Thursday, April 4, 2013


This weeks Project 52 theme is bloom.... which is a bit tricky because my yard is a little barren.  Yesterday the weather was beautiful so the kids and I went looking for flowers and we found our first little dandelion popping up.  If you know me... in a few weeks my yard will be a blanket of yellow (#neighborshateme) but the kids and I just adore dandelions.  They are pretty, they give you wishes and they make excellent macro photography subjects.  Now to just wait for their seeds to pop up for more photos :)  enjoy...


Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Growing up, I loved to use my imagination.  Maybe that's why I found the movie, Mary Poppins so fascinating.  It was a whole world full of magic!  I can't help feel that way when we go to places like the old carousel in Faust park.  My daughter is a joy to watch in these types of places- ok she's a joy to me in any kind of place- but it's days like this we just marvel in Katie's joy.

We recently went there for a birthday party and I thought it would be a perfect place to take on the Clickin' Moms blog circle challenge of the month - interesting perspectives. We had a great time and I think that these shots have some out-of-the-ordinary views!  So ride along with me on my photo journey for the month.  Ready?

Ah!  Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!  He traveled all around the world, and everywhere he went, he'd use his word, and all would say, "There goes a clever gent!"

Katie has Williams syndrome which is a rare genetic disorder.  It greatly affects her behavior in quite a positive way most of the time.  Katie has emotions to the extreme.  She senses things in her surroundings more intensely than your average kid and things like spinning and bright lights make her squeal with excitement.  So you can imagine that she was in heaven on the horse, so to speak...

Oh, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious, if you say it loud enough, you'll always sound precocious! Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Katie expresses herself with so much excitement when she sees or feels something she loves. She adores the sensory input. The lights, the music, the motion... it puts her into a very happy place and that happiness is incredibly contagious! I have a feeling she'll be an amusement park "junky" in her future ;)

You know, you can say it backwards, which is "docious-ali-expi-istic-fragil-cali-rupus" - but that's going a bit too far, don't you think? Indubitably!

If you enjoyed my blog post, head on over to Ana's blog to see her take on interesting perspectives. I hope you enjoy this month's blog circle and if you'd like to learn a bit more about Williams syndrome, check out my page above (for the short version) or my other blog (for the long version)!

Each month I'm participating on photography challenges with fellow Clickin' Mom photographers... You can follow the blog circle by clicking on our links at the bottom of each of our posts. You can also see them directly here:

 Angie / CaristyGina YeoCourtney Kirkland / Megan Rose / Rebecca Grabek / Ana / Pam / Erica / Jessica