Thursday, March 28, 2013

Day 7:

Capture a photograph
of your child, family member, dog being frustrated.
Piper is 1 (2 tomorrow, but I will NOT say it... yet.)
She still has a binky.  She is CRAZY attached to said binky.
We couldn't find one this morning.. ANYWHERE.
We searched high, we searched low.  We looked in all of the "usual" spots.  Behind/under her crib.  Under my bed.  In the bathroom.  In the pile of dirty clothes that is the size of Virginia.  We couldn't find a single one.
I remembered that I had missed yesterdays assignment (kid showing frustration) and ran to get my camera.  As I was getting a picture of her cute poutiness, Kapri totally photobombed and kissed her on the cheek.
I caught her utter frustration.
Then Piper proceed to turn and SMACK Kapri cross the face.  So the next few pictures were of Kapri screaming. 
It was such a sweet moment.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Day 6:

Capture a photograph of your child in complete hysterics.
Couldn't have gotten this one without Cody's help.. he's the master of the body shakin' giggle. 

Day 5:

Capture a close-up of something about your
child that is telling of their age.
Chipped toe nail polish.  Check.
Bruised shins.  Check.
Cartoon in the background.  Check.
Watching the show on their bellies.  Check.
Pudgy toes.  Check.
Messy hair.  Check.
Proof that they are just babies.  My babies.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Day 4:

Capture a close-up of your child’s, children’s, spouse, animal or loved one's face. Get in really close and focus on their eyes.
Good gosh, she's perdy.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day 3:

DAY 3: Take a photograph of your child, husband, pet etc having a a quiet moment...incognito.
One of my favorite things is giving the girls a bath, getting on their pj's and reading before bed.  I was trying to pick up a little tonight, so I let the girls read together in Kapri's bed without me.  Too bad it didn't last long before they were out of the bed and messing up their room.  Love the quiet moments they have together.  (The quiet before the storm.  The silence before they punch eachother.)
I absolutely LOVE this photo challenge.  I almost never get my camera out to take pictures of my girls.  I find myself thinking all day about what I'm going to do for my assignment that day.  I might have to keep this up after 30 days.  Plus I look for the GOOD instead of dwelling on the fact that my girls fight and whine  :)

Day 2:

Day 2's assignment kept me stumped most of the day. 
"Take a picture of your kids, without them being in the picture." 
I took pictures of smeared lotion on the bathroom mirror and an abandoned ipod and headphones.  I thought of other countless things I could take pictures of. 
 But, when my girls walked through the freshly fallen snow, my lightbulb turned on.  These girls absolutely, positively MUST walk THROUGH the snow.  No matter how many times I encourage them to walk around it, Kapri starts walking through it and Piper immediately follows. 
This is how most things go lately.  Kapri does something, says something, eats something, throws something... and Piper immediately follows suit.  She adores her big sister.  
Don't get me wrong, they fight 23 hours a day, but that 1 hour... that one hour where they get along... laugh, play make-believe, snuggle while watching a show... that is exactly why being a mother is by far the COOLEST gift. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Day 1:

Just started a 30 day photography challenge.  A good excuse to get pictures of my life, I don't do it nearly enough.
Day one is routine.  Something you see daily in your home. 
We spend a lot of our days in this bed.  The morning starts in this bed.  The kids watch tv shows and movies in this bed.  We have movie nights in this bed.  We read books together in this bed.  We end the day in this bed, with snuggles and giggles. 
I love this bed.