Yesterday Little Man had a fever - needless to say a lot of the day was spent rocking him and holding him and most of the night was spent getting him drinks of water and taking him to the potty. The worst part of dealing with a feverish child all night is having to deal with a fussy little kid in the morning in a sleep deprived state while trying to get the big kids to school on time.
The focus of this shot is supposed to be the water in the vase. I never really got this shot to come out the way I wanted it to. I was very short on pretty light this week!
“He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted...
To comfort all who mourn,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.” Isaiah 61:1-3
I blogged this photo here. This photo is inspired by the song "Beautiful Things" and especially the line "You make beautiful things out of the dust".
I wasn't able to get a photo of any windows this week - at least none that I would want to use - so here is something from my archives and was actually taken with my point and shoot before I got my first DSLR.
This was the result of an activity I did with Josiah this week. Each letter represents the name of one of his siblings - I found that these are some of the easiest letters for my kids to remember because they see these letters most often. We say "B is for Beth" and "M is for Mommy" and it helps him remember. He really liked taping up the pictures and letters. I should have done this with little velcro dots instead of double-sticky tape, that way he could match them up again sometime.
This one was super-hard for me because most of the magazines that come to our house are Industry-specific business magazines that come to my husband. But I poked around a little and found a community Parent magazine - page 25 was listings of local birthing classes - so here is a photo of my little man just a few hours after he was born.
Finding this photo made me think about the photos I have of all of my children during the hours after they were born. So I put the photos together really quickly. (The frames are freebies from M4H)
(L) Beth & (R) Emma
(L) Katie-Abigail & (R) Josiah
It's not hard to find a self-portrait to post for the paper mama's current photography challenge but as soon as I saw this challenge I knew right away what photo I wanted to use - I LOVE this one! It's so happy and cheerful.
I am so far behind participating in the joy of love but here is my Day 1 shot. This is my husband reading on his iPad and Josiah playing on his sister's DS. These are the men I love doing what they love to do!
Here is my photo for the out of the box color challenge. The theme was gray, so I took this photo on one of the grayest, rainiest days of last week - I got a bunch of photos but this one was my favorite. It's processed with M4H's "Carbon Paper" action, I brushed it away just a little so that the robin would pop a little more.