seattle in photos – day 1

Seattle in August.

Flying adventuresSeattle - Day 1-1

ahhh children.Seatlle - Day 1-40

Tasting fresh cherries at Pike’s Place Market.Seattle - Day 1-3

On a scavenger hunt of Pikes Place Market with Stray Boots. Photo with Rachel the pig – mission accomplished.Seattle - Day 1-4

Can’t resist a fortune teller. How could she possibly know his favorite color is green?Seatlle - Day 1-41

The Giant Shoe Museum. Big Shoes!Seatlle - Day 1-42

Tasting some more fresh fruit at Pikes Place.Seattle - Day 1-7

Lunch break at the Chinese restaurant. Harry reading the menu in Chinese.Seattle - Day 1-9

Harry had just impressed some native speaking Chinese with his Mandarin.Seattle - Day 1-8

Watching cheese being made at Beechers.Seattle - Day 1-10

Funny faces at the first Starbucks.Seattle - Day 1-11

Performance art in the park with Patrick’s assistance.Seattle - Day 1-30

Even Patrick was impressed.Seattle - Day 1-12

Stand back. Juggling knives and a chainsaw.Seattle - Day 1-13

The scavenger hunt took us through a fabulous antique store. Hmmm….could it fit me?Seatlle - Day 1-43

Harry: What is this mom?
Me: A rotary phone.
Harry: How does it work?
( I sure felt old).Seatlle - Day 1-45

He was enamored with this phone. Oh, how times have changed.Seattle - Day 1-15 Seatlle - Day 1-46

What’s this? A phone with a cord?Seatlle - Day 1-47

A rat? No, just Harry. (This antique store provided hours of entertainment value.)Seatlle - Day 1-48

More scavenger hunt – a clue in the Anarchists Bookstore. Seattle - Day 1-20

Checking out the gum wall.Seattle - Day 1-23

Is he brave enough to add to the wall?Seatlle - Day 1-50

Oh yuck.Seatlle - Day 1-49

Scavenger hunt complete. Time for a little Starbucks.Seattle - Day 1-24 Seattle - Day 1-25

Cruising through Pike’s Place on a drizzly afternoon.Seattle - Day 1-26

This shot just made me laugh.Seattle - Day 1-27

What better way to end the day, a glass of wine with the reflection of Seattle.Seattle - Day 1-28

project life/365 – week 29

sunset over the city.Week 29-1

Harry tried to convince Patrick of something, but Patrick was not buying it.Week 29-2

The big cupcake decisionWeek 29-3

Cupcakes chosen, wait … what is that? Oh, of course, It’s a baby rainbow loom Cloudjumper trying to eat a cupcake – hmm….Week 29-4

Purging scrapbook supplies.Week 29-5

Moomba is obsessed with Rain Loom animals. He thinks they are his. I keep finding them all over the house. Here he is attacking the little lion. Week 29-6

We started a “Warm and Fuzzy jar” that gets filled as Harry goes out of his way to do nice things – per Harry’s request. After a long few weeks, he finally achieved some “warm and fuzzies”. week 29-20

The clean studio.Week 29-8

“Is anyone going to feed me?”Week 29-9

Minecraft CampWeek 29-10

He is demonstrating his Minecraft Map – we are riding a roller coaster to just below the sun so we can cross the bridge to the boat.Week 29-11

Hope you have an interesting, fun day full of warm and fuzzies.

