Wednesday, March 30, 2011

giggles in the park

catching handsome wildflowers...that was the goal yesterday at the park.

catching little man in a full on smile on camera can be a bit more tricky than the little lady...he's just so quick and wiggly..well, that and he seems to put on silly faces just as soon as he sees nelly nikon emerge from her bag (yes, i named my camera).

but, today i had a see, little man hurt his foot while playing on the playground...

now...this happens. he is all boy. rough and tough. true boy, through and through. 

well, for some reason every time i said the word, 'foot' he would giggle. you see. he thought it was a bit silly that i would choose to take a picture of his foot.. (moms take pictures of the good and bad, bumps and bruises,'s all life).

so, i went with his foot giggles. this was perfect as i got him to giggle, fun pictures were had.

fun on the playground...

treasured moments, treasured boy.

i have learned a trick for "catching" my handsome wildflower and i am so excited! being silly with him works, and that works for me..i like silly.

i love you, little man and your precious smile and cute feet. ;-)

Friday, March 25, 2011

what do you know...i caught one!

i caught a wildflower...and a wiggly one, at that!! ;-)

catching wildflowers, especially cute little wiggly ones, like my sweet offspring, can be challenging at times...but i caught one!

i was hoping the "catch" would be leafy, as i owe him a post. (coming up soon, i promise). ;-) little man is super fast and rarely slows down for a "kodak moment", especially when he is chasing and being chased on the playground with that boy and all that energy. i guess you could also say i didn't quite have the energy to try to catch such a wiggly wildflower at that moment...

anywho..yesterday we decided we would go to the kid's park before the library and this worked out great...we normally go to library story time first, then park second..i like the new order of events..

 i, unfortunately did not have the lovely nikon with me on this day (i feel as if we are joined at the hip most times..okay, cameras do not have hips but you know what i mean). you can usually find me hiding behind the's safe there. it's where i like to be.

oh...a random thought is coming. if you know know i love to name things. not just people, but things,too.  in this case i think since i talk about miss nikon so fondly she deserves a name...i will call her, nelly. nelly nikon. ;-)

so...being that the miss nelly nikon was doing what she rarely does (sleeping at home) i snapped a few shots of little lady on the swing with the camera phone..i am determined to take a decent swing will happen one day with all the practice i get at it, i am certain! turned out fairly, it is the picture of the day. ;-)

gotta love all the bruises on little lady's legs (poor sweet girl)...she is as rough and tough as her big brother. nothing holds her back from climbing (and sadly, sometimes falling) like her big brother. ;-)

she is an interesting mix of girlie princess and "indestructible" tomboy. ;-)

so here's the little picture..of the little lady...

i love her happiness captured in this photo!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

photos of loveliness

i've taken some photos lately (well, lots actually) of the offspring..i dedicate these select few photos to the lovely daughter...
don't be surprised if next post is dedicated to the handsome son..

love this one! she was socializing with a neighbor girl...she is such a social butterfly!

a flower we found on one of our mother/daughter walks together that was simply lovely.

(taken on phone)
love this shot...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

family, love, and skateboards..

glimpses from our recent trip to see the cousins in georgia...and skateboarding, but of course...

a proud grandma, i'd say..maybe she wants her turn at the board ? ;-)

going for it..

taken in stride..

learning the ropes..

he totally lands this one...with him standing. YAY!


more love.


Saturday, March 5, 2011