Sunday, April 29, 2012

Week in the Life: Saturday Words and Photos

Wow... can't believe it's the last day of Week in the Life! Here's my favorite (unedited) photos from Saturday and Daily Pages:

Still a bit sleepy

Catching up on yesterday's pages

Funny faces at breakfast

More funny faces

Watching brothers play outside

Morning playtime

Basket of toys and kids stuff gathered from around the house

Reading a book

I love that my boys love books


Riding his trike


Together :)

I LOVE this series of photos - I must've snapped dozens to catch just the right second!

How cute is that kid?!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Week in the Life: Friday Words & Photos

How are you doing with Week in the Life (if you're participating)? I was feeling a little burned out today and took about 1/3-1/2 the number of photos. Keeping up with these crazy busy boys and remembering to grab the camera don't always go hand-in-hand. I caught a few funny moments, though, and I keep reminding myself that anything I document is one more story that wouldn't be recorded otherwise. I can't compare myself to others - my life is different. Each of our daily lives is unique, presenting different challenges and situations. I wish my photography skills were better - every day I am in awe of Ali Edwards' photos, how she so beautifully captures the simple everyday things. Now, this is partially because my house is messy and I never have a clean background LOL. But the memories are there, regardless of my photo quality. I can edit later, too (and will!). Thank goodness for Photoshop! I am proud of myself, though, for keeping my DSLR on manual all week! It's been fun to experiment a little with that. I only know the basics of manual mode, but I definitely get better pictures. Can you tell which shots were from my DSLR and which were from my point-and-shoot or camera phone? I took a lot fewer DSLR shots today, though. Anyway, here are my favorite photos of the day - see you back here tomorrow!

Morning doesn't start until I've had my coffee.

Catching up on Daily Pages - with coffee, of course!


Boys eating while I sit at my desk.

Our "front door" - you have to go through the gate or garage to get to our actual front door.

Off to the grocery store and pharmacy.

Hey mom!

Playing outside - gotta stay hydrated!

Hmm... what's beyond the gate...

Playing together. Warms my heart :)

Yummy dinner of honey chicken and brown rice that Cai refused to eat.

Avyn sure enjoyed it though.

Riah messily enjoyed his rice cereal. Feeding a baby solids at first is like playing pin the tail on the donkey. Only messier.

"Hey, somebody help me!" Cai dragged the laundry basket into the kitchen - Riah had climbed in it and, of course, gotten himself stuck. Thankfully Cai pulled him to me instead of "helping" Riah himself!

"Hey, mom! I'm just chillin' here!"

Did you notice the artwork adorning this page today? One of the boys got ahold of it and a pen, apparently. Oh well, now I have their thoughts about Week in the Life recorded for all time! :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

Week in the Life: Thursday Words and Photos

Thursday over and still going strong! Yay me! I still keep forgetting to take any photos of Josh, but oh well. I am grateful for the photos and stories I am able to document. Here's a few of my favorite (unedited) photos from Thursday, and the daily sheets.

Playing Thomas the Tank Engine games with the boys after breakfast.

Coloring trains - at mommy's desk, of course.

Playing outside (lots of this today)

I took some fabric outside and worked on cutting out flower pieces while Cai played and the other two napped.

He sure enjoyed the frozen teething ring!

Avyn with Selina, his speech therapist.

Riah stealing a toy from Avyn and Selina.

More playing in the back yard.

Avyn walked what seems like miles, back and forth and around from front to back and around the garage.

Loading rocks in a box. So much for fancy toys!

The rocks.


"Take my picture!" Hearing this more as the week goes on :)

My very favorite photo of the week so far.