Suddenly it seems I have a surplus of 8x10 paper. So, I am in the process of marking down all the 8x10's in my store . They are now $18 (regularly $22). Classic white matting is also available making your new photograph ready for the 11 x 14 frame of your choice.
What a happy Monday! Apparently there is some strange planetary allignment because both of my kids are napping. Yes, at the same time!
I am spending my moment of quite updating my Etsy Store. I have added the three photographs above as notecards (available as photographs too, email me for a custom listing.)
Today it is officially fall. That time of the year for cool nights, falling leaves, and our trip to the apple orchard for lots of apple picking, cider drinking and wine tasting. The kids loved running through the orchard, laying in the grass, and eating their fresh off the tree apples.
Though I am not fan of autumn and am having trouble facing the fact that summer is over, I have to admit it was a lovely way to spend a late September day.
My mom calls about once a week from Florida and always asks, "How's our girl." Our girl is every girl. Smart, funny, moody, giggly, and talkative.
This week when my mom and Pamela were in town we all shared N.J. and had a week full of dancing, apple pie baking, friendship, and closeness that only comes from time spent with the best of girls.
N.J.'s first day of preschool is Tuesday. Tomorrow is the Preschool open house so she can meet the teachers. We are supposed to bring a picture for them to put on her locker. I think this sounds like fun. We could use a nice new picture of her.
But, when I mention this to her she has her demands. "I need 4 pony tails, and my sunglasses." Outside she spreads her arms and gives me her best TA DA.
"Maybe we should try, for a more normal picture", I suggest. "Your teachers don't need to find out what a big diva you are on the first day of class." They'll learn on their own soon enough.
We take a break, she takes her hair down. She finds her gum. (If there was a 3 year old bubble gum blowing contest, Ne would win. She is obsessed.) We start again. All I can see is the gum. So I start begging, "please take the gum out of your mouth." She keeps blowing bubbles, just to bother me.
Too many pictures later, tired of the camera, she hands over the gum and lays in the grass.
I was going to add these pictures anyway today, so they will also double for my Photo Friday-Boy post. My boy is finally napping. What a long morning, and long night with him. Lots of crabby, crying. One hour of screaming from 2-3am, until the Tylenol kicked in.
Teeth, I hope. He is 13 months and only has 2 bottom teeth. So, I blame every bit of irritability on them.
These pictures are him and his sister on a better day last week. Playing in our big family bedroom. As is the norm in our house, neither of them wearing pants. I love them together, and love how much the love each other.
I love Queen Anne's Lace, so delicate and girly. It may be just a weed, but it sure looks lovely in a sweet little vase. (Ok, it's an old mason jar.)
These were picked by the side of the road next to the Target parking lot, for all of those people flying by me in their cars, wondering "what's that girl doing in the field?" This is it.