Sunday, September 27, 2009

Snack Time

Emma's snack today was a stand by favorite - Apple Juice and Goldfish.

It's almost hat time!

Emily wanted a pumpkin hat and a Clemson tiger paw hat for Bobby. I dug out my knitting and started on it. When Emma came over today, she spied the hats and popped one on her head. Emmy, I have 2 different pumpkin hats and will send both. The one Emma has on in the picture may be one for him to "grow into." The beauty of this design is that you can just roll up the brim more for a smaller child.

Toddler+Bib+Spoon+Pudding = Mess!

Emma spent the day with us today. We stamped, drew with markers, read books, put together puzzles, sang songs, and told stories. Emma ate a big lunch and enjoyed a chocolate pudding cup for dessert. Of course, she likes to "do it herself." I got these shots of her technique as she finished it down to the very last mouthful.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

She Rules

This little bit of nothing owns us on the weekends when she visits. Big D has learned a bunch of Wiggles routines and I know all her songs. Emma gets the biggest kick out of the video clips that Emily posts of Bobby. Her standing favorite was "Jump" and it has recently been replaced by "Laugh." Emma and I were able to video chat with Bobby and Emily this morning.

Backyard Photographs

I took these photos of bees on our basil and the lovely magnolia at the side of our house. I can't believe what great detail I can get with my new camera! I love it!

Grape Lollipop

Emma ate lunch with us today and asked for a lollipop for dessert. She chooses by color and we are down to only a few and need to replenish our supply. Today she chose purple.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Emma loves Yogurt!

Emma loves vanilla yogurt and can eat a container all by herself using a spoon. What a big girl!

Another Portrait of Emma

This one was for an assignment to get a portrait shot taken from an angle above the subject. I love this one!

Portrait, Emma Caroline almost two years old

I took this shot today for one of my homework assignments in the photography class I am taking. Emma was not very cooperative today -- constant motion. Here she is in all her glory with a dirty nose and face, but so precious!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Budding Artist

Emma loves to draw and paint. Big D and I bought her an easel fully equipped with art supplies for her upcoming 2nd birthday. We spent much time on the porch Saturday watching her paint.

Weekend Activity

I took over 1000 photographs this weekend. I am practicing with my new camera and also completing "homework" assignments for a photography class I am taking. Emma and Molly visited on Saturday and we went to the toy store located in a nearby shopping center. I took my camera and practiced getting "motion" shots that were in focus. Emma went from one end of the store to another. We brought home a new stuffed animal, a flamingo, and a new puzzle.

I am posting some of the many shots I took.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

One Cute Dog, Sophie

Photo Critique

I submitted a photo of Sophie for critique by my photography class. They had me crop it closer and convert to black and white. Everyone liked the results.

Monday, September 7, 2009


Matt and Big D left early this morning to play golf. Poor Sophie is my only photography model and I stalked her for a while with my camera. Here are the best shots

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Emma likes to color!

Emma came for a visit today. We spent much of the morning with crayons and coloring books.


I think little Bobby inherited this second expression from me!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Homework, Photography Class

I took these photographs of items on my desk blotter this morning for homework due in an online photography class I am taking. I like them!

Photographs of Emma

Molly bought ribbon bow clips for Emma's hair. She wore one this evening. How cute is she?

What's for Dinner?

Molly, Bjarne, and Emma came for dinner this evening. We had Molly's favorite Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with homemade pita chips as an appetizer. Big D grilled burgers and we ate them with this great Tomato Mozzarella salad. Since I had my camera handy, I took a picture.
Simple recipe - sliced tomatoes, red onion, mozzarella cheese. salt, cracked pepper, fresh basil, and drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Yum!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ducks at Dinner Time

Big D feeds the ducks. Here are a couple of pictures I took late today of them arriving for dinner on our patio.