Tuesday, March 6, 2012

365 Fail

I was doing so well with this thing, only having missed a few days.  Then life happened, camera was left by one grown up at work while the other camera was broken.  I probably have a few photos on my phone I could add, but it seems like a moot point at this time.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Feb 15--Magna Doodle

This boy loves his Daddy!
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Feb 14--Momma's Boys

Feb 13--Convention

It's a Superhero Valentine Convention!
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Feb 12--Valentine

Mr. A writing out his Valentines!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Feb 11--Chan

This is Chan.  I bought Chan because my 20 month old was chewing on everything.  Rather than allowing him to chew on everything, I bought something I hoped he'd chew on that was a little safer for him.

Chan is enjoyed by the boys.  Chan also looks like a boob, which is probably why Chan appeals to the infant set.  A loves him for his squeaker and, probably, because he belongs to E.  

E just likes him.  Probably because Chan DOESN'T belong to A.  Or because he squeaks.

Or maybe because he lets my weirdo be a weirdo....  a weirdo that I LURVE!

Catch up.

Sigh.  Poor 365 Project.  Yet another blog that got neglected, another resolution buried under my attempts to juggle being a mom, wife, full time employee, reader, tv watcher, and person who is trying to find space for exercise, to name a few.

Soo, thank you facebook photos for helping me add some here in a catch up on the last few weeks....

Jan 29:

A cell phone picture, I just love this shot and the expression on his face.  Love, love, love it!

Jan 30:

Jan 31:

It was backwards day at school, and I just love the pose they took.  The backwards hats, the little bend.  So cute!

Feb 1:

A little package arrived!!

Feb 2:
Same box.  Same package.

Feb 3:

Little bugger was so proud of himself for picking up my sunglasses and putting them on himself.

Feb 4:

Grocery shopping

Feb 5:

We found a train table at the mall!

Feb 6:

My husband bought this green goo like pudding.  It looks gross.  Kid loved it.

Feb 7:

Feb 8:

Feb 9:

Feb 10:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Jan 28--Park

I played solo parent today, which meant we ran out of things to do and so wound up at the park. It was a 50-ish day, but with a cold wind, so we bundled up and spent some time. I brought my camera along for giggles. I love this shot of E, who was pointing at a plane. I like the glow of the sun, and the look on his face.

I also love this photo of my boys in the blue bouncey car. They remind me of two old ladies who've known each other forever and just have a great time.
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Jan 24--Herbs

Another night, another photo forgotten. So, on my way to bed, I took a few shots of my new windowsill "garden." The basil is looking pretty sad, and I'm worried the parsley isn't going to make it, but they'll work better than the ones that are already snipped...
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Jan 27--Clementine

Another night I forgot to take a photo and realized on my way to bed. I've been going through a ton of tangerines and clementines lately as snacks for me and for the boys. I saw a post on pinterest about things you could do with the wooden boxes, so was disappointed to dsicover a previous box was cardboard. Yes, my purchasing decision was based on the re-usability of the container, however, these have been the most delicious little treats. Unlike the buggers that came in that cardboard box, these are seedless and so easy to peel!
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Jan 26--Daddy phone

I forget where M went on this day, but he forgot his phone.  The first to notice the error, of course, was E, who walked around saying "Daddy, phone" for about an hour.

Jan 24 and 25--Fail

It appears that there were no photos taken by me on January 24th or 25th, at least not on my Canon, my Nikon, or my cell phone.

Jan 23--Chicken Salad

I made cooked chicken to bring in to work for the coworkers with whom I share lunch as buffalo chicken dip and also as chicken salad. Here's the mess my work created... nicely blurred onion, chopped chicken, knife and board, roasting pan and silpat mat.
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 22--Dull

I didn't really take any photos today, so looking around the house for ideas, I remembered this little magnet. A friend gave it to me a really long time ago, when I got my first apartment, and it's something I TRY to keep in mind while in the midst of disaster.
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January 21--Pile

Yesterday, E and I had some serious alone time. He discovered the big bucket of Legos and decided to dump them in this corner of the world. Who knew, the simplest toys DO provide the most enjoyment?
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Yesterday was the first snowstorm of the new year, and the first one for which E was really aware.  Thus, he was incredibly fascinated by all things snow related.

Friday, January 20, 2012

January 20--Belly

Today, the boys' school had Crazy hat Day. We don't really have any crazy hats for them, so went with the next best thing--matching hats! For some reason, A decided he was going to flash his belly while E was all about saying CHEEEEEESE!!!
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January 19--toast

We went overboard in our New Year's Eve purchasing, and then due to illnesses and sleepy children, ended up not opening any of the booze at ALL. The line of bottles caught my eye as a great opportunity to play with depth of field, but I had some issues with shake in the tighter shots I took.

To New Year's 2013!
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January 18--Stir Fry

Because E is going through a period of chewing on everything (and most everything he chooses are not things I'd like in his mouth due to dirties or to toxics), I bought him a rubber chewer.  Both boys love the little bugger--it's seriously like a dog toy with squeaker and everything--and on January 18th, I caught E playing with our littlest cast iron pan, the "chew toy," and a bottle.

January 17--Intent

I've officially taken more photos than I did in 2010 when I first tried this project.

This was on January 17. It was just me and the kiddos that night, and A and I "agreed" that he could stay up a little late if he changed into his pjs early. These were the only clean jammies at the time, and as short sleeves, he had to put on his sweatshirt. For whatever reason, he plopped on top of the blanket, on top of the pillow, kind of on top of the airplane.
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Monday, January 16, 2012

January 16--Nice chair

I came into the family room to see this. Our family room doesn't have what anyone (a person taking a photo, a person reading a book, a person doing any kind of craft, a person trying to grade papers, etc) would consider good lighting. Combine this with some energetic little boys and you find a lot of blur in the amateur's photos.

Knowing that this slice of life photo wasn't quite what I sought, I also tried to get a picture of Mr. E's toes. He hasn't been too keen on keeping his socks on lately, so they're often on the floor after dinner. His toes are cute. Photo magic. Alas, poor lighting, fast moving boys, blur.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

January 15--compost

For Christmas, my father in law brought me a bunch of flowers. I do not do well with bouquets of flowers, forgetting to tend to them, neglecting them altogether, then forgetting about them. Clearly, this bunch needs to go to the compost, but it's been too darn cold. And I've forgotten.
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

January 14--Brothers

My boys were having a morning snack of apples for each of them. It sounded awfully quiet, so I went to investigate, and I found them here, under the dining room table with the chairs pushed all the way in. I showed my husband the photo and when he had no idea what he was seeing, told him to look at WHERE they are and what they had done. They'd built themselves a little fort!

Here's (yet another) snacktime today.  The blur is a problem, but I love that they both have their arms up, pointing at who knows what, and E has that little smirk on his face.  I loved seeing them next to each other on the bench, doing whatever it is buddies do, and hoped to get a shot that captured it.

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