Monday, June 21, 2010

Fun with Sparklers (and the Camera)

When you have sparklers in the shed, who can wait until the 4th of July to play with them? We certainly couldn't wait to have some sparkler fun! This year, we decided to experiment with the camera as well. Nate set the camera up on the tripod, and (I think) set it to a long shutter speed. I was surprised at how light these pictures turned out, since it was really nearly dark outside. Anyway, we had lots of fun experimenting, but next time we decide to "paint" with sparklers, we'll wait until it is very dark outside to get a more dramatic effect.

Monday, June 14, 2010


(This is his "I Hate Piano Recitals" Face)
Mom: "I'm sorry, but you need to go to time-out."
Ben: "I NOT a time-out boy!"
Mom: "It's time to get dressed, Ben."
Ben: "I NOT get dressed! Boys don't wear dresses!"
Mom: "You're almost 4 years old. You need to start wearing underpants."
Ben: "Mom, only girls wear underpants. Boys wear diapers."

Art City Days 2010

Sylvia after the SHS Mini Cheer Spectacular
(I'm sad, because we have video and it won't load right now...)

Ben's balloon sword from the Children's Art Festival

Sylvia and Ben riding in the Children's Parade
(Dad decorated their wagon-awesome job, Nate!)

Sylvia riding with the Mini Cheerleaders in the Art City Days Parade

Ben and Sylvia having a great time at the Parade

We love Art City Days!