Little bit of this, little bit of that….

I finally convinced Jake to let me snap a few shots of him. I think they turned out very well.  Here’s my favorite. I have more over at my photography blog.

My favorite pic
My favorite pic

The kids got out of school last week. Jake was promoted to 11th grade and Rhiannon will be in the 7th. Trey will be in the 3rd. Kids just grow up way too fast. But I am so proud of each of them. They are all so very different but wonderful in their own ways. My hubby and I aren’t perfect parents but I think we’ve done a pretty good job on raising 3 awesome kids.
Ok, enough with the sappy stuff LOL…..

The hubby and I spent the past week painting our cabinets I think they turned out cute. I’ll post photos of them once I have time to take some pics with my good camera. I just couldn’t get any good ones with my phone. I think they turned out really cute. It was also a lot cheaper than replacing them. I’m hoping to replace some of the flooring soon too. We bought some of those stick down tiles for the laundry room to replace the linoleum because it had gotten ripped from moving our washer and dryer. It looks a lot better than the old flooring. I just need to find time to paint in there. I like to paint, but I’m not the neatest painter in the world. I hate having to scrub paint off of the molding and floors LOL.

So, what projects are you currently working on?

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extreme close up

Since I haven’t had the money to drop on a macro lens, I ordered some filters to give me a similar effect. I am sure I’d be able to get better results with an actual macro lens, but I think these turned out great. Just in case you’re wondering, I have  Nikon D5100.

I have no clue what kind of bug or flower this is. I just thought it looked neat.
Wildflower in my yard
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Iron Man and Mother’s Day

I finally got to see Iron Man 3 and in 3D nonetheless! Will took me and the kids out to eat the other night and we had no plans on seeing a movie. We walked by the ticket booth just to see what was playing and Trey said “I wanna see Iron Man 3!” So since we didn’t get to see it last weekend like we wanted (it was sold out) we decided to go ahead and see it. I am not that crazy about the theater we went to though. We normally go to the big one about an hour from us, but since we were not anywhere close to that area, we had to go to the less than spectacular theater. The theater size is about half of what Tinseltown is and the screen is about half the size too. The seats are also not as awesome. But the movie was still good though. Trey’s eyes stayed glued to the screen for nearly the whole 2 hours and 15 min that the movie lasted. I think he only went to the bathroom one time.
I would definitely recoommend seeing the movie if you are an Iron Man fan. I love all the comic book movies so of course I am really excited about the new Thor and The Wolverine movies that will be out this year.

Oh and I have pictures from Mother’s Day. We didn’t do a whole lot. Will cooked for me then we went out to a local lake. We had a great time even though we didn’t stay long.

Trey swinging
Trey swinging
The lake
The lake
Trey and Rhiannon
Trey and Rhiannon
This little guy sat here for a few moments while I snapped shots of him
This little guy sat here for a few moments while I snapped shots of him
Lilypads
Lilypads

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Randomness from my 12 year old daughter today “Mom, can I be a ninja when I grow up?”

I always tell my kids they can be whatever they want to be but I don’t think she’d be well suited as a ninja. She is her mother’s daughter so she has my love for talking and she’s also has as much gracefulness as a bull in a china shop like my sister (sorry, Court, but she does take after you with that haha).  Those two traits would make a surprise attack nearly impossible LOL.

Trey has been informing me about cochlear implants all day.  I think he knows more about them than some adults do.  He has watched one video so many times, he can repeat it verbatim.  I just wish he would be that interested in math. It would make teaching it to him a whole lot easier.

And then this week, Jake, the one in high school is taking state tests. I really really dislike those things. I think that the schools should focus more on actually teaching them things instead of focusing on those tests. I know it’s not the teacher’s choice though. I’m sure they’d like  to work on other things too. But I know they are under pressure for the kids to do well because from my understanding, their jobs depend on it.

They get out of school on the 24th and I know they are looking forward to sleeping late and not having to worry about homework. And I’ll have to be sure to keep the cabinet stocked and find stuff for them to do so they aren’t arguing every 5 minutes. Sounds like fun, huh?

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