Saturday, March 30, 2013

More of March

It's been cold this month!  Today was nice though.  Here's a look back at the last week or so.

Monday was a Snow Day!  We finally got to go sledding.  The snow was pretty much all gone by the evening.
this is the most snow we've gotten since we moved in
Luke liked the snow, having an awesome snowsuit helps
I took all of these snow pictures with my cell phone, this one turned out pretty good for  taking it myself

5K- we did it!  Last Saturday we ran, er mostly walked a 5K at a neighboring elementary school.  It started and ended at a nearby shopping center.  We forgot to bring cameras, but they had someone taking photos at the finish line and they posted them online.

More photography class.  This week is the last week of my online photography class.  It has been fun and informative.  Here are some of the photos I submitted for homework and some others.
week 2: iso, I should have used a bit lower iso here as it was so bright, but it was a really cute picture
week 3: we learned about shutter speed and aperture.  My camera doesn't have settings to manually change those, but I  got a fast shutter speed for this shot using a sport continuous mode.
week 4: we learned about zooming in for a more interesting picture

I would have submitted this one if it hadn't turned out so blurry
these things are growing among the grass in the backyard

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Meg March

Back at the end of January I was thinking I should have a month to focus on doing things that I like.  I thought of doing Meguary in February, but that didn't work out and then February was a huge pain in the butt.  So anyway, it's Meg March.  How is this different than any other month?  It's not too different most of the time but I'm trying to incorporate some fun things into those bits of time that I can decide what to do.  Several months ago I bought an online digital photography class on groupon.  I started that this past week.  It has been fun to try out different settings on my little point and shoot camera.  It's amazing the different things you can do with it.  Maybe this month I will also start using the learning Spanish computer thing Bob got me for Christmas.
The close up setting.  I decided to try a subject that wouldn't move around so much.
This is what Kiree does when you ask her to pose with her ponies.
I enjoy getting things done around the house.  During naptime I sometimes watch shows online while I clean or whatever.  I've been watching the Biggest Loser all season online.  This weekend I almost finished re-staining a night stand (it just needs a clear coat).  It's been in the garage a long time and Bob was tired of making sure to avoid it when he parked the car.  We've started working on organizing the garage a bit too and I cleaned up on Saturday.  We park in the garage, but we still managed to have a bunch of junk along the perimeter.  I'm looking forward to doing some more painting.  I get tired of it and stop for a while until I get the urge to start again.  There's always something that needs to be painted around here.  I couldn't buy any porch paint for our sorry looking deck last weekend though because Home Depot was out of porch paint!  Too bad I didn't find that out until after waiting like half an hour.  Eventually, when it warms up and Home Depot gets more paint, that deck will get painted.
The other thing I have been doing during naps or in the evenings is running on the treadmill.  I'm slowly getting back into being able to run.  I'd like to run another 5K some time.  With the regular exercise and trying not to eat sugar, I'm back down to my pre-Christmas weight!  Still have a ways to go to get to pre-pregnancy.

Here are some more pictures I took this week.

11 months old now

I thought a dusty light fixture was an appropriate thing to test out the museum setting on.

On my camera, this setting is called "copy."  My old camera did sepia too, but I didn't find that on this one.

Do the lines of the floor draw you into the picture?  I wasn't  too sure.

This is the picture I turned in for homework even though it is dark.   I tried to use the rule of thirds.

Those top teeth are working their way down.

Jaide decided to join in on taking pictures with her camera.  Her flash went off while I was taking a picture and this weird picture was the result.

Kiree is a smear of color when she's hyper.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Kidisms early 2013

J: jolly rogers= jolly rancher candy ( and after I tried to correct her) jolly rauncher

J: little bo sheep

J&K: starbucks= starburst candy

K: I never get to finish my scary stories because people start talking!

J: I win! I win! K: Don't be so cheerful!

K: (on the case of the stolen baby Jesus from our outdoor nativity) I told them (a few of our neighbors) about baby Jesus because if one of them looked left, I'd know they stole him.

K: I'll make a party and no one will be invited!
later on... K: Jaide want to come to my party? J: I thought no one was invited. K: It's no fun without anyone.

J: General Mills, is he a president?

K: Luke steals my lines sometimes. That means sometimes he says things I say