Monday, July 4, 2011

can't be crusty today

how can i be crusty on a holiday? especially a holiday that celebrates the birth of this rockin' country in which we live? so i did a lot today. (for what it's worth, i only cropped a few of these photos, they were fresh off the camera with no editing, so please dont judge ;)

first, we slept in. again.

second, the cousins came over with grandma and her friend and a few dogs.

third, we BBQ'd, i grilled spicy honey chicken, yum!!

fourth, we ate a 'smore ice cream cake! (yes you read correctly, white cake with rocky road ice cream, with a layer of marshmallow covered graham crackers, and topped off with chocolate frosting... SWEET! but good!)

fifth, we walked to the beach. as i was waiting for people to gather shoes and sweatshirts i noticed that my camera has a tilt-shift setting, so of course on our walk i had to experiment, here's a sample of what i got (if you're into photography and dont know what tilt shift is, you can google it, it's kinda lame but was fun to play with for a day)....

this bird isn't really "tilt shift" but i like the way the photo turned out

and the boys spit on some nice little frogs...

sixth, poor mason's hand got slammed in the front door... then he fell on our walk and cut the same hand... it was nasty, he was tough, lots of blood, NOT a good day for him. let's just say he fell asleep the first chance he had.

seventh, we watched Mary Poppins

eighth, we found and accidentally killed what we think was some kind of gopher (i took a photo, but i'll spare you all the details)

ninth, we played with sparklers. well, mom and dad played, the boys used them to burn ants.

tenth, for photo club we had an assignment. i had always wanted to try this and so glad i was nudged a little... these shots aren't really up to standards (now of course, i see where i could have done so much better, but what the heck, i tried!)

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Happy Fourth Everyone!!


flip flop mama said...

Looks like a great day! Love the long exposure pics!

Becky said...

Sounds like a perfect day...minus the injuries. I love those photos! So cool!