Sunday, September 11, 2011

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 10: Your Choice

There must have been something going on at the downtown airport today, because we had plans flying directly over our house for half the day.  I saw this as the perfect picture taking opportunity.  I was able to snap a few pictures of the plans as the flew over the house.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Days 8 and 9

Day 8:  Something Close Up

Day 9:  Something from a Distance

We went to the Greatest Show on Earth last night.  Connor got his first circus experience at the Ringling Brother's and Barnum and Bailey Circus.  They put on a very entertaining show.  Connor was mesmerized.  The first half of the show he didn't even sit down.  He sat in my lap for the second half of the show.  He said his favorite part of the show was the tigers.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 6: Something from a Low Angle

The transformation of Connor's room continues.  After we set up Connor's new bed this weekend, we  moved some stuff around.  I  then decided I wanted to organize his toys and make his play area look more tidy.  Before, it was kind of cluttered and we used several unsightly containers to hold his toys.

I already had the closet cubes and storage bins in mind.  When I went to pick Connor up at school today, his teacher had these adorable animal bins.  I asked her where she got them, and low and behold, she got them from Target!  My second home.  Not only that, but she also said the closet cubes were on sale.  It was meant to be.  I said, "Connor, we're going to Target!"  It doesn't help that his teacher lives right by Target.  That definitely has not been a help to my Target addiction.

Anyways, Connor and I went to Target and purchased the closet cube and bins.  We put it all together tonight, and organized his toys.  I am very please with how every thing turned out.  Buzz and Woody, of course have a spot on top of the shelf.  

getting ready for bedtime

Silly boy!

All the boxes I was able to get out of his room.  Aren't the bins much cuter?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Day 5: Something from a High Angle

Connor got a new big boy bed yesterday!  I let him pick out what kind of sheets he wanted for his new bed, and he selected Green Lantern  sheets.  I'm not quite sure where the obsession of The Green Lantern came from, because we haven't seen the movie.  The sheets came with some cool 3-D glasses.  Connor enjoyed sporting them most of the day today. 

We had a nice taste of fall weather this weekend, so a lot of time was spent outside and playing one the swing set.

Connor in front of his new bed.

Day 4: People

I kind of let the ball drop on day 4.  I did not get around to taking a picture of people, but here is a picture that I took earlier this year of Connor and Daddy at the Royals game. 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 3: The Weather

For the most part, it's been hot and sunny today, but then we got an afternoon shower.  I was kind of excited to see rain though, because I was looking forward to taking pictures of the rain.  Now the rain is gone and the sun is trying to peek back out.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Photo Challenge Day 2...What You Wore Today

Hooray! It's a 3 day weekend! One of our favorite things to do on the weekend, is to hang out in our backyard. Sunglasses, and unfortunately, lots of bug spray are needed! I can't go in my backyard without wearing bug spray. Mosquitoes love Connor and I. They always leave Vinnie alone though. No fair!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Challenge

Get ready for 30 days of pictures because I am entering a photo challenge! This is going to be fun and hopefully I will gain some creativity and photography skills along the way! I was invited to join by a friend from a chat forum I belong to. She has the challenge set up through her photo blog. I'm also looking forward to seeing the pictures that other people come up with. Today is day 1, and each day we are given a different topic.

Today's challenge is to take a self portrait. Now, I take a lot of self portraits, especially since I recently got a new point and shoot. If anyone has taken a look at my facebook pictures in the past few months, you will see a plethora of self portraits taken in Jamaica. I wanted to be a little more creative with this one though. I actually took a few different routes on this challenge, and as I write this post, I'm still not quite sure which one I will share on the photo blog. I will post several of them on there though...

These are all taken using the self timer. Some were taken with my Canon Rebel xsi, the others were taken with my Canon powershot.

The first ones were taken with my Rebel. I just sat the camera on a small table, set the timer, hit the shutter, and ran and jumped in the swing! Surprisingly I was in focus in a few of them.

The rest of these were taken with the Powershot. Self portrait of Mommy and Connor.

Me reading Connor a bedtime story. He chose an Easter book!

After I put Connor to bed, I attempted to take a self portrait of Batta and I, but every time I put my face next to his, he licked me. He likes to lick. Here he is getting a mouth full of hair. Lovely!

And last but not least, I found this one as I was uploading tonight's pictures. This one was taken of me and Connor at the swimming pool. Sometimes when I take self portraits, I forget that the camera was zoomed in! There is something I like about this one though.