Thursday, March 29, 2012

This or That Thursday

It's her favorite dress. 
She loves the little rose and the "scriggly skirt" as she calls it. 
 Every time it gets dirty she asks me to wash it quick so she can put it right back on.
 Her attachment to a pretty dress is no surprise. 
She is a girl, after all! 
The big shock to me is that... 
it's not pink!
Happy Thursday, y'all!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Quarterly Top 5

Oh boy, was it difficult to pick only five.
My little girl entered a new phase last month where she actually enjoys having her picture taken- up until now, she has been shy of the camera and I had to be sneaky to get any photos of her face- but not any more! She's my little model now, and I love it!

and she's not the only one who likes to pose for me!


But I think the candids might be my favorite... what do you think?


Monday, March 26, 2012

Whimsical Scavenger Hunt

1. whim·sy/ˈ(h)wimzē/

  1. Playfully quaint or fanciful behavior or humor.
  2. A whim.
whim - caprice - fancy - vagary - fad - whimsey
 2. create
 3. dust 
 4. seed or sprout
 5. swing or drop

Friday, March 23, 2012

My Brand New 6 Year Old

That's right, my boy is turning six today!
He is an amazing kid, full of imagination, energy, curiosity, intelligence and affection.
My son, you are loved more than you know!

This morning Geoff took him to Waffle House because our son says that it's the best restaurant in America :)
Last year I couldn't help but share some of the funny things he has said.
Well, he is still saying the sweetest things and keeping us laughing! Here are a few of his sayings:

"I wish my dad would come home, he's a fascinating man."

"Mom, I'm an Astronaut and I came back from outer space because I forgot to give you a hug and kiss."

"Mommy, when I grow up I want to marry you... so I can live in your house forever”

 ‎"You hurt my feelings! Now I only have one feeling left."

"Troodons were the smartest, most awesome dinosaurs... and now they are dead."

As he climbed into the warm van on a freezing cold day: "I'm a snowman and I'm sad because I'm going to melt."

“So, when do I start getting paid for this School work?” 

A discussion about how seeds work: "Well, you put the seed in the ground and then you put up a sign that says what kind of plant you want. God sees the sign and makes that plant grow." I teasingly asked “what about a cookie plant?” he replied “Of course not! God doesn't work that way.”
As he sat down in the chair at the Barber shop he asked "So, have you worked here long?"
‎‎‎‎"Hey mom, could you make lunch for (imaginary friend) Scott and his 13 kids?"
One day he was pretending to be unconscious (he said his problem was "hibernation") we pretended to try all kinds of things: oxygen, a blood transfusion, etc... but when we resorted to a tickle-ectomy he said "Doctors don't do that."

"Mom, how do you spell "Spaghetti and Meatbulbs?" 

"I'm doing a special exercise called "running in the kitchen!"

"I loved when I was a kid!" 

"My tie is so tight, it could kill me."

One afternoon I overheard him playing his little guitar and singing at the top of his lungs: "I love you but I can't count on you and you can't count on me either...!"

‎"Ferrari and Mustang both have a horse on the front, but you can tell which is which because they look completely different!" 

One morning he said "Mom, come look in the mirror!" I went into the bathroom and pretended to freak out when I saw myself. He laughed and said "I knew that would scare you."

After talking about what to do in case of fire he said "Ok, I won't run back into the house... except to rescue my blue doggy."
‎"Hey! A new idea just flew upon my head!"

“I want to step on the scale to see how much my feet weigh.”

"Hey look! My little brother is coloring like a real boy!"

He learned about the minute hand and the hour hand in School- the next day he saw the second hand on a clock and said “Wow, that skinny hand is going crazy!”

At the zoo he said "Hey, let's go to the little rascal house and see my favorite snake- the boa constranger."

After Mommy kissed little sister goodnight she wiped her lips and mom acted shocked "did you just wipe off my kiss? Well, here is ANOTHER kiss!" she laughed as we played this game for a minute and from the top bunk big brother offered his expert opinion "Mom, I think she's wiping off the slobberness and keeping the kiss."

Thrilled lizard

While running around the kitchen with mouth open and hands on neck: "Hey look! I'm a thrilled lizard!"
Happy Birthday, thrilled lizard boy!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Scavenger Hunt(s)

1. Vintage
 2. Word or Quote
 3. Nature's Own
... artwork
 4. People
 5. Photographer's Choice

But wait, there's more! 
Because I wasn't able to upload my SH photos last week I'll show them to you today so you get 
two for the price of one! 
Lucky you ;)

1. Water
 2. Light
 3. Chocolate
 4. Animal
 5. Crowded

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
Head over to Ashley Sisk's blog to see more Scavenger Hunters!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

I'm Back!

Hey y'all!
After a few days without Internet on my home computer I was starting to feel a few symptoms of withdrawal ;) Of course, I had access to the WWW through my phone and my husband's Galaxy Tab but I could not for the life of me figure out how to get my photos from my computer to the Internet. 
But now we are back online!
Anyway, how are you? Have you adjusted to DST? The kids seemed to have a rough time adjusting but we are doing well now, back to our ornery selves :)
When my three year old girl saw this sky she said "Oh no! The sun is about to sit down!"

Friday, March 9, 2012

This is it!

Hey, so yesterday I posted a strange, abstract image and asked if anybody knew what it was... 
And this is it! 
a caution cone, tipped over!
 Thanks for guessing, I hope y'all have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Playing with Light

No Photoshop here, I promise. Even the lens flare is genuine! 
35mm, f/2.8, 1/640 sec, ISO 160

You know what this is, right?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


f/5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 320

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Mismatched Scavenger Hunt

1. Routine
What? Don't you regularly walk your bunny rabbit?  ;)
 2. Music
 3. Technology
4. Show Me Your Style

5. Mismatch
he pulls off the look pretty well, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping, bye!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Story Without Words

I hope y'all are having a fabulous Friday!