Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Project 365 - On hold

We are moving this week which means I absolutely refuse to participate in my project 365 this week. You understand right? I'm also far to sad about moving and happy about other things to concentrate on anything else right now. But you understand that too, right?

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Project 365 - Week 5

I surprised myself this week. Originally I thought I hadn't taken any photos this week, but as I was looking through my pictures, I realized that I had in fact taken 73. Mind you, only a few are even remotly passable as photos. I'm just rather surprised that in the busyness of this week I managed to take any! Mom comes home tonight and Dad should be back in a few days as well. I think this is the end of my single mother days, but who knows? Maybe they have some other travelling planned!

{one} : Show and Tell
You can see from the picture they are very happy, what you cannot tell from the photo is why. So I shall tell you. Firstly they were colouring pages from Tangled, and secondly when they were done they were allowed to watch the movie. What better reason for such big smiles?

{two} : On the stairs
The colouring is not supposed to be there. It is in fact supposed to be at the kitchen table. However, the kids don't always do what they are supposed to do, sometimes they even do what they aren't supposed to do. A very good lesson I've been learning over the past few weeks of being 'mommy' is that its not worth getting in a huff about all the time. Sometimes, its ok to laugh at the oddity of children. Maybe your children are normal,but these ones like to keep me on my toes.

{three} : Little Sliver
I needed a photo to fill a spot. Thus, you get a small view of Rachel taking Doug for a walk in the beautiful sunshine. Its been wonderful. A few more days of this weather and hopefully all the snow will be gone. 

{four} : Four on a Chair
Obviously I did not take the picture. Last time I checked my arms were not that long. This scene has been more often repeated in the last few weeks than previously, its a good thing! The older they get, the less they like cuddling. So I'm not going to complain when three babies decide they all need some hugs at the same time.

{five} : Ellie, again
Yes, I realize that I've had a photo of her every week and she doesn't even live here. But thats what happen when cute people come to visit me and I'm trying to take a photo everyday for some silly project I'm doing. I take thier picture because this cute person is very easy to take pictures of.

{six} : Pinwheels
Its been 4 weeks since I posted anything that I've created. I've rather surprised myself in this regard. In the scrapbooking circles they call this a sneak peak. If you want to see the rest of the card you have to look at the Polkadot Door on May 7th for the full view.

{seven} : Imitation
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. If so, I'm honoured. The biggest reward I can give these guys is permission to come and craft with me. I find it kindof funny that they enjoy it so much, but I'm glad they do. The company is nice. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Project 365 - Week 4

I'm enjoying doing the project, but part of me dislikes it for the very reason that its very easy to look back and say "its already been 4 weeks!" Which is what I'm doing today, looking back over the past entries. Could someone please tell me where the month of March disappeared to?

I started out really, really well this week. So well in fact that three of this weeks photos are from the same day. ahem. I'm working on getting the picture a day thing back on track 'cause I kindof fizzled out this week.

{one} : Between the Pages
So we went to the library ... again. Hurrah for me I brought camera card! I've been there more than once a week since I started my visits and as long as I'm here, I think its a habit I'll keep up. I've read quite a bit in the last few weeks and its wonderful to be reading again. I almost forgot just how much I like curling up in a corner with a good book. Its rather like riding a bike .... you never really forget though.

{two} : Shark!
Oma and Opa brought Isaac a shark home from holland that was a little less bright than it maybe should have been. But he fixed that, and the kitchen table, floor, and chair too. They are all a little more colourful after his painting experience :-)

{three} : Under the .... lily pad?
I'm really not sure what the plant is supposed to be, but I'm quite certain that Miriam's little lady is adorable. I have no idea what to do with all the little clay figurines I'm collecting from my sisters, but they are so cute! Its fun to watch as the little ones imitate the older siblings. Rachel is very engrossed in her clay making, and the little girls are always copying her designs, and usually adding a splash of something, quite their own.

{four} : Crazy lady
That would be Anna, but you might not be able to to tell because the picture is more than a little bit squashed. I didn't want to crop it anymore because then you wouldn't see her awesome hair, which is the whole reason for the photo. But left as it was, it didn't fit, so I squished it. You might have to squint to see the photo properly :-P. We spent a little bit of time on (an absolutely gorgeous spring afternoon) the trampoline. Really, it does wonders for hair.

{five} : Ellie and the Penguins
This would be the last of the photos I took on the day I was at the flemings house. Sarah was gone and I took possession of her camera. Whether she liked it or not, she now has more than enough photos of Ellie, but as she's the baby of the family, I don't think Sarah minds .... This little penguin game is adorable and the kids have so much fun with it. Underneath each penguin is hidden a little coloured 'egg'. I don't know what the point of the game is, but I love watching them play it just the same.

{six} : Upside down
Benjamin was very happy to instruct me in the taking of a photo the other day. I asked the kids what they thought I should take a photo of, and he yelled the loudest, so I took his picture.

{seven} : Might Machine
It doesn't show up so well at this size, but he has the most adorable little grin on his face in this picture. Mom tested (most of) of the sounds on the new machines that he got for his birthday, but didn't try the last button. It plays some rather interesting, annoying, loud, and upbeat music, and each one of the kids is fascinated with the shape of that button. Benji likes dancing to the music too, but I don't have a picture of that yet.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

this is a(n) ....

...."I can't sleep so I'll post a picture, sort of middle of the night, when I should be in bed sort of post."

Mom knows I like christmas tree ornaments, she also knows I love traditional things, which I think must be the reason she brought these home for me from Holland. Its nice to have a Mother who knows me so well, isn't it? If it weren't already only April, and if there wasn't still snow on the ground I just might be tempted to wish that it were the time of year when its right to have these out. I can't help but feel that a bedroom doorway doesn't quite provide the right backdrop ....