Sunday, May 3, 2009

I've been remiss in taking photos lately. I missed several days at the end of April. I have no real excuse, just that I was feeling a little bored by my photos. I also started a new project - altering a book. I just decided one day to make use of some of my scrapbooking supplies and an old book of quotations that has been lying around for a few years. It has been very satisfying, from a creative standpoint, although, I think the only person who really appreciates the "art" of it is me. My husband just shakes his head when he looks at it and my mother-in-law and sister-in-law looked interested, but quizzical. But it is for ME after all, not for anyone else, so why should I care if no one else appreciates it? Well, that's not really fair, since Declan loves it. He especially likes the glittery pages. I will take some photos and post them soon. I also finally got off my duff and started exercising again. May 1st, May 2nd, May and May 3rd - CHECK! I feel so good about myself already - it is like a drug. I had forgotten how much I love it! If I can keep this up through May, I should be ready to go to the pool without too much bathing-suit anxiety. Also, I have been having a hard time keeping my cool with Declan lately and I've been praying for help and I think this is the answer. A happy Melinda makes a happier mommy and I'm always happier when I'm working out on a regular basis. I'm going to recommit myself to the 365 project because I really do love the idea of a photographic journal of our year. I have to figure out how I'm going to print and preserve these photos...but I'll figure it out before the end of the year.

So, on to the pictures. Yesterday was a beautiful (but cool) day and we went to the train park near our house to see the trains (these crazy train enthusiasts have miniature trains on a track and they come out once a month to let the kids ride their trains) - but the ground was too wet and the trains weren't there. So we played on the swings for a while. Brendan cried and cried when we took him out of the swing. He loves it!

This was also from yesterday morning. Brian and Declan were walking the dogs and I was playing with Brendan in the living room. He was cooing and "talking" and chewing paper - he knew I was going to take it away and kept crawling away from me when I would come near.

This is from last Tuesday, the 28th. Kathy came over for a visit in the afternoon and played with Declan. After Brendan's nap, he came in the living room to play too. He was throwing that little football and showing off for his aunt. He is soo funny about balls - loves them. If you ask him to throw you the ball, he will, but make sure to give it right back or he will SCREAM! :)

And this is from last Saturday at my grandmother's house for Alex's 19th birthday party. Brian was holding Brendan up and making him "dance'. It was cracking up Brendan and all the kids. Very sweet day and such a sweet moment.

And the last pic is from our hallway. Brendan in his diaper, getting ready for bed and playing with the closet door. He is still obsessed with the doors - open, shut, open, shut. Occasionally, he will pull the sheets and blankets out of this closet, or the diapers out of his little cupboard, but for the most part, he just opens and shuts the doors without worrying about the contents.

1 comment:

20Birds said...

I had meant to tell you not only did altered books used to be my passion but they were the beginning of my relationship with Tony... i will email that later... if you go to our website and then to art then to scrapbooking at the bottom of the apge you will find three photos from an altered book i did, my first gift for Tony.
there is somethin about spring isnt there that makes us want to move, so exercising is good! I have been exercising more and it feels great.

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