Friday, September 30, 2011


Now that fall is arriving, I'm reacquainting myself with my camera. I've been using the cell phone camera for most everything on the go lately, because it is so portable. This morning we went for a walk around Centennial Lake, and I decided to take the camera along. And I'm glad that I did! About 2/3 of the way around, we spotted a blue heron just hanging out at the edge of the lake. I pulled the stroller off the path, snatched out the camera, and viola! Blue heron pictures!

I can't believe it let us get so close before relocating (and I think the relocating had more to do with the fishing boat that cruised by than us).

We were going to stop by the little playground at Centennial, but it was all roped off for some kind of work, so we ran our Target errand and stopped at the Holiday Hills playground down off Rt 29. This was Jessie's first being-mobile-at-the-playground experience.
They are two very different people, my daughters. Where Jillian was fearless and daring even before she could walk, Jessie was hesitant and totally freaked out going down the short tunnel slide. I've likely scarred her for life. But she did end up giving a couple smiles while we were there.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Gift Card Giveaway!

**WINNER is Commenter #2, Julie!**

Thanks to Sams Club & General Mills (through My Blogspark) I have the opportunity to give away another $25 Sams Club gift card.

For 5 years, General Mills has partnered with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Foundation to bring breast cancer support to local communities, and this year they are making their annual donation of $2 million to the foundation to advance breast cancer research and support education and community outreach projects.

Purchase specially-marked General Mills products like Cheerios and Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies at your local Sam’s Club and help decide how half of that contribution will be donated by voting at from now until April 14, 2012.

General Mills’ donations will be divided between two important Komen programs: the Treatment and Assistance Program, which assists women in securing care they otherwise may not be able to afford, and Prevention Research, which helps unlock the keys to preventing breast cancer. Voting results will be announced on Mother’s Day 2012.

Leave a comment on this blog post to be entered to win the $25 Sams Club gift card. A winner will be drawn at random next Thursday evening (10/6) after 7pm. Good luck!!

Disclosure: The information and gift card(s) have been provided by Sam’s Club and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Jessica Is One!

Yes, I'm a bit late on this post. But our "baby" turned one on September 5th. Here are some pictures of the big event, including the much anticipated cupcake eating pictures!

Thanks to all our friends and family that were able to come and celebrate Jessica's special day with us!

Monday, September 12, 2011

More Fun from the Smartphone

I actually did sneak some posts in during the month of August, but here are some quickies from the cell phone camera. It is still my every day preferred method of photographing...what it lacks in quality, it totally makes up for in convenience!

Snowball Eating

Sunglasses (mommy's) Wearing

Church Attending

Butterfly Watching

Monster Drawing


Ballet Dancing


High Chair Napping

Car Seat Snoozing

Fall Garden Planting (tatsoi, kale, brussel sprouts!)


Chair Climbing

Rock Climbing

And my personal favorite (not really)...Pouting