Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Birthday Celebration

Today our middle child turns 10. Those ten years seems to have gone by so fast yet when I stop and think of individual moments during those years, I see how they have stacked up bit by bit over time. How I used to have to hold him while he napped for fear he'd wake up . . . how he nursed for 16 months . . . how he was such a momma's boy, never wanting to leave my side at playgroups . . . his toddler love of dinosaur's . . . his brief hospitalization for asthma . . . his chubby, chubby cheeks . . . how he always liked broccoli . . . how he's always been an artist . . . his intense devotion to whatever he's currently into . . . his journal keeping . . . his never ending energy . . . how he gets embarrassed if he gets in trouble, so he never gets in trouble . . . his quick anger when we punish him . . . his ability to make and find money . . . his sweet, loving, loyal disposition. What would we do without him??!! Happy Birthday, Kaden!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Self Portrait Tuesday

It's not easy to hold the dog and focus the camera correctly into a mirror!

Taken for Self Portrait Tuesday at Flickr.

To go along with the self portrait, here's a fun self interview someone e-mailed me recently:

What time is it? 10:14 a.m.
What are you most afraid of? The dark (seriously).
What is the most recent movie that you have seen in a Theater? Veggie Tales Pirate movie (sigh).
Place of birth? Seattle, Washington
Favorite Food? Japanese
What's your natural hair color? Dark brown
Ever been to Alaska? no
Ever been toilet paper rolling? Yes, when I was in high school.
Love someone so much it made you cry? Definitely
Been in a car accident? Not since I was a teenager.
Croutons or bacon bits? Neither
Favorite day of the week? Friday--I love feeling that the whole weekend is ahead of me.
Favorite restaurant? Restaurant Nora, Pizzeria Paradiso,and 2 Amy's.
Favorite Flower? none--I love full, mixed, colorful bouquets.
Favorite sport to watch? Baseball and football.
Favorite drink? Diet Coke
Favorite ice cream? Rocky Road
Disney or Warner Brothers? Disney
Ever been on a ship? Yup. And oddly enough, they were all large ferries: from Wisconsin to Michigan, from England to France, from Greece to Crete, and from England to Ireland.
What color is your bedroom carpet? Wooden floors!
How many times did you fail your driver's test? None
What do you do when you are bored? Go on the internet!
Bedtime? Usually 11:30
Favorite TV show? Heroes, Grey's Anatomy, Lost
Favorite time of year? Fall
What is your favorite color? Red
How many tattoos do you have? None...although I'd love to get one!
How many pets do you have? Molly, our Lhasa Apso.
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Chicken
Have you ever been to Hawaii? No, but we're planning to be there for Christmas 2008!
Have you been to countries outside Canada? Quite a few, but not as many as I'd like!

Catching Up

Thursday, January 31, My new cameras! A Polaroid SX-70 in great condition bought off ebay, and Kodak Duaflex with a contraption for taking Through the Viewfinder photographs, also from ebay. They both need some work before I can use them though which is very frustrating. The Polaroid needs a filter, and I need a close up filter for my digital SLR to use the Duaflex.

Friday, February 1, Yum, grapefruit for breakfast.

Saturday, February 2, Self portrait taken late in the evening, holding my new Holga camera for the Shutter Sisters challenge.

Sunday, February 3, Kieran can officially ride without training wheels! And Kaden is much better too. Stoehr has been working with both of them, and today it all clicked. Kieran can even start off by himself. And he is thrilled! He's always loved to ride his bike, so now that he can do it without training wheels . . . watch out!

Monday, February 4, The boys had a half day of school today, so a friend came over for a couple hours. They played their own version of badminton in the front yard for a good while.