Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Skeeball with dad.
Candles! 4! And friends! (and mom trying to take photos in the black light and darkness of glow bowling...not fun!)
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thank you Craigslist! Ian loves it and spent 3 hours playing in it in the backyard. Dad still needs to put the roof on and the monkey bar section. Next week we start charging admission to the backyard! (Dad definitely wins the father of the year award for taking it apart, hauling it across town and putting it all back together, I think he's 16 hours in at this point!)
Thursday, July 23, 2009
- Says, "I have an idea," with his little finger pointed in the air when he wants to announce something
- Wakes up each morning and immediately asks for a movie and goldfish
- Almost immediately says no to anything and then has to quickly backtrack
- When asked if he had a good time (anywhere we go) says "just a little" and holds his fingers together to show how little
- black beans
- french fries
- watch movies
- play upstairs
- pretend he's a dog (or cat, or lion, or polar bear or)
- scatter toys about
- I love you
- I've got an idea
- it will feel you better
- Bat Mobile
- Fire Engine
- The long tube from a bolt of fabric that turns into so many things!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
I've been watching this photography blog for a while. My friend Mo enters photo almost every week and so this week I decided to jump in too! Funny that the week I decided to join is feet week!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Today, right now, this instant, please hug the ones you love. Call the friend you haven't talked to. Say I love you to your children and your significant others and your mom and your siblings. Grab this moment and treasure it. Value it. Embrace it.
I had looked forward to taking part in Scott Kelby's Worldwide Photo Walk for weeks! I loved the idea of joining a group of people obsessed with photography and wandering through Sacramento while others across the globe were doing the same thing. It seems, however, that Ian had other plans for me.
At 4PM he was still sleeping which wasn't a good sign since we needed to be at the Capitol at 445PM. At 500 he was still sleeping. At 530 he was still sleeping. I'd finally resolved that it wasn't meant to be. It was 104 degrees and I probably am still not completely well enough for an almost two mile walk so I let him continue to sleep.
At 630PM one very happy boy woke up with the announcement "I'm done sleeping!" Just happens there was a member event at the Train Museum. So with the promise of cake (because it was a party!) we were out of the house in under 15 minutes! We arrived in Old Sacramento just as the photo walk would be ending.
Thankfully there were cupcakes at the train museum and enough to keep him happy while I shot some ugly indoor photos. (the train museum has horrible light and the ceiling is way too high to bounce a flash). When we left the museum we were greeted with THE BEST light EVER and a happy little boy. (since he'd had sugar!)
I've always loved the wall and alleyway by the grassy field in Old Sac but with light at 801 just pouring beautifully over it I was in heaven. He posed a bit for me and Shea and I attempted to recreate a photo from several years ago. Ian has grown some as the toss completely freaked him out and that part of our shoot was over! The wall though...definitely my favorite!
People often ask how I get him to cooperate. I must admit he is cooperative by nature, but he is also 3 and has a mind of his own. Timing helps, sugar helps and asking him to make funny faces.
Typically it goes something like this, "Ian do you and dad want to make funny faces?" "Yahhhhh!!" He makes funny faces. I snap and somewhere in between he smiles a real smile and if I'm lucky I grab it! Today I was lucky!
I think my personal photo walk was a success. Next year I'm getting a baby sitter!
Friday, July 17, 2009
Ian doing what he loves most (complete with his favorite slice of sourdough bread in hand)
More to come later along with a little idea I have brewing :)