Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Brushfield spots, prepositions, and felting...

So Audrey had it pretty easy in Edmonton. The sun was shining, this mommy had two hands, time to take it all in and the landscape was my main subject. The last few days I have tried to give her a bit more of a work out. People...little squirmy people, the low light of the home to which we have been bound lately, and other not-so-forgiving circumstances. I have been super impressed though and find her way easier to transition into than my mac (sorry Franky).

Sunday night my babe was still holding onto the stomach flu which manifested itself at the start of the weekend, but it takes a lot to bring this one down. Get it "down"? so pathetic, I know. One of my goals with Audrey is to be able to capture Ella's beautiful eyes. Here is a poor attempt, but if you look closely you can see a few brushfield spots. They are a "disorder" but I see them more as an enhancement.

Needless to say, we didn't go into the city for physio on Monday morning and hung low all day. We even made another snowman (even though it is ICE week).

Jakob is funny this way - in that if we do an activity that he particularly likes, he will ask often and very matter-of-factly if we can do it again. For example, "I know mom, why don't we do puzzles and drink hot chocolate." We did this the other week and he asks quite frequently now if we can do it again. The only problem is that it only took one serving of hot chocolate for mommy to realize hot chocolate should be avoided at all costs. Snowmen, however, I can do. "Shall we make another snowman mommy." WHY YES!

I find it so interested...and entertaining to hear Jakob sort through language. A while back it was pronouns. She, her, his, I etc. now it is prepositions: in, out, "Soren wants out mommy." When really Soren wants in.

Monday night, I introduced my little dude to Audrey (this could have been a mistake). He loved her and the feeling was mutual. I was playing around with different settings in our dimly lit home....this is what happens when Jakob complies with my request for a smile....a little creepy?

Unfortunately, this darling angel also came down with the stomach bug Tuesday morning along with Daddy. So I had to put on my super mom cape and hunker down. Let's just say, I am glad we have laminate flooring. I was seriously needing to get out of the house by the end of the day and with everyone tucked in by 7pm, I headed over to a felting party hosted by the lovely and very talented Missy.

So many wonderful women. It was nice to get out.

Today, it seems like the family is on the mend. The sun came out for a bit this morning so we went for a walk to compensate for the lack of vitamin D yesterday. And now to wash my floor.

Happy Thursday! **I realized after I published this post that it is Wednesday...can you say long week...already!


Becca said...

Beautiful, beautiful eyes. I just LOVE bruschfield spots!

Felting party? I'm not sure what that is, but it looks pretty interesting and crafty!

motherofangels said...

I guess I was so engrossed in my own world that I didn't realize you have a bug in your house too! So sorry! I hope everyone is on the mend :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks Krista, I enjoyed this so much that as I was reading it while walking home from work- I walked into a pole. But it was worth it!

Rebekah from Simply Rebekah said...

I love your photography! The apple picture is my favorite.

Thanks for helping me test out my Mr. Linky. It worked! :)

Gwendolyn said...

It looks like Audrey was meant to be yours! Such incredible photography. As for Ella's blue eyes, they are amazing! Hope you are all over that bug soon!

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