Tuesday, January 31, 2012

January 30 - Dog Play

When Emma was over this past weekend, she insisted that Sophie and Charlie needed more toys. Of course, we went to Pet Smart and she helped me pick out quite a few. I got some shots today of Charlie with the new ball and Sophie and Charlie playing "tug of war" with a cow. Sophie is really into play with Charlie now - 2 weeks after his arrival upset the balance of her world.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The best soup and new dish towels

This Sausage, Potato, and Cabbage Soup by Jacques Pepin is AWESOME! We had it for dinner this evening with a rustic apple tart for dessert. I bought some bright new dish towels today on sale at Target. I love the colors!

January 29 - Signing and addressing the Valentines

Emma always request waffles for breakfast after a sleepover. I let her dump all of the ingredients and stir. After her waffle breakfast, she finished up her valentines so she could take the ones home that she made for Mommy and Daddy. After we went to Pet Smart and Emma picked out some new "lovies" (Emma's term for stuffed toys) for Charlie, we met her mother at Target and Emma picked out a princess baby and an Oreo snack.

January 28 - Sleepover and Valentines with Emma

Emma came over for a sleep over at Nana's this evening. In preparation, I gathered some art supplies and valentine embellishments so she could make valentines. She did a great job and had a lot of fun! She ate a great dinner - steak and baked potato and we had a popcorn party later watching "Belle and the Beast."

Friday, January 27, 2012

POTD - January 27

Fruit and vegetable shots were taken with my phone in a stop off at the Teeter on my way home from lunch with friends. I captured the tree out front this morning with the rising sun behind it. I tried a self portrait later today by shooting myself in the hall mirror.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

POTD - January 26

Rocker on our back porch, pansies, and a Target cart.

January 25 - Charlie, Dan, and a sunny day

We had the first sunny day after many days of rain today. I got outside and captured a shot of the blue sky and a flowering shrub that has been confused by our warm then cold weather. I captured Charlie in the morning in our front hall and Dan in front of his laptop in the evening. The light from the laptop was great for the shot!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

January 24 - Happy Birthday Emily!

I was in Greenville on the 24th and stopped by Emily's to wish her a happy birthday and drop off her gift. She and the boys were in the back yard enjoying the first sunny day in a while. Noah and Bobby were digging in the mud and having a great time! As I was leaving, Emily packed them up in the stroller and took them to the park. I got so may great shots that I uploaded the entire group.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

POTD - January 23

It has been raining for days and my photos on January 23 were taken in my kitchen of our morning frittata (bacon, cheddar, roasted red pepper, and spinach), the items on top of my antique pie safe, my antique rolling pin collection, a lid from an antique coffee pot, and a detail of the tin on the antique pie safe that holds dishes, napkins, and placemats.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

POTD January 22

Photographs from today include a bowl with onions and tomatoes along with some cute cupcake ceramic boxes I bought for Valentine decorations.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sophie and Charlie - All tuckered out!

After Charlie's first week, Sophie has warmed up to him. Today they played hard running from room to room with toys. Here are a couple of shots of the "dog nap" that followed their last round of play.

POTD January 21 - Rainwater reflection

It was a dreary rainy day today in Charlotte. I took this picture of a tree's reflection in the rainwater standing in our driveway. I also got a shot of my hot new rain boots!

POTD Jan 20 - Peppers and Basil

I made Giada's sausage and peppers for dinner. These beautiful ingredients were part of the dish.

Friday, January 20, 2012

POTD Jan 19 - Portraits of Charlie + Bowl of Yarn

I captured Charlie's shots while he was sitting in the front hall. The bowl of yarn shot was taken on our back porch in late afternoon - the light was amazing.