10 on 10 in May

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I remembered to participate this month! Yay for me.

So I decided to shoot with my 50mm prime lens all day because I have a hard time focusing on the right things when I have it on a low f-stop. So I must practice, practice, practice, so that I can get better. I’m addicted to the lens for all the delicious light it lets in.

My day started out with a little re-organization. Our coat closet has been driving me crazy! So this morning when I was hanging someone else’s jacket for the millionth time, I snapped—but not in a bad, postal way. I pulled everything out, got rid of a few things, and organized this bad boy. I know this picture isn’t very impressive to anyone else, but it brings me great joy!

My stained glass star which was a Mother’s Day gift. Now I have something pretty to look at while doing the dishes.

Miss Clara is just shy of her two month mark. She is such a good baby and pretty in pink. She still has the reddish hue in her hair too!

I’m FINALLY getting around to making Gwen’s quilt for her twin bed. It’s from Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane line. I used more blues and greens for Gwen, as opposed to the pink I used for Inez’s.

A grapefruit. It’s my mid-morning snack. I have to lose this baby weight! Oh, and the other weight I’ve put on in between babies.

We had our chimney cleaned out. Two years at this house and we’ve never built a fire in our fireplace. This was the first step in getting our fireplace finished. You can see there is still a lot to do! UGH.

I found Big Baby in Clara’s car seat. She had even grabbed Clara’s blanket too. She is a funny one.

What a pleasant surprise! When the mail came, we got a package. It came from one of my oldest friends, and full of goodies for my girls from her little girl’s 2nd birthday party. Thank you Lisa! Looks like it was a fun party.

When I need a chunk of time to myself (like to make dinner) I turn on a show for Big Baby. Inevitably, the older girls gravitate towards the TV too. While Olive prefers Little Einsteins and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, I’ve tried to broaden her horizons, but she just won’t sit still for Pride and Prejudice. But she will…all in good time.

We’ve discovered that Olive isn’t a big fan of her highchair. She will sit and eat much better if she sits with Dave though. She’s such a Daddy’s girl, and he’s such a sucker (in a good way).


Ten on Ten

This blog I read/love/am obsessed with, Under the Sycamore, linked to a little project headed by A Bit of Sunshine. The project is called Ten on Ten and the object is to take ten photographs for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month.

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Since I have been a bit distracted lately (read: frustrated that I’m over my due date with this baby/preoccupied with the end of my pregnancy), I thought I would participate in it to take my mind off of the things I cannot control. It also made me pick up my camera all day and focus on things I would have otherwise missed. So here are my ten random pictures.

I’m enjoying the fact that I have absolutely no guilt eating Sees for breakfast when I’m 40 weeks and 2 days pregnant.

This is what 40 weeks and 2 days looks like. Fun, huh?

Thank you Disney Store clearance section! She’s still trying to get the hang of the shoes though.

Patching yet another pair of jeans.

One of my many Katie Daisy prints. I want all her stuff.

Pieces to Gwen’s quilt of which I cannot put together in a way I like. So it sits and waits for some creativity to kick in…

Apparently, a stack of crayons is irresistible to a toddler.

Pretty masking tape.

The newest additions to my stash. Lots of polka dots.

My girl watching Mickey Mouse.

I think I’m going to make a valiant effort each month to participate in this project. Hopefully I’ll get more people next time. It was too hard/uncomfortable to chase my kids and get down on their level with this big baby belly in the way. And let’s hope there is a baby to photograph next month! It feels like it has taken up permanent residence in my womb!