Sunday, January 27, 2013


So I was reading Karen Russell's blog today and just felt totally inspired.  I've been working hard at taking pictures (mostly of my kids) every day.  And while some of them are not technically perfect, I just LOVE the emotion I've been capturing.  Unfortunately I haven't been sharing them as much as I should here on the blog, so after reading her post, I decided to post one photo in particular that I absolutely LOVE of the twins:


For some reason these two little rascals LOVE pulling the cushion off this chair and climbing into it to play.  On this particular day, I grabbed my camera and asked them to give each other hugs.  Instead of throwing their arms around each other, Maya turned to Lilly and smashed her nose into the side of her face, and Lilly started giggling.  It was just so them!  Yes, they fight and take away each other's toys a lot, but honestly,  the moments like this make all the mediating I have to do at those times 100% worth it.  That picture isn't quite in focus, but I couldn't care less.  It captured their playfulness and love for each other beautifully.  To me it is emotionally perfect.  So thank you Karen, for motivating me to post it in spite of it's technical flaws.  :)

And here are a few others I took that day too.

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Seriously, sometimes having twins really is the best. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Stow Away

Yesterday Hannah came into the room and informed me she was ready to you notice anything a little odd about what she's wearing?

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Let me give you a close up in case you didn't notice it.  

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When I asked Hannah why Polly Pocket was in her boot she simply said, "She wanted a ride."  Of course she did.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Still Life

Still Life

This morning, at breakfast, we were discussing what a still life was.   (I'm sure you all can relate, it's a pretty common table conversation here in America).  So later in the day I asked the kids if they wanted to draw a still life.  All four enthusiastically assured me they did, so I pulled out some citrus we got from the store the other day, put it in a bowl, gave them some paper and crayons and let them have at it.

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I knew the babies would pretty much just scribble on a paper and call it a day, but Addison and Hannah really impressed me with what they did...especially Hannah.  I knew Addison was fully capable of drawing a recognizable bowl with fruit in it, but I could actually tell Hannah's drawing was.  Admittedly, it helped that I knew what she was drawing, but for a three year old I thought it was pretty good.  And so did Grandma, she asked if she could have it before she went home. 
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Next up, cubism.  I bet even the babies could get into that.  ;)

(P.S. I know I promised some Christmas pictures, and they will come.  I just had to get these up today because I knew if I didn't, they might never make it onto the blog.)

Tuesday, January 01, 2013