four on friday.

1. Through Facebook and a very nice photo chick (that's you, Frankie Wylie!), I was given a plastic sandbox!  Right this minute, Jeremy and Henry are outside scrubbing it clean and filling it with sand :-)  Lucy got to sit and play in the sand yesterday (at mom's house) and she was quite funny about it.  For photos check out Caroline's blog.  Henry loves the sand!  I can't wait to plop both kids in The Box while I read the iPad -- but that's probably just a dream...  Probably I'll have to use diggers and buckets and spoons and play right along with them!  

2. Tomorrow's wedding is at the BILTMORE!  I AM SO EXCITED!  Truly, I can't wait!  And I get to eat and drink coffee at this cool place.

3. I took the kids swimming the other night.  All by myself.  Not sure how I feel about that - the all by myself part!  Lucy LOVED it; she kicked and splashed and smiled!  Henry wanted to LOVE it, but he really wasn't comfortable floating around the pool with out holding onto someone and I couldn't really hold onto him and Lucy at the same time.  I think I'll get Lucy a cool little float since she liked the water so much and then I can help Henry become a little more comfortable in the water while wearing some floaties.  For about two minutes, I took some photos.  I just couldn't help myself :-)  Erin had found this swimsuit for Lucy at the Gap when it was still cold out and I just couldn't wait for Lucy to wear it! 

 

4. I'm not sure what happened over the last few years, but I think I sorta forgot to make a conscious effort to learn.  I'm tempted to blame it on parenthood, because it certainly changes life, but it could be that I became complacent with life and photography.  But lately, I've had a huge desire to learn.  Period.  I don't care what I'm learning about, although, I've been learning quite a bit more about photography, I just realized how much I missed learning.  I missed reading, I missed sharing what I've learned and I've missed the satisfaction of trying something new and realizing that I can do WHATEVER I put my mind to!

p.s - the necklace that Lucy is wearing is the amber teething necklace that we bought at Treehouse.  I have to say that it's working!  She hasn't been fussy or bothered by her mouth since I put it on her!  And she's gotten a tooth since then!!