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Monday, June 18, 2012

Week 24 in Pictures

Is it just me or do these weeks seem to be flying by?  We were pretty busy this past week preparing for Vacation Bible School, which is next week.  A friend loaned me her Silhouette machine to cut out a gazillion shapes that we need, which really helped.  She was sunning herself on a beach somewhere so she didn't need her machine.  :)  I almost hate to give it back because it is pretty cool, but I sold my Cricut machine a while back because I didn't use it.  So what would I do with a Silhouette?  Besides, I'd rather save my money to buy a new lens.  :)

We're also adapting ourselves to Doug's new Monday-Friday daylight schedule.  As you can imagine, it isn't really that hard.  :)  He surprises me some days with how early he gets home.  And he's getting lots of stuff done around here.  Except that back splash in the kitchen.  Not that I don't keep asking.  :)  I'm really hoping we get it done soon so I can show my before/after photos of our kitchen.  I could show them now, but I really want the kitchen to be completely done before I do.

Anyway, let's look at what I photographed last week ...

After having five Monarch caterpillars die due to parasites, we finally had one successfully form its chrysalis!  Yay!  That's reason enough to celebrate!  Here's hoping it makes it to butterflyness!  (The chrysalis is now getting dark so we're hoping for a butterfly soon.)
Chic Homeschool Mama

The local fire department came to fill up our pool today.  Even though the water was freezing and it wasn't super warm outside and it was raining, the kids still got in to swim.  They are so excited to have a pool this summer.

Inspire Me

After realizing I hadn't photographed anything yet today and it was getting late in the day, Nick and I walked around looking for something to photograph.  We came across these daisies that the sun was hitting just right.  Linking up with and then, she {snapped} ... 

and then, she {snapped}    

We took advantage of the not-so-hot day and our membership and visited the zoo again.  While visiting the sea lions, they seemed very interested in Alex and the apple he was eating.  It was so fun to watch them interact.

Nick found this little bird in the yard that didn't move away when he got close.  So he came and asked me to bring my camera.  It still didn't move when we all approached it.  We were even able to pick the little guy up.  I actually think it might be blind because its eyes look very strange.  Of course, they wanted to keep it.  And of course I wouldn't let them.  And I made them go wash their hands 18,000 times.  :)

Doug decided to try the pool.  He's threatening to splash me if I don't stop taking his picture.  :)

My nieces, Jordan and Christy, came over to swim with my kids today.  Every time Christy got out her little teeth were chattering and she was covered in goose bumps.  But after a few minutes of warming up, she'd get right back in the pool.  She loved it!

Have a great week!


MG Atwood said...

What a magical daisy shot! How do you rate, getting the fire dept. to fill your pool? Have fun swimming.

Skye said...

Oh! I hope te little birdie was ok - that would be terrible if it was blind - :( Such a great shot - so fluffy and pretty!

Hanizah Hanafiah said...

Beautiful pictures. Looks like you are having fun in the sun. Hope the bird is ok.

prideinphotos.com said...

Lovin your photography, just gorgeous! The bird made me get emotional...great capture!!!
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

sommerfugldesign said...

All such great pictures, but I am a sucker for a daisy picture :)

Tracey Washington said...

wait, what? The fire department can come fill your pool? I had no idea... and that would have saved me 2 days last year ;)

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

These are all awesome as always! I totally recognized the nozzle & hose before I even read what you wrote. I have so many of those laying around here :) Suppose I should incorporate them in the photos more. So nice that your FD will come do that for you.

Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Love these shots! I had no idea that the fire department could fill your pool either! That's cool!

Thanks for sharing with us in the Summer Daze Fun Photo Party. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Jenn said...

We have raised many monarchs in the past! I'm hoping yours makes it! Loved your daisy shot!!!

Danelle said...

So many great shots! I love the one from the zoo. And I had no idea the fire department would come fill up your pool!

Teachinfourth said...

The image of the daisy is amazing. The light is so beautiful!