Thursday, June 27, 2013

PHFR/Theme Thursday

{pretty}

Trying out some B&W photography (well, black and white editing!) for Cari's challenge :

 

Cecilia, contemplating the bean plants' astonishing growth - nothing I love more than a chubby toddler profile!


I had NO idea our hostas were going to flower!  Such a weird-looking stalk of flowers, kind of alien-like...


Heavily-edited in B&W

We have a scraggly tiny rose bush that has been giving us sporadic blooms that I thought were perfect for this challenge!

{happy}

 I made a joke about a poopy diaper.  It was well-received.

{funny}

"I'm a bawwewina cow!"

Obviously.

{real}


John Paul hurt his foot and wanted to be carried everywhere, so I put him on the couch with a bunch of books.  He chose to play with his clock...

He has been paying SPECIAL attention to the time because he wants us to have a very rigid schedule and stick to it...  So if I serve breakfast before 8 o'clock, he won't eat until then.  He reminds me when it's 10 o'clock and time for a snack.  And 11:30 and time for lunch.  Little weirdo...

Linking up to Like Mother, Like Daughter and Clan Donaldson - go visit them!

29 comments :

  1. LOVE that top picture of Cecilia! It looks like something you'd see in a magazine.

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    1. Thanks! I was surprised she held still long enough for me to get the profile shot in focus :)

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  2. Better just lock Cecilia up now, that girl is too pretty :) And JP as your personal assistant? "Excuse me, mom, we have to interrupt this craft time for a special message from our snack sponsors." Too funny, that kid is.

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    1. Right? He's been asking me to plan out every hour of every day, including sleeping hours. I have to decide whether he will be sleeping or dreaming at 3 AM, 4 AM, 5 AM, etc...

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  3. Aw- such a cute family! Loved your header and family picture! And I don't know how old John Paul is- but while the whole time thing could get irritating- it is also REALLY cool that he is so aware of such abstract things at such a young age. Smarty pants.

    Visiting from P,H,F,R~ have a great day!

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    1. I can only attribute it to a book we got at the library about telling time - now he's obsessed! Luckily it's not annoying *yet* :)

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  4. You've got it. I loved your blacknwhite. True art.

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  5. That first picture looks like two little girls I used to know. Maybe they are related! You can ask her. :-)

    So you're growing Cecilia's bangs out? Looking good!

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  6. one year for halloween i went as a ballerina pig.

    hosta is one of my favs in a yard-looks so cool

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    1. I love the idea of a Halloween ballerina pig!!! Ohmygosh!!!

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  7. Maybe John Paul can come help me stick to a schedule...I need someone to do that for me.

    That first picture is gorgeous!

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    1. He definitely helps me! I would honestly never feed them except when they got annoying if he didn't remind me :P Is it weird that I use food to get them to shut up? I might be a bad mom...

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  8. Wow, JP is such a little mini-me and he's not even mine! I love him, and I understand him. That shot of Cecilia is so so cute at the top!

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  9. Great pictures!! What is it with toddler girls and ballerinas??? There is no escape!

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  10. Great pictures!!
    Love comparing the same picture in color and b&w.
    Cecilia's quiet smile is sooo cute!

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  11. John Paul is a really fascinating kid! So smart!

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    1. I never know what he'll get obsessed with next, but it's NEVER anything normal :P

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  12. Great picts! The B&W of the rose is so neat. Love John Paul's punctuality. :)

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    1. He keeps me on track, that's for sure!

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  13. Your scraggly little rose is so interesting. I wish I had a scraggly rose but alas I do not.

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  14. Just wait until your hosta's bloom! They are so pretty. I always forget about profile pictures. If I take them then it was an accident but I'll try to keep it in mind now.

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    1. Hah, the only reason I got it was because somehow she actually held still for long enough for me to get it in focus! If I try for something with the kids, usually they don't hold still long enough for it to work :P

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  15. I love artsy Rosie! And that is a a gorgeous pic of Cicilia!

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  16. I wonder if my kids would like to keep track of the time for me - that might help my first-grader learn time better. I sometimes let them give me driving directions (it always involves detours) and that helps them learn left/right.

    I love your BW photos - need to try that with my camera.

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  17. #1 and #3 are my faves. She's so sweet and the other is breathtaking!

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    1. Is it weird that I'm already lamenting the loss of her baby fat? She's finally starting to slim down, but that little double chin is still there :)

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  18. I could use a John Paul to come boss my kids around. Especially at dinner time! That's where we lose track and the rest of the day falls apart!

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    1. I can just imagine him following them around with his little yellow clock, "It's dinner time! It's 6 o'clock! Time for dinner! Everybody go inside!"

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  19. Forget diocesan priesthood--we have a little monk here, horarium and all!

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