I have been neglectful of my project 365 lately. I haven't put nearly enough thought or energy into it. The days get away from me. Yesterday was no different.
I shot this quickly when I got home from the gym before watching Survivor.
Hopefully today will be better.
Today (well yesterday really) was a total photo failure. I took exactly two photos that were supposed to be of the snow falling outside. Unfortunately the auto-focus was on, the kids were requiring attention, then the day got away from me and I never picked up my camera again.
Can you even see the snow? I really want to learn how to capture falling snow.
I have just returned from a wonderful weekend with some amazing women. I met these ladies when my first born was only a few months old, and have been enjoy their friendship ever since. Spending time with them this weekend has been inspiring. I feel so very fortunate to call them my friends.
Victoria is my Royal Doulton. She was given to me by my grandmother.
Growing up, my grandmother bought a Royal Doulton each time a grandchild was born. We grew up knowing that when she passed, we would be given our doll to remember her. I loved going to my grandmother's house and looking at Victoria behind the glass of her curio cabinet. My grandmother's home was filled with beautiful things. She wore gloves. And hats. She had an entire room dedicated to her wardrobe. She was very much a lady. It is strange to write "was" because my grandmother has not passed away, but she is no longer the woman I spent my life knowing. She suffers from Alzheimers. All of her beautiful things have found their way to new homes, as has she.
Victoria sits in my bedroom and reminds of my grandmother - the woman who helped me become the woman I am and the woman I still very much love, even if she no longer remembers me.
Today I only took one photo. I somehow managed to crack the glass on my camera's display screen. I have no idea how it happened, so I have been nervous to shoot with it until it gets fixed. Off to Nikon it must go. For the next little while I will be shooting with my Canon Elph. Oh D60, how I will miss you. :(
Anyhow, here is my little buddy Henry and his Pirate face. ARRRR mateys!
We spent the weekend in Montreal celebrating my nephews birthday. This kids stayed up too late, ate too much sugar and basically had 48 hours of crazy fun.
It exhausted my little miss - she fell asleep in the midst of some pretty wild Wii action.
Happy Love Day All!
The boys playing Wii Cycling - I think they had fun!
Today we made cookies to celebrate Valentine's Day. It's funny (strange?) - I am not a fan of v-day - at all, really - but the kiddies love any and all holidays, and so, we celebrate...and you know what? It makes me just as happy as it makes them.
Isla's cookie - she insists when I write her name that it has "two points mama!"
This our Himalayan Rock Salt Crystal Lamp. It was a gift from my mother-in-law. It is supposed to "naturally purify the air through their ionizing effects. They have profound impact on our body, mind and spirit. They work best for our wellbeing due to their magical effects. Besides, they are used for the treatment of medical ailments like stress, insomnia, body-aches, arthritis, muscle spasms, skin conditions and fatigue. In homeopathy, natural salt lamp is an important remedy for serious mental imbalances. "
I'm not sure ours is working properly - I know my mental balance could use some help! :P
Oh well, it's pretty.
Had a tonne of fun with some friends last night - perhaps a bit too much. ;)
Luckily the in-laws had the kiddies and this is how I spent a good part of the day - lazing around in bed.
I hope your Sunday was a relaxing one too.
Remember when you bought a box of Valentine's Day cards and filled in all your classmates names and then put them in their handmade mailboxes at school?
Declan got started on his tonight.
It was really rather cute; he had his class list and was crossing each name off as he went, he was trying so hard to get each lower case letter perfect. He very carefully selected each one, trying to find the perfect one for each of his friends. <3