Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

It's Leap Day!!! I learned today why we have an extra day added to the calendar every 4 years. You would think I would know why, but nope. Apparently it takes the Earth 365 days and 6 hours to rotate around the sun. So add those extra hours up: 6 x 4 = 24 = an extra day every 4 years. I'm embarrassed to say that I learned that from Kathy Lee and Hoda.

I tried to do something called "dragging the shutter" today and I'm not sure if I like it. I think it's causing my pics to be a little blurry. I'm going to go back to what I know tomorrow.

Abby loves her playmat:

Jackson spent the day throwing one long tantrum. He also had a little fever. We took him back to the doctor and they said he has a virus:

Look who can hold her head up!!!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012

I am in love...with my Speedlite.

I literally sat by the door all day today waiting for it to come. Of course it didn't come until I was in physical therapy, which was around 5:00. But when it did, I fell. Hard. I can finally recycle my flash fast enough so that I am not missing any great pics like I was before.

Here's how I found Jackson this morning. His new favorite activity? Stripping. He is definitely my son. These are B.S. (before Speedlite...or, you know...BS. Take it how you will.):

Throwing a tantrum. Like usual.

The beginning of my Speedlite pics. My kitchen is a bright yellow so the walls are casting a yellow tint on whoever I'm taking a picture of. I'm still figuring out how to fix that...I think I might try setting my white balance to flash.

Jackson apparently loves Beef Stroganoff:

Sooooooooooo much better than before I had my Speedlite. Check out the difference in the coloring here:

Monday, February 27, 2012

February 27, 2012

Abby rolled over today!!! Of course she did it while I was giving Jackson a bath and so I wasn't able to get a picture. I did, however get one of her *almost* over - she's able to get her arms under her enough to lift her head off the ground.

I'm very excited for tomorrow - my Speedlite is coming! It's going to be quite a change to get used to using a real flash, but once I get the hang of it my pictures are going to be much better :)

I love how her legs are up in the background of this pic. Her legs are always like that!

February 26, 2012

I can't believe today I am the big 3-0. I feel like I was just in college yesterday!

Since today was my actual birthday, I was too busy being with Kelly and the kids to take pictures. I can't believe I didn't pick my camera up today. I feel like I'm cheating on it. But, since this is a 365 blog, I do have some pics to share from yesterday that my friend Rena took. Thanks, Rena!!!

As you can see here, Jackson is still a little sick and was kind of overwhelmed with the company, but had a great time playing with everyone:

I'm not even going to ask:

Abby was not happy. Steph did a good job trying to calm her down though:

The twins are tickling Jackson's feet:


Saturday, February 25, 2012

February 25, 2012

I have the best family and friends ever!!!

Today started off very sad. My friend Kim's father died, so my friend Kristen picked me up to go to his funeral. While he had been sick for such a long time, it still came as such a shock. We are all so upset for Kim and her family. We did get to see my friends Sarah, Michelle, and Sarah's husband Tim however, so that was nice.

Kristen and I already had plans today to go to lunch and get a mani/pedi, so we decided to still go after the funeral. We had lunch at Fred and Murray's which is an AWESOME kosher deli, and then went next door for our nails. Afterwards Kristen dropped me off at home, and I walked into a SURPRISE PARTY!!! I had a feeling Kelly was up to something all week because he had been running secret errands and taking secret phone calls, so I figured he was either planning something for my birthday or he had a new girlfriend. I figured that we were just going to go out to dinner somewhere, but I was SOOOO surprised to see everyone!!!

Because I have issues, I went upstairs and had to take pictures. Check out the spread Kelly put out:

This is what happens when I give Kelly my camera to take a picture of me: