{POTD} Summer Stock Sunday #7

Sometimes cooling off in your own back yard just isn’t good enough.  There are times when you have to venture into the city or in our case the next village over to find some relief from the hot days of summer.   This photograph was taken last summer at the water park in Joshua Tree.  You can cool off with buckets on water being dumped from overhead or as my son demonstrates here in this picture, you can cool off your shorts from below.

Cooling off in the desert.

Cooling off in the desert.

Photo Contest Entry

Photo Contest at writefromkaren.com

My blogging friend Karen over at Write from Karen is hosting a Photo Contest this month about summer.  Since I happen to love photography and I have had some good luck with contests lately, I thought I would give this one a shot.

Last month while visiting my parents who have access to a pool, I grabbed quite a few wonderful photographs of the kids enjoying the pool.  This one was my favorite.

{POTD} Blog Hop Photo Fav

This week Mr. Linky is hosting a Blog Hop entitled, “Favorite Photo.”  My Favorite Photo from recent photographs has got to be this one I snapped this past weekend at Legoland.  My family and I were waiting in line to get on a ride.  My son was bored standing there so he asked me for the map of the park.  As he is looking at the map he is trying to decide which ride to go on next.  This is one of those moments when I am so thankfully I looked like  geek and had my camera hanging from my neck.

CJ reads the Legoland map

CJ reads the Legoland map

MckLinky Blog Hop

Click here to enter your link in the blog hop and view the entire list of entered links…

{POTD} Precious Moments

My friend Jen over at Shutter Sisters is celebrating her son’s eighth birthday today.  Indeed the years do seem to fly by as your kids get older.  One day your baby girl is celebrating her third birthday with new toys and the next she’s old enough to entertain and babysit her younger brother.  And next week she’ll be 16!  In a blink of an eye nothing is the same.  Thank goodness we have the ability to capture those precious moments on film so that the memories can live on a little longer.

Tori celebrates 3

Tori celebrates 3

Indeed those days of childhood do pass quickly.   So what moments in time have you frozen?  If your not already a Shutter Sister, click on over there and give them a try.  I’m positive you’ll find it a rewarding experience.

{POTD} Summer Stock Sunday #5

Time for another Summer Stock Sunday

The days of summer are quickly heating up.  Just over 100 degrees outside right now and its just about 6:21pm here in California.  And summer has just begun.  I think its time for me to find the swim suit and join my son and his friend in the kiddie pool out back.

Wishing everyone a scent-sational Sunday!

Boys playing in pool

Close up of CJ

Close up of CJ

Tyler splashes

Tyler splashes

{POTD} My strong Little Man

Ok so a few people have noticed by commenting on some of the pictures I have been posting the last few days.  I must confess that I found a digital scrapbooking site that I am totally lovin’.  No mess to clean up and so many design ideas are available at the click of a mouse.  Speaking of mice, I still have two trips to Disneyland and some scrapbooking to do of those trips before we go again here next month.  While I go dig out my actual scpbooking supplies, please enjoy this page I created of my son CJ.  Wishing you a scent-sational weekend!

Friday Fix It #18

IBefore

Before

I love Friday’s!  For one its the beginning of the weekend.  Then there is the Friday Fill-In meme which can challenge your brain.  And then there is the Fix It Friday meme over at i {heart} faces which challenges our photo editing skills and allows us to get creative with other people’s photographs.

So above we have the before shot.  And here {just below} is my first edit.  I basically cropped the picture because the window in the background is too distracting with all that light shining through.

First Edit - Cropping

First Edit - Cropping

And lastly, I decided to get creative with the cropped picture of went with a scrapbookish type edit.  This is such an adorable child that had so much to say without saying a word.

Creative Edit via Scrapbook

Creative Edit via Scrapbook

Well I hope you enjoyed my edits.  If you would like to play along, click on over to i {heart} faces and lets see what you can come up with!