Monday, April 25, 2011

The normal and the not so normal...

Can you hear that?
It's the sweet sound of silence..
a once in a while event that usually NEVER occurs in this household..
and so rare that I had to take a picture of it..
one child writing and the other doodling..
no talking..
no yelling..
no grabbing of each others markers..
a once-in-a-lifetime event..
I'm sure this won't happen again..
and if it does it's because I have bribed them..

 A-Mode, Focal Length: 62mm, f4.5, 1/30, ISO 500

But this here..
is so normal..
it's a once-a-day occurrence..
a do-laundry-when-you-get-to-it occurrence..
and the only sweet thing about this is when its finally done..
whenever it gets done..

A-Mode, Focal Length: 68mm, f4.5, 1/30, ISO 500

I belong to a wonderful local MOMS Club..
and this year we had an Easter egg hunt for the little ones..
the weather was actually a little chilly and overcast..
but us moms..when we plan an event and it's on the calender..
a little cloud or two won't stop us from having a party..

A-Mode, Focal Length: 190mm, f5.6, 1/1000, ISO 400

because the kids need to get out of the house..
to hang out with other kids..
to enjoy the outdoors..
and most especially WE need to get out of the house as well..
to socialize with other mothers..
and breathe in the fresh air..
to catch up with our friends over peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and juice boxes..

 A-Mode, Focal Length: 55mm, f4.5, 1/1600, ISO 400
(I wonder who just swiped an Easter egg?)

and give thanks for another wonderful day with friends..
our kids..
and no rain...
otherwise, we wouldnt have been able to capture this sweet little moment...

A-Mode, Focal Length: 125mm, f4.8, 1/1000, ISO 400

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