My little Valentine's Day cookie bakers <3 <3
from 12/6 The girls had such a fun time making Christmas cookies this year. I let them pretty much destroy the dough. Kate decided they would be making pizzas instead, and I was having too much fun watching them play to salvage the dough. I did end up re-rolling it and baking them, but they were hard as a rock! Better luck next year!
Here's my post from last year.... what a nice sunny day that was! These were taken the first day of the ice storm, so there was very little light coming in.
And here's an insanely long video. I was having so much fun watching them play that I had no idea how long I'd been recording. :) Also, I took it with my camera, and since I don't really know how to use the video capabilities, there's a lot of re-focusing. You've been warned!
Yup, another roll of film. (Or actually, the second part of this roll.)
For Mother's Day, we took a picnic lunch to Arbor Hills after church. I just took my film camera, but I sorely regretted that decision when the girls started splashing around in the stream and I ran out of film! Just means we'll have to go back. ;)
Nikon N80 + 50mm
Portra 400 (rated at box speed)
Scanned by Indie Film Lab (large scans)
for Christmas cards...
And here's the image a little bigger. I love getting sweet sister shots! They're definitely hard to come by, and Daddy was a BIG help to snag this one.
for pictures with Santa...
Kate held this pose the whole time, and Caroline was between sobs here.
and for Christmas programs...
Kate's class helped sing "Away in a Manger," "Joy to the World," and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." The little ones were all thoroughly distracted by all that was happening on stage and watching the big screens, but they managed to squeeze in the lyrics here and there. :)
The picture on the right was when they told the kids to "catch a bubble" so they would be quiet. I loved Kate's little bubble face!
Caroline and I are off to Kate's "Happy Birthday, Jesus" Christmas party at school here in just a few minutes! This post could go on and on.... so many fun things to enjoy during the Christmas season!
Kate and I made cookies during Caroline's morning nap yesterday. Caroline woke up in time to enjoy our hard work!
And some videos!
Clip #1 is short & sweet, taken w/ my iPhone.
Clip #2 is longer, and I took it w/ my camera, so you hear the camera focusing. It's herky-jerky and quite a bit longer, so I assume only our family will want to watch it. :) Kate's had a cold, so she sounds all nasally. She says, "just a minute" about 500 times.
Take your pick!
from June 18 (STILL playing catch up!)
In the morning, the girls played in the baby pool in the backyard, and we ate lunch on the patio...