February 27, 2014


My buddy is invited to a birthday party for one of his kindergarten classmates. It's at one of those indoor inflatable jumpy places. The whole thing just makes me a little nervous. He generally loves the bounce houses to the point where he is exhausted and you have to crawl in and pull him out kicking and screaming. The indoor places tend to be very loud with a whole lot of sensory input. My buddy will either love it or hate it. No telling which.

I also don't know what his classmates parents know about my buddy. He's in the class picture and everyone got a Valentine with his photo on it, so he shouldn't be a surprise.  I've only ever met one mom and one dad from his kindergarten. I'm not great at meeting new people and really want to make a good impression so I can start to form some local friendships.

My buddy has had a really off week at school and I have no idea why.  The party is still over a week away, so he can snap out of whatever is going on.

I've been getting more interested in photography - I love the way an image can make you feel. I aspire to take better photos. Buying a DSLR camera seemed like too big of an expense for a hobby, so I found an online course taught by a blogger I enjoy on how to take better photos with your phone. Yay! Something just for me that I can do in the little increments of time I sneak for myself. I've been enjoying it and since rara is willing (and home when the light is the best) she's been my loyal subject.

She loves to feed herself yogurt... and is surprisingly neat.


Rara loves her Mickey Mouse figurines and plays with them for hours at a time.

OK.  There is one other lady home with me during the day...

It may have taken me all day to figure out how to get a higher quality picture on my blog and get rid of the frame that blogger automatically put on the pictures and then write code, but I think it was worth it.  Hopefully it will get easier!


  1. You go girl! I just signed up for a local photog class as well! What online iphone class did you do? Your pics are always amazing... you make a fantastic mamarazzi!

  2. Thanks! www.ashleyannphotography.com
    Under the Sycamore is the name of the blog. She does a camera phone and DSLR course - SnapShop