Mar 28, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday Buddy!!

I'm so proud of my little guy...he's come such a long way in 7 years!
Time has flown by WAY too fast.

Mar 27, 2010

march 27 -snoozing

march 27, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

I woke up to find no one in my bed...went down the hall to find that Ian had climbed off the top of his bunk just to snooze next to dad who was on the bottom bunk.♥ I used a long exposure to capture this since it was dark in there.

Mar 26, 2010

march 26

march 26, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Mar 25, 2010

march 25

march 25, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Moon @ 3am

Mar 22, 2010

march 22: Dads shirts

(yeah, two post for the same day. I thought they each deserved their own spot)

march 22: Dads shirts, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.
"For half a century, the Aloha shirt has been Hawai'i's most enduring and visible greeter and ambassador - like the lei, the Aloha shirt is worn as a statement of one's love for, and connection to, a most special place." -Tommy Holmes

I know this to be true with my Dad and his shirts. They were all bought in Hawai'i and some are well over 40 years old (easily). I know the red one was custom made in Hawai'i for my Dad. My mom had a dress to match and that was way before us kids...back in the 50's.

If I think about it...I can look at each shirt and remember him in it. Where he wore it and what we were doing.

march 22: My kids shoes

march 22: My kids shoes, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.
"Momma always says there's an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes. Where they're going. Where they've been. I've worn lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard I could remember my first pair of shoes."

Mar 21, 2010

march 21 - decisions, decisions & boy meets dirt

march 21 - decisions, decisions, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Can't believe it but I'm entering these in the Dixon May Fair photography competition. There are LOTS of I have LOTS of photos to enter.

march 21- boots meet dirt

Mar 20, 2010

Photography class with Ryan Bates

stars, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.
I took a photography course with Vacaville's own Ryan Bates. We all went into the alley behind his studio to practice. Here's the result of my wanderings.
lovely brick
Color wash of Downtown Vacaville
I love my rber family air center
you can see the rest here

Mar 19, 2010

March 19 - egg hunting already?

March 19 - egg hunting already?, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

yup. Because these kiddos will be out of school for the next THREE weeks!! (god help me). So we went from St. Patrick's Day to Easter in 2 days!

garden time at school

garden time at school, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Mar 18, 2010

March 18 - cala lilly

March 18 - cala lilly, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Mar 17, 2010

march 17 - st. paddys day

march 17 - st. paddys day, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

how the kids went to school

Mar 16, 2010

march 16 - watch out for the post-it-note vandal

at least it's a HAPPY vandal!

Mar 15, 2010

march 15 - where'd it go?

march 14 - where'd it go?, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Mar 14, 2010

march 14 - mickey found/ Tp'd Tree

march 14 - mickey found, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

at home the paint department. These are paint "samples" to take home AND they're STICKERS! :D

march 14 - tp'd
neighbors tree this morning. At least it's not raining.

March 13 - Little League opening day

Mar 12, 2010

march 12 - drops

march12 - drops, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

Mar 11, 2010

march 11 - spoonful of sugar

march 11 - spoonful of sugar, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

might be a bit much for this teacup.

It's one of many mini teacup sets given to me by my Grandmother Kay. This one was me for my birthday (hence the poinsettias...december bday and all).

Mar 10, 2010

march 10 - long exposure, take 1

march10 - long exposure, take 1, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

too early in the day to get a decent shot but I dig the apparitions of the cars floating along.

march 10 - experimenting w/ long exposure
about an hour later...same spot (practically) much better for the tail lights.

Mar 9, 2010

march 9 - business as usual

march 9 - business as usual, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

just a snap of the Business card holder in my office (dental chair of course) ;)

Mar 8, 2010

march 8

march 8
happened upon these classics in a parking lot...oooowee! georgeous!

march 7
LOVE the 3D flames :)

Mar 7, 2010

march 7 - oh d-d-d-deere

march 7 - oh d-d-d-deere, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.
They had mini tractors for the kids to ride around the museum on.
Heidrick Ag History Center
cool tractors, trucks, farm equipment from way back when. Too many things to photograph! (as if that's a problem) ;)

march 7 - robot face or front of truck?
march 7 - robot face or front of truck?
isn't he cute? To me I saw a little robot face...even though it was the front of a delivery truck.

Mar 6, 2010

march 6

march 6, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

look...someone squished poor Herby the l♥ve bug! (yes...for perspective that is my Nissan next to it. This car only is as long as from my hood to just behind the front door) eeck!

march 6

Mar 5, 2010

march 5

march 5, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

yeah.....that about says it all.
(these are "Happy Bunny" lollipops I found @ the 98cent store.)

Mar 4, 2010

march 4

march 4, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.
my babes♥

Mar 3, 2010

March 3 - to catch a Leprechaun

Ians kindergarten project. Catching a Leprechaun (and, yes, this was ALL his design!)
The Leprechaun climbs UP the ladder, down the stairs (can't really see the stairs well) trying to get his hands on the gold in the treasure chest. He steps on the floor (which is covered in glue dots) and gets stuck. The hinge on the shoebox gets tripped when the Leprechaun opens the treasure chest and falls down trapping the Leprechaun in the box.

Pretty clever huh?

Mom helped with the painting. ;)

Mar 2, 2010

march 2

march 2, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.
Steven Seagals energy drink. That's right baby....16 ounces of pure bad-assness that expired 20 years ago.

Mar 1, 2010

march 1

march 1, originally uploaded by MaggieRDA.

ian's new fav waffles.