Welcome to my crazy life. Once again I am attempting a 365 project, one picture every day for a year. Comments and feedback are always welcome. Thanks for stopping by :)

March 31, 2011

Day 90 A little me time ;)

It's Thursday night, hubby is on nights and I am home with three kids.   Time to make a plan.

5:00:  Get the homework done.

5:15 : Put Ty on the potty

5:30: Start dinner while Dylan colours at the kitchen table (his drawing included me crying because he ate all my dinner, strange child)

5:45: put Ty on potty then let Dylan put toppings on his pizza

6:00: eat dinner

6:20: finish eating and listening to kids fight over everything. Put Ty on potty again (okay I will stop including this but it continues every half hour for the rest of the night)

6:30: clean up, do laundry, and get kids ready for bath

7:30:  Three bathed kids in pj's and watching TV till bedtime

8:00:  BEDTIME!!!!   Oh wait Ty won't go to sleep since he was still asleep at 5 pm

8:20:  Download the new Sweet Valley Confidential book onto my Nook  ( Oh how I missed the Wakefield twins)

8:30: Call my sister and chat about how excited I am getting for 9 pm.....

Yep it's Thursday....okay Ty go to  bed now it's mommy time.

Here we go......my favourite night of the week.

Time to sit back, relax and  watch Grey's :)  

And just for kicks why not turn it into an episode of Glee........ AWESOME!  

Well except for a few of the actors who quite obviously could not sing.  

So that was my night.....and of course a Thursday night would not be complete with out watching Private Practice as well ;)

Quarterly Top 5

Only 5???  Pick 5 pictures of my children from the past 3 months.....well this may take awhile.  LOL

#1  My fur baby......I have three kids and I choose my pup.  I love the conversion on this one.

#2  Day 18...crying over NOTHING!  This is what a 7 seven year old looks like who doesn't get his own way and instead of getting sympathy his mom just pulls out the camera and starts taking pictures!

#3  Day 50  This what happens when I take my son to a birthday party....he comes home green!  But his eyes are so pretty in this shot.  Shhh don't tell him I said he was pretty!

#4   Day 75  Well only 3 of these are my children......the rest are  my friends kids :)  What do I love about this shot? If you had ANY idea how many I took to get this one when there are that many children involved you would love it too!

#5  My sweet little valentine.  What can I say......I'm a sucker for holiday themes ;)

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March 30, 2011

Day 89 Painting time

Play group for Ty today :)  He loves going to his Wednesday play group....he gets to run around and play with his friends and mommy gets to sit back, drink coffee and talk to her friends too!

Today's craft was a dump truck made of egg cartons!  Pam is so creative, I don't know where she comes up with these things!

March 29, 2011

Day 88 Sunset

View of the sun setting from my back deck.  Beautiful colours in the sky!

March 28, 2011

Day 87 EWWWW

I turned on the shower this morning and discovered a surprise in the tub.....it was NOT a pleasant surprise.  Sorry for the bad pic but I wasn't trying to get much closer!   Not really the way I wanted to start my morning.

March 27, 2011

Day 86 Peter Cottontail :)

Today I hosted an Epicure party at my house! Lots of yummy new food to try and I bought all sorts of goodies :)

My good friend Carrie came to my party and afterward we did a little photo session with her happy 7 month old.  Is he not the cutest little Easter bunny ever?

March 26, 2011

Day 85 Picture on the wall

I couldn't get out to do much shooting today it was another busy Saturday in this house.  What I did do was clean the whole house for all the people I have coming over Sunday. 

While in the midst of my cleaning I came across a few prints from a photography class I took and decided I really ought to hang up some of those homework assignments.     So my picture today is off my new wall art :)

This is really a first for me since I have never hung up any of my own pictures except a few here and there of my children.

Week 12 in Review

Here it is Week 12....not a great week in the beginning. 3 pictures of my living room renovations! LOL I was a bit busy painting and didn't have a lot of time and didn't want o pick up my camera covered in paint. I did have fun Sunday shooting the super moon though and quite like that picture. Although I would have to say my favourite from the week would have to be my son dressing himself to go outside with no pants on ;)

Day 78:  Super Moon
Day 79: TV's don't go on the ground
Day 80: Bye Bye Green
Day 81: Hello new paint
Day 82: NO Not Subtraction!
Day 83: Potty Training Stinks
Day 84: Who need pants?

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And don't forget to check out The Fabulous Friday Linkie Party!  It will be open till Sunday night and you can submit your best shot of the week, no theme just whatever picture from the week you like:)    The winner and Top five will be announced Monday!

March 25, 2011

The Fabulous Friday Linkie Party!

Today is the day!  Pick your favorite shot from the week and go on over to Fabulous Friday Challenge and submit it!

You have until Sunday night to submit and then the Top 5 will be chosen for the week by myself and Jen of McDougall Photography.

The rules?

