Dominic’s blood work came back. Everything was normal except there was a slight elevation in the wheat category, so he has a mild allergy/sensitivity to wheat. I guess a visit with the pediatric gastroenterologist is next. We were supposed to see the kids’ psychiatrist in Austin this afternoon but we had to reschedule because Anna was sick this morning. It’s been a demanding week, I’ll be glad to have Curtis home tomorrow.
I finally finished editing the Paris photos. Now I have to decide how to share them… I have 161 images (Curtis has over 200!). Do I share day-by-day or maybe by event? If I put them into a lightbox or slideshow, I can’t caption them. I want to share our adventures with each image but don’t want to bog down your screen as tons of images load. Hmmm… thoughts? It’s going to take me a while to write up the blog post(s) to accompany the photos too! I swear, they are coming soon. <3
Day Sixty-Four ~ Snapped
As promised, I took a photo of the snapdragons budding last week and here they are again in bloom. I’ve always loved snapdragons. When I was a child, I would squeeze the center of them and have them talk to me.
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/7.1 | 1/250 | ISO 180
Day Sixty-Five ~ Blue-Eyed Angel
Jenny and Chris came to visit this weekend and it was a delightful time together. Chris was being incredibly playful with Jenny which made her smile all weekend. They just moved into their new home and Jenny just bought her first brand new car on her own. It’s weird to know that she is truly grown up now, but I’m glad we are still very close. I adore her. We spent Saturday night looking at Paris photos… I need to write up my blog posts to accompany them but they will be coming soon!
Nikon D750 | 85mm | f/2.2 | 1/250 | ISO 100
Day Sixty-Six ~ Reflective Selfie
I got a few photos of Jenny with her new car and this one is my favorite (even though you can’t see the car in this image… it’s a 2016 Dodge Dart Rally, all black with black wheels). You can see me, Dominic, and Chris in her sunglasses and she looks so happy. I am so stinkin’ proud of this girl!!!
Nikon D750 | 35mm | f/4.5 | 1/500 | ISO 200
Day Sixty-Seven ~ Where is She?
Mom came with me to pick up the kids after school and we brought mom’s dog, Cricket, with us. Mom adopted her last year… Cricket is an elderly Shih Tzu. We don’t know anything about her history and it took a while for her and mom to bond. But now, they are very, very close. Mom had to run into FedEx and Cricket was searching for her the entire time she was gone. Aww!
Nikon D750 | 35mm | f/2 | 1/200 | ISO 200
Day Sixty-Eight ~ At School
Dominic was supposed to ride the bus home but I got a call from him saying he had missed the bus. I was already in town (buying him an entire new spring/summer wardrobe because he has outgrown everything from last fall), so I went over to pick him up. It gave me a great opportunity to get this photo in front of his school. Unfortunately, he had gotten into a fight with another boy and his knees got a little roughed up after taking a tumble. He will have to serve a half-day in ISS later in the week. The last couple of weeks have been a bit harder for him, I hope things start looking up again soon.
Nikon D750 | 35mm | f/5.6 | 1/1600 | ISO 200
Day Sixty-Nine ~ Beetle’s Raft
We had a couple of days of rain with some dramatic thunder and lightening storms (that led to very little sleep for me, the dogs, and Anna) and I wanted to get out and explore with my macro to find some balance. I first visited the deer’s watering trough in our side yard and found it full of oak leaves and these tiny beetles. It looks like this one is using a leaf as a raft.
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 1250
Day Sixty-Nine ~ Bare Branches Reflected
In the last hurrah of winter before spring truly arrives for good, the live oak trees drop their leaves. I got a shot of the bare branches of the trees with the leaves floating in water below. Kinda artsy, huh?
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/6.3 | 1/250 | ISO 1250
Day Sixty-Nine ~ Dragon Drops
I wanted to experiment with a more ethereal look to my floral photos, so I focused on the tiny rain drops on the snapdragon’s petal after the storm.
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/5 | 1/320 | ISO 400
Day Sixty-Nine ~ Spring Tears
It looks like the flower is crying.
Nikon D750 | 105mm | f/5 | 1/320 | ISO 800
Day Seventy ~ Tummy Bug
Uh-oh. Anna woke up with stomach pain and body aches. Within 45 minutes, she was throwing up. Because of her low muscle tone, medications, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, her gut doesn’t move well. She could be very, very full or it could be a tummy bug. Poor Booski, she’s so puny when she doesn’t feel well. She is still loving Sheldon Cooper and The Big Bang Theory, so she’s watching a little here and there while she rests.
Nikon D750 | 35mm | f/1.6 | 1/160 | ISO 800
Day Seventy ~ Too Cute
Yes, I looked over and found my little dogs cuddling together on the back of my chair (they were not posed). Need I say more? Too cute indeed.
Nikon D750 | 35mm | f/1.4 | 1/160 | ISO 4000
Thanks for looking! Spring break starts this weekend, looking forward to sleeping past 6 a.m. Oh wait, the dogs won’t know it’s spring break. LOL.