Posts Tagged ‘embrace the camera’

Embrace the Camera

Thursday, July 14th, 2011 by by

Embracing the camera again today! I love joining up with this group for two reasons.

1. It forces me to take more pictures (or rather, make other people take them) of myself with Haeden.
2. I actually get (and give, of course) comments on my blog. I would be lying if I said it didn’t make my day!Now, as for the peectures… These are from the zoo this past weekend. I have probably been to this zoo like fifty times. (I realized this weekend that I don’t think I’ve ever been to another zoo, which is odd. Going to have to change that!) For some reason, it never gets old to me. I just looooove the animals there, especially the elephants and giraffes. Thankfully, Haeden seems to share my love of animals, and the zoo is a great way for us to spend some family time together every couple of months.

Checking out the giraffes. They come up and feed right out of your hand. Also, there were like four babies out there. CUTE! (more…)


Embrace the Camera

Thursday, July 7th, 2011 by by

Here we go again, linking up with Emily
Here’s a shot of me and Haeden from our pool time on Sunday. I’m absolutely loving the fact that he’ll be learning to swim in the same pool that I did. It’s pretty fun having four generations all together each Sunday for “pool day!” I feel truly blessed!
Chillin’ in the floatie.


Embrace the Camera

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 by by

Emily’s blog is up and running again, which means she’s back to embracing the camera. Hopefully she is feeling much, much better these days. Or, at the very least, feeling human again. Sometimes making beautiful babies is hard work, you guys!

There is a tiny little community center in our neighborhood. It was built in the early 1960′s and had been increasingly neglected over the past 10-20 years. Luckily, it seems that recently the neighborhood has had a renewed interest, and the community center has been undergoing some sort of beautification process. The center includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a picnic area, and it is located right next to a boat dock and park. Oh, and it overlooks the St. John’s river. It could be quite beautiful, and I’m so glad that the neighborhood is putting for the effort to make it that way.

I recently had an old friend move into a house a couple of streets over. She told me that she and her husband and their baby had been going to the pool every other night. It’s open from 7-8pm for free swim. I’m sure it’s also open during the day, but since we work, the 7-8 time frame is perfect for wearing our little ones out right before bedtime! Haeden has spent a lot of time in the pool the past few weeks, and he really seems to be enjoying the water. He is a little apprehensive at times, but I’m sure that by the end of the season he will be completely comfortable. We’re already working on teaching him how to swim, something I think is very important – especially living in the state of Florida.

The only problem is that Haeden doesn’t want to wear his bathing suit. (more…)

Embrace The Camera

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 by by
My stepson is starting high school this summer. Every year, with each new milestone, I ask the hubs if it makes him feel old. He always says no. I don’t get it. I didn’t even give birth to the kid (that would be really weird and creepy, considering the age difference), and it makes me feel old! Sheesh!
Daniel is excited to leave behind the rules and restrictions of Catholic school and join the more laid back atmosphere of public school. He applied, auditioned for, and was accepted into a rather prestigious art school’s visual arts program. Some notable alumni of the school include members from the bands Yellowcard and Limp Bizkit. We are all so excited for him to start this new journey!
Daniel has always danced to the beat of his own drum. It’s my very favorite thing about him. Also, I totally want this kid’s hair color.
Kind of looks like my kid, right? People always think I’m his Mom. I get a bit of a kick out of it.