Two minutes with a four year old

Can a bird be ANY color?
Is a volcano stronger than a tornado?
Where do tornados live? Hawaii? Oh, that’s volcanoes.
What is this family about? Jesus? God? Eggs?
I don’t know what anything means.
But I know what hungry means! It means you want to eat something.
I found this [a pod from one of the trees] on your floor. I think it fell out of the sky, and the wind blew it down the chimney and into your room. Or maybe it flew in the window.
Look, I have a penny in my hand and when I turn my hand upside down it won’t fall off.
Come on, Phin. Let’s go play. And eat. And drink.

{Ilford Delta 3200 | Indie Film Lab}

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Homemade Water Slide

Repurposed slide, buckets of water, zip line. Oy oy oy.

Film: Fuji 400H

Camera: canon EOS 3

Lens: Lensbaby Twist 60

Processing: Indie Film Lab

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The Fifth Nine Year Old

They start out as funny looking smushy faced burritos and look what happens.

God bless you, my Aggie, as He has blessed me with you.


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Eight on the First – April Fools 2017

I needed to do one with all my kids 🙂 Here’s take 2 for this year. Happy April!

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Eight on the First – April Fools Edition

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15 years

Happy Anniversary to my partner in everything.

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Trip to the Zoo

Agnes (8) is great with the little ones and she loves telling them facts and stories. Linus (4) was intrigued by the things Agnes was saying about elephants, so he began asking me if they were “in real life” and if he could see some one day. What he really wanted to do was hand-feed them peanuts, but we compromised and settled on a zoo visit. Of course, I had to schedule one ASAP or be asked to death when we were going. Friends of ours who go to school near the zoo were kind enough to let some of us tag along on their weekly trip.

When we got to the school a kind man immediately offered my kids some popcorn. I find it funny how when I take my children somewhere people are always eager to feed them. Personally, I try to avoid doing so until there’s a near mutiny. Anyway, they enjoyed the treat immensely.

The walk to the zoo

The great adventure lies ahead

Lino and the Lion

my only self portrait of the day

Aggie and the Alligator

We hit all the highlights Linus wanted to see, but of course he consoled himself with not seeing EVERYTHING by saying “That’s okay, we’ll see it next time.” Looks like I’m not off the hook.

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