Emma: Dad! Dad! Come quick, there's a rainbow!!
Emma (even more excitedly): Dad! I can see the end of the rainbow!!
Emma (baffled, dejected and not just a little annoyed): That's not a pot of gold! It's just a bunch of freakin' houses!
We splurged and took the whole family to see "Monsters vs Aliens." It was a lot of fun, and we always wonder why we don't do it more often.
Then we payed $37.00 for tickets and $42.00 for concessions -- and we remember why we don't do it more often.
And no, I don't smuggle my own candy in to the theater.
BECAUSE THEY ASK YOU NOT TO, THAT'S WHY!!
You don't see this very often.
Well, okay, once a week, but hardly ever on a Saturday.
April 5: One of my favorite things to do is share this photography bug with my kids. I get such a kick out of watching them explore their world in new ways.
My advice to them -- and anyone else -- is always to get closer. Move in to your subject and fill the frame.
Life -- and art -- is in the details.
April 6: I'm actually shocked that there haven't been more of these shots. In the past 96 pictures, there has only been one other shot that took me right to the last moment.
April 7: Emma sees and hears EVERYTHING! But it's what comes out of her mouth -- her commentary on the world -- that puts me on the floor.
The other evening we (my wife and I, and our older children) were sitting around the table discussing the iphone. Emma was coloring quietly at the other end of the table. Suddenly, she had had enough of our ridiculous conversation, and sarcastically blurted out:
"Oh, right! An Eye-Phone! Look at me, I'm making a phone call with my eye!"
Then she went back to coloring.
This happens a lot.
April 8: I'm not a big fan of creating drama in my life -- enough of it comes along without any help. But God? He does drama right.
Like a dark and heavy morning suddenly aflame, as the sun finds a small window between the storm clouds and the mountains.