Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Feeding the Ducks

I just realized that I don't think any actual ducks made it into these pictures - so you'll just have to trust me.
oh wait. There's some - if you squint and look in the bottom right hand corner:

Not sure what Max is doing here - communing with nature?:


Hey! More ducks!


I LOVE this picture - how Max's chin is outlined by the sun, and you can see Sam's profile behind him.

Love Sam's profile in this one too:





Oh be still my heart! What is he thinking about?!

Another favorite:


Love this one too:

*Every time the ducks reached up and caught the bread mid-air, Max laughed really hard belly laughs. Every time - and I mean every time - he threw a piece of bread, he'd come over and give me a high five! It's so much fun that he initiates this - and it's when he's done something he knows is big stuff! He can't give enough high fives, it's his big thing right now.

*Guess I got more ducks in the pictures than I thought I did!

*It was fun experimenting with the sun. I didn't really know what I was doing, but I guess that's how you learn!

City Park

Last night I took Sam and Max to City Park to ride the train. They were so excited! Max pretty much just sat there with his mouth open, taking everything in. He was quite intrigued. We also fed the ducks and played on the playground then finished off the evening with home made rootbeer floats. Sam said it was the best day of his life! I'm so glad he's so easy to please - let's hope he stays that way. This outing was a good opportunity to experiment with the sun - since it was evening. I messed around with some of the best pictures- adding an 'antique' effect to them and love how the sun flared ones turned out. If you know me at all, you're not surprised that I took over 100 pictures just on this little excursion and filled up my memory card!





what do you think of the antique effect? I think it gives it kind of a 70's feel. Before:After:
Stay tuned for 'feeding the ducks' pictures.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Yesterday Was Damon's Birthday....

So we made him this most awesome poster. It's really quite something:
Everyone worked on it:

Max loved that I let him have a marker:

Will was pretty patient with Max's marker usage too:



This picture speaks for itself:




These pictures are from Father's Day:



Happy Birthday to my sweet hubby!

Goodbye Michael...

Here's our little tribute to Michael Jackson:
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Thursday, June 25, 2009

This Dance is Somewhere in Between Beauty and Chaos.

Emily, I really think that Max might be on to something here. He's got some great moves for Aaron and the band. I don't know if they'd be able to find any of this metallic ribbon or not, but any kind of scarf would do. The boys called Max's dance a "rain dance," so evidently you all'd get the added benefit of a little rain in Texas if they followed Max's lead. Just something to think about.

video

We all REALLY like Aaron Ivey's new album - Between the Beauty and Chaos. (His new website is up today!) Download it from itunes here. From amazon here. It was #1 yesterday on itunes for the christian artist category! It's amazing, and not just because Em sings BGV's on some of the songs. There's just a lot of talent and a lot of Christ's leading here. God's doing something amazing!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Good Times


Laura wanted me to get out all our old barbie things from when we were girls so that Lily could play with them. Turns out she wasn't all that interested.... but we were. Lots of little things:


Laura's prized possession was this barbie dog. And boy was I ever jealous:

One of Barbie's rocker friends - De-De? you can make her 'dance' by twisting her at the waist, which makes her arms move. Boy does that ever look cool when the fringe on her wristband gets to swaying:

Don't remember what this barbie was called, her cape can be worn around her neck or waist. Mom made the quilt and pillow.

Despite the horrific tragedies that have mangled these girls' limbs, they're still looking as beautiful as ever - another rocker, and suntan Barbie. oops, Barbie, you're showing a little too much suntan.

Rocker Ken still manages to look quite studly on barbie's horse. what would you think if you really came across someone looking like him?! I'm pretty sure Emily is to blame that his mullet is in a ponytail.

Ah, and then there's Michael Jackson. Always crashing Barbie's parties, forgetting to put any pants on. Some things never change....

wait. how did this get in there?! I've been looking all over for my Joey McIntire candy disc. At least us big girls had fun this afternoon. Reminiscing over barbies - there's nothing like it. Good times, good times.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Kent Park