Webkinz family portrait. For fun, I planned with the children to gather all of their Webkinz for a family shot. I had to use my kit lens for the wide shot and used a long exposure to keep the light 'natural'. The goal was to make sure that the kids could pick out all of the individual dolls. There are more than 60 Webkinz and maybe 10 Zums in this shot - I was told that after we tore down the scene, someone found a Webkinz that didn't make the shot.
Well, That's it! One whole year of taking pictures every day! I believe I missed maybe 10 days overall, so I'm not too disappointed! Guess I'll have to make a new resolution for 2011 . . . .
The snow melted, and I poked my head out the patio door to snap a few shots of the patio. There was a pretty monochromatic view with all the dead foliage, so I snapped a few just for fun. I was able to rescue some pretty drab-looking photos in Lightroom, and this turned out to be my favorite.
Reece got a disco globe for Christmas - now the kids can have dance parties in the basement. We've been hearing the same Black Eyed Peas song play for a while, but its too cute to see this and the black light going in the basement.
Rachel got a s'more maker for Christmas, and made dessert for everyone. As part of her gift she received chocolate graham crackers, strawberry marshmallows, and Hershey's chocolate. The best s'mores you can get!
This was on the refrigerator for a week while I overlooked it! To be fair, it was at the bottom of the door, and the word was oddly split. I did notice the 'Mery Chris' before, but only when the door was opened.
We had a large mirror in our bathroom (the one that lost a wall of drywall), which ended up in the garage for the moment. I set the camera to timed shot and got a shot of my car. I wish I had washed it first, though - winter has not been kind.
This head has been seen before, but with a slight modification. I added a new element - I cracked the ice with some hot water, then resealed with another coat. I also created a new object in ice, but it wasn't frozen in time for this shoot.
Underneath the bathroom enclosure on the second floor. Water was leaking behind the face plates in the bathtub. Looks like there was a sudden rush of water, and ruined he drywall in the bathroom beneath. Not a pretty site . . .
When the children were younger, we used to have a 'fall baby.' This was a life-sized baby doll that Rachel received when she was 2 years old. The doll scared her, so I used to sit it on ledges and the like and tip it over. It would fall over, and usually land on its head. Rachel would laugh a great big laugh. When Reece was older, we introduced him to 'Fall Baby' and he loved it, too!