Cliff was asked by Josh’s preschool teacher to be Santa at their Christmas party. Cliff agreed, and kept it a secret from Josh.
On Friday, Cliff dropped off Josh at preschool, then later went back in a Santa suite. All the kids, including Josh, took a turn sitting on Santa’s lap telling Santa their Christmas wish.
That evening, Josh was still very excited that Santa came to their preschool. He said Santa was very kind and very nice, to which Cliff and I smirked. This is such a great age to believe in the magic of Christmas!
365 days ago, I committed myself to a 365 project–taking one photo a day for the year. Tonight, I pulled out some portable light gear, trying to execute an idea I had involving painter’s tape. Unfortunately, the idea didn’t quite work out with the tired and uncooperative offsprings. We ended up making a mess with painters tape, and Savanna and I chased each other around my light.
At the end, the only image that spoke to me was one that broke all the rules. The subject was not in focus, there was too much negative space in the wrong direction, I shot up her nose, and the background was a mess. But this is exactly what the 365 project is all about. It’s a learning experience. It’s a journey. It’s everything that expresses you and frees you and speaks to you as an artist.
So I shamelessly share this image with you. Thank you for joining me on my journey with me.
Cliff is determined to make a storage solution for Joshua’s car collection. He drew up a plan and cut up MDF boards to make a giant dump truck that can store 90 cars.
I’ve been married to the guy for 11 1/2 years, and he continues to wow me.
We’ve been in potty training mode for exactly a month now. For the first 3 weeks, we were washing poopy underwear everyday. It was not fun. In the past few days, however, Savanna finally made the leap to pooping in the potty. Major victory!
To encourage this awesome new trend, she gets a “squishie” each time she poops in the potty. She loves these little rubbery toys and will play with them for hours. I lined up her three squishies (three poops in the potty in the last 5 days) tonight for a photo, so years later I can remember this bittersweet moment of my little baby growing up.
(And of course, the nerd in me can’t help but point out the creamy bokeh my new lens produces. I think I’m in love.)
So it occurred to me that I only have one week left in my 365 project. So I thought tonight I should really play with the light.
I remember fondly of the late nights I spent trying to come up with assignments for my photography classes. To re-live one of those “painting with light” assignments, I pulled out my tripod tonight to do this. It’s probably a little hard to tell this is our TV and console. It took me half an hour and about 20 tries to perfect my squiggly lines. Ha.