Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Friday, April 16, 2010

Held Captive

E and I have almost an hour of alone time each day, most of that is spent in the car. Since I was coerced into purchasing an iPhone, by my tech savvy husband, I have taken to snapping picture of E in his car seat.
I love capturing all of his different facial expressions and the best part is he can't run away.

I only take them when we are at a full stop, parked or J is driving so don't go calling CPS on me.

Here are a few of my masterpieces, again taken with the iPhone and not my XLR so forgive the quality.

"I Wanna be a Rock Star"
Taken during his "Nickleback Phase".

"My Friend Mingo"
Mingo has now been replaced with his imaginary friend Fido. Fido is now the fall guy for everything that goes wrong at home and at school. I have to contend with "Not me! Fido did it" on a daily basis, but that's another story.


Please don't judge the Pajamas, we have to be out of the house by 7:30am and "OY VEY" the kid is not a morning person.

"Pooped Out"
as was his sister...
I love those quiet car rides!


I couldn't find his toy whale; it was a real travesty!
Notice the kicking feet?
Watch Out! Those things are lethal.

This one was taken this morning at the gas station.
He thought it was hilarious that the car had "GAS", if you know what I mean?


The dog is victim to my iPhone as well.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Friday, January 1, 2010

Funny Faces

I've always loved taking pictures of my kids.

I used to pull out a camera and they would pose with sweet smiles...

like this,

and this,

and this (which makes me melt).

I should be thankful that my children loved to pose
and I have so many beautiful photos from early childhood.

Yes they still love to pose,...

but these are the poses that have been making it onto my camera lately.

My kids have reached a new phase in their lives, they have become completely and utterly goofy.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

To Paint or Not to Paint That is the Question?

As we move closer to closing on our new house, I am spending many a sleepless night mulling over interior paint colors.
We are being given a blank canvas of fresh white walls and this ugly brick fireplace. I like brick don't get me wrong, but I much prefer it on a patio or on the exterior walls of a house.
Not standing out like a sore thumb in the middle of my living room.

I think I've decided to paint it, but I have color commitment issues. I want my house to flow and feel warm and inviting. I'm also trying to work with some of the existing fixtures in the house like the hard wood floors...

...the black granite in the kitchen and ...

...the tile in the foyer.

I love warm earth tones and I like traditional mixed with a touch of clean modern style.
My first inclination was to paint it white, but with three kids white is not the most practical color and it's, well BORING.
Then I thought black, or gray or creamy beige. I also have to keep the living room walls in mind.
Do I pick wall colors for the walls and then a color for the fireplace or do I pick a fireplace color and then choose the wall colors?
Since the fireplace is so large and is the main focus of the room and I want it to stand out, but not in a bad way.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Once I settle on colors the next thing I have to deal with is this...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pink Week

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness I Heart Faces photo theme is Pink.

This little pink face is T the miracle baby of my good friend B a breast cancer survivor.
B was diagnosed with Her2 positive Breast Cancer when my youngest son was not much older than T.
A mother with a young daughter, who had struggled for years with infertility.
Only to be told her chances of having a second were slim to none after the aggressive cancer treatments.
She mourned, but accepted the fact that her beautiful daughter would be the only child she'd ever have.
At the beginning of 2009 what she though was the beginnings of menopause turned out to be the beginning of life for this beautiful little guy.

T was born almost exactly four years after diagnosis and we are all tickled pink!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009