Post 1000: 270/365
1000 days ago I started this blog. I’ve fallen behind (more and more frequently) but I’m still posting a photo for each day of the year. Maybe I’ll make it to 2,000, maybe not. But for now I’m pretty happy to have made it this far.
And for your viewing pleasure, here’s a visual summary of the last 999 days. Happy scrolling…
Cicada shell from the side.
So many lights!
Looking through the bottom of the shopping cart.
I made her stand there while I took photo after photo trying to get the dandelion in focus. This was the only one that worked.
This photo is full of joy for me.
I don’t know why, but it makes me so happy that my daughter likes these toys (Calico Critters) – they are adorable.
Waiting for the anesthesia to wear off.
Second grade Invention Convention
All of the trophies were made out of Duplos.
I love seeing my son having fun and interacting with his friends at Cub Scouts.
It’s funny what you don’t see when you are taking a photo until after you get the file downloaded.
Tiny jeans and lots of sand.
Kind of creepy, but still fun to have after all these years.
Somehow my son always seems to end up buying Park Place and winning the game.
I’m not sure if this is a really great idea, or a really crazy idea.
I love having a little girl.
My view from the top of the slide.
The “cake” was a big hit. Rice Krispie Treats stacked to look like a game of Minecraft.
I love the natural light in this photo.
The Pep Boys… Manny, Moe and Jack
We went out and bought my daughter some snow boots since all she had were these rain boots. She didn’t seem to mind, though.
Their boobs proved to be a major impediment to successful planking.
He got all of the gears to move at the same time!
I had never heard of this guy until today… apparently he’s THE BIG THING right now.
I’m loving this project so far!
Drawing on the chalk wall.
I wear these shoes almost every day. I puffy heart love them.
I think he may need a belt.
You have no idea how happy it made me yesterday to finally find her!
It’s so fun to watch them make cotton candy – and even more fun to eat.
I love those toddler thighs!
My son made this tonight when I told him today was the 100th day of doing my blog.
I realized after everything was glued down that the dog sled guy is sledding on grass.
Just hanging out in pajamas doing puzzle on a Saturday morning. Perfect.
Have I mentioned I adore having a little girl?
Yes, the lawn caught on fire a little bit over on the right…
Stripes and Elmo
I love woolly bears!
First time at the new Costco.
I love the bright green.
Good and evil.
My sandwich is kind of anemic looking, but it was still pretty yummy.
Eating lunch at the park today.
We were all pretty freaked out about these clouds. We thought for sure a tornado was going to form at any minute.
Is there really this big of a demand for this stuff?
I love simple flat compositions like this.
At the exit from a parking garage downtown.
My daughter loved the flower arrangements on the tables. Also, notice her hat? Yep, I made it! Yay me!
Driving over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal bridge on my way to a meeting in Dover.
Is that a camera in the square next to the words “Free Air”? Why would they need a camera on the air pump?
Reading Spongebob to Spongebob.
The T-Rex is making an appearance in some of my husband’s recent paintings.
Circles inside of circles
One hand on a lung, the other on a kidney.
I love how large the images were behind him.
I see this truck all over town and it always makes me smile.
Labyrinth in an abandoned reservoir.
Versatile stain remover.
Everyone needs a plastic bull head, right?
Wearing a beer bottle hat.
Waiting at the doctor’s office for her two year checkup.
Another truck photo…
The sky was wonderful today – perfect for shadows.
Knit night at Presto tonight.
You can barely see her, but my daughter is sitting on my son’s lap in this photo while they both watched the ceremony.
All ready for a trip to the microwave.
This was a perfect way to end our vacation.
Unfortunately my son had already returned his shoes when I took this photo so his are missing from the group.
I am completely fascinated by these crazy goat climbing structures at the petting zoo.
Notice how everyone has a piece of cake…
Making sure she gets every last spoonful.
I love the color of the steel against the blue sky.
Snuggling and getting warm and dry under the towels at the pool today.
Two little deers. (or is the plural of deer just “deer?”)
Lunch at Subway.
I think it’s funny how the thing that’s really growing in this photo is a weed that will eventually get pulled out.
Community meeting nights are the perfect nights for junk food.
I love how the out ring is so much darker.
I swear, I can’t get enough of this little person and her chubby legs.
This almost looks like an amphitheater with rows of seats.
Nothing like ice cream before dinner, right?
Why is it the grass seems to grow faster than I have the energy to mow it?
Pantone Universe at Lowes!
I love toddlers in tights.
I love this little guy!
My little girl walking to “school” (daycare) all decked out in hearts and carrying her new purse.
They were yummy.
They both had a great time and did a great job remembering to say “Thank you!”
Saturday morning art.
I don’t know why, but I still love getting these back to school supply lists from the teacher.
I love finding faces in ordinary things.
The toy my son is resting his head on was my favorite stuffed animal when I was little.
This photo makes me want to have another piece.
He’s probably thinking, “I wish she would get that camera out of my face.”
A pop of bright colors.
Ribbons for each race hanging in front of the white wooden box that held all the cars.
The view on the way back down. That tiny speck along the path is my son way up ahead of us.
I love this view.
She had some trouble carrying this today since it was kind of windy and she’s never held an umbrella before.
