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Instagram Vacation

How do you capture your vacation memories?  Point and shoot? SLR? Your phone?  I do a little of all three.  Sometimes I just want to have fun and not tote my “big” camera around.  Other times I want more control than I can get with my P&S or phone.  I shared a few photos earlier this week…but here are “some” of my instragram/phone pics from the week.

Chasing Moments Blog Circle – Dance Recital Edition

This past weekend was busy with recital fun. First dress rehearsal and then two different recitals. This year Leah had a sunflower ballet dance and a Snow White tap dance. Hannah was Little Red Rising Hood for ballet and a cowgirl for tap. They both did a great job and had a lot of fun. We love Excel Dance! Grandma O, Nanny, Aunt Gretchen and Aria all came out to support our little dancers. Andy, cool dad that he is, participated in the Dads’ Dance and it was a blast. I think there should be a Dads’ dance every year!

Then I made the girls get dressed again in their favorite costumes for some outdoor shots. The girls and sun didn’t really cooperate with my vision but I love them (the girls and images) anyway!

Check out the moments captured by my friend Nicole from Nicole Welch Photography in St. Louis.

Chasing Moments Blog Circle {May 2013}

I can’t believe it is already time for the Chasing Moments Blog Circle again!  This past weekend we were down in Illinois visiting Poppy and Nanny and spent one morning  fishing in the pond.  We caught bluegill and a few bass.  The girls do a great job with their Barbie fishing poles.  Even cousin Noah used a Barbie one and caught the tiniest fish…I love the look on Hannah’s face combined with Poppy’s laughter.  And apparently the cool thing to do when you are 7 is to fish while standing in the water.  Or she might have been doing it just to make Nanny nervous – it drops off quickly.

 

 

Lexi also loves the pond – but she doesn’t get to participate when we are out there to actually catch fish.  I think she has springs for legs.

 

 

Be sure to head over to Jennifer Mauren Photography’s blog to see her moments from this month.  http://www.jennifermauren.com/blog?p=3616

Shooting Thru Glass – Clickin Moms blog circle challenge – May

This month’s blog circle challenge was shooting thru glass.  My first thought was windows.  I debated shooting my kids inside my house from the outside…then I debated the opposite – shooting my kids outside from inside the house.  Then came the shoot thru the wine glass idea which was quickly discarded…in the end, I decided to shoot thru an old camera – an Argus 75.    I hope you enjoy!

Check out how Linnea completed the challenge here.

Chasing Moments Blog Circle {Kalamazoo Lifestyle Photographer}

I can’t believe it has been a whole month since our last Chasing Moments Blog Circle. If you missed it last month, I am participating in a blog circle with some fabulous ladies who are also committing to capturing their children. Sometimes as I capture these moments, they are solitary moments…a peek into our life, a single shot. At other times, I collect these moments and this collection becomes a story. Enjoy my stories below!

The first bike ride of the year. Hannah, in her new helmet provided by the school, remembering how to ride on two wheels and Leah gaining confidence on 4 wheels before we remove the training wheels this summer.

Our first spring hike with Lexi. Yes, I said spring…it is Michigan…sometimes spring means winter jackets and hats.

Our belated Easter egg dying since we spent our spring break in NYC and CT. I don’t know that sponge painting was any less messy than dipping in dye but they had a lot of fun. I love the chipped finger nail polish.

Be sure to continue thru our circle and see how my amazing friends have chased this month. Next up is Kimberly of Fanciful Photography.

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