May 24, 2008

Viva La Fiesta (days)

Last weekend in May marks Fiesta Days here in cowtown, USA.
Luckily the weather held out. It rained in the morning then just the clouds remained.
I have to say it's the first Fiesta Days I remember needing a coat.

This is Mikes favorite picture. Ian determined to wrap his mouth around that huge corn dog.

I do love old sign-age. Looks like this one has been painted over a few times.

Ian picking out his 3 ducks.

oooh how I hate the Ferris Wheel. This one was jamming.
You can see the lovely clouds in the background.

Em beat me at my own game...twice! (the water jets in the clowns mouths)
Congrats's twin monkeys!

May 23, 2008

still playing...

Well, the thing is....Ian's at home with me allllll day
so he's my model by default.
I'm learning to really dig this lens. I know it's just the beginning.
I love that I can see the sillouette of the batman logo.
(Yes, he's still wearing his batman PJ shirt. It's going in the wash tonight.)

I just loved this for some reason.
He had the organ playing music and was sitting like this just enjoying the sounds.

May 22, 2008


my new lens arrived today!!!
poor ian, he was forced to be my model.
my kidlins :)
busy on the bat-phone

May 18, 2008

Squirt Guns - part deux

it was a *brisk* 97 degrees out today so Ian and Dad had a rematch.

May 17, 2008

Fun with Squirt guns was 110 today....time to pull out the super soakers!
Mike asked for a squirt to cool careful what you ask for.

May 16, 2008

Holy Schmoley I WON!!

So...I'm REALLY bad about checking my answering machine. Horrible. So I looked at it this morning and noticed it was blinking. I listen to them and find out I won in two catagories of our Vacaville Fiesta Days Photography contest.
I didn't even know I was elligible for more than the digital photography category.

I won for Best Color with this photo
and Best Black and White with this photo (of my Dad and my sons hand)

and here are my two, new wall decorations!!


what can I say - I was bored.

I found my acrylic paint pens and...well.....painted! Photobucket

May 15, 2008

too. darned. HOT!

that's 5:59 AM folks.

May 14, 2008

it's fire weather

today was our first 90 degree day
wind was blowing, it was very dry....
by the glow of the sunset it felt like prime fire weather.
Here's hoping I'm wrong!

May 12, 2008

they start so young

May 11, 2008

happy moms day!

a late new PHOOOOOOOOOOONE!!!!!!!!!!!!Photobucket Photobucket
i love these goodies most because my kids picked them out.
Ian picked the pink "musical" card, Emmy picked the Garfield card.

May 4, 2008

new park

Well, a new sub-division was created from farm-land.
These are homes we couldn't even DREAM of affording and
they're right up the street from our house.
So....we decided to check out their new park.
Give it a test drive.
Ian got bored and we went back to our park udown the street (haha).

May 2, 2008