I had no wonderland pictures from this winter, again. It was dry and brown and not very wonderful. But I had made these banana muffins this winter and thought they were a winter wonder.
I had seen this “Monster Eye” cake on Pinterest that I had pinned awhile back. I was completely inspired to make it for our soccer Halloween party. I mean, when would I ever get the chance again.
Both of these pictures were taken in April. The picture in the orange shirt was taken first. It was a beautiful day. The grass was green, but most of the trees were still bare. The picture in the sweats and hat was taken maybe 2 weeks later. You can tell things were really greening up. But I froze my tooshy off at that track meet and I had layers on. And a blanket. And those poor kids in their skimpy shorts. They had to stand in line so long before competing, so it wasn’t like they were staying warm being active. Definite warmer weather, spring fever.
Mr B has been rather moody like this since 4th grade (he’s in 5th). Hormones maybe. For sure showing he thinks something is missing in his life but swears nothing is wrong. He will also always say he is not pouting. I just happened to capture this “proof” that he does pout and showed him. He said “oh!”
Even though she had just conquered a tough hill, she still was all smiles when she passed us cheering her on at the Day of the Tread.
I have no idea who this family is, but I passed them getting their pictures taken in the park this fall and had to take their picture being taken.
I can’t always say this because my brother and his family go off with my sister-in-laws family a lot. But this year we celebrated 8 birthdays, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving and an early Christmas. The biggest celebration, however, was when my (63-year-old) dad completed his second 100 mile ride in a matter of months. This particular ride was the Day of the Tread which raised money for Casa Esparanza. A home for families who have a member getting cancer treatment. A celebration of life.
My brother built an obstacle course for my nephew’s birthday. American Ninja Warrior style. They all wanted to go again and again.
Mr B learned to ballroom dance at school this year. I was upset I couldn’t get pictures without all the heads in front of me, but I love that I captured his smile here. It was the end of the dance and he was dancing with a ghost. He just realized he wasn’t going to have to dip his ghost as the song ended.
I have always wanted to have a Halloween party. My parents hosted one for Mr B’s soccer team. What fun they had.
Again, I don’t know this woman. But her smile was just so captivating. She had no idea I took her picture, it was so pure and lovely. I hope her smile never changes.