day 105: I didn’t mean for this to be my photo of the day, I just got these in the mail and wanted to take a picture of them, and then forgot to take any other pictures that day. Oops. I’m pretty excited about my new shoes, they’re ssekos and I think they’re nifty 🙂 I was trying to decide which way I liked better for lacing them
day 104: Paul and Amelia have been hugging each other a lot lately (they’ve been hugging EVERYTHING a lot lately – dolls, stuffed animals, our real live dog) but for some reason even though I can capture everything else on camera I always miss it. Maybe I’m just a second too slow because I’m distracted by how CUTE it is… but I always get just a blur of heads or them running away afterward. This is as close as I’ve gotten
day 103: on Wednesday we ditched the highchairs in favor of booster seats and eating at the table. Paul was so excited he decided to try out some new acrobatics on top of his ride-on car.
day 102: Tuesday morning started out well – I planned on going for a jog with the kids in the stroller (I’ve been going 3 times a week and quite enjoying it) and then going back to the house for lunch. But when we got back to the car to put the stroller away I found this – a car parked not inches away from my bumper but TOUCHING the bumper. Needless to say there was no way to get the trunk open or the huge jogging stroller into the trunk while it was in this situation and there were no other open spots anywhere near the house (plus, hello, babies in stroller, where am I going to leave them?) so I had to lug the huge thing all the way up into the apartment and was grumpy the rest of the morning. Harrumph.
day 101: I can’t believe it’s already Thursday night, almost Friday and I haven’t posted any of this week’s pictures yet. I actually don’t know what happened to this week, it went by so fast I didn’t have time to realize it was happening. I have been up late at night and doing lots of work, I suppose that’s part of the problem. A very late night and very dark shot by the glow of my monitor
day 100: as I was typing in the entry last night for day 99 I mentioned to Ben “hey today is day 99, that means tomorrow is day 100 and I have to remember to do something cool”. So of course I forgot. And the only pictures I took today were more macro shots for the contest. I actually don’t even like them much, I had (what I thought was) a neat idea to do a tipped over salt shaker with some salt crystals spilled on the wooden table. I encountered two problems – 1. we only have a salt shaker that is huge and ceramic and has two large holes, so it doesn’t really read as a salt shaker close up, it is kind of out of scale with the salt and looks, well, weird (boo) and 2. I waited too long to take the pictures so it wasn’t terribly bright in the room anymore by the time I got around to it and darkness is the nemesis of macro photography. When you’re shooting close up you had better make darn well sure that you either have a lightning fast shutter speed or a very steady hand (or tripod)… I wanted my lens right at the table level which meant tipping it down which mean NOT having it resting on the table entirely… and … well… I suppose I’m getting into too much detail. Needless to say it didn’t work how I had hoped. This was the backup idea Ben came up with, I guess the slow shutter speed pouring is *kind of* cool… but I’d have preferred if it were stop-action quick. Not gonna happen with the dim light. So here you go. My 100 day photo that has nothing to do with it having been the 100th day OR with what we did today in general. Harrumph.
day 99: since my photo for the green contest on the pioneer woman’s blog was selected as one of the members of group 4 (yay me!) from such a huge pool of entries, I thought I’d try my hand at another round. Here is the entry that I shot today. Ben’s new fancy watch 🙂