Monday, July 31, 2017

Being in Charge at Two Years Old

WP came with me to take the prom retakes and so I snapped a few of him with the sweet car.  He is the funnest little love with Mickey Mouse, cars, Curious George, horses and being the king of the household.  He really has been an easy kid and is just now heading into the terrible twos.

He loves to punctuate his demands with phrases like "Twust me".  

Once I told him it was time for a nap and he said, "But me did my job!" 
I answered with, "You did?"  
And he said, "Of cowse, me cweaned my did!  Me cweaned it wif wipes, yes of cowse."  Funny little guy.

He woke up once time crying and told me he had a scary dream about a giant "baisin" or raisin.  Haha!  He cried and said he was a very scary raisin! It was pretty funny.

He LIVES for the car shopping carts at the grocery store and is in heaven the whole time we are shopping.  Simple pleasures in life, eh?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Second Prom of the Year

Miss B was asked to Mormon Prom by her good friend in January.  He asked her with a movie bucket of candy and three homemade dvds with movie quotes and lines from some of her favorite movies.  She had to quote the rest of specific movie lines before I could give her the next dvd.  The last one told her who was asking.  It was very creative, well done and took a ton of time I'm sure.  She answered him by putting together an Emperor's New Groove scavenger hunt that led him around town.  He had to do a few things inspired by the movie, like decode an Incan message, wear a cucumber mask and jump rope.  Miss B dressed as Kuzco and was hiding with her answer at the end of the hunt.  They ended up winning prize for best asking/answering and got a gift certificate for Cheesecake Factory.  It was a lot of fun and just up Miss B's creative alley.  She LOVES the asking/answering part of dances.

They had a Boardwalk themed prom on a bridge in Wickenburg.  There were games, booths and lots of fun.  She said they had a blast!  The only downside was her dress got ripped to shreds from the corsage, heels and the weeds from the photoshoot.

After Sadie Hawkins and two proms, we both agreed dances are a lot of work with finding a dress and shoes, figuring out hairstyles, flowers, pictures, day dates etc.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

A Photoshop Challenge

That one time when a friend of mine challenged me to Photoshop Miss B's face onto everyone else's face and I couldn't resist.  Now the question is, which one is really her??  Haha!

Spoiler, here's the original! :)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Prom Retakes and a Memory Card Mishap

For the first prom of the year, the kids were all dressed to kill and happy and excited (we had a little hair mishap with Miss B but fixed it in the end).  We set out to take pictures just as the sun was setting and snapped some great ones.  I was happy and sent them on their merry way...Miss B's date picking weeds and gnats out of her skirt as they went. forward a couple of nights and lo and behold, my card was corrupted and I couldn't get to the photos.  I wasn't too worried because it has happened before and I was able to recover them.  After HOURS of reading articles and trying different recovery programs and calling different companies however, I realized it was hopeless unless I wanted to spend $600 (which I didn't).  So.  I decided on retakes and hoped the kids would be up for it...which they were.  ALSO we got to use the sweet classic car they drove to prom in.  And they all went on a date after, so I guess it worked out in the end. But I was sick about it in the meantime.

A few tips for longer lasting memory cards are to eject them properly before yanking them out of the card reader and delete photos through the computer, not on your camera.  Trust me.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Desert Wildflowers

We had a ton of water this spring and the wildflowers were insane!  We went on a few hikes and BBQ's to take advantage of the beautiful weather and scenery.  One time I took just the boys and they were so great to carry WP for me.  As per usual, I was thwarted in my attempts to capture the wildflower gloriousness but I sure tried.  And tried and tried.  I love to get out and enjoy the scenery around us! With four boys, it's especially critical to let them run and run and run off energy. 

An accidental dramatic shot of me with the flowers. :)

Another time, we took Landon and a friend of Dennis and went on a bigger hike.  Mr. C was invaluable and practically ran up the mountain with WP.  I sure wish I had his energy and endurance! Sheesh.  

The views were stunning and the cactus were blooming.  It was a glorious hike!

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