Saturday, January 30, 2010

30/365 Gulfarium

Multi-Species Show

January and half-price for locals was quickly running out so today we went despite the chill in the air. We grabbed a half-price yearly membership, saw a few displays, caught one show, and then we were so frozen we were done. Next time we go the day will be warmer and the good camera will be in hand.

Friday, January 29, 2010

29/365 Big, fat fail.

If you viewed this large, or original, you could better see what I tried to capture as it moved off and around the glass.

I do like the colors, so that's something.

28/365 When I was a young'un things were simpler

Gus constantly has things he has to make or do for school, and next year Lucian will join in the fun!

This isn't food, it's the stuff of school projects.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

27/365 Differences

Many of the people who live in the communities around me have opinions very different from my own, and I often find myself amused.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

26/365 Movie watching vittles

The movie was 'Whip It', mac/cheese was the meal.


Monday, January 25, 2010

25/365 Eating Out vs Dining In

We constantly discuss how much money we waste eating out, yet dining in loses almost every time.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

24/365 Rain Boots and Puddles

Rainboots and Puddles

Joy in activities like this can fade quickly for Gus, but not for his baby brother. Lucian would have stayed out until soaked the bone had I let him. Poor Gus, taking after his mother like he does. It's strange to watch parts of me in someone else, I don't know what I'll ever get accustomed to it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

23/365 They have their own world

They have their own world that I am not a part of,

I don't know what is going on

and it amuses me.

Friday, January 22, 2010

22/365 It just blows me away

My children are so beautiful.

G today
My beautiful 6 year old.

L from the 19th
Beautiful Boy

Thursday, January 21, 2010

21/365 It's Lucian's Day

It started with a field trip where all the kids sang at a nursing home. Lucian was thrilled to ride the bus again,

Faces on the Bus

and he did not like all those old people starring at him and after singing part of the first song he just stood there the rest of the performance. He wasn't as bad as the the little boy who spent most of the program in the teachers arms, but he definitely wasn't happy. I always looked forward to these with Gus and it always turned out about the same. My boys are not performers!

This evening out riding their bikes Lucian pushed his training wheels around to where they weren't touching the road anymore, then took off. He rides like he's been doing it for years. That is so him! It was that way with walking, and potty training, and well just about everything. I'm so proud of him.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

20/365 Rocky

We pulled into the Red Barn BBQ and Lucian yelled out "Oh, park in the rocks! I need to find Rocky!" so Vaughn pulled around to the side of the building and into a spot. Lucian was now calling "Rocky! Where are you Rocky?! I am looking for you!" and as soon as we were parked he was out and scouring the ground until he triumphtly lifted one of the rocks and said with glee "Rocky!!" Rocky proceeded to go into the restaurant with us, and even went to the bathroom when Lucian did.

This is not the first Rocky, they usually end up in one of the flower beds. He puts them together so they won't be lonely. Others are put down along the way and forgotten.

All too soon he'll forget about this, or feel to old to indulge, and there will be no more Rocky Rocks to come live with us. I really do hope it's not too soon.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Playing Catch-up 15-19/365

19/365 Today my "OMG, this can't be real. Me, pregnant?!" miracle baby turned 6.

Happy birthday ribbon


18/365 25 years of marriage today! We stopped at a park to let the kids run around and squirrels kept jumping on the van. It was a bit unsettling to hear their little claws as they moved around the outside of the vehicle, yet we couldn't stop laughing.

Attack of the Squirrels!


17/365 The fun of our weekend away is over.

Heading Home


16/365 Part of the fun of going somewhere new is eating new places and trying something different. This is an eggplant crab cake sandwich with shrimp over pasta from the Magnolia Blossom Cafe in Robertsdale, AL. Not bad!

Eggplant Crab Cake Sandwich


15/365 This is the day we headed off for some much deserved us time. Before the trip could start I wanted a clean car, which meant a trip to Ronny's

Inside Ronny's Car Wash

Thursday, January 14, 2010

14/365 Always on the go

I swear that we live in our cars. Obviously we don't, as my time spent on the internet proves, but it sure feels like it.
Me and one of my traveling buddies

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

13/365 Another Parenting First


Today, around 12:30 pm, I got my first "Gus is here in the clinic, you need to come get him" call from the school.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

12/365 Bumper Stickers Teach Us So Much

Silly, uninformed me not knowing these things had been ended.


Monday, January 11, 2010

11/365 Whims

We are big on whims, our plans often falling by the way as we follow our ideas off in whatever direction is demanded. We have the most fun this way, and sometimes find the neatest places/things. Other times fanciful ideas lead to half done projects that sit waiting for our responsible selves to return. This single strand of party lanterns, which hangs under the patio awning, was put in place on a whim and there it remains, waiting for us to either add to or remove completely. Today it made the perfect day 11 shot.

Party Lanterns

Sunday, January 10, 2010

10/365 Lazy Sunday Afternoon

sleeping kitty

I was thinking how uninspired I felt then I decided I liked the light coming in the room. Instead of grabbing my good camera and actually trying, I went with the point and shoot sitting on my desk. Didn't love the results, still don't, but after playing with it for a while this will do. I like the image for today since we've all spent most of afternoon doing the equivalent of curling up in a chair and vegging.

That's Princess barely noticeable in the chair, the sweetie who adopted us not too long after we moved in. Lately she has been sleeping the day away vampire-like, rising once the sun has set, then insisting on going out despite the below freezing temps. Morning comes and she returns, sometimes leaving one of her victims at the front door as she struts in to claim her resting spot.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

9/365 This board sucks

I care about this stupid game far too much.

this board sucks

Friday, January 8, 2010

A Picture a Day - A 365 Project

I'm a little late into the year to be starting this, but here I go. I have been taking shots daily, so there is at least that. Picking just one for each day will probably be impossible for me, so consider yourself warned there may occasionally be more. Today is definitely one of those days, as I play catch-up.


Jan 8

The new scrubber is going at the local Gulf Power plant.

Gulf Power James F. Crist Generating Plant


Jan 7

Daily lunch specials at a local diner.

Daily Lunch Specials


Jan 6

My about to be 6 year old (6, how did that happen?!) made this

Home Depot Kids Workshop Calendar


Jan 5

Crappy cell phone pic of the temp when taking my youngest to school around 8 am.

Unusually cold!


Jan 4

Hell has not frozen over, but we're close! The unusual cold here in Florida hasn't given us any snow, but there has been ice.

Muddy Ice


Jan 3

A new macro lens was the perfect gift! The boiled peanuts were also awesome.

Boiled Peanuts


Jan 2

Sometimes we wait a tad too long to enjoy things.

Waited too long to cut it.


Jan 1

Inspired by the women of MI who have started their own 365 project I hurry to snap a shot before the day is over. Lacking inspiration I decide to go with the remnants of our non-traditional New Year's Day meal.

Prefered New Years Day meal