Thursday, June 30, 2011

Bring on the water!

Now that Daniel's pesky cast is off, we can start having some summer fun in the water!  We went to the sprinkler park today and as I was taking pictures of the boys I couldn't help but think about how much they have changed since last summer.

A year ago I had two chubby little toddlers:

Now, I have two tall boys who are growing way too fast.

Daniel last year during one of his first trips to a sprinkler park:

Daniel now. A seasoned pro in the water.

Some kids bring buckets to the sprinkler park. 
Mine bring starbucks cups. 
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

Imagine that cup is a football. :)

This was one of Andrew's favorite activities yesterday:

He wanted to get his cup to shoot up like a rocket in the water. He spent a while problem-solving it.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


It is rare that I can get both boys to look at the camera at the same time, let alone smile.  Actually, it is rare that I can get Daniel to look at the camera and smile. So, I've been working on my head switching technique. 

This picture

plus this picture

equals this picture! 

Monday, June 27, 2011


I love bees. I love my camera. I love taking pictures of bees with my camera. 

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ethiopian Dance Party!

We went to a great party tonight with families who have children from Ethiopia. It makes me seem much less crazy when I can say that I've met people in real life rather than having so many on-line friends.  After dinner, we (and by 'we', I mean everyone except several of the less rhythmic adults) got a lesson in Ethiopian dancing. I wanted to dance. I'm a fantastic dancer. But someone had to take pictures. 
Daniel wanted nothing to do with the dancing. Andrew, on the other hand, was fantastic. All that time spent shrugging his shoulders at me really paid off tonight. He was very serious about learning exactly how to do it. 

Even when he had stopped dancing and went back to playing, he couldn't stop dancing. The rhythm is gonna get ya.

And this is how my little Habesha spent his time while everyone else danced.