Sunday, February 28, 2010

new photography blog started

soooooooooooo i started a new blog focused on my journey into the world of photography. check it out here. never fear i will still be blogging here as well :o)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

AHHHHH i'm melting, melting.....

a little nod to the kids favorite movie (The Wizard of Oz- or as Cameron calls it, "Woz").

i picked the snowiest part of our yard and last Wednesday i took the first picture and today i took the 2nd one. lots of melting in just one week but don't you worry we're suppose to get another foot tomorrow! this winter has been unbelievable! i plan to continue with this picture taking until it's gone... which at this rate might be June.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Mayden's Eye: mother vs. daughter

who's is who's?
**i didn't tell her to snap this picture. i just happened to take my picture of this globe about a week before she did. great minds think alike!

Friday, February 19, 2010

my little fairy princess

if you know me you probably think these pictures make me gag... and they do... but i'm trying to let Mayden be Mayden and if that involves wings so be it. and truthfully i think she looks beautiful (wings or no wings)!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

3 months already

i've been stealing my niece to practice my photographing skills :o) we had a little photo shoot Sunday and i think they really turned out great! you can see even more here.

Monday, February 15, 2010

bad jokes

to laugh or not to laugh.... that is the question!

Mayden is in this stage where she makes up jokes and then expects you to think they are as funny as she thinks they are. 9 times out of 10 they are not only not funny, they don't make any sense. i'm torn between not lying to her about her comedic ability and not destroying her self confidence.

here's an example:

knock knock
who's there?
harpy Eagle
harpy Eagle who?
i give a whoot to you too!


how did the grocery store get to Mano's house?
it wiggled there and fell at Mano's house and she still wasn't hurt.

get it?

yeah, me either.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


in the last week we've been hammered with 2 snow storms leaving behind about 3 feet of snow... and that means lots of great sledding!

thankfully my parents live right next to a great sledding hill. it's been so much fun taking the kids this week. here are a few videos of Mayden (as requested by Grandmom... i guess i've been Camo heavy lately) hitting the slopes! she's done so great sledding by herself and then climbing back up this pretty big hill. Cameron on the other hand will go down on my lap a few times but would much rather play on the snow clad playground next to the hill. maybe next year :o)

excuse the line in the videos... my camera was freezing up on me a leaving a part closed... grrrr

this next one ends with her only spill but rest assured, she's perfectly fine!

Friday, February 12, 2010


for THIS:

to magically turn back into THIS:

any day now.....

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Monday, February 8, 2010

Mayden's Eye (week 4)

mmmm goldfish.... a preschooler's perfect food!
i'm going to need to teach her how to push that little flower button, which would have put the goldfish in focus and blurred the background.

Friday, February 5, 2010

more snow!

you can follow our blizzard reports here tonight and tomorrow.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

what a difference a few hours makes!



in the same spot
4 hours later

don't worry, looks like more snow is on its way for the weekend!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mayden's Eye (week 4)

i sense a theme this week.....

Cameron's favorite "guy" in the world - Bubbas

Mayden's favorite "guy" in the world -- Frosty
they go everywhere with these two
(although Mayden will rotate favorites now and then)