Project 365 – Week 22

I truly enjoyed my birthday weekend! And it followed right up with my mother-in-laws birthday and a prom celebration fit for a princess!  And on top of that, my little miss showed me something about loving nature and science!

And importantly, this week included Memorial Day – sending thanks and prayers for all of the soldiers who defend ideals and freedom for others.

6 on the 6th (May)

I am really looking forward to the fantastic work of my fellow photographers in this months Blog Circle.

May is always a busy month in our house – we start off with my husband’s birthday, then Mothers Day… then that week my Mother would have turned 69 on her birthday.  This year we had a bit of a hiccup — my little Miss broke her collarbone on the 11th!  But we recovered and she is fully back on her feet!  We even had the opportunity to participate in a Batizado for the kids Capoeira – and they both got new belts!  You can see that post here if you missed it.

At the end of the month, it was my birthday – combined with Memorial Day!  We had a wonderful weekend with time in NYC and at the Zoo and then with friends.  The kids even got to see The Jungle Book!  So when I looked back at the photos from May, it was a perfect walk down memory lane and a good time was had by all — I hope you enjoy some of the memories as I do.  Don’t forget to click through the blog circle!  Next up is Desert Bloom Photography.

 

Project 365 Week 21

What a busy week!  From meeting the kindergarten class chicks to hanging out in the park for birthday-palooza, the kids were on the go.  They settled down a little bit over the weekend and little Mstr. played a rousing game of chess with our neighbor, then it was back to capoeira!  The kids were supposed to head to the Central Park Zoo for a big end of year class field trip to see the rainforest exhibit.  They were so ready for the adventure — but Mommie and Daddy certainly weren’t!  It turned out that it wasn’t meant to be… they missed the train with their babysitter and spent the day on a substitute adventure including Chuck E. Cheese and Imagine That!  For them, that was grand enough!  But they sure looked cute and stayed safe -and that was enough for Mommie and Daddy!

 

Project 365 Week 20

Such a busy week!  Between the final preparations for the Grupo Liberdade De Capoeira Batizado to the events themselves, our little ones were on the go, focused and determined! And I loved the challenge of capturing the moments collectively and individually (take a look at the post from 19 May for more).   Trips to the Doctor and finding ways to occupy Little Miss who is supposed to stay still made for more excitement!  And I have to say the beautiful blooms on my Mothers Day plant made for a huge smile mid-week.

Project 365 Week 19

Such an exciting week in our household!  Kentucky Derby, Mothers Day and our first baby broken bone – I can’t begin to tell you!  A week of highs and lows, but mostly fun and definitely with some fantastic stories!

Thursday was also 12 May – it would have been my Mom’s 69th birthday.  The day was thoughtful, full of reminiscing and quite a bit of nursing as Little Miss broke her collar bone the day before.  My Mom was my light and I still wish I could pick up the phone to call, get advice or a big virtual hug.  My baby girl still dreams of “Grammy in the gold” so I know she is watching over us.

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Mom and I in The Netherlands, c 2007 at the North Seas Jazz Festival

Project 365 Week 18

Although not exciting, I certainly enjoy trying to challenge myself to find new stories to tell.  Although this week was more mundane than others, it’s my story.  I was happy to be home after a trip, and to capture a busy weekend of our every day.  And we finished up the week getting ready for a party by spray painting horse shoes — the kids first experience and no one ended up covered in gold!

 

Project 365 Week 15

I love looking back at my photos from last years Project 365 and although I didn’t officially “finish,” the memories that come to mind as I look through the photos I did capture are wonderful.  I am making good progress this year too – not perfect, but pretty darn good, and as I tell my children, I am “being the best I can be!”  I will keep striving and enjoy as my craft and my story continue to develop.

This week was a big one – between a busy weekend, a big trip and nice family time, I love looking at how life is shaping up…

Project 365 Week 14

Another week and I am still hanging in there… hoping to continue and reach another big milestone.  Day 100 is in striking distance!  It’s great practice and I am enjoying finding the mundane moments and trying to tell an interesting story with them.  As my great grandfather would say, “Some days are diamonds and some days are stones!”