I’ve joined Support4Homeschool’s Project 365 web ring for 2008! The goal is to take a photo every day for the next year and post it on my blog. I don’t know if I have it in me…but I’m gonna give it a go!
I’ve purposely created a separate page on my blog for my Project 365 photos so all (two of) my subscribers don’t get annoyed with picayune posts from me every day. It’s bad enough they have to read my wordy diatribe du jour. Enjoy!
Update 1/29/2008: My apologies for the backlog. We’ve all been sick and I’ve been behind on everything. I spent over an hour updating this page tonight only to somehow lose it all!!! Argggghhhhh….I’ll start piece-mealing it back together tomorrow.
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Day 15 – January 15, 2008:
Back Home With The Boys
We didn’t get back home from Myrtle Beach until close to midnight and the boys could not be woken up (we tried, we really tried!). DS2 woke up in the middle of the night and climbed into bed with us saying “Mommy…are you back???” then promptly fell back asleep with his fingers entwined in my hair. Today they woke up and immediately wanted to see Daddy…who obligingly stopped home for a few minutes of morning downtime with his boys.
Pirates In Training
While in Myrtle Beach, I made the ritual visit to the area outlet stores and found these Jack Sparrow costumes 70% off. I had to buy them, natch…and the boys wasted no time putting them on to start acting out yet another swordfight. P.S. Got DH a Jack Sparrow costume, too…for next Halloween, of course!
Banner photo day today! A bunch of our backyard birds started feasted during the afternoon flurries when I caught this one outside our window. He was holding that seed in his mouth for over 5 minutes while sitting on that branch…not doing anything with it! I snapped a few more of different varieties (below).
First Flurry of 2008
This is the last photo for today. We had the first snow flurry day of 2008. The most accumulation we received was what you see in the photo . It’s been really cold and depressing with no snow. I know you New Englanders and Sierra Mountain folks have had your fill but we just want to see a little snowfall before Spring hits!
Day 14 – January 14, 2008:
The Melting Pot
Okay, this is a really lame picture but only one of four that I took today. We ended our 4-day weekend in Myrtle Beach by dining at “The Melting Pot” before catching our plane. A dear 16-year-old friend of our family generously gave us a gift card to this restaurant for Christmas. Let me tell you…it was the most sensational night out of dining that I had that entire trip…probably in the past year! Cheese fondue appetizers, salad, sizzling entrees in hot oil followed up by a chocolate fondue dessert. Mmm-mmm good! It was the icing on the cake of a much needed R&R weekend! I highly recommend this restaurant if there’s one in your neighborhood: www.meltingpot.com.
Day 13 – January 13, 2008:
Masked Booby Diving for Fish (1 of 3)
Still in Myrtle Beach, I was intrigued by the dozens and dozens of birds (Masked Boobies, Brown Pelicans and others) that were all engaged in a diving frenzy in front of our condo. Like the dolphins, they were quiet a ways out so I used my telephoto lens but it was still difficult to capture on film. They dive so quickly!
Masked Booby 2 of 3
Masked Booby 3 of 3 (Splashdown)
Day 12 – January 12, 2008:
A Trio of Dolphins
I took these photos from the balcony of our 10th floor oceanfront condo in Myrtle Beach today. The dolphins were quite a ways out so I used my telephoto lens of my new camera. Then another set of dolphins starting playing and jumping out of the water and I was lucky enough to snap one photo of them jumping (see below).
Day 11 – January 11, 2008:
How NOT to Spend Vacation!
Today DH & I, along with another couple (our company’s finance manager and his wife), departed for a 4-day weekend…sans children… to Myrtle Beach, SC. This is the scene in our oceanfront condo minutes after we arrived. Some getaway, huh?
Day 10 – January 10, 2008:
Nose to Nose
I got a new camera and was testing it out while the boys were (what else?) goofing around.
Day 9 – January 9, 2008:
DS2 Asleep In Mom’s Chair
One of DS2′s favorite places to cuddle up is behind me while I’m sitting in my computer desk chair. He’s usually good for a few minutes of smelling or twirling my hair and giving me hugs before going on his merry way. Once in a while he takes the opportunity to really chill out…and falls asleep behind my back. It’s not easy trying to navigate out of my chair once that happens (with all the head bobbing and such). I was able to get his head and body supported long enough for me to snap this quick photo before taking him up to bed!
Day 8 – January 8, 2008:
One day last summer my dear friend, TS, out in Lake Tahoe christened DS1 with the nickname Mogli. He gets an incredible tan incredibly fast and he was walking his lean self around all nice and brown with his hair all wild…reminiscent of Mogli (for those of you who haven’t read any kids books lately Mogli is the boy from Disney’s Jungle Book). He’s not so tan now in the middle of winter (he’s getting ready for his swim team practice) but it’s the best that I could do today in terms of photos.
Day 7 – January 7, 2008:
No Combing The Hair Day
When I announced to DS1 that today was “No Combing The Hair Day” (since we had no where to be) we both did the Snoopy Happy Dance. His golden highlighted hair is dreamy but a bear to comb every day (we go through about a bottle of detangler per week)!
Day 6 – January 6, 2008:
I’d like to introduce you to Eeyore (in the rear) & Merlin our twin brother miniature donkeys. Adorable, aren’t they? And looking mighty nice and trim from this angle! Don’t be fooled….look down below…
Not So Adorable!
This is the not-so-flattering, more realistic perspective of our donkeys. If not for the fact that they were males, we may be able to get away with explaining that they are pregnant! They never eat grain, they’re only sustenance is pasture grass in the summer time and hay in the winter. What they really need is exercise. Anyone care to walk the donkeys???
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Day 4 – January 4, 2008:
Courteous Piles of Horse Poop
You can read more about this on my post “The Art of Poop Management“.
Day 3 – January 3, 2008:
My Youngest Twirler
Both my boys are Twirlers: they like to twirl hair. Preferably Mommy’s but anyone’s hair will do including dad, grandmoms, as well as their own. DS2 has a particular penchant for hair twirling his hair throughout the day. Often times he’ll have both sides of his head twirled. One time he twirled his hair so tightly while falling asleep that his finger got trapped in it! It’s hysterical to look at!
Day 2 – January 2, 2008:
My handsome 3 year old, Daniel (DS2)
I had trouble posting this on Day 2 because of technical difficulties with my computer. It took me 2 hours of my troubleshooting before giving up and calling Dell Tech Support which was another 2 hours. After those 4 hours, my internet service was down for the rest of the night! Arrggghhh…
Day 1 – January 1, 2008:
Happy New Year from Eli,
our dopey English Mastiff!