Tuesday, 31 January 2012
I love grapefruit! Ruby Red Grapefruit to be exact, and not cut in half and sectioned with a knife then eaten with a spoon. No, I have a ritual when I eat my juicy fruit. I have to peel the thick skin with the help of a tablespoon, then I peel the pith next. I then section off a piece and gently peel the thin membrane to produce all the lovely, delicate flesh. I love each little pod of juice, so delicious! I love it when I can successfully peel a complete section.
Monday, 30 January 2012
Sunday, 29 January 2012
Saturday, 28 January 2012
I was chatting with my friend and photographer extraordinaire about lenses and that I want a macro lens. She told me of the cool trick to try out. Take off your lens and hold it backwards onto your camera, you won't be able to focus automatically but move the camera until you are in focus. I was using my 50mm lens and this is what happened. I wouldn't be able to get this close using the lens the manufactured way. Awesome.
The second photo is of Teagan's piggy bank.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Tuesday, 24 January 2012
I went out with the girls tonight for a much needed movie after being stuck in the house all week with sickness. While away my lovely brother phoned and I misssed his call. I know I just saw him at new years but I miss him. I wish we lived closer. Love you Doug!
Monday, 23 January 2012
Sunday, 22 January 2012
Saturday, 21 January 2012
Being a mom is not a glamourous job. I will forever find playdoh in every nook and cranny of my home, I will always be a human kleenex for snot, tears and boogers. I know my child will be better dressed than myself and that I will spend more time on their hair. But I wouldn't change it for anything. Being a mom is the best job for me. I thrive for the little hugs, the stickers on my face, little giggles and I get to play with bright pink playdoh that looks like gum, but doesn't taste like it.
Friday, 20 January 2012
Thursday, 19 January 2012
I guess it was my day to be sick. Teagan spent the day at Grandma's while I suffered in bed. Teagan had her bath and into her jamjams and I finally come out and made my leftover taco salad, which Teagan chomped on til her bottle was made. She loves salad.
Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Sunday, 15 January 2012
Sorry dear followers, I know I am a day late but our household was hit by the plague. Poor John was out of commission all day and probably not going to be back to normal for a few days. Little TT wasn't herself either, this shot is of TT having quiet time watching "Peep" while lying on her sleeping dad.
Friday, 13 January 2012
Wednesday, 11 January 2012
Yes, Teagan still has a bottle before she goes to bed at night. We will be stopping it soon, am I not wanting to get rid of it because of my comfort. Probably, I love sitting with her at the end of the night and reflect on the day while she is enjoying her warm milk.
Tuesday, 10 January 2012
Monday, 9 January 2012
While trying to rush out to go to meet our friends, Teagan decided to organize all her shoes. She dumped them out of the basket, then proceeded to get in herself and one by one she filled the basket.
Having a child has taught me patience, to take deep breaths and to wash off washable markers as soon as possible.
Sunday, 8 January 2012
For a winter that is supposed to have extreme weather, Teagan and I were outside this afternoon enjoying the crisp, fresh air. Teagan loves to precisely place gravel on the mossy rock fence in the front shade garden. I remember playing on this exact fence when I was young. There were perfectly placed rocks and I pretended they were my horse.
Saturday, 7 January 2012
Colwood Creek Estate with our starbucks and camera in hand. While at the playground we meet a family with two girls. One girl was Teagan's age and she could have been her identical twin. Curly blonde hair, gorgeous eyes and cute smile. Still not as cute as Teagan but adorable. I wanted to take a picture but thought I better not as I am a stranger to her.
I had a hard time picking the photo out of todays images. John and I picked this one because of the composition of it. I love the horizontal lines of the grass and then the bright yellow vertical lines of the swing chains. Brings your eye to Teagan.
Friday, 6 January 2012
Thursday, 5 January 2012
Wednesday, 4 January 2012
Tuesday, 3 January 2012
Monday, 2 January 2012
Since the new year (2 days) we have not been giving Teagan her bottle before naptime. Well she proceeded to run around not wanting to sleep but pretending to nap uncomfortably on dad's chair. We were successfull, lets just hope she wakes up with dry panties.
Sunday, 1 January 2012
The beginning of a new year and a new adventure. I decided to try my hand at a 365 project to capture a daily picture of 2012 and share it with my loved ones. I also want to impove my photography skills and to do this I have to take more photos. What better way to get me out to accomplish this.
2012 is going to be a year of adventure, more time with friends and enjoy the outdoors. I have choosen one word to live by this year, "FRESH". This little word could mean many different things depending on the day.
A fresh new approach
Fresh, cold morning sunsets
A fresh way of thinking.
I hope this year will be as comforting as the last but bring on some new adventures.
This photo is on the way back from the Esquimalt lagoon, stopped on the side of the road trying to get Teagan to go potty. We purchased a new lens and couldn't wait to try it out. Fresh new lens!