We have been busy, busy over here. Four days without Daddy were rough, but we made it through. With a little help from Gigi and Pop Pop!!
Saturday I was the fill-in “coach” for tball. This is completely a laughing matter, considering I spent my entire life at the ballet studio or with a cheerleading uniform on. I passed on the directions to the Dads, and they took over practice. It was a good thing, because Bradley spent the first 15 minutes crying because he didn’t like the way the batting helmet felt on his ears. *sigh* Then he turned it around after a “meeting” in the car.
I am up to my eyeballs in birthday projects that I am quickly trying to get done. Little Ellie’s house is a mere hours away from being finished. I am hoping it gets completed in the next night or two.
I am taking the second part of the photography course. It is intense. We are working on “cool” blur this week. When you blur your subject to show action and movement. 99% of my pictures just look plain blurry. I am feeling like this isn’t my thing. For example….
I thought this one was cool with Larken in focus, but Bradley’s head looks seriously weird?! These were really the only two OK pics, and I took probably 100.
Then there is zoom blur, when you blur a subject while zooming in on them….looks crazy if you ask me….
Of course there is just stopping motion. I love this one, with Ellie watching the big kids.
I really love this one, just pretend I didn’t cut of Bradley’s fingers. See, this is what I mean about 99% of them just turning out bad. Practice, practice!!
It was also tough to get practice time in when you are the solo mama for days on end. I have so much appreciation for hubbies that travel out of town. How do you do it??
My Mom retired this month, and her office just had a retirement luncheon for her today. It was really nice, and they even made a video for her. Congrats Mom!
Oh, and by the way, Ellie is going to be ONE next week. In 10 days. I can’t get over it. It just seems unreal.