Wednesday, June 25, 2008
This picture is obviously photoshopped (either that or she's holding a piece of plutonium). Kenzie was out catching fireflies the other night, and I thought it would be neat to take a shot of her looking into her hands like she's actually caught something, and the glow is illuminating her face, so I had her pose. It's also very daylight in the photo, so I had to do a lot to darken it.
I never intended the shot to look real, but instead wanted it to have more of a fantasy quality about it.
Monday, June 23, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Kenzie's butterflies she got as part of a kit for her birthday have finally hatched (at least four of five have as of this writing). When they were just caterpillars, she named all of them, and insists she knows which butterfly was which caterpillar. They all look just alike to me.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Sorry for the slow posting, but we were out of town all weekend for a swim meet at Miami University (in Ohio that is, so it's not as cool as it sounds). Here's a shot of the blue sky we had that day, and a nice overview of the pool Kenzie got to swim in. It's easily the nicest facility we've been to since we started this sport.
We were actually there last year as well when I grabbed these pics.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Our phone rings at a little before 7 a.m. this morning, and it's our neighbor telling us to look in our back yard. I was expecting the worst, like a downed tree or our pool had collapsed (after all, why call that early), but it was really because this deer was bedded down. I tried grabbing some quick shots from an upstairs room.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Monday, June 09, 2008
Saturday was our company's annual summer picnic where they rent out a nearby amusement park for the day. So what happens after four or five hours of fun in sweltering upper 90 degree heat? Reece actually fell asleep while eating an ice cream cone on the way home.
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Anna from Anna Carson Photography has started another project, this time with a theme of blue. I got kind of a late start, so as the first post, I'm grabbing some of my previously blogged photos that fit the theme. I'll look for some new stuff this week as well.
My wife is a multi-talented person. Healthcare professional by day, she cranks out some amazing cakes for our kids' birthdays. And my daughter always pushes her limits by asking for an off-the-wall birthday party theme. Like this year for instance, she wanted a Spiderwick Chronicles birthday based on the Nickelodeon film that came out in February.
Here's the result. It's a three-tiered cake based on the house in the movie. The bottom layer is stacks of Rice Krispie treats covered in icing and fondant. The middle layer is a peanut butter cake, and the top layer chocolate cake.
The big round window is made of rolled fondant that was painted with food coloring, as is the jars that spell out Kenzie.
The book is made of sheets of brownies covered in icing and then fondant, and the pages are edible rice paper that were traced with food coloring markers.
The figures are McDonald's toys.
This is one of her coolest cakes yet. She's actually getting ready to start a cake blog with all of her creations. For some reason, when I set up the blog, but didn't put any activity on it for a couple of days, Google flagged it as a possible spam blog and locked it until I e-mailed them and told them it wasn't. The case is under review and it should be going in up to four business days. Go figure.
I'll post a link when we get that one going.