Fairy Dust

For school today, we took the kids to see the play Peter Pan. When we signed up for it, we did not realize it was a musical, so we were a little disappointed.  But, it was still fun to watch.

Adrian enjoys the story of Peter Pan and thought the musical was good.  He was not impressed with the pirates, but loved the crocodile.  Megan curled up on my lap and sat mostly still through the whole play.  The other kids were glad we went too.

This afternoon, Adrian noticed that some of my pictures had unfocused dots (bokeh)  in the background.  He asked if I could please get a picture of him with the “fairy dust”.  Maybe tonight, he will fly to visit with Peter Pan!

Pete and Mary

On Saturday, some friends of ours renewed their wedding vows.  Allan asked Pete and Mary if they wanted pictures of the ceremony.  Mary had not thought of getting pictures, but liked the idea.  So, I had the privilege of getting some pictures for Mary’s album.

The ceremony was very nice. It was simple but showed how Pete and Mary want to follow Jesus and make their marriage special.  I enjoyed being able to be there!

After the ceremony, I asked Mary if she minded getting a little cold.  The fall leaves were so pretty, I thought they might like outdoor pictures.  This one of them dancing is my favorite of all the pictures.

 

Intimidating

We went to the zoo for school today.  The kids were supposed to observe the animals that God created and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Adrian was excited to see the tiger.  He keeps saying that tigers (and Tiggers) are his favorite animal.  At the tiger cage, Mark discovered a little “cave” with a window that we did not know about.  He rushed back excitedly to tell us that the tiger was really easy to see there.

So, everyone ran and pressed up to the glass to watch the tiger pacing. When the tiger got close to the window, everyone realized how big tigers really are. Even behind thick glass, the tiger intimidated everyone enough that we all took a step back –at the same time– when it got to the window!

The Wood Family

Some friends asked if I would take some family photos of them. Jen asked that we wait for the fall leaves, and I think that we went on a great day!

Last Thursday we met at Bonnyville Mill for pictures and dinner.   The weather was warm and the leaves beautiful.  

After pictures, we enjoyed relaxing over dinner and talking.  The kids ran around playing tag. Unfortunately, it got dark, so we had to leave.

Thanks Jen, for asking me to get pictures of you all! It was a lot of fun 🙂

Photography Practice

During camp, I volunteered to take pictures of the weekends.  Megan came with me and we really enjoyed trying to get pictures that were more than just pictures.  I don’t think I did very well the first weekend, though I do have a few pictures that were what I was hoping for.

The second weekend had fewer campers and I was called “Mrs. Photographer” a few times.  I was able to talk with some of the campers, getting to know them a little. I was surprised to have a few kids ask me to take pictures of them or their groups too.

Of course, I practiced on the my kids too.  While they knew I had the camera-they seem to think I always have a camera-I tried to get pictures while they were not paying attention to me or the camera.

I am more comfortable with taking pictures of strangers, but still need a lot of practice!

Today’s Guest Cook

Today for lunch, Adrian learned how to cook hard boiled eggs.  Master chief Adrian will tell you his secret recipe!  Shhh…don’t tell, it is a secret!

First you find an egg, but not duck eggs. You put six in a small pot and add cold water.  Until it is on the tip top of the eggs. Then you start cooking it until the water boils. Set the timer from 10 to 15 minutes. (Momma said we like them at 13 minutes) Turn off the heat and cover the pan. When the timer beeps, take out an egg and put it in a small bowl. Put it in cold water and wait until the egg cools down a little. Then open it up and if the egg yolk is hard, do the same thing to the other eggs, but don’t cut them open.  Put in refrigerator until ready to eat.  If you like pepper on eggs, you can put some pepper on when you start eating it.  Enjoy!