Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Last time I painted with Ethan he was SO not into getting his hands messy.  But after seeing Leah dive right in this time, Ethan was like, "Oh, maybe I will try that".  That's like with most things Leah does.  "Oh, climbing onto that kitchen table does look fun!"

Monday, July 25, 2011

Birthday Date

We went on a super fun date on the Friday after my birthday last weekend. Dinner at a fancy restaurant, Nelson Atkin's art museum and Water Lilies exhibit, then the Plaza and fancy cupcakes (for free!). Makes me realize we need to make date-night a priority, and not just something that occurs every once in a long while.

Here are some "polandroids" from the museum.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Slave Labor

We took advantage of the extremely hot weather and had a little car washing party. I put my little slaves right to work.  I think that little kids in swimsuits are pretty much the cutest ever.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The 4th

I think the 4th of July is my favorite holiday. I love everything about it. Although it's really lame that you can't set off your own fireworks in Johnson County. I think next year we will have to leave town so Ross can show his firework skills to our kids. When he was a kid he used to save up all of his money so he could go all out on giant fireworks. That thought makes me laugh. I'd really love to continue that tradition though.

I started the day off with a friend at a festival nearby. It was CRAZY. So many people, and so many things to see. I couldn't handle it for very long, but it was fun.

Leah's hair kind of looked like a firework.

Then we went down to Olathe to visit Ross' brother and family.   
We enjoyed some good food and good fun outside.

And then I was really excited to try out a technique that I had seen a photographer friend do a couple of years ago.  He wrote a tutorial a few days ago on how to do it.  See here.
Between comforting kids who were scared of fireworks and an almost full memory card I didn't get to do as many as I wanted, but I still got a few cool ones I think.  
Sorry there are so many pictures in this post.

Hope you had a good 4th!