Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Saturday, December 24

The cookies are made and set out for Santa.  Poor Sydney has a terrible cough and finally fell asleep about 30 minutes ago.   Santa is going to have to work fast in order to get some sleep tonight.   Hopefully they will sleep until 8am.  Here are some photos I took at church last week.  Kyla was a wise woman and Sydney was a beautiful Mary.  

Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Corn Maze

Thursday, November 17

I entered a few photos into the Oregon Cultural Trust  "This is Culture" photo contest and this one made it to the finals.   So this is my last ditch effort to get more votes.  If you are on Facebook  please click here to vote!  The voting ends Friday at midnight, Pacific time.  Thanks!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yellow Leaves

Wednesday, November 17


This one rarely poses for me and she only did this for about 2 minutes so I would stop bugging her.  So glad I had  my camera after school yesterday because today is nasty outside.  She love this "new" coat or poncho or whatever you call it.   She kind of reminds me of Fleur Delacour from Harry Potter.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Tuesday, November 1

We didn't get photos done early this year and I never even got a good one of Kyla, maybe she'll pose for me this week.  She not a very willing subject sometimes.  

In case you're wondering, Kyla is a ranger, but it's hard to tell without her weapons, which she was not allowed to bring to school.  

I also didn't get a chance to photograph Kevin's wizard costume (which I finished sewing right before dinner), but he still needs a beard.  I guess we have a whole year to shop for that.  

Friday, October 28, 2011

Ashland '11

Friday, September 28

Here are a few photos from last weekend when we went to Ashland with friends and no kids!  Thanks Aunt Marcie, Grandma & Grandpa for entertaining the girls.  Everyone had a great time.  

Monday, October 24, 2011

Macro Monday Mushroom

Monday, September 24

We found this on the way home from school last week.  
Only one week until Halloween.  This mom needs to start sewing!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Kruger's Farm

Wednesday, October 12

Last Saturday we had the perfect weather for a visit to the pumpkin patch and corn maze complete with corn on the cob and caramel apples.  

Thursday, September 29, 2011

You Capture - Green

Thursday, September 29

We are going green by making reusable sandwich bags.  I found some cute fabric.

My 7 yo says she is going green by using rocks and string to make dolls.  FYI, rock are too heavy to stay on a stick when adhered using a glue gun.  We are now on a search for lighter heads.  

I found a lot of green leaves on a sunny walk today.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Macro Monday - The Wasp Nest

September 26, 2011

Last week I found part of a wasp nest just lying in the backyard. (To write that sentence I just had to Google "laying vs. lying").  Blogging would be quicker if I only posted photos without explanations.  So, I went to take a picture and discovered  there was a wasp tending it.  I don't know where it came from and the next day I was checking up on it only to find that it had disappeared?   What a mystery!  Glad I remembered to snap a shot before it was gone.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

You Capture - Industrial

Thursday, September 22

Yesterday there was an awesome sunrise! 

Normally, I sleep through them but I was up early and I was wishing I had something cool to put in front of such an amazing backdrop.  I hopped in the car, but no luck, it quickly disappeared .   Here's the view of Portland's industrial waterways just a few minutes later.  
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

You Capture - Apples

Sunday, September 18

Ever since I sent my 10 year old to archery camp (at TrackersNW, which she loved) I've had this fear that she would come home and be tempted to shoot her little sister.   Luckily the arrow that she came home with doesn't have an arrowhead and there are strict rules about not even pointing it towards people (except for this photo, don't worry there is no tension on the string).  The girls were very helpful with my photo challenge this week even though we're a few days late.  

And then she ate it.

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Macro Monday and back to school

September 12, 2011

Wow, it looks like I took the whole summer off from blogging! The girls are starting their second week of school.  They are both happy with their teachers.  I'm already hearing complaints about homework, no one really missed that over the summer.  

Thursday, June 30, 2011

You Capture - Purple & Water

Thursday, June 30

I just had to check the calender to figure out the date - great thing about vacations - you really lose track of time.  I so behind on blogging that I'm combining the last two photo challenges.  It's been busy with weddings, end of the school year and packing for a three week vacation.  

Here are the twins (actually, just cousins) at my brother's wedding.  

And here are my girls loving the warm ocean in North Carolina.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

You Capture - Flowers

Thursday, June 9

Have you ever seen the flower of bok choy?  This was a first for me.  I love bok choy in soup and stir fry!

Irises found on one of my many walks to school today - I think I walked there four times.

 Daisies were a theme at my cousin Katie's wedding last weekend.  It was the nicest day of the year so far and we all got a little pink.    

The sunglasses were for when it was all over.  

It was super windy and she kept having to corral her veil - too cute.   No flowers in this last shot, but it was my favorite, with the bride and groom leaning on each other and her windswept veil.  

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

You Capture - Games

Thursday, June 2

Considering how many games my family owns I should probably have some better photos than these.  I could probably take enough games photos to last a years worth of You Capture challenges.   

I don't know if anyone has actually played the game that goes with these tiny pirate ships, but they are fun and sometime challenging to put together.

Poor Sydney used to have wall to wall games in her room, but we finally moved some out so she could store books and toys of her very own.

OK, here's your bonus - an article of kids' game reviews written my hubby, the board game geek.  He gave a presentation at the preschool last October, so there is also a section of Halloween games.  He is super awesome for figuring out how to make this available on the web to share with you all.
Click here for a copy of Beyond Candyland.

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