Monday, February 28, 2011


Dennis went grocery shopping this afternoon. It's a task I dislike greatly, so he usually does it. I appreciate not having to go, but there are times when I think, "If you want a job done right ..."

I asked Dennis to buy vegetables (and I did mention that I wanted fresh ones), because "Vegetables" is this week's theme for the photo challenge. (Who came up with these, by the way? Vegetables in February/March?)

Oh well, I'm supposed to shoot vegetables, so I shot vegetables.

Photos taken 2/28/11

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Spirited Sense of Style

Week nine's theme for the photo challenge is Spirit. I had to think about that for a little while. Spirit. Spirit? OK, spirit. This is what I came up with: Stella's sprited sense of style. As usual, she picked her outfit. Today, she decided to layer pink pants with turquoise pants and a printed skirt. She has topped it all off with an unsnapped, dusty pink onesie.

Photos taken 2/21/11

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Stella likes to pick out her own clothes. Last night, she wore boxer shorts and a swim cover-up to bed.

Photos taken 2/17/11

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Boys in the Snow

Luke, Henry, Sam and Jack spent lots of time outside this afternoon. They've been perfecting their sledding course, strategically piling up snow for jumps and smoothing and icing the runs.

Photos taken 2/16/11

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

More Romantical Notions

I'm enjoying this photo challenge. It stretches my creativity.

Photos taken 2/14/11

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Romance

There really isn't any around here. February 14th is just another day, and that's fine with me. The photo challenge theme for the week, though, is Romance. I was a little concerned about finding appropriate subject matter, but I've gotten a number of good shots. For these, I took off my engagement ring (my wedding band has not left my finger since Dennis placed it there seventeen years ago), and got out my wedding gift to Dennis: a limited edition copy of James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.

Photos taken 2/14/11

Thursday, February 10, 2011


After Henry escorted her up the driveway, the Pink One and I took a walk down the road together. She's becoming more independent every second.

Photos taken 2/10/11

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stella's Parts

The photo challenge theme this week is body parts. Stella has some cute (and colorful) ones.

Photos taken 2/8/11

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Helping Out in the Kitchen

It's a good thing that Bridget often volunteers to wash dishes, because I can't get near the sink without Stella dragging a chair or a stool over, so she can play in the water. This evening, I let her have at it with a sinkful of suds, while Jack and I mixed up a loaf of bread.

Photos taken 2/6/11

Saturday, February 5, 2011


The theme for this week in the photo challenge is sleep. I got a two-for-the-price-of-one shot, a picture of one of my drawings, and captured Sam, Jack and Stella asnooze.

Photos taken 2/1/11, 1/28/11 and 2/5/11

Thursday, February 3, 2011


This morning, Bridget and Dennis spent about two hours at the orthodontist's office, where Bridget got wired. I can't get over how different she looks.

Before and After Photos taken 2/3/11