Monday, November 21, 2011

So here is the Creature Power discs that one of my followers asked for. I did make one change, I made a walrus instead of a Dolphin disc. I had been looking for a walrus image for a while and I finally just made one. :) Enjoy :) (tell me if it doesn't work)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Daniels Family

I had the fun time last year to photograph this family. They have some very cute little boys that were interesting to keep still for the pictures :) I forgot to post these on the blog so here they are, better late than never.

Meet the Daniels Family :)

Gruner Family :)

Meet the Gruner family!

I had the wonderful opportunity of photographing this cute little family. Their baby is almost the exact age of my youngest. We will have to get them together soon. :)


Monday, September 26, 2011

I got my photo project done!!

It took a while but I finally finished my Unit 4 photo project!
Now to wait for the grade and critiques. :s

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wild Kratts Birthday Party!

For my oldest son's birthday party, he asked for a Wild Kratts theme. I had an idea for the cake, which turned out great!

Then I started researching Wild Kratts on the Internet and I found a blog that showed how to make creature power suits.

I started searching for pictures of creature power discs online and I couldn't find any anywhere, so I decided to make them myself on my digital scrapbooking program.

I think they turned out pretty great for having to do them from scratch! I then laminated them, and added a piece of Velcro to the back so they would stick to the suit.

I made 6 different discs. Monarch Butterfly, Basilisk lizard, Falcon, Polar Bear, Dolphin, and African Honey Bee. I put each set of discs,(ie: all the falcon discs, etc)in envelopes and labeled them with numbers and a task they had to do. Once the party started, the "Creature Power Team" had to find #1, and then do what is said on the envelope to get the disc.

#1 was the Monarch Butterfly. I decided that they had to split into 2 teams and wrap one team mate/per team, in toilet paper and then they had to break out of their cocoon to get the creature power disc.

Then they flew like butterflies to the next #.

#2 was a Basilisk Lizard, who can run on water!, so they had to crawl race to the next #.

#3 was the Falcon disc. We played "Mouse, Mouse, Falcon!" (Duck, Duck, Goose) Once everyone had a turn being the falcon, we then went to find the next #.

#4 was the Polar Bear. This one was an tough one cause if it was nice outside I was going to have a slip and slide for the kids to slide on their bellies like polar bears, but since I wasn't sure what the weather would be like, we decided to play Freeze Tag.

#5 was the Dolphin disc, and since dolphins are so smart, they had to put a 10 piece dolphin puzzle together as a team (each person got two puzzle pieces).

Last of all was #6, the African Honey Bee. I had no idea what to do for this creature, but this was one that my son really wanted because they have a deadly sting, so I just had them go find their parents and "sting" them. :)

All in all, we had a great time and the kids were happy because they got to take the creature power suits and discs home when they left.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Photography Blogs!

Erin Wallis Photography Blog

I have been looking for something to inspire me, to really create when it comes to my photography. I think I have found just that! I was just searching around for different blogs and I found this wonderful one! She is an artist! Her photographs really speak to me and I love the way that she has finished her photos. Very elegant :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Blessing of Great-Grandparents

I have been feeling that it is such a blessing to have grandparents and great grandparents in our lives and in our children's lives. We live in a world where people wait so long to have children that when they finally have their children (if any), the grandparents are elderly and the great-grandparents have passed on. I am glad that my children get to know their grandparents and great-grandparents while they are still here on this earth.

I love watching my children interact with my parents. Wrestling with my dad, and tickle-fighting with my mom. They are just ecstatic when Grandma, and Grandpa show up.

I have recently had the opportunity to take my children to see their Great-Grandpa and their Great-Grandma. It was a long drive and the only thing that kept everyone's sanity was the DVD player in the van.

When I introduced my sons to their Great-Grandpa (my mom's dad), he asked them if they had lost any teeth yet. My oldest replied that he hadn't yet. Well, Great-Grandpa then said, "I have" and then proceeded to pop his bottom dentures out!!! I thought it was going to scar my kids for life, but they all had a really good laugh and then my youngest wanted to see Great-Grandpa do it again! Typical boy....

We then went to Great-Grandma's house (my dad's mom). She always has had candy and pop at her house since before I can remember. So what is the first thing she asks my boys?....... If they would like a pop! HAHAHAHA Same old Grandma :)

We had a wonderful time and got to see many relatives that I haven't seen in a very long time I love to get generation pictures any time I can so I took some this time around as well. Neither Great-Grandparent had met the new baby so we had to get some pictures of them together as well.

I'm glad that I still have some of my grandparents around to learn from.

P.S. My kids still laugh about great-grandpa "popping out his teeth!" HAHAHAHAHA
It's the memories that count.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

my ever procrastinating self!

I started a photography course two years ago. They gave me three years to finish it and in the beginning I was sure I would finish it easily in 1 year. Man, was I wrong, or what! I have been procrastinating so badly because my house needs to be cleaned, or the baby is cranky or I'm cranky. :) I am 2/3 the way through the course and just need to light that fire underneath myself again. I WILL GET THROUGH THIS!!! (I have to keep telling myself that)

I think that the last two units kind of scare me so I am a little worried about starting them. One is Architectural Photography and the other is Advertising Photography. I think I need to get over my phobia of what I am going to do wrong before I do it, and just get to it! So, If you see me around and I don't have a camera in my hand, give me "The Look" (all you moms will know what I am talking about) and it will remind me. I have until May 2012 to finish. Wish me luck! :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I have really been neglecting my blog lately. I should probably catch everyone up on my "exciting" life. LOL I had a scare last year with a tubal pregnancy, which I had to have surgery for, and they said that it would be much more difficult to get pregnant again.... HAHAHAHAHA! I was pregnant again two months later. I had a baby on April 13 2011, and surprise!!!! It's a girl! I am so happy to have my little girl. She is such a blessing in our lives.

Two days after I had the baby, it was my son, T's b-day so I made him the cake he had been asking for since his last birthday.

I have been trying to think of different things that I can do from home so I don't have to have my dayhome anymore. It is almost impossible to live off of one income these days. I don't know how some people do it. I have really been enjoying my photography, but it is more of a hobby, than a job. I did a wedding just before I had the baby so here are a few shots that I feel are some of my best work. :)