Friday, October 30, 2015

Project 365: Week 43

Hey, do you know what?!  With this post, I'm caught up on my 365 posts!  I took pictures every day but Saturday this past week, Oct 18 - 24.

Sunday: We took a walk in the evening since there was no church.  Kyle learned that he can climb signs!  He was so excited that we has to go back out with the camera to get a picture of him climbing.

Monday: A special project for a special person.

Tuesday: Patrick inspecting my handiwork.

Wednesday: Avalyn got her braces off!  I love her smile!

Thursday: I love this handsome smile!

Friday: My handsome boy playing outside.

Saturday: I missed this day, but I took this picture on Thursday.  This is a long term, slow going project to make a postage stamp quilt with scraps from previous projects.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Project 365: week 42

Here we are finishing week 42!  That means there are only 10 weeks left to the year!  Wow!  Anyway, I don't think I did as well for this week, the week of Oct. 11 - 17.  But here we go....

Sunday: When I bought these mums, I thought they were annuals.  That was about 4 years ago!  They are still pretty and going strong.

Monday: It was an incredibly foggy day!  I ran outside to take some pictures of the trees in the fog.  I love the little glimpse of yellow in the haze.

Tuesday: I missed Tuesday, but these pretty little flowers are in the garden of our chiropractor.

Wednesday: This is a quilt I made as a part of a virtual quilting bee about 5 years ago.  I love everything about this quilt!  This is a small section of baby stars.  They are about 4 inches square.

Thursday:  I was so thankful that I took my camera with me when we went for a walk as a family!  I saw this little flower all by itself sticking up our of a neighbor's yard.

Friday: I didn't get a picture this day either.  I took this one of Patrick on Saturday.  He is almost crawling, and Quack-a-mole is hitching a ride!

Saturday: I feel like an apothecary with all my oils!  I got a new bag to carry some of my roll-ons in, and so I took the time to label everything and make sure everything was neat and in order. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Project 365: Week 41

I am happy to say that I finished weeding through all my September pictures and have gotten started on October.  So now here are my pictures for the week of Oct. 4 - 10.  I actually took a picture every single day!  That is a first since vacation!

Sunday: Mercy "miowing" (translation: smiling)  (She saw this picture today and laughed and said, "Mercy miowing!"  She was so excited to see herself!  I am glad she calls this a smile, otherwise, it could be labeled a scary face.)

 Monday: We went to Megan's house so the kids could ride bikes in her cul-de-sac.  Grandma was still here, so the adults enjoyed chatting on the porch while the kids played.  Mercy LOVED the Presley's wagon and had a great time pulling it all over the cul-de-sac.

Tuesday: Keira fell asleep during quiet time.

Wednesday: We headed to a park to say our last good byes to Gma before she headed north to visit with some more family and friends.  One of Gma's nieces (my dad's cousin) came down to pick up Gma, so we got to meet her as well.
Patrick smiled and squealed with delight while I pushed him on the swing!

Thursday:  We are taking care of two cats for some friends.  On one of our visits to their house, I took this picture of their roses.

Friday:  Our October pumpkins

Saturday:  Sophia hurt herself while she was playing outside in the rain.  She was so pouty, that I stuck her in front of our glass door and took some pictures.  She looks so sad when she is pouting!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Project 365: week 40

Just playing catch up.  This post is for the week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3.

Sunday: I didn't take a picture on Sunday, so this picture of Avalyn piggy backing Patrick is to make up for it.

 Monday:  Mercy wanted a picture of Avalyn piggying her.  She wasn't pleased when Avalyn said no.

Tuesday: We went to see a Lego display at North Point Mall with my grandma.  This is the view up at the Statue of Liberty.

Wednesday: Keira caught a praying mantis

Thursday: Avalyn in the rain

Friday: Homemade pizza.  They were almost as good as Mellow Mushroom.

Saturday: Our first attempt at sourdough bread actually turned out well!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Project 365: week 39

Being so far behind, is really getting to me!  Maybe that will spur me on to get caught up, but it may just let me walk away and never get caught up.  We will see which way it goes.  This post is for the week of Sept. 20 - 26.

I didn't do well taking pictures this week.  I didn't even take enough pictures to make up for the days that I missed.

Sunday: This was taken on Wednesday of Patrick reaching for a toy.

Tuesday: Keira horseback riding

Wednesday: Patrick playing on the floor

Friday: Keira used her wiki sticks to make a lion.  She did a great job copying the picture!

Saturday: Seeing Gma for the first time this year.  The kids were dancing a jumping and moving so much that I resorted to turning on the flash.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Vacation: Scenic Views

Well, I am so far behind, but I have been taking pictures.  Though feeding a baby, and the rest of the family, homeschooling, and house work has been taking a much higher priority to blogging.
These are the last pictures I was going to post from our vacation.

The condos across the street on the inter-coastal waterway.

A view of the pier from our condo.

Sunset between the condos.

Sunset on the beach.

(Adrian's picture)

Just after sunset, notice the moon.

Just after sunset.

Inside the atrium. (Adrian's picture)

Looking down to the ground floor from our floor. (Adrian's picture)

Friday, October 9, 2015

Vacation: The Blue Angels

While we were looking at information about the National Naval Aviation Museum on the internet, my dad found out that the Blue Angels usually practice at the Pensacola Naval Air Station on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  We were all excited at the prospect of seeing them, but he air show was even more spectacular than we imagined!  The announcer said that the Blue Angels do not do trick or stunt flying, but precision flying.  What they do is what all military pilots need to be able to do.  The Blue Angels just do it much closer to each other.
The Blue Angels have two "teams".  One is a group of four, and the other is two single pilots.
The Blue Angels take off in formation:

Their signature diamond formation:

They fly with 18 inches between wing tip and cockpit!

The two single pilots fly by each other in very close proximity!

The two single pilots fly in formation "dirty" and the lead plane inverted.  Flying dirty means with the landing gear down and in this case with their hook down as well.  It changes the aerodynamics and makes harder to fly.

The four planes with the first and fourth inverted.

They do a maneuver called a break away, where they going from flying in close formation to each plane flying heading off in a different direction.

The two single pilots join in formation with the other four to do several maneuvers.

All six pilots approach the air field from different directions!

We thoroughly enjoyed the air show!  It is incredible to witness such amazing skill carried out in such a spectacular display.  The kids are still talking about seeing the Blue Angels even now, and hope to go back to see them again.