Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Week Two of Kindergarten

This past weekend Josh the kids and I all headed to the sidewalk art festival downtown. Pipes and I found a booth of hair clips and head bands. While we were looking around she got super excited because there was and Inside Out bow. Inside Out is currently Piper favorite move and she says she even likes it better then Frozen.

She of course wanted to wear her new bow for picture day on Monday and then again on Tuesday. When I picked Piper up from school on Tuesday her teacher walked her to me and said “We had a meltdown this afternoon, she was playing outside at recess and lost her bow. But don’t worry I went outside and we found it.” I know how much Piper loves that bow and she doesn’t just have small meltdowns so I can only imagine that the meltdown was pretty major.

On the way hope Piper went on and on about how kind and wonderful her teacher is and how wonderful it was that she helped her find her bow. She said I must draw her a picture to thank her. So as soon as she got home that is what she did. I helped her with the spelling of thank you and love and made sure the picture got put her communication folder. I also told her it is probably best to only wear the bow on special days. These little lessons are the ones that don't come in a lesson plan. 

Up next in the circle is Terri Collins from Terri Collins Photography. Please keep heading around the circle to see her little one's first day of school. 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

365 Day 213-248

Finally cought up on blogging daily photos. Here are my favorite photos day 213-248!!

365 Day 213

“This is motherhood for you,' said my own mother. 'Going through life with your heart outside your body.” 
― Jennifer Weiner

365 Day 214

“Be it good or bad, Family is the shadow that never leaves our side.”
― Joan Ambu

365 Day 215

“I let out a battle cry. Sure, a lot of people might have mistaken it for a sudden yelp of unmanly fear, but trust me. It was a battle cry.”
― Jim Butcher

365 Day 216

“Human beings are the only creatures who are allowed to fail. If an ant fails, it's dead. But we're allowed to learn from our mistakes and from our failures. And that's how I learn, by falling flat on my face and picking myself up and starting all over again.”
― Madeleine L'Engle

Tonight Buddy yelled, "Hey Mama, I found an ant hill" I said, 'oh you love ant hills." and he said "I know, I love them so much I dream about them".

Shortly after that conversion the neighbor girl brought him over to me because he had an ant stuck in his hair. Gotta love little boys!

365 Day 217

“The lovely flowers
embarrass me.
They make me regret
I am not a bee...”
― Emily Dickinson

365 Day 217

“You can run and run as fast and as far as you like, but the truth is, wherever you run, there you are.”
― Cecelia Ahern

365 Day 218

“It takes lot of butterflies to make a world full of flowers”
― Trina Paulus

365 day 220

“God I love rainbows.”
― John Green

365 Day 221

“A true friend is the one who holds your hand and touches your heart”
― Gabriel Garcí-a Márquez

365 Day 222

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
― Frida Kahlo

365 Day 223

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.”
― Maya Angelou

365 Day 224

“Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.”
― Shannon L. Alder

365 Day 225

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
― H. Jackson Brown Jr.

One of my all time favorite quotations...Yesterday reminded me that I need to take that Hot Air Balloon ride soon!

365 Day 226

“He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”
― Emily Brontë

365 Day 227

“I’m a firm believer in the chaotic nature of the creative process needing to be chaotic. If we put too much structure on it, we will kill it. So there’s a fine balance between providing some structure and safety—financial and emotional—but also letting it get messy and stay messy for a while. To do that, you need to assess each situation to see what’s called for. And then you need to become what’s called for.”
― Ed Catmull

365 Day 228

“There are many ways to be free. One of them is to transcend reality by imagination, as I try to do.”
― Anaïs Nin

365 Day 229

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science.”
― Albert Einstein

365 Day 230

Tonight I'll dream while I'm in bed
when silly thoughts go through my head
about the bugs and alphabet
and when I wake tomorrow I'll bet
that you and I will walk together again
I can tell that we are gonna be friends
Yes I can tell that we are gonna be friends.
- The White Stripes

