Ahh, there's nothing like torturing the youngest at Christmastime. Dress them adorably and make them wait in line for an hour-and-a-half only to be thrust at some wierdo with a scary beard they've never seen before. Throw in a little too much heat and some canine teeth making their way to the world, and you have a complete meltdown. Santa told me we had two options: he could hold him screaming for the picture, or someone else could hold him. Was I naughty this year?
Ok I was off to a great start with the photo a day challenge, but quickly fell by the wayside. I did, however, meet my goal of completing a book for each kid and uploading them to be printed in time for Christmas delivery. Woo hoo!! Not only that, but I then compiled two more books, which contained all of the kids book pages, plus customized covers and extra layouts - one for my FIL and one for my MIL. So here are the kids books. Ok so I cheated on all 5 of these books and used "Quick Pages" from TLC, but you know, I don't think any of the recipients will call me a cheater!
I am not even going to apologize for missing yesterday, I was hit with a stomach bug that robbed me of a day of my life - but I'm back today. I took Nate to the dr this morning who diagnosed him with "walking pneumonia" so we spent the day together. They're so clingy when they're sick, it's sweet, until it hits my lower back! He's 27 pounds already! Anyways, here's what I came up with. I picked up the camera to photograph something else entirely but he's a camera magnet, what can I say. I hope we're not supposed to narrow it down to one a day as part of the challenge.
Alex was in the town parade with his karate studio. The weather was perfect - overcast and chilly but not COLD. Nate was sick last night and today but he really perked up and enjoyed the parade. I took 150 pics, and got a handful of nice ones.
I finished the second book and uploaded it just now, figured I'd post the whole thing here. I think I'm also going to turn that cover page into a poster, maybe add the student creed to the bottom. Now I just need to come up with 3 more and complete them before the 13th - along with any calendars and such.
I just read about this challenge and decided to join, here's day 1 from my current project. Took these shots of Alex in sparring class this morning. I am loving my new 85mm 1.8 Canon lens (for which I sold off all my sizzix). Learned some photo editing tips in my photoshop class, they're slowing me down on the scrapping but the photos are looking better!