Monday, May 31, 2010

A Rarity

Since: a. I'm usually behind the camera, and b. I'm not terribly photogenic, few pictures of me get taken.  That being written, here are a couple.

Photos taken by Dennis 5/30/10

Sunday, May 30, 2010

American Toad

Dennis found this fat fellow next to the house.  It was quite calm in Dennis's gloved hand, but was happy to move on when its long toes touched terra firma.

Photos taken 5/29/10

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jack, What Do You Want for Your Birthday?

"Cake!" is what that busy boy answered.  He'll get a cake shaped like a guitar (his request), once I get baking.  In the meantime, he got twelve balloons that have kept him as wild as he was calm in yesterday's post.  Happy 4th Birthday, Jack!

Photos taken 5/29/10

Friday, May 28, 2010

Strapped In

Jack was surprisingly content to sit in the car — strapped in, no less — for at least part of Henry's game the other night.  I guess the air conditioning cooled him down in more ways than one.

Photo taken 5/25/10

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Here she is at 49 weeks, hanging out at the elementary school fields and enjoying a beautiful day.

Photos taken 5/27/10

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The early evening light during Bridget's game was fabulous.

Photo taken 5/24/10

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Helpful and Handsome

I don't know what I'd do without Luke to help me with the brood during Bridget's softball games.

Photo taken 5/24/10

Monday, May 24, 2010

Long and Lush

Sam has always had the greatest eyelashes.

Photo taken 5/13/10

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bubbles and Light

It was a good day for bubbles out on the deck.  Knowing they can make for some great photos, I got out the camera.  In the first three pictures, I chose a high f/stop and relatively long exposure, resulting in bubbles that look shot through with confetti made of light.  In the last two photos, I used a low f/stop and much shorter exposure to get bubbles that look like bubbles.

Photos taken 5/23/10

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Badges? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Badges

One year, Dennis made office badges for the kids, so they could be like Dad.  Here are Luke's, Bridget's and Henry's mug shots.  Weren't they cute?

Photos taken 12/22/03

Friday, May 21, 2010

Imagination At Play

Jack has found a better use for Bridget's batting helmet.  When worn backwards, it makes a great jetpack helmet.  It also protects Jack when he's throwing bombs.

Photos taken 5/20/10

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Stella is 48 weeks old today.  She and I spent a couple of hours at Luke's baseball game, but she wasn't necessarily happy about it.

Photos taken 5/20/10

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

This Bud's for You

The tree in the side yard is about to burst into bloom.  Here's a close-up of one bud.

Photo taken 5/16/10

Sunday, May 16, 2010

After a Nightie Night

This morning, Stella wasn't terribly happy about crawling around my studio, but she looked awfully cute in a hand-me-down nightie from one of her second cousins.

Photos taken 5/16/10

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's Been a Long Time ...

Since I posted pictures of Bridget.  Here are a few shots of her at Henry's game in Monmouth.

Photos taken 5/13/10

Thursday, May 13, 2010


Stella spent some of her 47th Thursday at Henry's baseball game in Monmouth.  I love these shots of her in the sunshine.

Photos taken 5/13/10

Thursday, May 6, 2010


It's been 46 weeks since Stella was born.  When she's busy figuring something out, like these toy eggs, she doesn't think about her current state of teething, which has left her cheeks red and her shirts wet.

Photos taken 5/6/10