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Monday, March 31, 2014

151/365 Shopper in Training

D loves when we go to the grocery store with the mini grocery carts.

150/365 Washing the Car

It feels as if Spring may have finally sprung! D helped Daddy wash the car yesterday.  He did a very good job drying, except when he got a little carried away flipping the towel.  It ended up wrapped around the windshield wipers.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

149/365 New favorite pasttime

Getting dressed and ready once Baby A is up for the day just got a little bit harder.

147/365 Children's Museum

We went to the children's museum with some friends...Baby A decided to explore with all his senses.

Friday, March 28, 2014

148/365 Intentional Out of Focus Challenge

My Facebook photograpy group did another challenge this week.  The prompt was to shoot intentionally out of focus.  This is an artistic look I love when done well, but it is harder to do than it seems.  There is a fine line between too out of focus and losing important details and being too in focus and then the look becomes unintentional.  At any rate this was a nice challenge and change of pace to find the right amound of out of focus as I'm usually "focusing" so hard on getting tack sharp focus.

I had a hard time deciding between color or b&w.  I think I prefer the color...ask me again in 10 min..ha.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

145/365 Watching

Yep, it definitely snowed a little again this morning.  It had all melted by this afternoon, but we are all ready for warmer weather and to get to go outside.  Flip flops...please, just let me put on some flip flops!

Also, I sometimes feel all I catch my kids doing is looking out windows, but sometimes I think that's the only time they stop for a few seconds!

While I like this photo, just before I grabbed my camera both boys were sitting in the exact same position as D looking out the window with their little bottoms up and by the time I got my camera Baby A sat up...I was a little "bummed" (pun intended) I didn't catch it in time, but it's still a cute shot.  They were watching grandma come up the walk, by the way.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

142/365 Spyglass

We tried to spend some time outside this afternoon, but it was deceivingly sunny and still quite cool.  I did get to try a little garage light.

I couldn't decide between color and b&w...

I like the idea of this framing, but not exactly how this turned out with such a messy frame,etc... and someone is getting a haircut this week.  He had bedhead all day!

140/365 Peeking

139/365 Sitting with Daddy

Monday, March 17, 2014

137/365 Scoop from Bob the Builder

My photography group decided to do a toy post challenge inspired by this post. Also, here are  few done on this blog previously Marty from Madagascar,Sorcerer's Apprentice Mickey Mouse, and Finn McMissile.

Friday, March 14, 2014

134/365 Poor guy

Baby A wanted to crawl around with this guy hanging out of his mouth this morning.  This Duplo man's head isn't removable, but I did make D pick it up...after I snapped a shot.

133/365 Sleeping

I have the hardest time taking photos of Baby A in his crib.  There is either not sufficient light or the light is super harsh/direct light/..or a strange mix of both.  Also the honey oak color of his crib makes his skin very warm, if not orange.  On top of that, Baby A is not a super sound sleeper so I'm always nervous about waking him when to take photos.  Today he took a longer than usualy nap and I knew I was going to have to wake him up anyway to pick up D from preschool, and I snuck in to snap a few.  I only got about 3 shots in before he woke up...so I'll keep trying.  I am determined to have some sweet photos of him sleeping in his crib.
ISO 6400

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

129/365 Tunnel

The strong backlighting made it a little hard for my lens to focus, but these tunnel photos are so much better than the one I took, at nighttime in artificial light, of D around Christmas (Day 52). The backlight makes a more interesting  photo, and conversion, too, which is good b/c this tunnel is bright yellow and blue and creates some crazy color casts.

ISO 100

ISO 1600

ISO 800

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

124/365 Caught a cold

I've been fighting a cold for a few days and today my husband stayed home, and I got some much needed rest!
ISO 3200

123/365 One of those days...

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