Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Everyday Things

This year I made a promise to myself that I will pick up my camera more. Since Avery's arrival, I felt like I have let alot of things I love slide. Between dealing with constant illness and a newborn with colic, I completely lost the motivation to pick up my camera (other than for jobs), and obviously blog. I want this year to be different. I want this year to be the year that I capture our everyday lives, capturing everyday things. So far, so good!

So far we have done some grocery shopping...

Waiting for grandma...

Playing video games...

Making and eating "Just Because" cupcakes...

Doing some school work...

Taking care of sick babies...

Helping mom cook...
(Why yes, that is green pudding!)

Getting into trouble...
(Girl can make a mean imaginary stew!)

And that is just the begining.
I've come to realize how much fun our everydays are, no matter how redundant they seem. I am constantly looking for those moments that I want to remember forever, sneaking by my kids, camera in hand, mamarazzi style.

Everyday I am forced to ask myself, what makes today special?
And because of that, I have learned to open my eyes to see the beauty in the little things.


The everyday things.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday



That is all.



Sometimes.

Sometimes mom takes too many photos.
Sometimes she will have me standing here with a
huge stupid smile on my face saying "cheese"
until my cheeks hurt.
Then sometimes, she says "wait a second, I have to
adjust my settings" as I start to get bored with
whatever I was doing in the first place.
Then sometimes she says "Just a few more, I'm almost done!"
just to get me here a little longer.
Sometimes I get really annoyed and
don't want to take photos anymore.



Sometimes I feel like it's all because
she's just waiting for that perfect photo.


Friday, January 6, 2012

Spring has.... sprung?

[Blows off dust] Holy smokes! It's been ages since I've posted and I just want so badly to get back into the blogging world. I hope you guys haven't missed me too much!

The weather this winter has been something else, hasn't it? Today was 55 degrees and absolutely GORGEOUS! We opened all the windows and did some winter spring cleaning! Even sweet Coconut enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine coming though.


Curiosity got the best of me and I went into the backyard with the littles and I could not believe my eyes. Seems that the weather has not only confused us, but mother earth as well!



My flowers are sprouting!! Oh no!! Fingers crossed that we don't get the winter we have seemed to have missed out on and kill my beauties!! It just boggles my mind when I really think about it though. These don't even begin to sprout until April, and here it is, the begining of January.
IN THE MIDWEST!
Crazy!!

Yesterday we actually got out of the house for ourselves for once (shocker, I know) and spent some time at the Butterfly Park! Elliott was too busy running through the towers of slides they have, but my little Avery played with me.



Boy did she love that ladybug rocker. Totally a "big girl" thing to her!

Isn't she so sweet! I can't believe she turned 10 MONTHS today! Where in the world has time gone? I feel like it was just yesterday she was born! Infact, I think the last time I posted here was when she WAS born! Oops! She just got her top two front teeth for Chirstmas, how apropos! and is soooo close to walking!

I have alot to update on, but I wanted to check in and say hello and that I missed you all. I've gone through alot these last few months and it's nice to have a place that I can just come home to and write again. New year calls for a fresh start, don't you think?

Now, go enjoy that weather before it disappears!