Just getting started.
Looking up from under the playground walkway.
Counting the words.
Getting a hug from Snow White after the show.
I feel bad for the other bird.
Shopping at Costco.
I love the scratch off cards from eat.sleep.knit.com! (especially when I win some Malabrigo!)
The view down the race track before the big event.
Simple and bold.
Kirby & Holloway Family Restaurant
I love how the sky is orange under the bridge and blue above.
My bedside table and view out the window.
Blowing out Daddy’s birthday candles.
Is this pancake cannibalism?
What is the stuff in the center of these? Frosting?
I used http://www.gasbuddy.com
to find out if any local gas stations were selling their mid-grade octane for $3.65. Luckily one was so I made a lunchtime trip in order to get this photo.
7.11 ounces of pure joy.
You can sort of see me, right?
I love this bag.
My office is in a converted chapel that was originally built in 1887 and isn’t very well insulated. Incredible Heat Machine to the rescue.
Holding her new Duplo Cinderella.
The clouds were incredible looking.
All prepped and ready for her sleepytime medicine.
Sometimes the colors of ordinary things can be extraordinarily inspiring.
I love the gray wig / backpack combo.
The water fountain in the school where my son has his cub scout meetings (the same elementary school I attended for four years)
I was especially impressed with how clean everything was.
Under the table.
As you can see, my mom loves frosting.
My son kept trying to figure out how much it would cost to get that many Legos.
My mom still has my dad’s uniform as well as two from my brother and my Girl Scout uniform. Sometimes it’s good to have a mom who doesn’t get rid of a lot of things.
This was the only thing in the station that wasn’t sparkling clean and shiny.
The view down the center of one of the racks of baby girl clothes.
Our weekly shopping trip to Costco.
Getting ready to leave after a nice diner meal.
Almost nobody on the road.
Pushing her car down the sidewalk.
It’s nice to see this played with again.
It was so nice to see something so fresh and flowering outdoors in November.
It turned out a little more girly than I would normally make for my son… but it’s still super awesome… and it fits me too…
Chilling in the living room before bedtime.
Just browsing the art supplies.
Basking in the glow of the ipad.
I wish I could have seen the full color version!
I’m so glad I always have my camera with me.
I really love this composition.
This was a lucky shot since the heart shape disappeared moments later.
Trying on her big brother’s boots.
Halfway done and another half to go to finish the year.
Parking garage signage
The view through the glass garage door.
Still in surprisingly good condition after 16 months.
I’m a sucker for big bold graphics.
I love how they all appear to be looking at me.
Luckily I actually like most of these songs.
arms and tummy…
What a wonderful view.
I love the contrast of parallel lines against the strong diagonals.
You can see my husband in the reflection dutifully bagging and paying while I stalk my kids for photo opportunities.
Kids are awesome.
Totally captivated by the toy display.
It kind of looks like a green tongue doesn’t it?
I can’t bring myself to throw away any scraps.
I love the reflection in the table.
With windows like this it’s no wonder our energy bills are so high.
The back of the clown’s hat isn’t all that exciting to look at.
A sign of a good year to come is when everyone has new shoes to wear.
Running across the bridge with her shiny cape.
My daughter seem to be dominating this blog… (photo taken with ipad mini)
I am NOT a fan of spiders.
Something about this reminds me of a David Lynch movie.
Bubble blowing after dinner.
Shiny high tops
Do you say “s’more ingredients?” or “s’mores ingredients?” I’ve always wondered if the singular of s’mores is s’more.
She didn’t take these off all evening.
The Chinatown Gate through the rainy windshield.
The top drawer of my desk.
Looking up through the stair well.
Just hanging in the bushes next to the daycare parking lot.
Captured in mid-air.
There was also a box of chocolates that came with the flowers. Yum.
Former restroom converted into holding cells.
My cake was delicious!
I love finding cute handmade things on Etsy.
They always love the keyboard room the most.
Thank goodness for free e-filing.
This is only about 1/5 of the entire wall – all covered in hand prints.
1977 VW Rabbit Brochure – US Market – Front and Back Covers
We finally got some snow last night. Not much, but enough to require scraping the windshield and blasting the defrost to help it melt faster.
It’s amazing to me that something in nature can be so shiny and metallic looking.
A black and white photo for a somber occasion.
Most of it has already chipped off. I love how it matches her dress today.
Suddenly I have a craving for Doritos…
I love the smiles.
I love this.
Custom details add flair to any 18 wheeler, right?
My son’s entry at his elementary school science fair.
A spaceman in his spaceship with lego-man wings.
Yes, it was delicious.
My daughter called this her “nest”
Waiting for the right zipper (those are two options hanging around the top.
I love how you can see my kids and me reflection.
All it needs is some eyes.
It’s like living in a game of Minecraft.
I love a good neon sign.
I love how the text is written in Helvetica. Such a perfect use for this font.
I’ve been in bed so much this weekend my back hurts from lying down so much.
I used a filter to simulate halftone printing.
I love all of the lines in this photo – from the bridge in the background, the boardwalk railing and shadows.
The tutu has swallowed her legs!
I absolutely love the views down these orchard rows.
Another of my former toys. Thanks for saving it Mom!