365 Day 231

“Try a little harder to be a little better.”
― Gordon B. Hinckley

365 Day 232

“The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you are finished.”
— Nelson DeMille

365 Day 233

“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”
― William Blake

365 Day 234

“People think dreams aren't real just because they aren't made of matter, of particles. Dreams are real. But they are made of viewpoints, of images, of memories and puns and lost hopes.”
― Neil Gaiman

365 Day 235

“People are their most beautiful when they are laughing, crying, dancing, playing, telling the truth, and being chased in a fun way.”
― Amy Poehler

365 Day 236

“Things certainly aren't the way you imagine them when you're a kid and dreaming big dreams about what your life as a grown-up will look like.”
― Emily Giffin

365 Day 237

“You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it's just teeth.”
― Chuck Palahniuk

365 Day 238

The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out of his nose.
Garrison Keillor

I had a family session with three brothers Friday night.

365 Day 239

“Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she's the reason you wish you were an only child.”
― Barbara Alpert

365 Day 240

“God must have given Grandparents to us to liven up our lives more complete, to make us well rounded & better human beings. Their love is unconditional, unselfish, unending.”
― Fatima Nacana

365 Day 241

“And there it is, against all hope, like the sun peeking out from behind the clouds. The smallest hint of a smile.”
― Amie Kaufman

365 Day 242

"Going into the woods is going home." - John Muir

365 Day 243

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful, and don't forget to make some art -- write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”
― Neil Gaiman

Girly told me her Littlest Pet Shops were having a kissing party. EEk!

365 Day 244

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.”
― Jonathan Safran Foer

365 Day 245

“Love is heavy and light, bright and dark, hot and cold, sick and healthy, asleep and awake- its everything except what it is! "
― William Shakespeare

365 Day  246

“Not only did
I love her,
but I could tell
the universe loved
her, too.
More than others.
She was different.
After all; I would
be a fool not to
notice the way the
sunshine played with
her hair.”
― Christopher Poindexter

365 Day 247

“Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing.”
― Oscar Wilde

365 Day 248

"So long sweet summer
I stumbled upon you and gratefully basked in your rays"
- Dashboard Confessional

365 Day 248

“All things pass in time. We are far less significant than we imagine ourselves to be. All that we are, all that we have wrought, is but a shadow, no matter how durable it may seem. One day, when the last man has breathed his last breath, the sun will shine, the mountains will stand, the rain will fall, the streams will whisper—and they will not miss him.”
― Jim Butcher

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Class of 2028 - Week 1

Today I start a new personal project. I will be documenting alongside a group of other mothers/photographers our children's journey's through kindergarten. 

Tuesday was her first day of school. I shed quite a few tears but she was already making new friends as soon as I had dropped her off. So far it looks like she is going to have a great year! 

Here's a look back on some of her other firsts she had this past summer. 

She lost her first tooth.

She went to soccer camp for the first time. 

She mastered the monkey bars.

She caught her first fish. 

She finally jumped in the pool. 

Now please follow the blog circle around!! Up next is Julie Moses | Palm Desert Documentary Photographer, the amazing woman who came up with the idea for this project! 

Monday, August 3, 2015

365 Day 180 -212

Wow, it has been over a month since I last shared my daily photos here. Summer is flying by!! Here are my favorite daily photos from mid summer 2015:)

365 Day 180

“A box without hinges, key, or lid,
Yet golden treasure inside is hid.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien

365 Day 181

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.”
― Frances Hodgson Burnett

365 Day 182

“Do a loony-goony dance
'Cross the kitchen floor,
Put something silly in the world
That ain't been there before.”
― Shel Silverstein

365 Day 183

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
― Helen Keller

365 Day 184

“You do not really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother.”
― Albert Einstein

365 Day 185

“Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.”
― Thomas Paine

365 Day 186

“No matter what all your teeth and wet fingers anticipated, there was no accounting for the way that simple joy could shake you.”
― Toni Morrison

