Thursday, March 31, 2011

March Madness

One last blog for the month.

March has been insane. Pure madness. My schedule was bad. Real bad. Just the way that things were coming up, I had to work two weekends, have one off, then 2 more. So I was instead of working 2 shifts one week and 4 the next, I was working repeated weeks with 4 twelve hour shifts. That by itself would have been difficult, but we had much much more to deal with.

My wonderful father in law has been in the hospital for the last 24 days. Finally this week it feels like some of the strain is lifting. It was wonderful to walk in to his room this weekend and see him more awake, engaging with us and even smiling.

These challenges have shown us how good we are together. Jeff and I have both been doing considerable amounts of "solo-ing". Luckily we've had a lot of help so that Jeff can spend as much time as he needs at the hospital.

Over this month Stella's vocabulary has taken off, she's a little mimic monkey:

Up/Down, All done, Apple, pear, Boo Bee (blueberry), Banana (nanana and it has to be whispered), Happy, Bounce, hat, meeps (mittens), goat (coat), boots, socks, shoes, dog.

She can also tell us animal noises, moo, meow meow meow, bah.

Some days I feel like I have an echo!

Here we are on my birthday, my favourite picture for the month!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Learning Curve

Jeff gave me a gift card to Henry's so I could buy myself a new camera lens (Though, when I mentioned I wanted a new lens, he said "Another one?"). My Nikon 50mm F1.8 came this week. I'm madly in love. However, it's damn hard to use.

Shooting with such a large aperature leads to a very narrow field of focus and a moving target tends to move in and out of that very quickly. But look how pretty the colours look! And all the gorgeous details.

This young man is a good sport, he'll sit still for TWO SECONDS.


Sometimes you just have to wait for this to happen. Night Night Friends.

Which is good, cause then this happens....

Sunday, March 6, 2011


Spring? Are you out there? We bought a new trike and desperately want to try it out. We promise we'll spend ridiculous amounts of time outside and jump in puddles and we won't take you for granted at all. Please. Please?

Maybe this will entice you...