Friday, August 12, 2011

Frame-A-Day Week 32: 8/6-8/12

This was probably the least inspired week I've had in a long time for this project.  I know that it's mostly because I didn't run all around and take the kids to lots of places which usually allow for fun photos.

August 6--Reach for the Stars--...or at the very least, try to prove that you are taller than your mom is when you're wearing your brand new ice skates.  Earnest took this picture, and I didn't have time to fix the settings or set up the timer before the battery died.  Hence, the funky color and the like.

August 7--Woodworker--Trust got a wild hair with a little help from a sign she saw at Home Depot about a pencil case workshop and she decided she wanted to give making her own wooden case a try. Since we didn't make the workshop, Chretien purchased the supplies and helped her make one at home.

August 8--Thinking of Nana--This hydrangea is planted right outside the front of our house.  It was part of the funeral basket of flowers we ordered for my grandmother's funeral over four years ago.  I love how every summer it grows just that much bigger and lovelier.  Ironically, the height of the beauty hits right around her birthday, which would have been this week.  Happy birthday, Nana.

August 9--Our Little Lefty--This summer we signed Earnest up for T-ball for the very first time. Chretien has been taking him, but tonight we all went so that I could get some photos. Earnest has been performing as well as any of the other four to six year olds who are out there, slugging it out and (attempting) to field the balls that are hit.

August 10--Smashed Potatoes--Earnest received a Target gift card for his birthday back in June, which we promptly all forgot about until we were in Target last week.  So, we went back to Target a few days later and after a false start with a defective toy, he purchased a Transformers Hotwheels type track and this Smashed Potatoes Playdoh game, which all have enjoyed playing the past few days.  Wonder if we can get a shake with those fries that Imp is making here.

August 11--Steady Freddy--Imp, Chretien and I mall this morning. We let Imp frolic in the play area for awhile. He does love to climb, even structures that weren't really meant to be scaled.

I had the hardest time with the lighting here, as well as the shutter speed. Ugh.

August 12--The Music Man--I took the kids to the children's museum again tonight. The balls shown here are connected to tubes of various sizes. The kids, Earnest in particular, love pushing and squeezing the balls to produce sounds of differing pitches.


  1. Great photos. I love the woodworking and the flowers and the one of Imp at the mall. Thanks for linking up.

  2. That sounds so fun to make your own pencil box! The flowers are beautiful and it's nice that you have a lovely reminder of your grandmother.

  3. Hi!
    Great snapshots! Love the museum picture, they look like they are having a great time. Have a great day!

    Food for Thought

  4. Great pictures! We were at that museum (science one) last Wednesday ourselves! Still love that Trust and Chretien did the pencil case craft on their own.... And hydrangeas are my favorite - I really wanted them for my wedding - but they're expensive; they were featured at the wedding we went to this weekend, and I kept thinking back to my wedding! :)