Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Me For A Change

So I have been super inspired by a few photographers I know, especially THIS ONE  to play with the self timer on my camera and to take more self portraits and portraits with me and my children. These aren't  great but they are a good start. It is extremely hard to nail focus when using the timer, also hard to make sure everyone is in the frame, which is why our heads are chopped off on one of them but I love it anyway. This is what I love about photography, always more to learn!

Monday, January 30, 2012


My baby taking a bath with her baby. She even gave her baby "Mamas" (she nurses her baby). I love her so!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Just Dance (Or SIng)

As I wait for the kids to wake up every morning I enjoy some time to myself. Time to work on photography, time to drink coffee and check my e mail, time to do whatever I feel like in a world of complete silence. This morning I am planning my upcoming photo shoots and going through the last of my photos from our week snowed in.
On Friday, my nephew spent the day with us. He is 5 years older than Coop and according to Coop, he hung the moon. We spent time outside playing in the last of the snow before it began to rain, then we came in to our small house. I was worried how these three would handle being inside, not remembering that they are children and that they know how to play and live. At one point Cooper suggested music, so music it was. All three of them, or should I say 5 of us (Doug and I joined) danced and sang. As you can see in the photo of Cooper, he sang like he meant it, he really gets into his pop music. Fina climbs up on the chest when she hears music so she can really get into it. Dance is a language that we can all understand. Then, we settled into some screen time. I am happy to say that the screen time was minimal. Overall, it was a great end to a great week of snow.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Night Sledding

One of the main reasons that I love Doug so much is his ability to be spontaneous. During our snow storm last week we were all sitting around after dinner and Doug said "Hey, Coop. Want to go night sledding?" As you can imagine, this was well received by a 4 year old who was thinking it was almost bedtime. This is what memories are made of. Thank you, Doug, for always reminding me to relax and have fun!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Snowed In

Snow falling makes me feel like a kid again. Maybe it's because of Doug's job. Every night this week we sit around hoping for more snow so that Doug's school will be cancelled and he can stay home with us another day! We have filled our days with sledding, reading, family movies, games, playing in the snow with friends, and snuggles. There has been a fair amount of cabin fever too but we have got through it. A home that is being used this heavily gets pretty dirty too. I just cleaned like a crazy person and it feels much better! Something about the snow brings on a real sense of community. Everyone is out and about and quite cheerful. We are really enjoying our little taste of a snowy winter. Perhaps it will last just one more day, at least!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Seattle Snow

And it's still coming down. These are just from yesterday morning.  I have some sledding photos to share too! For now, I am going to have a cup of coffee and watch the storm get worse. Doug had been home all week! So much fun!! There have been lots of indoor activities and lots of playing in the snow, but not so much for Fina, she is not a fan of walking on it. Yes, our chicken flew onto the roof yesterday. Apparently they can fly! Apparently they don't mind the snow, either.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...