Thursday, August 15, 2013

Photo Challenge: Days 12-15

Wow, I got a little behind!  Here are the photos from the past four days.

Day 12: Macro

I tried to get closer, but this is the best I could do.

Day 13: Fast

He was too fast for me and I couldn't keep up.

He was fast asleep

Day 14: Trash

It was like she wrote this photo challenge just for us because Wednesday is our trash day!

Day 15: The Best

Hanging out with these boys in nature by a creek is the best!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Photo Challenge Days 10 & 11

Day 10: Beverage

This is our beverage of choice around here.  Well, maybe Christopher's is beer :]

Day 11: I Love Doing This

I love going to the zoo with my family!  I especially love going on membership appreciation days when they open early and it is cool and not crowded!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Photo Challenge Days 7, 8, & 9

Day 7: A Sign

Christopher got this sign back when he lived in Chicago.  It has been hanging out by the pool ever since I have known him.

Since I was out by the pool I figured that I would also add in a picture of Nathan jumping into the pool!  His swimming is improving every day!

Day 8:  Peek-a-boo

We went to the beach yesterday and the boys were enjoying some time hiding from the camera in the tent with their cousin Matt.

Day 9: 2 o'clock

The boys and I were having fun playing with photo booth on my computer.

Christopher gave Nathan a haircut today and I have to blog about that later!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Photo Challenge Day 6: This Means A Lot To Me

These guys mean a lot to me!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Photo Challenge Days 4 & 5

Day 4 was something fresh.

These were fresh from our chickens!  Foghorn & Coco each laid two (one was from the day before), Henrietta laid the blue/green one and then either Betsy or Rosie laid the light brown egg.  The light brown egg was a surprise because we haven't seen one of those eggs in many months!

Here are some fresh tomatoes and yellow squash that we got from our garden this morning next to our fresh eggs.

Day 5: Early

This is some early morning shenanigans!  Nathan in the cupboards trying to get close to the cats this morning!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Photo Challenge Day 3: Skyline

We are at a wedding and this is the skyline.  It is very pretty up here and the wedding is a lot of fun!  Plus we get to hangout with some great friends that we haven't seen in awhile!

Photo Challenge Day 2: Incomplete

This is a very incomplete bed!

Photo Challenge Day 1: Something Beginning with N

Well, this one was a no-brainer!  Nathan!

I present to you the many faces of Nathan!

Photo A Day - August

I know that I need to finish up my other posts and write about my experiences with the foreign exchange students, but that requires me to go through all of my pictures and I'm feeling too lazy to do that.  I promise that I will get to it!

I've always come across these photo challenges that people do where they are assigned to take a picture of something every day and then post it on flicker, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or their blog.  I like the idea and I even did one of those on my other blog, Gorilla Monkey Tree.  BTW, if you are wondering what the heck is up with that blog, I've basically given up because I feel like I am too busy to do something for 30 days and blog about it!

I found this first photo challenge from Susannah Conway (I found it through a homeschooling blog I'm following).  It sounded like fun, so I decided to give it a try.  I decided that this challenge I will do on my Instagram account, which I hardly use.  If you want to see the pictures from that challenge my profile is heathero621 and if you look up #augustbreak2013 you will see my pictures along with everyone else that is participating.

The next picture challenge I decided to do (yes, I am doing two this month and I think I lost my mind a little bit!) was one that I see so many of my friends participating in and it is the Fat Mum Slim August photo challenge.  FMS always has photo challenges and I think that her blog is known for these.  I decided that I would do this challenge, but only take pictures that pertain to my boys, animals, and family.  I decided that I would post those pictures here for my reading audience to enjoy :).  I was thinking of posting them on my Gorilla Monkey Tree blog, but I decided that that blog was my more impersonal blog and this one would be about my family, so that is why it is here.

Here is the photo list for the FMS challenge:

As you know, it is already August 3rd and I'm late as usual.  Hopefully, this will not be a trend!  The next few posts should get us all caught up!