Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Life In Pictures

Abbie is officially using the toilet and using pull-ups! We still use diapers at night, but during the day and at her school, she's in pull-ups. So far so good and we've been lucky to only have one accident so far at home. But it's still really early, so that luck may not last. I plan to also crack back down on her bink use to only when she is napping/sleeping and she hates that. Wish me luck!

End of semester home stretch, so I've been absent from this blog and pretty much elsewhere except for tumblr and instagram (only because they are readily available on my phone in my short periods of downtime). So here's a new haul of pictures from the past week and a half. The mask pictures and two classroom pictures are from my studio classes' final exam performance art shows. I may not post pictures and video from mine because it's a little gritty for a family blog, so that may appear on my art page and tumblr if you want to view them.

Friday, April 25, 2014

16 / 52

-portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week of 2014-

Abbie- (backlogged post to the day of the picture) She received this little light up zebra from her Aunt Becky a while ago that we refund while cleaning, so we've been talking about stars lately.

This picture was taken with my iPhone 5c, no edits.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

First Egg Hunt

Hey guys! Hope you all had a happy Easter/Eostere/what ever you see fit that happened today (yeah yeah 4/20, I know that happened too). It was a pretty exciting day around our home because not only did Owlfish receive her own tricycle today (she doesn't get pedaling yet, but we're learning), but went on her first official Easter egg hunt. This is her third easter and in previous years, she was just too young to get the whole egg concept. But she was all over it this year, running around our backyard picking up eggs hidden for her. She brought quite a haul in today. Her easter basket was pretty full of fun Disney themed things, but so far, it looks like her favorite gift was a purple slinky! Go figure. :) Meanwhile, I'm just glad for dark chocolate eggs, mimosas, and the fact there's only about two weeks left of spring semester for me. 

My favorite picture of today. Nine months of love and I grew this and she is beautiful. 
This girl. She makes my day and every day. <3

Friday, April 18, 2014

15 / 42

-portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week of 2014-

Abbie- We've had the soundtrack to "Frozen" on repeat in the car ride to her school each morning. 

This picture was taken with my iPhone 5c and edited in the Afterlight app. I really should pick my camera back up and quit using this phone so much. Easy street, man...but speaking of Frozen, there's a video originally posted to my Instagram of sleepy Owlfish singing "Let It Go" one night after dinner. You should click the link list on the left and go see. Just saying... :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

14 / 52

-portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week of 2014-

Abbie- This kid's immune system has been taking a beating since starting daycare and now having allergies isn't helping either. This is how she spent her weekend...curled up, feverish, and sleeping.

This picture was taken with my iPhone 5c and edited in the Afterlight app. I know this post is a few days late, I apologize. I've kinda majorly dropped the ball on life and been having to pay the price for it. The smelter is almost over, thank goodness.

Tonight is also the first of four lunar eclipses for this year! A Blood Moon in April. If you are in viewing range, don't miss it!.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014


Owlfish is currently "Star of the Month" at her school.
She's super happy about it and I'm super proud.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

13 / 52

-portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week of 2014-

Abbie- She never sits still anymore, but the moments I do catch her are beautiful, like this one. She was watching Wall-e and it's funny to see how her little face works when she's trying to figure out what's going on in the movie. She was mid-pursing her mouth in this picture. 

This picture was taken with my iPhone 5c and edited in the Afterlight app

Friday, April 04, 2014

Life In Pictures ( Tumblr)

First off, this is my hair color now. Did it on a whim over spring break, with help from Shelbie (we made a massacre out of her bathroom). Second, Abbie has a new favorite movie, I'll give you a hint..."let it go". Pretty sure I've watched it at least twice each day since we got it on Blu-Ray. But here's another round of random shots I've taken the past few weeks, mostly instagrams this time. Oops.

These two were from back before spring break, before and after I collapsed from back to back seizures in the middle of my photography class. Bashed my head and neck pretty bad, hence the neck brace. I've been ok since, but the doctor I'm seeing is trying to figure out if these are from me developing epilepsy or if they are pseudo-seizures (they exist apparently) brought on by stress. Will keep you post, but I'm fine.

Minus my art critique picture and the bookshelf picture (which was from my first visit to The Goat Farm in Atlanta, which I wanted to crawl inside and never leave.), these were from a recent class visit to Get This Gallery in Midtown for Stephanie Dowda's and Tommy Nease's showings. Got to meet Stephanie, not Tommy, which was a shame because while interesting, Stephanie's work did not appeal to me the way Tommy's did.

And in other news, I have a Tumblr now. Link has been added to the list on the left. More than likely, I will be moving all my rants and personal stuff not concerning Abbie or my coloums here to that page now. Check it out.