Off the Grid

Monday, November 3, 2014

Between vacations, birthdays, fall colds, fall break, car shopping (and the insurance stress), changes at work, the passing of my pup, and Halloween, I seemed to have fallen off the grid.  My camera may need the spider webs wiped cleaned, but so do my memory cards and editing photos just seems so heavy right now.  Hopefully I can find my groove back soon as we are entering a new season full of celebration, merriment, thankfulness and family.

Bowling at Home

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Set em up, knock em down, repeat.  We have learned a little trick to help us be able to end this never ending game.  Remove a pin after every turn.  It helps the little guy know when the game is going to end, and bonus for us, fewer pins to reset.

Weekly Chores

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Every Sunday night we get the trash and recycling out on the curb.  It is the little guy's favorite chore to help with.  I hope that when he is 16 and I'm asking him to take the trash out I can remind him that once upon a time he looked forward to the chore with excitement.

A Budding Artist

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

We are working a lot on prewriting skills and with his low muscle tone little A needs even extra practice.  We have water pens, chalk, crayons, paintbrushes and more.  Right now the favorite is Mommy's special markers.  We practice naming colors and drawing, and then the best part is the erasing.

A little tip for those who are also working on prewriting skills, the best thing to do to work on the actual holding technique is to use small, broken pieces of crayons.  The smaller pieces require the proper grasp that is replicated during actual writing.

Fall Colors on Guanella Pass

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

We needed to unwind.  We needed to breathe deeply.  We needed to get away.  We needed to go to the mountains.

I wanted to see the sun glisten on aspen leaves.  I wanted to hear the rustle of them quaking in the wind.  I wanted to photograph my family on a new adventure.

My Little Indoor Monkey

Monday, September 29, 2014

It has been months since we have been to Monkey Business since most of our play has been outdoors over the summer.  I knew we had to blow of some steam on Friday evening ad we took advantage of the $5 family night.

Monkey Business might be a little boy's dream, but it is a photographing mom's worst nightmare.  The constantly cycling lights, the really dark corners.  It all causes terrible white balance, the ISO cranked all the way, lots of digital noise, and tons of missed focus due to shutter speed and exposure.  Needless to say, capturing those happy moments are what I shoot for, and we had the greatest time on Friday getting out of the house and out of the routine.