I'm Behind, I know

I've had a little issue with discipline in posting my pictures this year. It never helps that my computer chooses when I wants to let me post stuff to the blog and when it just wants to sit and "think about it" for minutes on end.

I'm working on it and really am taking photos this year. I appreciate that you stopped by for a visit even though my photos are behind and now apparently dated incorrectly on these most recent ones. I'll have to work on correcting that...

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Side Profile ~ 120/365

I was just playing around when I took this picture, but it turned out to be the only one for today. I still like it anyway, puffy too full of juice cheeks and all!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Return of the Rooster ~ 119/365

Believe it or not, at the kids' school (and our church) there was a rooster that showed up last May (2013) and had sort of become the campus mascot as he was ever present and always begging for a hand out. Then he up and disappeared around mid-March. No one knew where he had gone, but there was not evidence of his "demise" so we all hoped someone nice had taken him home and added him to their flock. Then today...

...there he was... crowing and attracting as much attention to himself as possible. It's like he was saying, "Here I am! Did ya miss me?"

Monday, April 28, 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Tic, Tac, Tooth ~ 117/365

This silly kid wanted her picture taken with her replacement "tooth"!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Long Jump - 116/365

Love this photo! 
He set a new personal best today, 10' 4". 

Friday, April 25, 2014

Steam ~ 115/365

Well this was supposed to be a pic of the steam rising off the fence in the morning after a night of nothing but rain. But apparently I was wrong when I thought I had a great capture of it by looking at my little camera screen. Ah well, but it is the only picture I took for the day.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Free Movies! ~ 114/365

Gotta love free movie night at the drive ins. The Lego Movie and Frozen were the features of the night. Yohn fell asleep during the Lego Movie and Elisha and I fell asleep during Frozen. But everyone else fared just fine.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

My Goofball ~ 112/365

Admit it... all you can do when you see this picture is smile.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Squirrel! ~ 109/365

In our neighborhood there are many squirrels that run around, jumping from tree to tree and eating the leftover food the school kids leave laying around. While I failed to take an actual photo today, I'm convinced with as many squirrels we see around here daily, I must have spotted one!

Friday, April 18, 2014

My Best Friend ~ 108/365

We went on an outing today with the kids (they had no school because it was Good Friday) and while they rode scooters and skates and generally ran around we set the timer on the camera and snapped a few pictures. I like this one the best.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Egg Hunt 107/365

The preschoolers where I work had their Easter Egg Hunt today. Sadly, those are the only photos I took today. But I like this shot of the eggs on the grass!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Friendships ~ 106/365

My kiddos made friends in track two years ago and when we returned this year they picked up again with the same friends. Course in Elisha's case it helps that G is also on his basketball team.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The View From My Bike Today ~ 105/365

Training didn't go as well as planned today... and do you know how hard it is to take a picture while riding a bike, with a cell phone you're hoping you won't drop? :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sweet Smelling Walk ~ 104/365

Went for a walk today... Apparently the kids at track have caught wind that I am willing to walk them down to the school to use the bathroom and now I've become kinda popular. But these sweet smelling flowers along the way are at least a bonus!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Outside This Evening ~ 103/365

She spent the evening outside playing in a world made up in her imagination, just her and her dinosaurs (there might have been cars some too).

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Exhausted ~ 102/365

Another day on the track field, another day of the impromptu nap.

Can I just brag on my two for a minute though? Today the kids both did amazing! It was his second time running the 800 (2 laps around the track) and her first and they both did fairly well. There are a few things to work on before the qualifying meet, but I expect they will be competitive in this area. I can't wait to see how far they'll go and am so proud of their accomplishments and the hard work they've put in to get to this point. AND the fact that they realize that running the longer distances does not make them inferior to the other kids, but just skilled in a different way. 

Love them both so much!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Superman ~ 101/365

Now that it is warming up outside, these awesome "snuggie" style blankets are on sale, and guess who was the excited recipient of one? He said I made his day.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Late Dinner ~ 100/365

Because the kids have track practice on Thursdays and they get home so very late, I either have to 1) have dinner prepared before we all leave the house, 2) don't leave and let their dad take them by himself or 3) go out to eat. Guess which option we chose tonight?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ribbons ~ 99/365

These ribbons are starting to build up. I gotta figure out a better way to display them for the kids!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Optometrist ~ 98/365

My baby girl had to go see the optometrist today. It was discovered that she needs glasses for reading. They'll be here in a few weeks.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

SS Jeremiah O'Brien - 95/365

It was a beautiful day in San Francisco. We visited the SS Jeremiah O'Brien and spent nearly 2 1/2 hours exploring the large ship. This is us sitting on the deck with Alcatraz in the background.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Bubba Gump's ~ 94/365

Wish I was looking at the camera for this family selfie... Ah well, it's the one that turned out the best.

Happy 16th to us!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Big Bird ~ 92/365

This guy and his mate (or this gal and her mate) live in the trees in the field by the track the kids practice at. We see and hear them quite frequently each time we are there and they are always a delight to look at. Today I happened to snap this picture of one of them, although I later realized that my camera was on a funky setting and I didn't quite get the pic I was hoping for. Not sure if its a falcon or a hawk. Maybe I'll get a better photo with better details next time.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Her New Pet ~ 91/365

Not really a new pet, but she found this ladybug pupa outside and put it in a jar until it fully developed into a ladybug. Then she enjoyed it for a few minutes before setting it free outside to find its first meal.