Monday, October 13, 2008

Random, Random

I've used this blog title before. It comes in handy if one gets behind on ones' blogging and needs to play catch up. So here goes, a random list of things:

1. Finn is going through an ultra super hero phase (i.e. a sword wielding, horse riding, cape wearing, stick shooting, 4 days of sporting the same Spiderman p.j.'s type of phase), and I absolutely love it. It's so much fun to see what adventure he seeks out each day.

2. Audrie's a rock hound. On just about every outing, she comes home with a pocket full of rocks. While I don't always enjoy picking rocks out of the washing machine, and while some rocks happen to fall in the trash can (shh, don't tell), I can understand the fascination because I shared the same love for rocks as a child. And, if you're lucky, you can find a pair of vampire fang rocks just in time for Halloween!

3. I'm a dork. Anyone who knows me knows that about me. But, I love that I can be a dork around my children, and actually generate a laugh. I know this won't last forever. My dorkiness will soon become a source of embarrassment to them, so I'll cherish the laughs while I can.

(This is me in a random act of dorkitude playing a game of baseball in the backyard. Please ignore the weeds and dying grass. :))

4. Check out my new rug...if you can see it under all those papers. It's from Target and it's warm and cushy and a bit funky...just like me! ;) I'll explain what Finn is up to in a later post.

5. My photography might soon be replaced by my daughter's. She's been experimenting with the camera lately, and she's quite good! She just added photographer to her "What I want to be when I grow up" list. It will join other aspirations like artist, author/illustrator, spy, scientist, pastry chef, inventor, and astronaut. Here are a few of her shots:

6. Finn has become quite the photographer, too. He really knows the ropes when it comes to using a wooden camera: Here he is taking a picture of Audrie taking a picture of him:

7. I got an "I love your blog" award! It's taken me a while to get this up here. Thank you Yoon See for recognizing my blog! If nobody ever read my blog, I would still post because when I'm old and senile, I want to be able to look back and remember the things we did, but it is nice to know that people enjoy my blog! Thank you again Yoon See!!

8. And finally, my one year blogiversary is approaching! One year of blogging!! When I first started this little venture, I thought I had to write a novel and have it fully edited before posting. But I soon learned that taking a month to finish a single post doesn't really make for a good blog. Anyways, I'm excited about the fact that I've been blogging for a whole year now and am in a very giving mood, so to celebrate this monumental moment, I'm going to have a little surprise! Readers, you have to check back on Thursday the 16th (the actual blogiversary) to find out what it is!! Having said that, I'll leave you with the link to my very first post: Fall Portrait Session

Until then,

Nessa Dee


yoon see said...

Your children are always smart & adorable.
You are a happy person...and you just know how to count on the blessings:)

I am glad that you like the award!

yoon see said...

I just checked on your fall portrait session.
Oh my gosh...your kids Audrie & Finn have grown up so fast!!!
Lovely pictures and certainly some candid shots to revisit the sweet moment together.
I love these ones:
Audrie holding Finn, so much love & intimacy.
Finn's cute look.
Audrie was staring down having a quite time.

mindy~ree said...

I love that you are a dork and enjoy making your kids laugh while doing dorky things! lol ;) I embrace my inner dork as well! lol ;) I am sure that funny dork factor won't last much longer with our kids...but it is sure fun right now! ;)

Oh and I LOOOOOOVE that new rug! Beautiful colors and I really like that design!