Monday, March 28, 2011

In Front of the Camera

I'm pretty much always behind the camera. Occasionally I'll pass the camera off to Vinnie to take a picture of Connor and I, but Connor ends up stubbornly squirming away. I saw this post on one of my favorite blogs about getting in the shot, so you are sure to have pictures of yourself with your kids. So, here is my attempt at getting in front of the camera...

I set the camera on the opposite arm of the couch and focused on Connor.

Then, set the timer and stepped in. Focus is off, but still a cute photo.

Take 2. Changed the position of the camera.

and cut my head off

try again

Even though they are not the best photos, quality wise, I think they turned out pretty cute. They capture the love and the fun that I share with my son. I should make it a point to get in front of the camera more often.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A new blog, a new recipe

I like blogs and I like trying new recipes, so when I came across this blog, you can imagine how excited I was. There are so many enticing recipes on there, even ones that I feel confident that I can make, and have the time to make. Tonight we tried the spicy honey chicken, and it was delicious! It's definitely a keeper!

While we made dinner, Connor watered the yard.

Yep, we are back to wearing winter coats today. Told you our weather is fickle. After sweating in our sleep a few nights ago, I decided that Connor needed some new spring/summer pajamas. He's outgrown most of the ones from last year, so we headed to Kohl's and he must have been in a Toy Story mood that day because he chose 2 pajama sets that were both Toy Story. One set came with Buzz and Woody pajamas that look more like costumes. Here he is sporting the Woody ones.
Tonight we are back to wearing long sleeved fleece pajamas though. Everyone stay warm and cozy tonight. Good night!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Hello Spring

Wasn't it just a week ago that I had to clear snow off my car, before leaving for my Monday drive? Today we were blessed with a beautiful, sunny, 80 degree day. Sure beats last years first day of spring, when it snowed several inches. Missouri's weather can be so unpredictable. This is my favorite kind of weather. Spring and fall are by far my favorite seasons. I don't enjoy the extremes we get during winter and summer. Yesterday was a gorgeous day too, and we took full advantage of it. If we were home, we were outside. Connor got to play outside all day yesterday, and he even got to skip his nap. You can imagine how hard it was to wake him up this morning. He was definitely feeling the effects of playing hard with no nap. I'm sure if you ask him though, it was worth it. Here are a few cute videos that I shot yesterday.

I'm having trouble uploading them directly to my blog, so here are the links:

Sand Pizza

Meatballs Spaghetti