Friday, March 04, 2016

Our porch in Florida

I love this porch.
I took these a few months ago when Charlie would still be confined to it.  Now he wants off and out and around- he's happiest outside, but with big logging trucks on the road in front, and wild creatures in the bushes and trees, Charlie on the grass means work.
He needs a shadow, and I get very little done- those books don't read themselves!
This day, past just two months, was easier.  He was satisfied with Lucy's extensive bead collection.  Lucy and I took turns taking pictures.

That outfit is STYLING.

Ice Cream Trip or Album Cover?

Just look at those cones.

Bowden came up with the band name- "School Supplies."

Too bad nobody plays an instrument.  In fact, Bowden told me yesterday that he HATES music.  Which is just as heart-breaking as if he'd said he hated reading.  How?  How can someone hate music?
That's just poor management.  Band management, I mean.  What I mean is this- I blame Josh.  Okay, not really.  I think it's just another thing my twelve-year-old son says because he hates learning about orchestras at school time.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Photos with a dead owl

We were all very sad about the little owl being dead in our driveway- most likely hit by a car- but we were also interested to look as closely as we wanted at it.  Creation is amazing.  Why would talons that sharp be with such fuzzy, soft pants?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Speaking of color...

This ice cream cone looks like it is made of play dough.  I think it tastes like vanilla.  This concoction is called 'Superman,' and Miles gets it every time. 

Charlie played with colors last week

I put Charlie in some very silly outfits.  I like how he is so little that he doesn't really care what he wears, as long as it's cozy and comfy and warm enough.  I like that I can put him in lots of color, and now that I have four that dress themselves, and CARE about what they wear, I very much enjoy a colorful baby.  I took these pictures because Charlie loves the big legos, and because I love the colors of it all, and mostly, because I love Charlie's little man face, and the expressions he makes.
This piece he likes to wear.

Making a noise.

My Chars.  (Look at my excellent floor!  I  must have cleaned!)

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Car riding and camera practice.


My Christmas present

I've been wanting a new camera for years, but the's hard to imagine spending as much as I wanted to spend on a camera that would belong to ME. I have a weird amount of weird reservations, but this year, after my mom left, we went down to Gainesville and bought a Nikon D5500 with two different lenses.  I felt like my occasions did not warrant this camera, but I have been playing around.  I wanted to go outside, but the day after we bought the camera, we came down with a mystery disease that just this Friday was officially diagnosed as RSV...we have been wiped out, but Charlie has been - at times- scarily sick.  These are my random pictures while I get used to my camera.  What was happening?  Nothing, really. 

Happy New Year!