Wednesday, March 31, 2010

90/365 March 31, 2010

I took the kids with me to Old Navy a month or so ago and Levi went nuts over the plastic piggy banks they had there, but I wouldn't let him have one. We went there again this evening and he started talking about the piggies before we even got out of the car to go in. I didn't realize he was that attached to them, and I was willing to bribe entice him to behave by letting him have one to play with and taking it away at the checkout if he acted up. He was good, so he got his piggy. He started chatting with a store employee about the piggy, saying he had no pennies in it, so next thing I knew, this girl came back and handed him some change to put in his piggy bank. He was thrilled! Good thing he behaved and I didn't have to fish the change out of the piggy and put it back on the shelf. I needed something else cheap to get my total to $50 to be able to use a rewards card to pay, so Jonas got one too. Levi's is the blue one with the upside down sunglasses (they came that way, and he likes it) and Jonas' is the neon yellow/green one.

90/365 March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

89/365 March 30, 2010

My laptop went on the fritz sometime last fall. I was able to use it on a limited basis for a few months, but it finally died around Christmas. Shane tried to fix it by replacing the hard drive twice, but it didn't work either time, so I finally just bought a new laptop a while ago. A few weeks after I got my new laptop, Shane decided to try loading Windows 7 on the old one instead of XP, and lo and behold, it worked. So since I already had my new computer, my old one became the kids' computer, and Levi now uses it to play his PBS Kids game or watch DVDs.

89/365 March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

88/365 March 29, 2010

I put Jonas in the playroom to play after lunch and after a few minutes I realized it was eerily quiet. This is what I found when I went to check on him:

88/365 March 29, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

87/365 March 28, 2010

Today was the Easter egg hunt for a local attachment parenting moms group I'm part of. We met at the park right by our house and had lunch, did an egg hunt, and even had a visit from the Easter Bunny (my friend's husband, who was a great sport). The kids had a great time and the weather was great, despite a not-so-great forecast. Levi finally got to try out his Cars kite he got last Easter, and he was thrilled with the prizes he got in his eggs.

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Checking out the Easter Bunny

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FREAKING OUT about the Easter Bunny

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Jonas got to ride up front in the big boy seat since Levi was off playing

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Trying to fly the kite. He was not very successful. I didn't do much better than he did when I tried it.

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Playing with an egg

Saturday, March 27, 2010

86/365 March 27, 2010

86/365 March 27, 2010
First shot with "the bee." I think I will like the results better when I get my reflector. That way the unlit side won't be as shadowy.

Friday, March 26, 2010

85/365 March 26, 2010

85/365 March 26, 2010
My AlienBees B800 with large softbox, all set up! (ignore the mess in the background)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

84/365 March 25, 2010

The weather was beautiful today so we walked over to the park. The boys had a great time playing in the sand and on the swings! I am so glad we live so close to the park. I think we will be over there a LOT this spring and summer. The walking (and either pushing the stroller or pulling the wagon) will be good for me, and the boys will have lots of fun. I'm really looking forward to the farmer's market opening up for the season. I hope we can get some fresh, local produce (and maybe dairy/meat, if it's available).

84/365 March 25, 2010
Standing! He is getting closer to walking!

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He only ate a little sand.

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I have a picture of Levi on a baby swing in the same exact outfit.

84/365 March 25, 2010
This kid cracks me up every day.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

83/365 March 24, 2010

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I overdid the dodging on this one a bit, and it's noisy...oops.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

82/365 March 23, 2010

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Monday, March 22, 2010

81/365 March 22, 2010

It's heeeere! My new AlienBees lighting setup! (Sorry, it's out of focus. It looked fine on the camera screen or I would have taken another one.)

81/365 March 22, 2010

Sunday, March 21, 2010

80/365 March 21, 2010

Another gorgeous day today! What a perfect day for me to turn 27!

80/365 March 21, 2010
Poor Levi...the bubble solution I bought was not good at all and he tried so hard but could hardly get any bubbles out of it. I even added some soap to it to see if that helped. It did, but only a little bit.

80/365 March 21, 2010
He finally started just flinging the wand around and it actually worked. It got rid of the rest of the junky bubble solution pretty quickly too. I won't buy that brand again!

80/365 March 21, 2010
The cliche self-portrait in the bathroom mirror. My sister in law got me a nice flat iron for my birthday so I thought I'd try it out today. I never straighten my hair but maybe I'll do it once in a while now that I have a nice flat iron.

80/365 March 21, 2010
Little lens cap thief

Saturday, March 20, 2010

79/365 March 20, 2010

The weather has been absolutely beautiful! Today was just perfect to go outside and play!

79/365 March 20, 2010

79/365 March 20, 2010
These are just weeds, but they made for a pretty picture.

Friday, March 19, 2010

78/365 March 19, 2010

Shane's best friend Brian came to visit for the weekend:

78/365 March 19, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

77/365 March 18, 2010

Levi got a much needed haircut after dinner tonight:

77/365 March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

76/365 March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

76/365 March 17, 2010
This was the best I could do. The lighting was terrible but I didn't want to crank my ISO up any higher than it already was. The noise was awful on this shot and I could only somewhat fix it with software. I really want a new camera body that does better with noise on high ISO settings. (I'm sure you non-photography-types are totally confused now! LOL)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

75/365 March 16, 2010

Jonas turned 12 months on the 3rd!

75/365 March 16, 2010
You can see the nice shiner he gave himself right before this picture. I'm not even sure how he did it. He just leaned forward and lightly hit his face on the carpet, and came up screaming and had a welt like he'd hit something hard.

75/365 March 16, 2010
He was NOT cooperating. I couldn't even get one shot with the frog in it, so I will try again tomorrow (although it will not be in the same outfit, because he had a massive blowout in this one...)

Monday, March 15, 2010

74/365 March 15, 2010

Levi insisted on helping to feed Jonas his yogurt.

74/365 March 15, 2010
Levi loved being a "big helper."

74/365 March 15, 2010
Jonas had a good time too, although I'm not sure how much yogurt actually went in his mouth.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

73/365 March 14, 2010

It's been a lazy, stay in your pajamas kind of day.

73/365 March 14, 2010

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

72/365 March 13, 2010

We had planned Jonas' birthday party for last Saturday, but Shane found out that he had to work that day, so we moved it to today. So it was a little late, but Shane was able to be there, along with my dad and his fiance, and my sister, brother in law, and nephew. We had a great time!

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Balloons on the mailbox

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The birthday throne

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The birthday cake. This was my first attempt at fondant. I totally screwed up the chocolate by adding cocoa powder to it, but the rest of it wasn't too bad. I definitely won't be making it very often, but I learned a lot for next time.

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The birthday boy!

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My sister and my nephew, Tyler

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My dad with the birthday boy

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Cake!

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Levi helped blow out the candle (his favorite part, which you can see if you read my blogs about his birthday from last summer)

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He wasn't so sure about it at first. He just squished the frosting in his hands for a while.

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He finally tasted some and got a little excited about it!

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Just about done...

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Yup, he's done.