a big exciting week!! We made it to 100 days!! Congrats to all my fellow photog friends who started at the new year. (Some started earlier, so lucky them, they're well past 100 already!) This was a big milestone for me in feeling like I could make it through the project! It wasn't a great photo week, in fact I missed a day and had to use some phone photos to make up for it. But I'm still proud of getting this far. Hopefully my photography has improved somewhat, if not, I still have plenty of time left in the year! :)

So this week we went to the park, the zoo, played outside, ate ice cream, fell down and then showed off our band aid, and generally had a crazy week! I also tried to get a picture of the moon, but it's not great. I probably need a little bit longer lens to make that happen, but it was an attempt! :)


Saturday, April 5, 2014

365 Project Week 14

It was a mostly disappointing week around here! I started off great, with my new favorite picture of both boys. (I did bribe them with Smarties to get this shot, but totally worth it.) Monday I was looking for spring but just ended up with a blah picture of the pansies. Tuesday we went to the park, but the lighting is tough since we are always there at 11-12ish when the sun is right over head. So I wasn't thrilled with any I got that day. Thursday I tried for a silhouette of one of my students, but it didn't turn out great. Good idea, I'll just have to try again another time. I also missed a day from being sick, so used a picture from another day to keep things in order. We saw a cool hawk or falcon in the tree in our backyard. It's hard to see it in the picture, but by the time I switched lenses it was gone. (Story of my life lately...just can't seem to get creative or get settings switched fast enough to get the shot, etc.) Saturday we played outside, and I love the one of Holden in the tree; it just screams "little boy" to me. :) So here's hoping I can get back on track a little! I'm just having a hard time getting to the computer much at all to update, and I really didn't want this blog to only become the picture project, but that's what it is right now. At least it's still a good document of our lives.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

365 Project Week 13

Another pretty good week! Sunday I was still in Detroit so one more of cute Mr. J. Monday was a quick snapshot of shoe concentration. Wednesday is also not a great shot, but apparently all I got that day! I do love a good brother hug though. :) Thursday, my husband spotted these deer and then turned the car around for me so I could take a few shots! Yay for something different and interesting to put up! Friday my neighbor and friend had her baby boy, so I got to go meet him again when he was just hours old!! So much fun, I need to find more people having babies so I can take pictures for them!! :) It's so special capturing some of those first memories for families. Saturday, Alex made a loaf of bread, and apparently Holden wanted to see what was up there! So I love this shot of him peeking over the counter. Overall a fun week with some cute babies! Definitely feeling more positive now with spring coming and seeing more sunshine each day. Can't wait to try my hand at some outdoor park and play type pictures!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

365 Project Week 12

Another crazy week! We did a 5k on Sunday, even though it was so cold. I didn't get a lot of great shots, but at least documented us being there. Monday I got a shot of spring hopefulness; I found a brave plant starting to come up. Tuesday was the boys' and their friend Hazel's 2 1/2 year birthday!! Crazy that we have 2 1/2 year olds now! Wednesday I forgot to take a picture before work, so was trying desperately to get something before they went to bed. It was so hard to get my camera to function, even when I had their room light on, but I did like the way this one turned out. Friday we got out and blew bubbles; I hope to get some better shots of that in the future, but this was a start. And Saturday I traveled to see my high school friend Meredith, and her cute new baby! (So at least I have a weak excuse for why I'm posting late again. :) But here's hoping spring finally decides to stick around and we can get outside more. I don't feel like I've been very creative or pushing myself lately, but at the same time I know I'll still enjoy looking back and seeing what we were up to each day/week. So I'm proud of myself for pushing on! :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

365 Week 11

Here they are for the week. (Eleven weeks! Crazy! I will feel accomplished when I make it to day 100.) I took birthday invite pics for a friend, so the first two are from that (Holden modeling for me, and the super cute blue-eyed Beckett!) Mondays are always rough, so I took some outside looking for signs of spring...didn't find many. Tuesday was our FIRST PARK TRIP of the year! Yay, how exciting! :) I wanted to get one of the three boys going down the slide together, so I was pretty happy with that shot, and then I love the second one of Henry. It's actually one of those where I think, "Wow, I took that??" And then Wednesday it snowed again...that's my rosebush covered in snow. (So much for signs of spring...) Thursday was my mom's birthday, so I tried my hand at some food photography, since I thought my cupcakes turned out cute! And I had to get a blowing out the candles picture, even though I had trouble with figuring out settings. Friday I played with some toys, since my photo group was doing a toy challenge. I wanted to play with the dino shadows, but I don't quite think I nailed it (but fun to try.) And Saturday I was trying to take another toy photo and ended up liking the ones WITH my kiddos the best. :)