Saturday, August 21, 2010

August 21, 2010

C H A R G E ! ! !

Friday, August 20, 2010

August 20, 2010

Come on Katie, come a ridin'!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

August 19, 2010

These are terrible quality photos, but I wanted to show you all what the kids and I watched today. This morning, at the barn we saw one of the baby ducklings being hatched. It was interesting, yet it took a while and we couldn't see too much because the mama duck kept most of the activity underneath her away from our prying eyes. But we stuck around long enough to see a very ugly, wet, yellow thing. There are two more eggs that we will keep checking on.

Early afternoon we went back out to the barn to check on her and we met the daddy duck taking his new baby out for a walk. At first I didn't even notice that he had a baby duckling with him, because the baby was directly underneath his back tail feathers. When I finally saw him, I wasn't sure it was the same duckling, but it had to be.

Later in the afternoon we stopped by again, and the three of them were together. By now the baby duck is very cute and doesn't look at all like the wet, ugly thing we saw this morning.

I hope the other two eggs hatch.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

August 18, 2010

The hoodoos are so much fun. Lots of hand holds and foot holds to help you climb. Plus there are many holes and hide outs to crawl into and take a rest from the heat of the summer sun.

Monday, August 16, 2010

August 16, 2010

A few more kite pics from our trip. It was such a cool kite to fly.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August 15, 2010

Happy Anniversary ! 12 years and counting!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

August 14, 2010

One last game of baseball before we had to leave.

Friday, August 13, 2010

August 13, 2010

How can such excitement and fun for a five year old cause nausea for a 40 year old. Where has my youth gone? At least I could sit and watch the fun as she rode the kiddie roller coaster.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

August 12, 2010

It used to be that I never took photos of the sky. Why, you ask? Well, look at the photo below and tell me what you see:

Can you see it? The one smack dab in the middle is fairly obvious, don't you think?

What a dirty sensor! Can you believe it? I have spent more time cloning out dust spots from my photos than I care to admit. Maybe that is why I take lots of "busy" pictures of birds hiding in layers of leaves and trees; it hides all the spots.

I have spent the past four weeks in beautiful Canada, and finally, after looking at these photos I realizing I had far too many spots to clone out. I took my camera in to get it cleaned. I have wanted to do this for a year, but no one in my town does it and I didn't want to send my camera away and I was too chicken to do it myself, so I took it to The Camera Store. They were very helpful. $20 later and some instructions and demonstration, I walked out with a cleaning kit and perfectly clean sensor.

What do you think now? Bring on the blue sky!

Not a single touch up on these photos.

Do you have a sensor filled with dust spots? Tell me your story.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August 9, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

August 8, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

August 7, 2010

This is one of my kids favorite places to go. It is beautiful and lots of fun.

Friday, August 6, 2010

August 6, 2010

Where in the world are we??
Any guesses??
Hint: This is all natural!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

August 5, 2010

Blackfoot Indian Tribe, Southern Alberta, Canada
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

August 4, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

August 3, 2010

There were some brave chipmunks at the top of our hike. I caught this one mid blink!

Monday, August 2, 2010

August 2, 2010

I'm sitting in my dimly lit hotel room, coaxing my husband's old laptop to work and trying to be patient with an incredibly S L O W connection. As a result, this photo is SOOC, no editing. We are having great fun on vacation. My daughter loves to pick the raspberries and eat them with ice cream.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August 1, 2010

What you can't see are the big tears rolling down her cheeks because she was not tall enough to ride this attraction alone like her brother and sister. She needed an adult to ride with her, and I do not do rides. Sorry.