Monday, March 9

Daylight

I love having more of it. I love daylight savings. I always have liked having less of the day in the Winter, and then I love having it back in the Spring.

I have begun stalking photography blogs - any photography blog that I find, I add it to my Google Reader and follow it religiously. I like to see all of the creative ways people can use their camera. They have all been a buzz over the last week about daylight savings time. As a photographer that likes to spend her energy on natural light, I am understanding what the buzz is about. There is going to be so much more time throughout the day to take pictures!

We had a nice weekend this past weekend. Judd went out of town on Friday night with some co-workers, so Charlotte and I had a girl's night planned. Judd's cousin, Jennifer, went out to dinner with us, and then ended up staying with us that night. We had a good time catching up and watching a movie after Charlotte went to bed. It was nice to have some company.

We had beautiful weather all weekend and took advantage. Sunday, Judd gave me the afternoon off and I went shopping. I came home to find an empty house. I called him to see where they went, and he said they were walking on some trails at a Decatur park and that I should come meet them. I met them at the old Dekalb Waterworks site. It was the site that supplied all of Dekalb county's water at one time. Once the county outgrew it, they just left it and the woods have taken it over. The PATH has been built near it now. We had a great afternoon walking the PATH and then let Charlotte swing in one of the parks it connected to. We found the old water works buildings. They are covered with graffiti - it would be an AWESOME place to have a photo shoot - just seems a little too mature for a toddler shoot - any seniors out there want senior pictures?

We stopped and had dinner on the way home. Charlotte is into testing us now. At least 4 different times, she took a french fry off of her plate, looked me straight in the eye, and then threw it on the floor - knowing that I would say "No". After the last fry, I grabbed her out of her seat and we left - leaving Judd to pay and collect our belonging. I feel like this is all happening so fast - can't we have a little more time before we have to actually start disciplining?

6 comments:

Rebecca said...

I'm loving the daylight too! Yeah, the discipline thing seems to come out of nowhere! Liam has been doing it too - he'll pick up food, look you straight in the eye and then either squish it all up or throw it on the floor. And if we tell him "no" to something, he'll look at us, and then keep doing it. Part of me is annoyed that he's not listening (ha, he's one!) but part of me also wants to laugh a little bit because sometimes it is cute (and I know at this age he can still sort of get away with it...)

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a great place for Prom Pictures next month. You interested?

Jennifer said...

You didn't get any pics of the Graffiti building, did you?

zane hollingsworth said...

I'm hooked on photoblogs too. If you haven't already discovered it, http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/ is a great resource if you are interested in learning to light your photos with flashes. The archives (lighting 101 & 102) are great. Loved the umbrella photos!

Molly said...

That's good that you're already laying down the law - when Mom says No, it means No.
As for the graffiti building, it might not be a HORRIBLE idea for kids' photos - you could at least get some sort of niche that way, even if you don't do it all the time. There seems to be this huge market for people who want to have everything rock-star-baby...

Molly said...

by the way...if you don't want to post which photoblogs you're blog-stalking, at least send some links out to me, I have a few myself...and I have no idea why I'm so hesitant to admit when I stalk blogs. But I am.
I just read my above comment and thought "wow, I seem all like 'hey I know what I'm talking about with discipline, seeing as I have no kids and all'"...post-comment disclaimer: as always, I have no clue what I'm talking about with kids other than my own experience with brothers and sisters and baby-sitting charges. I just thought it was neat that you've already started thinking about it, I hadn't even thought about when exactly parents do that.