Thursday, January 22, 2009

passport photo

Okay. Seriously. Taking a passport photo of a baby has to be one of the hardest challenges known to modern man. So hard in fact, I've taken a total of 74 photos just for one decent photo fitting the criteria. The criteria being thus, the eyes have to be open, mouth closed, background white, no shadows on face or background & looking straight at the camera. I gave a step by step instructional post when I did it with Jake way back in 06', however, he was much younger and couldn't get away from me as quickly. So tell me, which one would you choose? Now remember, this is a big decision since she's going to be stuck with this passport photo for the next 10 years. I know.

Perhaps this one? no, too shy.

or this? too scrunchy.

how about.... um. no.

on second thought... redo. background too dark.

the world has changed.

I'm still reeling from all the excitement. I cried, I clapped, I said a collective farewell to W with the rest, well most, of the world.

So anyway, here's to a great & competent man, who will offer hope for us all, President Barack Obama.

Monday, January 19, 2009

6 hours left of dubuya!

That's really all I have to say about that right now! oh, and WOOHOO!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What Happened?

Look, I just, I know, okay?

I've been wanting to write. Really. The Holidays for example. If you're not in my facebook loop, you probably feel like I forgot about it. I've neglected to catch you up on all the exciting things we did like going to visit Aunti Kathy in Santa Fe where it snowed. Yes, that's right people, REAL SNOW! I haven't told you how we opened present after present for 8 STRAIGHT, heart warming, mind numbing hours or how we had the most fun and relaxing plane ride EVER! Does sarcasm translate over my blog? If so, note it.

I've had a big long list of amazing & incredible things to write about, but all I've been able to do is post a few crappy pictures here and there and maybe write a clever caption or two. You see, I have two kids. One of which has decided that sitting or napping is completely unacceptable. We must clap, sing and go places. All the time. Over there, wait, no, OVER HERE. Look at that amazing house plant. Have you seen the heater? AMAZING. Hey look, lint! Can't you see my index finger, which is pointing at random places around the house, controls where your feet must take us? This very minute? I am not a rock. I am in need of intellectual nurturing... Now get to it lady!
I am in fact, trying to type this sentence out as Chloe screams from her room, demanding such nurturing. You see, it's nap time a.k.a. tour-guide-to-all-things-time, which used to be my blog/facebook/wii fit/shower/breakfast time. sigh.

ANYWAY, since I'm being summoned, here are a few holiday-ish pictures as required by law.


Christmas Eve Ferolito walk

Chloe just being cute
Making a gingerbread house, architect style.
either a snow angel in the making or too many rum balls or maybe BOTH.

snow angel
snow angels
you get the idea...

BTW.... I'm loving the word of the day.

Word of the Day


Definition: (noun) A soft thick lump or mass.
Synonyms: ball, chunk, clod, clump, lump
Usage: Jeannine very much feels like a glob today.