Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Gabe knows how to work the camera.

The boys watching the commercial for the Super Bowl. I think they (the little ones) wore the 3-D glasses the entire night.
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Photography Class

I know that the last thing I need is a new hobby, but I can't help myself. I am a frustrated artist. Some days I want to jump out of my skin because the need to make something is overpowering and being a stay at home mom can be filled with uncreative jobs. I guess I could get creative with my laudry folding abilities. Well - today, I am creative with it - I have laundry all over my bed.

I have enrolled in a photography class with a couple of friends and I am really enjoying it! But, there is one element that I am heartbroken by - I really really really want a fancy new camera. Namely a Nikon D90. Now I know that in these times of economic woes, I should not be thinking about getting an expensive camera. But think of how much money we could save on photography sessions? I am doing my best to pester my DH enough so that he will see that getting this camera would be such a smart thing to do. Of course, I bring up the fact that he needs it as well, because after all, he has expressed a great interest in photography himself and he really needs a hobby. I encourage anyone to send me any tips they might have to help me in my endeavor.

Ben knows how to treat the ladies

Not long ago we went to the store where I ran in to get some stuff. When I came out Ben said, "Hello my beautiful mommy!" "Why thank you!", I replied. Then I walked around to get into the car. When I climbed into the front seat Mike said, "While you were walking around the car Ben said, "She likes it when I say that to her."

I have also written about Ben's little infatuation with Rachel. Apparently it is still going on. In primary, as part of the lesson, the children were throwing a bean bag to each other and when it was thrown, the person throwing it had to say something nice about the person they were throwing to. Ben chose to throw it to Rachel. He said, "I like Rachel because she is cute (at which point Rachel and her friend looked at eachother and said, 'Awwwwww') and she makes me laugh." Where does he learn this stuff? So that is my little Don Juan.