1. The picture has to be taken by you.
2. The picture has been taken during the past week and it can be a picture you have posted earlier in the week.
3. Link up using the link to your individual blog post and not your main blog address.
4. Please include the Fabulous Friday button (below) in your post to link back to McDougall Photography.
5. Leave feedback for five other participants. Let them know what you think!

Th picture can be of anything you have taken this week. 
Go on over and have some fun :)

Day 84 Who needs pants?

This morning the potty training for Ty continues.  Before I had him out of his PJ's, I had him out of the diaper and into a pair of underwear.  

Silly me I went to make some coffee before I got him dressed.  Yes I am one of those moms who lets my child run around in nothing but a shirt and underwear while potty training.  Seriously I don't need anymore laundry to do.....I have enough with the four males living in this house!

So off I go to make coffee and leave my child in underwear and a PJ top.  It is rather chilly this morning and I suspect I probably should light a fire in the woodstove. ( -23 last time I checked, but we do have gas heat so its not THAT bad)  I guess Ty must have been cold but instead of getting under a blanket or putting on pants (why would he do that? LOL) he grabbed his boots, a touque, and 2 different mitts and got himself dressed.   

I think we need to work on the whole what to wear thing.  This is not much of a fashion statement.

March 24, 2011

Day 83 Potty Training stinks!

So the kid turned three....... uh-oh.  What does that mean?  It means I have to to do the one thing about being a mother a HATE doing.  Potty Training.   

I think I would get an 'F' in this class if I were being graded.  You would think by the third boy I would have this figured out. Nope, not at all.  Yes I can usually get my kids do do #1 no problem , #2 on the other hand it escapes me on how to make this happen.  Same with night training, those moms who have their children completely trained including at night by the age of 2, I applaud them!   I am lucky if I can have my kids out of pull ups at night by 5!

So here we go with Ty, so far so good.  2 days in and we have gone through every pair of underwear we own in his size. We did make progress by the end of the day today.  So far only 2 messes and both were in the morning.  Of course daddy put him in a diaper to go to bed and he immediately pooped in it :(   

Okay so I suspect if you have kept reading this far you either A: are a member of my family or B:  Have your own children and know what I am going through.   The rest probably saw the picture and thought "I'm not going there"   Well this is after all my personal family blog as well as being a 365 project :) 

So to all those who don't fall into the A or B category and I lost you awhile ago I apologize.  For those who kept reading, I will apologize to you as well.  If Ty is anything like his older brothers this potty training thing may take awhile and you will get to hear all about it.  

So my picture of the day,  a stack of undies.  "My man" as Ty refers to some of them, at least any with spiderman on them.  This was much better than yesterday where the stack was replaced about 4 times!  One day at a time.........

March 23, 2011

The Fabulous Friday Linkie Party!

Are you interested in participating in a new link up?  My good friend Jen has just started a new link up that will happen every Friday.

The rules?  Just show your favorite shot for the week!  No themes or specific items, just what you think is your best shot for the week.     I will be helping her pick the Top 5 every week and you could get a cool blinkie for winning or making the Top 5!

Go on over to McDougall Photography and find out all about it!  And don't forget to tell your other 365 buddies about it :)

Day 82 No not subtraction!

Anybody who knows me well knows I don't do math.

I am the worst at doing any kind of math including addition and subtraction. Multiplication?  Forget it! 

My son came home with a sheet of math homework today.  His father wouldn't be home till about 6 pm so I was forced to help him. Lets just say it's a good thing daddy got home when he did or I could have possibly confused the child for life.  

March 22, 2011

Day 81 Hello new paint

It's done!   My living room is almost back together.  Next step is getting my pictures printed so all the nice frames for the wall my sister got me for Christmas can actually get hung up! I think the hard part will be choosing what to have printed.  I am REALLY bad for not printing any of my own pictures, they tend to just stay on the computer forever.

On another note, if anybody is looking for some great pointers on how to shoot the moon Jodi at MCP Actions put a nice note together on her blog with some tips and tricks.  You may notice that one of the photos she used looks a little like my Day 78.  That's because it is!   Thanks you so much for choosing my picture :)

March 21, 2011

Day 80 Bye Bye Green!

My cousin in law ( is that even a word?) came over this morning to help me paint the living room.  Thank goodness she came or I would have been doing this all week!  With her help we actually have the room almost complete.  All that is left is the trim and I think that is going to wait a few weeks. 

What happens when you leave me to paint a room?  I go a little nuts with the primer......BYE BYE green paint!

March 20, 2011

Day 79 TV's don't go on the ground

And the living room renovation continues.

We are at the point where the wallpaper in down and the walls are getting patched up.

My living room is a mess, there is stuff everywhere but hopefully tomorrow we will put some paint on the walls.

Ty is trying to figure out why Daddy took the TV off the wall and put it on the ground. 

March 19, 2011

Day 78 Super Moon

Tonight was a full moon.  Being labeled the Super Moon because its is 30 percent more bright than a regular full moon and closer to the earth than we have seen in 18 years.

Honestly I didn't really see a big difference between the moon tonight and any other full moon.  What I did see was me driving down my back road, almost dropping my camera, breaking my shutter release camera as I grabbed it to stop my camera from falling and freezing my fingers to the bone trying to get the shot.

I did have a couple transport drivers out in the back road in the middle of nowhere stop to see if I was okay while standing at the side of the road with my tripod. They probably drove away thinking what the heck is that crazy lady doing???? 

I only did a quick edit and haven't even looked at half the pictures I got yet but here it is in all its glory.  The Super Moon!

Week 11 in review

Here is week 11!

Day 71 Nap time
Day 72 Baby C
Day 76 Ratuki
Day 77  Home again

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March 18, 2011

Day 77 Home again

Road trip part II

Another 8 hour car ride home.....it was a fun trip but time to go back home.

Thanks for all the great visits,  we will see everybody this summer!

Ty really doesn't mind being strapped in the car seat for 8 hours :)

March 17, 2011

Day 76 Ratuki!

Aunt Meg gave he boys Walmart gift cards and they got to go shopping.  Xander bought himself the Hasbro card game Ratuki. Its kind of like Uno but you have to make piles with numbers up to 5. 

Aunt Meg was helping him learn how to play and Uncle Sam was being his opponent.  With a little help from his Aunt Megen he kicked Uncle Sam's butt!  

March 16, 2011

Day 75 Babies everywhere!

Today we went back over to my brother and sister in laws so I could take some pictures of my nephew.  They happen to live just down the road form some friends of ours so we also went over to visit them :)  They have 3 blue eyed boys as well!  Well throw 6 blue eyed boys all under the age of 7 in one house and add a little blue eyed girl into the mix as well and you should see what happens!

I also got some nice shots of lots of babies! 

March 15, 2011

Day 74 My beautiful niece and nephew

First order of business on this March Break trip?  Go see my brand new nephew and niece :)

My big tough brother in law.......shh don't tell anybody he really has a big ole soft spot for babies! Or at least his own babies :)

  Sure Auntie Drea I will pose for you.....hmm maybe Auntie Drea should have wiped the grape juice of her face first?  Ahhh nothing a little editing can't get rid of!

March 14, 2011

Day 73 Road Trip

Today we left for our March break road trip to visit my family  that live 8 hours away.  8 hours in the van with three kids....not my idea of a fun road trip.  The only pictures I could get for the day were off a Tim Horton's sign because that is the ONLY place my husband will stop. 

After begging him to stop so I could get a picture of the beautiful sunset happening outside my window I finally gave up. (The man wouldn't stop even when I was 8 months pregnant and had to pee!) So what's a girl to do.....roll down the window, and take a picture doing 120 down the highway.   The kids were complaining they were cold ( it was below 0 out) and daddy informed them this is what happens when they get a photographer for a mother.  Well if he would have stopped  then maybe they wouldn't have got cold!  LOL 

March 13, 2011

Day 72 Baby C

Remember the belly pictures I posted?

Here is what was in that beautiful belly.

I got peed on numerous times, I got pooped on and I spent 4.5 hours taking this little mans picture today.  He is absolutely gorgeous!  Welcome to the family little man :)

March 12, 2011

Day 71 Nap time

Who says almost 6 is too old to have a nap?

March 11, 2011

Day 70 $4 Fruit

Four bucks for ONE fruit? Yes I will pay that when its a dragon fruit and it looks so cool!

Well I really bought it just because my husband wanted to try it....but it made for an interesting picture :)

March 10, 2011

Day 69 ABC's

Ty had a late package show up in the mail today for his birthday.  He was thrilled and has spent much time in front of the fridge learning all his ABC's

Not sure how much of a difference this made but I was playing with back button focusing today.  I had never heard of it before today but thought I would give it a try.  Not sure i am doing it right though because I don't find it easier at all.  I would much rather just toggle my focus point. I guess I just need to keep practicing with it.

If anyone wants to learn about BBF here is a nice tutorial I found on it.  Back Button Focusing

March 08, 2011

Day 67 Another day missed

I won't cheat....I skipped a picture today.   I got the tummy bug that my youngest had and was up all night with my head over a toilet bowl.  Along with my 2 other other children. I won't show you a picture of that, not so nice.   So we will just call today a missed day.  I didn't have the energy to get off my chair let alone go find my camera and take a picture :(

March 07, 2011

Day 66 3 years old

My baby turned three yesterday.

I didn't take his three year pics on his birthday since he was still rather pale with his little tummy bug from the day before, so we are a day late. 

He was actually happy to have his picture taken though.  I started setting up and he immediately grabbed my camera bag and sat a stool down in front on my backdrop and started posing.   I think he is getting used to mommy taking his picture :)