Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Tree & The Squirrel

As you would imagine, in our largely tree-infused neighborhood, we have several trees in our yard. Four reside in the front yard and two in the back. The tree trimmer was out last weekend and the kids wanted to watch. So, naturally, I hoisted them up in the tree to watch.

They were thrilled and did not want to leave, even though, *gasp the horror* bugs were crawling on the tree. As I was standing right by the trunk, a blur of soft, brown fur darted past my feet and began the ascent up the tree. Halfway up the trunk, the squirrel had a moment of pure terror. He realized that he was trapped between all of us. He decided to go up and darted as fast as he could go. Krista squealed in terror and wanted down immediately, as it brushed her hand on the way up.

Five minutes later, both kids are back up in the tree and the squirrel has since jumped across branches to a different tree. The kids had to pose for me, with their goofy grins.

Ol' Moon Eyes


Mr. DoesNotWantUp

Sunday, June 15, 2014

The Beg

Whenever Krista really wants something, she makes the puppy-please-beg-face. I'm not sure where it came from, but here is a glimpse of the face I see on a daily basis:

So, so terrifying on so many levels.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Time for the Fancy Pants

Tonight I have to pull of my worn out jeans and stretchy work-out pants (in which I never seem to work out in, odd). I have to dig out my fanciest pants. It's Cathedral of the Risen Christ's annual auction to raise money for the school.

Yesterday, I volunteered to help set up the silent auction items and tonight I will be assisting by manning the "Aces Wild" game. It should be a good time, as any night without the kids is.

So - here are some of the projects I helped create - I did not take any of the pictures in the items, I just did the digital editing and compilation/adding of text:

 The above photo is of the completed framed second grade class project. This was my original idea, to take the praying hands photos of each child and compile them into a cross shape. I then thought a good balance would be to add the prayer on the other side. I like sepia coloring, so thought it would add to the picture.

 This is the "other" second grade class project. So I again used the students praying hand to compiled a cross shape and this time used a different prayer and correlated it with a blue background. I like that they go together, yet are unique.

 This picture is of one of the fifth grade classes. I didn't do much to the photo, maybe some slight color/lighting adjustments. I added the bible passage and other text and tried to place it attractively.

The other fifth grade class made crosses with their fingers (kind of). The placement of a large cross with two other smaller crosses flanking it was not my idea, I just put it together. I put a white mat around each photo, to give them definition. I added the text, for extra pop.

I should have photographed them after they were framed, but I forgot - oh well, check out my skills with my free Picasa editing software!

Monday, November 25, 2013

It's Cold

We decided to have a relaxed weekend - indoors as much as possible, please! The kids decided that running around like wild banshees would be fun. I decided to edit that idea with some games and that worked for about 5 minutes.

They played some Mario games. They watched some movies. I'm not sure what I did this weekend, but it seems odd that it's over already. Oh well, two days of school and the rest of the week with kids at home - but looking forward to Thanksgiving at Grandma's house!

Here's Gabriel at the end of a particularly long weekend day.

No, he's not tired at all...

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Model Reader

Logan was strutting his stuff in his new shoes/AFO's/straps. He will show off to anyone within his perimeter (he is definitely NOT shy). Here's how the little show-off looked before his first, solo trip to spend the night at Grandma/Grandpa's house (for ultimate spoiling):

Future Super Model

Krista came home and did what she loves - reading. And this is how she looks when she is thoroughly absorbed:

Total Nerd (And I love it!)