Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bubbles

We had a fabulous first week of Spring Break then the second week went downhill.  We had a couple of outings planned (zoo, park with friends, playdates...) but mostly we all sat around grumpy as can be watching tv all day and not getting dressed until after noon. By Saturday I had to ground myself from going with the family to the neighbor's birthday party because I was such a grouch. I stayed home and cried in bed because this baby is giving me the emotions of a 16 year old girl and because I was guilt stricken since all I do is yell at the kids. By Sunday we were all counting down the days until school started on Tuesday (the kids had decided I wasn't too much fun to be around either), but Monday morning I had a change of heart.  The weather was gorgeous enough to distract the kids from "Arthur" and we headed out back with our bed head hair and milk stained pajamas.  We cracked open the bubbles from the birthday party that I had banned myself from, then me, my enlarged womb and my zoom lens plopped down on a patio chair and soaked in the sun while my cute kiddos surrounded themselves with bubbles.  Then I realized lazy mornings aren't so bad, why am I in such a rush to send them back to school?  So what if I have to drag 3 kids on marathon grocery shopping trips, it's worth it if we can have days like this.  So we went through 6 bottles of bubbles, jumped in the pool, had friends over and rode our bikes to the park. Maybe we will survive summer break afterall, and I just think we may even enjoy it.












7 comments:

Kelmarie said...

Jamie! I just love your pictures. You have real talent.

Janessa said...

Love, love, love the pictures! What action did you use when you edited them? Did you have your camera on the sports setting? I want to be like you when I grow up, you know:) Glad you were able to end your spring break on a positive note.

Renae S. said...

Oh my gosh! You gotta LOVE that camera for those bubble shots!!!!!

Michelle Y. said...

Amazing pictures as always Jamie, you are such a pro, you need to give me some tips :) I loved looking at your trip, it looks like you guys did so much and hit all of the fun spots. I don't know how you guys had time to do so many fun things. I would love to go there some day.

Hollie Hanson said...

Awesome shots Jamie!
And you are sooo not alone. Holy cow this baby +36 weeks, + wanting him out so bad I could scream, has turned me into a very bitter mom. Which I hate. My poor kids.:( Good for you for turning it around and having a fun filled bubble day!

Jodee said...

You sit on that chair and snap away. And don't feel guilty for one minute! You are cooking a baby in there, that is HARD work! I seriously didn't know how we were going to survive summer break with a new baby but we did. And the kids are just fine after a summer filled with tv watching and staying quiet so mom could nap. I feel for ya!

Chelsea said...

these are so cool. You can certainly have enough bubble pictures if you are using a point n shoot like me. Wah wah. :(