Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
The bright side though? No hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, or tornadoes. I'll take that any day -- at least I have seat warmers in my car. :)
We have had a few soccer games, though. Here's a few pics from Curtis' on Monday:
Love this action shot...I think he was trying to stop and run the other way:
And, of course, there goes "the tongue" again:
And here's a couple from Renee's game on Tuesday. I'm so proud of her this year -- she's one level up and really working harder on the field than I have ever seen her work before:
And having fun, too!
We had a garage sale this weekend...the kids made a whole, whopping $62 selling old toys. But it made for a good trip to McNally Robinson, anyway! Curtis used some of his money to buy a hockey net -- full regulation sized, with the goalie-shootout thingy that bungies on to practise. (Sorry -- that's as technical as I get!) He couldn't wait to try it, so he and Grandpa had a few good sessions of driveway hockey after the sale was finished:
Other than that, we've had a few things going on this week. We're looking for our Mickey -- our "baby" fat cat. He went out on Monday and hasn't come home since. Sigh. I miss him and not sure that he's coming home. :(
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I love my zoom lens! It is the season for soccer, and without my Nikkor AFS 55-200 mm lens I wouldn't get half the action shots that I do. Last year, for my daughter's soccer season I don't think the other parents even took photos because I spent the entire time kneeling along the sidelines snapping away.
My son's first game was last night. He's played soccer before but this year he is on the U8 team, which means they actually play games -- not just practise. I took about 70 good photos of the team in action last night, with my zoom lens of course. I couldn't wait to check them when I got home.
Well, it seems as though my lovely zoom lens captured the most honest, focused soccer face I have ever seen -- so much that I laughed until I cried. So did my hubby. So did my mom. I just had to share them. This is what Curtis looks like when he plays soccer:
This one is my favorite...what a sweetie:
He's happy to be on the "older team" that plays games this year. I think it feeds his competitive spirit:
He's so happy, he dances:
I figured out that, when he's concentrating, he sticks his tongue out like this:
And like this:
And like this:
I have to say, though, that THIS one takes the cake. It was his kick-off and, man, he must have wanted to boot that ball really hard!
After I took this photo, I previewed it to check that I was getting decent light with the shutter speed I was using. OMGoodness, did I laugh! If you missed the look on his face, here it is cropped in close...
Oh...it is going to be an interesting season!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
I just picked up my June Just Cre8 kit and it is FULL of scrappy things that I love love love love!
PLUS, tucked in the box were two new Slice cartidges that I ordered. Hurray!
Now...off to the Co-op for some chocolate and some Beaver Buzz energy drinks to prepare myself for the weekend.
Happy National Scrapbooking Day everybody!
(And...to those wondering...I found two tickets for the Oilers game at almost ticket price. Lower level even. Curty's birthday is going to be a good one this year. :)