Wednesday, April 8, 2009

365: Week 14

Day 92

April 2: 

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!

Day 93

April 3: Insectosaurus.

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.


Day 94

April 4: Self Portrait.

You don't see this very often. 

Well, okay, once a week, but hardly ever on a Saturday. 

Day 95

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. 

Day 96

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. 

Day 97

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. 

Day 98

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. 


Jill @ Sneaky Momma said...

That is an AMAZING photo of the rainbow. I don't think I've ever seen a rainbow where you could see things on the other side of it.
I love Emma's response! At least she didn't make you go search for the pot of gold. :)

Mom24 said...

I love the rainbow and the drama photo. Great job.

I had to laugh about the movies. Ouch! With three kids here, we feel your pain. :-)

Terri said...

Ooo, jelly bellys!

As usual, a great group of photos. I love the sunrise, it is spectacular.

I recently saw a photo of a rainbow ending at a Porta Potty. You just never know.

That Emma is a hoot.

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

Wow, what a fabulous week in photos! Emma cracks me up and I bet she is such a joy to be around. How lucky you are.

Word, Waftin. As in "That smell is waftin this way!"

Kacey said...

OK, the whole time I'm reading the bit about the movies I'm thinking "Chris! Chris! Target has movie candy!!! It's all good, that's why we wives carry big purses!!!" And then I felt like a total PUTZ when you said you didn't sneak stuff in. BECAUSE THEY ASK YOU NOT TO THAT IS WHY. I'm still rolling. Oh so true. And yes, I know I shouldn't, but I do. I have to feel like a rebel every now and again. I guess if sneaking in candy is what works then I'll go with it. lol Oh you crack me up!

I loved the rainbow & commentary too!

kayerj said...

yeah, God does things right. . . as reflected in all of your pictures.

Jaime said...

Seems like we both have daughters who wear their emotions and opinions right out there on their sleeves. I mean really " and eye phone??"... ha ha ha. I did like the idea that she didn't assume that a pot of gold was in the house or in their yard but said it's just a bunch of freakin houses... I really needed this laugh tonight. take care. bless you all.

Cecily R said...

Even though it's been said before and will be said again, you saying this: Life -- and art -- is in the details makes you one of my heros. :)

Alex @ I'm the Mom said...

Day 92 - Oh my goodness Emma is absolutely precious. lol. I got a real kick out of that one. Beautiful picture! I've never been able to get a truly good shot of a rainbow.

Day 93 - Was it a good movie? Im hestitant in bringing Racer to see it. It is fun going to the movies as a family .. but you're right ... $37 for tickets and $42 for snacks is insane.

Day 94 - I like that tie :D

Day 95 - Both Racer and Diva have their own digital cameras. I'm glad your children share your passion.

Day 97 - lol omg that is perfect. Calling someone with your eye. I love it.

Day 98 - That is absolutely stunning and breath taking.

Melissa said...

OK... first picture...breathtaking!!! I love the self-portrait this week.... do you have to wear that to work everyday??
And what a perfect picture to end with.... "drama done right"!!

BTW- I love your header background... yummy jelly bellies!!

Michelle said...

Great week of pictures and I love that you are getting your kids addicted to photography too.

I'm a close cropper so I appreciate the advice. :)

I also know what you mean about how expensive the movies are. It is highway robbery....but it is so much fun.

Love the rainbow doesn't look real.

I see you also have a quick witted child on your hands.

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Nice tie! Y'all have a great Easter.

Mom said...

Gorgeous photos & commentary as always. Thanks for sharing it all with us!
Happy Easter

Kelly Deneen Raymond said...

Emma cracks me up!!!! Beautiful pictures as always! :)

CC said...

I know! There was a Insectosaurus at the end of the rainbow. Right?

Anonymous said...

Emma and the rainbow and the "eyephone" crack me up. That last picture is simply gorgeous.

Susan said...

Oh my...I can't believe I am just seeing these from last week. The first and last shots..A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Even more perfect is what you wrote on the last one. God certainly does drama and beauty in stunning fashion.

We went to the movies last Friday for my birthday and I had the same revelation about why we don't do it very often. Then we left and got into a hit and run accident with a drunk driver. New perspective abounds!