Once again, the time arrived for our annual Pumpkin Patch visit. We were later than usual this year so there were not many left on the ground but it was still fun to watch the girls running through the field in search of the perfect pumpkin.
I visited my friend Helen's flower shop this week where she had some beautiful and unusual arrangements made. This was one of my favorites. I'm not an "orange" lover but this flower is so amazing to me.
Hi! It's me......I'm back.....from the land of "too much to do, think I'm on over-load, need some time-out and where did I go?" (Ever been there? Yeah...I thought so....it felt kind crowded there....)
So.....I thought I'd post some recent pictures. We were driving home from school and grocery shopping and passed the park where I spotted a sun flare. (And just happened to have my equipment with me as I'd had a shoot on location that day.)
And it didn't take longbefore my two nut-balls were hamming it up.
I mentioned the last time I blogged that I'd post some pictures of the kids fooling around on same stage where Steven Tyler had performed this summer. I didn't get back here till today. And I hate strongly dislike saying I'll do something and not doing it (I said I dislike doing it....didn't say I didn't do......catch the difference?)
So...here are those pictures from August. Dahlia acting like Miss Diva and Milana (aka Miss Wild Thang) doing an amazing impression of Elaine
It's definitely fallaround hereand I feel like I'm finally coming up for air. I've spent way too much time with my nose in this screen (building my website: www.wandamalfara.com and trying to finish my photo blogattached to that site as well as tweaking my branding and marketing.....puff,puff. Almost done and beginning to feel human again). (How's that for a run-on sentence?)
After a week where I felt like I was chasing my tail and getting nowhere fast, by Friday evening, I really needed a change of paceand scenery.
So.....I dropped everything, put a note on my computer saying
"I'm outta here baby", grabbed my camera and the familyand headed to the park. It was about 6:00 pm and we had the place to ourselves again. (We're late eaters....it's just the way we roll.)
So....in between jumping and swinging and running....I was able to grab a picture or two.
OK....so, I admit.....this one scares me a bit. We were just wandering near the water below, down this little path and I said - "turn around babe" and this is the look I got.
And then this one.
And to restore my vision of my little monkey baby girl - she just as quickly jumpedinto this tree and I was thankfully brought back to the present reality.
And not to be outdone.....my second monkey had to have her turn.
( I have some really fun shots from our little outing that I'll post on Tuesday. The girls pretending to be performing on the very stage where Steven Tylerand Aerosmith had their outdoor concert a few weeks ago......just a mile from our house.......yes....that's what I said.)
I posted this (below) on Facebook this week. Thought I'd share it here too.
Something special happened tonight. After a week of (mama pulling her
hair out) the girls fighting more than loving - this mama was getting a
tad discouraged with the whole scene. After dinner tonight the girls
were both enjoying a Toblerone
bar each and as Dahlia was about to pop the last triangle into her
mouth....she dropped it!....On the floor!!! (Oh horrors.......had Daddy
not been around we may have enlisted the 5 second rule but alas....that
did not happen.) Wailing pursued as I rolled my eyes and wondered how to
fix....yet another earth-shattering trauma. Then.......a little hand
reached out and offered Dahlia her very last piece of chocolate. Dahlia
gleefully grabbed it, took a tiny bite and handed back half of the last
piece that Milana had offered her.
Peace is now restored and I have suddenly forgotten all the drama/trauma of the week. It's all good!
This was Dahlia's face the very moment I mentioned "hey.....let's go get some chocolate".
Joining Stef and the other photogs. Check 'em out!