Tuesday, January 31, 2012

My Elijah {day 7}


Monday, January 30, 2012

My Elijah {day 6}


Sunday, January 29, 2012

My Elijah {day 5}


Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Elijah {day 4}


Friday, January 27, 2012

My Elijah {day 3}


Thursday, January 26, 2012

My Elijah {day 2}


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My Elijah {day 1}


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My Ava {day 7}


Monday, January 23, 2012

My Ava {day 6}


Sunday, January 22, 2012

My Ava {day 5}


Saturday, January 21, 2012

My Ava {day 4}


Friday, January 20, 2012

My Ava {day 3}


Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Ava {day 2}


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Ava {day 1}

I take pictures.

I take pictures of kids.

Lots of kids.

However, one of my New Year's resolutions is the following: take more pictures of kids.

Confused? It might be because I omitted one very important pronoun in that sentence: my.

Let's try that again: take more pictures of my kids.

You see, my favorite four kids in the universe get shamefully neglected in this area. Mommy goes and shoots for a number hours on a Saturday, Mommy comes back exhausted, Mommy puts camera in closet, camera stays in closet. If we go on a family outing, I want to concentrate on the kids and not work which is why the camera still stays in the closet.

But when I looked over my pictures for 2011, I couldn't help but feel that something was out of balance. I have thousands of photos of other people's kids and just a handful of my own. Thus the resolution.

The camera has found it's way out of the closet and onto a perch on my bookshelf. When Elijah was engrossed in Lego world, I grabbed the camera. When Ava was reading her own little Picture Bible, camera. You get the point. So for the next couple of weeks, I'm doing a series on the blog. Each of my children will get a photo a day for a week starting with Ava. The camera is ready to roll. And it's such a nice feeling to look adoringly through my lens.


UPDATE: You can view all the photos from this project HERE.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

{d8 night} New

Christmas season is over, and January is here..a month of heading back to normality, cold weather, and colds. Suffice it to say that January doesn't exactly thrill me; however, there is something to be said for the fresh start that a new year brings.

So this month's Dinner at Eight reflected that with the theme "New". To make sure it was everything that January is, I picked a frigid night and made sure I had a good, full-blown head cold. Bleck. As we dined on finger foods and cheesecake, we filled out little slips of paper with each of us writing down new things we want to eat, read, try, grow in, etc. I'm keeping the papers in a small album for us to look at through the year. The plan is to put a date next to each idea once it is completed.




Here's to a new year and to Sudafed...