Wednesday, 24 October 2012

catch-up post :)

days 10 to 24 have been fun, special, lovely & busy! birthday parties, road trips, baby-sitting, 
catching up with friends…many photos were taken but not a lot were part of the 
challenge topics ;) so instead of posting just the few i took, i thought i would make 
this a catch-up, bonus photo post. :) hope you don't mind! 

: eric's 18th :
eric's party was a happy time, complete with a magnificent cake shaped as a 
helicopter landing pad, with the candles blown out by a remote controlled helicopter :)

:road - trip!:
grace and i were heading up to our sister & her family to stay the week, and beth and her 
boys decided to join the fun and come too! they stayed for three days, and we managed to fill them with 
many laughs, a lot of fun, much head-counting of the 6 cousins {under 5yrs!}, water-play {it was so hot!}, 
and only one trip to ER. ;) our sister Jemima at the last moment joined her husband on a business trip, so 
though we missed catching up with her, the boys enjoyed the catch-up and we girls enjoyed it also. the 
photo above is the early morning car trip, and the photos below show some the fun activities we did.

boys will be boys and playing together is so much fun - especially when it involves 
playing soldiers. ;) sadly one little man was injured in the battle, and though it wasn't 
a major wound, a trip to the hospital was in order to check all was fine. thankfully 
after a clean and bandage he was able to come home - proudly sporting his scars, 
and falling asleep rather quickly for his mid-day nap. ;)

beth went home with her boys and grace on the thursday, and i stayed on till the saturday.
since i really only had friday with jemima and bede, after they arrived home, i didn't 
actually take any photos of them sadly! next time …

on the morning i left, jemima whipped up her special breakfast of pancakes, berries 
and cream. i was greeted by the nephews with fuzzy morning hair and bright happy grins. 
the top photo makes me smile each time i see it. :)

: emily's 18th :
after a coach ride, i met up with the rest of the family and we went to celebrate emily's birthday. 
it was a lovely afternoon/evening with a cute red & white gingham theme, fun and games, speeches
and cake, catching up with, and meeting new friends, and a group 'girls' photo on the hay-bales. :)

on our way on the sunday, we dropped by and visited old friends - catching up after a number 
of years, admiring their beautiful garden and roses, and exploring the areas we used to play
around as children - 10-12 years ago. it was a lovely trip down memory lane! 

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

days seven, eight, nine

day 7: light
early morning :light: dappling the edges of the window

day 8: angle
the cross sections in our kitchen

day 9: red
i was walking around the garden today, and spied these :red: objects. having taken 
photos of them both, i couldn't decide which one i liked better, so decided to include both. :) 

which one do you like?

Monday, 8 October 2012

days two - six

day 2: lunchtime
grace and i were heading out of town on this day at :lunchtime:…and due to a last minute 
dash, decide to buy hot pies for lunch instead of making sandwiches. it was the best lunch! :)

day 3: this happened today
today we delivered meal-on-wheels to a number of elderly folk in our town.

day 4: what i read
today included a time of baby-sitting, and children's books were part of :what i read: :)

day 5: shadow
a uneven shadow across a pail of paint, during the painting days at joel & beth's 

day 6: i'm thankful for:
there are many things right now i am thankful to the Lord for. big things. little things. 
today i was thankful for : stillness after rain : birds songs at dusk : vivid green leaves 
drenched with raindrops : fresh cool breezes through the open window. 

Monday, 1 October 2012

it's october!

day 1: where i stood
on the picnic mats, at the local park with friends 

a new month looms ahead : and with it another month of topics.
i :hope: to be a bit more consistent this month than i was last but, well, 
who can tell?! looking ahead, from where i stand now {ahem, pun 
intended ;)} this month is already filling up :  a week away to my sister & 
her family, preparations for an extended family reunion weekend, two 
birthday parties, work, a possible early morning photography class, 
volunteering opportunities, nephews to babysit, friends to see, letters 
to write & phone calls to make. life is full! but that also means photography 
to me, and i hope to be able to continue to share these days with you. 

and just because:
i'm loving spring, i thought i would share this photo of a
blossom tree i stood underneath today - isn't it just gorgeous?!

what do october days hold for you?