1. Another childhood movie seen through adult eyes. Did you know that Mary Poppins has political innuendos? Talk about girl power.
2. How is it not ethically- legally wrong to throw nasty cigarette butts everywhere? Living in an apartment Rose has limited places that she can play outside. Now she has one less place because one of our neighbors uses it as their ashtray.
3. I don’t know if this patterned pants phase is such a good idea. It might be great for skinny models but real sized women? Take Kim for example: regular Kim good/ prego Kim not so good
4. Swedish fish are the greatest candy on Earth.
While going thru the grocery store I realized that alot of people in my life are represented there.
Boston baked beans
While I was growing up I could always count on these being in my Grandpa’s pocket to share.
Dad likes to have a small snack and his snack of choice is toast.
Every time Mom went to Wendy’s she would order a taco salad from their salad bar. That is when they had a salad bar.
One thing you can count on during your visit to Casa de Spencer is a bowl of Wheaties in the morning.
My sister Val was the first to introduce me yellow curry. Neon yellow strong curry.
What I remember is that my brother likes sweets. Dr. Pepper, Worther’s Originals, and Junior Mints makes his day.
1. Happy balloons make everyone smile. We should have them around more often.
2. It is a sad day when your flat iron is no longer in the land of the living. That is the day you realize that a large amount of money is leaving your hands really soon.
3. I have found a new show, Supernatural. It scares the ba-gizzees out of me especially when I watch it by myself after Tom has gone to sleep. Why do I keep doing this to myself?
4. I know that it will soon be 100plus degrees but I would like to get one of these ballet sweater for next winter.
5 tips to make 52 week photo project
This past week I finished up my second year of a 52 project. When I started I had know idea that I would be still at it two years later. But I love that I can look back at how Rose has changed in that time. Here are some things that I have learned.
1. Pick a specific day during the week and always take the picture on that day.
Choose the one day during the week that is the slowest. Our day is Tuesday, Rose was born on Tuesday so that is why I choose it. If you miss your day it is not the end of the world just make sure you take one as soon as you are able.
2. Keep it simple.
You will be doing this every week so don’t make it a huge production. When I started I thought about using backdrops and stuff for style purposes but decided against it because if I know my self. If I did it I would become so overwhelming and would have burned out in four weeks.
3. Have the kids doing something.
It is hard to not have the same photo over and over since you are taking 52 of them. The easiest way to change it up is to have them doing a different activities. Also with keeping it simple make sure that the activities are something that doesn’t take a lot of effort.ex. reading, coloring, eating,
4. Get to know how your camera works.
Children move fast so have the right shutter speed and ISO. White balance is my biggest lesson/challenge because I take most of the photos inside. Pinterest is a treasure trove to find tutorial links on how to use your camera.
5. Take lots and lots of pictures.
When you think you have got that one shot take five more. It always happens that when I think I have got “the one” I look at all of them on the computer there is another shot that is even better.
6. Get down to kid level.
Getting down to their eye level changes everything. Seeing their eyes, their expressions, and facial features is so much better than the top of their heads. Laying on my tummy is the most convenient/versatile position that I usually end up in.
7. Don’t always have them smile.
Kids are not always happy. They are not smiling all the time so capture as many expression as you can. Plus some of the crazier ones could be used for blackmail when they are sweet sixteen.
Hope this helps you tackle your own 52 project.
Year 2 Week 1
- At her two year check up where she wanted nothing to do with the Doctor Rose was 36 inches tall and 29 pounds. That means that she grew .5 inches and 1 pound a month. It also means that she has bumped into the top percentile in height, weight, and head size.
- My parental challenge is to teach Rose how to replace the decisive toddler “NO” to a polite “no thank you”. I think it is doable but it will take a while.
1. I have never had a tooth paste that made my mouth feel so fresh and squeaky clean until I splurged (with a coupon) to get this. Right now it has been two hour since I brushed and my mouth still feels clean.
2. This is who I want to be when I grow up. Nicole Curtis from HGTV’s Rehab Addict. She uses power tools, decorates, finds a use for everything, and does not take no for an answer. I wonder how big her storage shed is cause it seems like she doesn’t throw away anything.
3. Gold number balloons are pretty.
4. Why do we have to dress up a gifts so that it is cute? Recently I have thought about giving a simple thoughtful gifts but then I think about the fact that it will have to have a theme to it, acute tag with a quarky saying, and garlands to make it cute. This is where why I think about being thoughtful and never do it.
Who decided that decoration makes cookies taste better? What I need to tell myself and every woman out there It should be the gift they appreciate not the frills that comes with it.