Monday, April 07, 2008

Picture Day and Springtime

Another day has ticked by. Thanks to those who stopped by to "help me eat my cheesecake". What a burden you bear! Oh, how you sacrifice! I'm wiping tears away right now thinking of how you laid aside your own home burdens to come and choke down some cheesecake. Thank you, Thank you! (snort)

I took some pictures today of little Lana (ballet pics-aren't those bows terrific?) and her big brother, Logan...







and some of her just being cute...










We had a good time, except that both of her costumes were, "too itchy, Kimmy!" (I love that her and Logan still call me Kimmy- left over from long ago).
Of course, there are approximately 75 pictures of Lana and maybe 5 of Logan. Girls are so complicated! "Kimmy, I don't want to sit there, it looks too itchy!" I'm sure I was NEVER was like that. I also took pictures of Zach and Eric (we had a big picture day at my house). It was a fun day! And yes, that is a frog in that picture with Zach. Cool, huh! I have to say, I love to take pictures (of little kids especially), but I abhor burning it on a CD; there are still some things that illude me on the computer. Like I had to burn all the kids on one CD; (instead of giving the mothers just their own kids on one CD) I couldn't remember how to do that on the 'puter).

It was lovely walking around the yard and seeing the things in bloom. I love seeing the south in bloom! I think wisteria is just about my favorite thing that blooms in Alabama. I remember the first spring that I lived here (in '97) that I was amazed by the beautiful blooms. I had never seen anything like it. They grow wild (everywhere) and they just appear out of nowhere and last for about two to three weeks. I think I freaked out everybody I would ride in the car with by screaming "THERE'S MORE! IT'S EVERYWHERE!" I still do that occasionally. It's just so pretty. And the smell! You cannot imagine how yummy it is. My first spring break in Alabama, I made a trip back to Orlando to visit the fam. I traveled with Missy, Michelle, and our friend, Debbie. I just had to pull over on the side of I-75 in Georgia to clip some wisteria to take home to my mother. We clipped quite a bit and there was no room in the trunk to store them, so we put them in the back window of the car. It smelled pretty good at first, but then it started to be overwhelming. I think we all had an enormous headache by the time we got to my parent's house. And the wisteria had all wilted. So now I just wait for it to bloom and admire it until it disappears. I hope you're enjoying spring where you are!

10 comments:

Abbey said...

Oh, I love spring & I love those bows!!

Missy said...

Well what else would they call you?
I think they will always call you that.
Love my pics!
My two favorite ones I am getting made into 5x7 or 8x10's.
Thanks for sacrificing your time and your cheescake for us!!! :)

Marsha said...

Thank you for the beautiful pix! But then you had beautiful children to photograph. Oh, are they my grandchildren? Oh, silly me! Am I partial? NEVER!

I LOVE the wisteria picture.

Amy said...

I like Wisteria too, did you know that our deck has an arbor with wisteria growing all over it and it is soo pretty when it blooms. Talk about good picture possibilities for someone like you, Kim. Of course the rest of the year when it is green, we fight to keep it cut back so it doesn't take over the deck.

michelle said...

I am very angry with you Kimmy!!!
:(

michelle said...

Ok, I kid about being angry. I am just sad remembering that trip and how fun it was and the fact that I wish we hung out more (which is not your fault) and now you're moving. Poo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, I love you! and the pictures are beautifu btw...they always are.

alli said...

hey, kim. I totally remember a choir trip with you at SEBC and you would look out the window and say in a deep mysterious voice "wiiiisteeeeriiiiaa."

that is why your silly linky on my blog is "she loves nutella and wisteria."

Virginia said...

I love these pics Kim! They are so beautiful! I love the ones with the frog- how cool is that?!

Kim said...

Um, the correct question is, "how many times did I give myself the heebs trying to take the picture?" The little boys kept laughing because I kept jumping back. When did I grow allergic to frogs? I used to pick them up when I was a kid.

The Heltons said...

I appreciate your skill at taking pictures.

JH