 

 

comic-con (part 2)

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The show floor is just insane.Comic Con-47

This Darth Vader car rocks.Comic Con-27

The day is not complete with fighting Emperor Palpatine.Comic Con-29

Batman turns 75.Comic Con-30

Artists did incredible work with Batman’s cape.Comic Con-31

Costumes everywhere.Comic Con-40Comic Con-32 Comic Con-45Comic Con-33

“No I’m the real Spiderman.”Comic Con-34 Comic Con-35

Marvel Superheroes.Comic Con-39

Harry and I did an Adventure Time scavenger hunt throughout the show floor.Comic Con-49 Comic Con-51

Unique.Comic Con-43

Harry played some Pokemon.Comic Con-44

I can’t even fathom how they are all going to get on that elevator.Comic Con-48

DC Superheroes.Comic Con-46

 

Until next year!

comic-con (part 1)

Comic-Con is one of those crazy, wild weekends.Comic Con-1

You have to love the advertisement art all around.Comic Con-2

Trying the new Disney Infinity 2.0 characters.Comic Con-4

Got all our stuff, ready to tackle the show floor.Comic Con-6

Silly.Comic Con-7

Checking out the Superhero Ugly Dolls.Comic Con-8

Is it a star on the red carpet? No, it’s just Harry.Comic Con-9

You never know what you might encounter.Comic Con-10 Comic Con-11 Comic Con-12 Comic Con-13 Comic Con-14

A dog car?Comic Con-15

While waiting in line for the Game of Thrones experience.Comic Con-16

Olaf just walking down the street.Comic Con-55

Checking out the incredible Game of Thrones costumes.Comic Con-18

Patrick climbing The Game of Thrones Wall. It was so scary I couldn’t do it.Comic Con-19

The throne is a bit intimidating.Comic Con-21

But not for me.Comic Con-22

They were giving away free Game of Thrones tattoos. Real ones.Comic Con-23

Harry has the most amazing luck with these games.Comic Con-24

Patrick not so much.Comic Con-25

The pure joy of winning his new toy.Comic Con-26

capture life – finale

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson

To capture our life in photos is a lot of hard work but absolutely worth it. It pushes me to try new things. Shooting the everyday involves shooting the same thing or similar events,  so I have to find new ways to photograph moments or objects, whether it is in different light or from different angles (otherwise, it would be incredibly boring). You start seeing what works and what doesn’t work. You learn to wait for the perfect moment that captures life for a fleeting instant. The only way to get better is to shoot and shoot a lot. Bad pictures are the norm with a couple of good ones thrown in, but eventually those good pictures start appearing more and more. When I started, my philosophy was if you take 100 photos you might get 5 good ones. The percentages of the good ones keep getting higher and higher each year. To experiment is to get better. Try new things!! I truly believe that if you take photos everyday you eventually have to get better. You have to!!!

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project life/365 – week 27

Raja being really lazy while eating.Week 27-1

Moomba always helps when making the bed. Always.Week 27-2

Sandcastle Contest.Week 27-3 Week 27-4

Can’t believe the detail in the Eiffel Tower.Week 27-5

Don’t ask.Week 27-6

Amazing.Week 27-7 Week 27-8

Harry was inspired to create his own sand art.Week 27-9

Nightime Zoo. The boys attempting totem status.Week 27-10

Koalas.Week 27-11 Week 27-12

Harry struggling with the hula hoop.Week 27-13 Week 27-14

I can’t resist a photobooth.Week 27-15

Nightime swimmingWeek 27-16 Week 27-17

Working it at the Skatepark.Week 27-18 Week 27-19

This dog just made me smile.Week 27-20

project life/365 – week 25

Happy 4th of JulyWeek 25-1

Coronado has the best parade. So patriotic.Week 25-2 Week 25-3 Week 25-4

I cry every year as the Pearl Harbor survivors parade by and every year they are fewer and fewer.Week 25-50

A patriotic Storm Trooper?Week 25-6

Getting Harry’s scooter decorated.Week 25-8

Bubbles.Week 25-9 Week 25-10

The scooter and helmet ready for the kids parade at the block party.Week 25-13 Week 25-51Week 25-16

Harry’s hand painting station.Week 25-17

And yes he won the watermelon spitting contest. I sure am a proud mama.Week 25-18

First time with sparklers.Week 25-11 Week 25-12

You sunk my battleship.Week 25-19

Rivals of Catan. (It was a game week.)Week 25-20

Sleeping in on lazy summer days.Week 25-21