Monday, January 7, 2013
Before I painted the aqua, I first did a coat of the house color to seal the edges of the tape. Because the stucco is so bumpy, it's hard to get a perfect line.When the brown layer dried, I painted the aqua over that. You can kind of see in the pic below...
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Not that I learned anything. I just took pictures and yelled at John, "Why is it so light?!"
Back to boys. Much easier...
Night shooting? I'll give it a whirl.
The boys were as patient as boys can be, so we went back to the hotel and played Life. Which is so much more depressing to play as an adult. And, of course, Beckett won. Even though he barely played and mostly skipped around the room like a little squirrel. Maybe we can learn from that? Which would be, it's okay, my mom is playing for me!
The next morning, we woke up early for pancakes. Hartwell likes to do the pose from the Nintendo DS commercials. Everywhere.
I was waiting for this place to open. Jule Hus, Christmas all year round! I needed candles for my german pyramid advent thing. And I can only find them online and I can never tell if they are the right size. Found some for $5. Yay, me!
I think the first thing to do to feel like a fancy photographer is to set your camera to sepia. Fancy.
Always saying, "Mom...stop taking my picture!"
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The street is completely blocked off and you can see all the empty chairs that get set up along the parade route. That's me texting my friend to make sure we were in the right spot. For Californians, we did pretty good in the warmth department!
Turns out they requested 25 pounds! of split peas for their float! We found a few small bags in another section, the last of the split peas. But now we had to see the float.
And finally, Hartwell's favorite float. The Disney's California Adventure float!
I think flowers would've helped.