Friday, November 30, 2012

For the Cards

On Sunday, I decided to try to take my own family photos for the Christmas card. Considering I a) hadn't done more to think about it and plan for it b) I used manual mode for the whole shoot and c) there are some I was actually able to use on a card, I think it went pretty well:

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LM isn't so sure about staring at a camera on a stick...

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I had S sit in the spot and I focused and turned the multiple exposure timer on.

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I think we used this one on the card.
But as you can see, there were a couple similar ones...

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S had a field day watching me run back and forth

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And, really, LM was pretty darn cooperative.

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What do ya want NOW, Ma?

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I have some LOUNGING to do.

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And STICKS to carry around.

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I really like this one of me and my boy.

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And this one too. 

Of course, I spent WAY too much time editing the photos and then messing with putting them on a card. Sucked most of the day away, but I did get it done. So, there you go. I'll post it on Christmas day, and mail it to some of you in the interim.

See you soon.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Difficult Model

We headed out to fly a kite and take a few photos of the boy for a potential Christmas card photo late last week. The boy was clearly not in the mood...and neither was the wind for that kite. Here are some photos:

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This was a pleasant face...

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OK, there's a small smile, but lots of shade on his face.

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More frowning.

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"helping" with the kite

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Like this one...Dallas skyline back there.

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This is about as high as the kite got...

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Whatever you do, son, don't look at Mommy

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Barking orders

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Decent of the boy, not great light

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Oh how I loved that $%#!&@^#% stick...

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Big eyes

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Getting there...

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This one, though, was the clear winner.

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In black and white

But, we ended up going out later in the holiday weekend and taking some family shots. So this one didn't make it to the card. A LOT of shots to get that one good one, though. OY!

See you soon.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Back on the Boulevard

We went to part of the last regular season football game for SMU last weekend. LM slept in way past his usual hour, and it was an 11am game, so we didn't make it to much of the pregame festivities. And, we went into the game for about half of it. Our friends Faleena and Mark and their little girl Caitlin joined us for a bit. It was great to see them, and all of our friends we run into at such an event:

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Contrary to the fact that he shouts and hollers for SMU all the time, wants us to write "SMU" on his styrofoam cups at restaurants, and generally wants to talk about football all the time, when we first arrived on the scene, he was in a shy, foul mood. Nice.

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The boys and their charges.

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Kellie and Sam!

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Faleena, Mark and Caitlin!

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The leaves on the way to the stadium were beautiful!

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A little more into it!

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Caitlin the cutie!

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And they even won...after we left, of course.

See you soon!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Another Great Kiwi Crate

This month's Kiwi Crate was created in conjunction with Carnegie Hall - it was music related! We have only finished one of the two activities so far, but it was fun! Here are some photos:

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It was a family activity. 
All hands on deck!

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Dance, baby, dance!