365 Day 187

“When I hold her, it feels like we’ve already lived together, many different lives as different people in other times and places. Somehow our souls end up back in each other’s arms.” ~unknown

365 Day 188

“We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen.”
― D.H. Lawrence

365 Day 189

“Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you're the underdog.”
― Jenny Han

365 Day 190

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake up in the day to find it was vanity, but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.”
― T.E. Lawrence

365 Day 191

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
― Osho

365 Day 192

"'Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I'll give my all to you
You're my end and my beginning
Even when I lose I'm winning"
-John Legend

365 Day 193

I am not interested in shooting new things - I am interested to see things new. - Ernst Haas

365 Day 194

“The older I get, the more I see there are these crevices in life where things fall in and you just can't reach them to pull them back out. So you can sit next to them and weep or you can get up and move forward. You have to stop worrying about who's not here and start worrying about who is.”
― Alex Witchel

I turned 33 yesterday. I am so lucky to have these two to celebrate with. They made sure I had the best day ever. We went to see the Minion Movie, when out for Mexican food and ate cupcakes. It was a wonderful day!

365 Day 195

“Learn what is to be taken seriously and laugh at the rest.”
― Hermann Hesse

365 Day 196

“But the truth is, there's little even the most organized people can do to prepare themselves for having children. They can buy all the books, observe friends and relations, review their own memories of childhood. But the distance between those proxy experiences and the real thing, ultimately, can be measured in light-years.”
― Jennifer Senior

365 Day 197

“Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together,but do so with all your heart.”
― Marcus Aurelius

I almost forgot to take a photo tonight! I made the kids head out to the deck after bath time to take some quick little shots.

365 Day 198

“The only way to get through life is to laugh your way through it. You either have to laugh or cry. I prefer to laugh. Crying gives me a headache.”
― Marjorie Pay Hinckley

365 Day 199

A photograph is what it appears to be. Already far from 'reality' because of its silence, lack of movement, two-dimensionality and isolation from everything outside the rectangle, it can create another reality, an emotion that did not exist in the 'true' situation. It's the tension between these two realities that lends it strength. - Richard Kalvar

365 Day 200

“Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, "I conquered my fear! YES!" and calmly walk away. I was inspired.”
― Nathan Fillion

365 Day 201

“Smile with face, smile with mind, and good energy will come to you and clean away dirty energy.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert

365 Day 202

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”
― Oscar Wilde

365 Day 202

"and if you call, I will answer
and if you fall, I'll pick you up"
-Barenaked Ladies

365 Day 203

“We humans are more complicated than animals, and we love through the imagination.”
― George Moore

365 Day 204

“What is the point of being alive if you don't at least try to do something remarkable?”
― John Green

365 Day 205

“Knowledge is a great gift, and the thirst to seek it even greater. Use what you know...Head and heart...You are not made to give greater weight to one than the other.”
― Nora Roberts

365 Day 206

“We can never understand. We can only try, fumbling our way through the tunneled places, reaching for light.”
― Lauren Oliver

365 Day 207

“I will take the sun in my mouth
and leap into the ripe air
with closed eyes
to dash against darkness”
― E.E. Cummings

365 Day 208

“Two things that matter to me. Emotional resonance and rocket launchers.”
― Joss Whedon

365 Day 209

“Where does it all lead? What will become of us? These were our young questions, and young answers were revealed. It leads to each other. We become ourselves.”
― Patti Smith

365 Day 210

"Bring your love to me
I will hold it like a dandelion
One I want to save, one I want to keep
from the breeze that follows me and no one else"
-The Avett Brothers

365 Day 211

A million tomorrow shall all pass away, 'ere I forget all the joy that is mine, today.- John Denver

365 Day 212

“We live in a world that is beyond our control, and life is in a constant flux of change. So we have a decision to make: keep trying to control a storm that is not going to go away or start learning how to live within the rain.”
― Glenn Pemberton