Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
When I took up interest in photography (years ago), it was my outlet. My creative outlet. Visual. Tactile. Personal. It remains my outlet.
I have had a couple of sessions this week (so far) and spotted this along the way. [Scout]
It has been a rewarding week with my photography - personally and professionally.
Posted by Rox at 11:10 PM
Monday, June 28, 2010
Memorial Day weekend was our annual attempt to make it to the Adams Family Barn Dance in Lamont to visit my aunts, uncles, and cousins...some who happen to be members of the Adams Family. This year's attempt was a success (on the way there, anyway - there's no need to discuss the big deer in Buchanan County **you can thank us, Buchanan County residents** that added nearly $4,000 to our insurance claim).
I took a LOT of pictures, but haven't had a chance to go through them all, yet. I did pull a couple of my little model, though.
Posted by Rox at 10:09 PM
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
This past weekend we spent time with my family for Easter. We made some monkey bread for breakfast, the kids enjoyed their Easter egg hunt, we had some great food for lunch, Ayla and G'ma made a cake, and Ayden got to practice his archery. I had hoped for a bit warmer weather, but it really was a nice day!
The dogs were more interested in the dead snake than looking for eggs.
The kids had fun collecting their loot.
We had to get some annual pictures with the tree in the deck.
Ayv modeling her chocolate...
...and eating her chocolate.
The cake that G'ma and Ayla made.
Ayla with her musical card...she LOVES musical cards. Her favorite one plays, "Who Let the Dogs Out".
Ayden was able to get out and practice his skills. I loved his facial expressions when the arrow was released.
This is my favorite image from the day.
And this is all that Ayden shot (besides the target).
...then her legs...
Seriously I didn't know if it was chicken pox or hives as the bumps mainly covered her arms and legs and they didn't itch as much as I imagined they would. She didn't have many on her torso until yesterday. But, the doctor confirmed it's the pox (of the poultry variety). So, Benadryl, colloidal oatmeal, and calamine spray have become our friends. We're really hoping they clear up soon. As it looks now, Ayvarie will miss her pre-state trampoline & tumbling meet this weekend. That is not something she is very happy about...let alone the fact that she is all itchy.
Posted by Rox at 5:09 PM
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
The other day, Ayv chose to spend her "points" earnings on a new dress. It was definitely a choice I approved of. She looked up at me with her sweet eyes.
Then she sat up in a way that reminds me that she is still a little girl...innocent, unmarked, and beautiful in many ways. There are many days that I expect more from her than she gives, but I realize I shouldn't. She gives the right amount of everything that a seven-year-old should. And every day I'm proud to be her mom.
Posted by Rox at 3:38 PM
Tuesday, January 05, 2010
This last year contained quite a whirlwind of activity for our family. I kept very busy with photography and keeping up with the kids. Ayvarie started competing in gymnastics, played soccer in the spring, and tee ball in the summer. She's currently preparing for her first meet this year, which is in a few weeks. Ayden played baseball and started participating in 4-H shooting sports late in the fall. He's excited to start shooting with his compound bow that Santa gave him. Ayla...well, she just kept busy in general and turned three. She proves her age to us nearly every day!
He has definitely made himself at home.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the new year (minus the temperatures).
Posted by Rox at 6:14 PM
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
I vowed that from Thanksgiving to Christmas this year, I'd make more time for fun with the kids. Last year's holidays just got away from us. So, to start off our holiday fun this year, we took a ride on the Polar Express. The kids were really excited for it!
Ayla enjoyed gazing out the window and relaying what she saw. This was one day where she talked a lot without a lot of sass. We had fun trying to watch for Santa and the North Pole.
The Polar Express provided complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Obviously this little guy (our friends' nephew) enjoyed it!
Here is my small attempt at getting a picture of the kids together. It doesn't seem to happen much anymore. I know the fact that they were wearing jammies didn't thrill Ayden, but he still had a good time and let me snap a few shots. This was one day that it was perfectly acceptable to lounge around in jams all day. It was actually encouraged!
Posted by Rox at 3:38 PM