Sunday, October 10

the kids

this week has been pretty slow going at our house. the weather was been i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e! we've been riding bikes every morning and playing in the sand at my parents house.
but besides that chris has started his clinicals (and all of the homework/studying that goes along with it) and we are all adjusting to a new schedule. he has had to study and do homework at home, which hasnt been the case in the past, so hopefully we can all get used to some changes. and i have had bronchitis this week. so with that combination, we have been trying to keep things low-key around these parts. i did however, finish the kids halloween costumes and im very happy with my little peter pan and tinkerbell... mostly because they love to wear them! i havent taken pictures yet of the finished costumes, so maybe that will be one of our activities tomorrow.

while chris was in ohio i decided to re-do the kids room. it was incredibly exhausting to be pregnant and move furniture and paint and shop like crazy in such a short amount of time, but the kids love it. i havent finished it all, but will certainly post pics when i do.
one thing i did was add a photo collage of the skids (as we so endearingly like to call them). i wanted a bunch of close-ups. i was really pleased with the outcome of the pictures. not necessarily because they are the best photos or the cutest kids, but because i actually took some time to figure out some photoshop techniques, which ended up being rather enjoyable. like how to remove ellie's scar on her right cheek that was very prominent in every photo. it felt good to erase that little stinker!

here are some (or a bunch) of my favorites:

this could be my all time favorite picture of jack. maybe its his dimples. maybe its the fact that i see this little smile of his several times a day when he is plotting something. i dont know. but i love it.


Carolina said...

They turned out so great! I can't wait to see the collage all together. I didn't know you guys had photoshop - we should have a photoshop party!! haha

Amy said...

Cute kids. Seeing pictures of Jack makes me want a little boy. He seems to be the epitome of a little boy.

Tyler saw the picture of Ellie in the boat in the previous post and asked me when that picture of Kate was taken...then he realized it wasn't Kate.

Steve and Donna said...

very nice photos- great work! :)

Kristen said...

you are so stinkin' talented. can't wait to see more pictures!

Larissa said...

how do you do it all?!?! I love the new topper on your blog, how did you do that?

Rikki Browne said...

Skids....ahahahahahah!! I LOVE IT!!

Katie said...

Love the top 2 of Ellie. Such a doll!
My girls were calling them 'Ellie Belly' and 'Jack Attack' for fun! (Jenna's on a big rhyming kick.)

britt said...

so so cute!!