Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Friday, August 17, 2007

A Good Week

It's been a pretty good week...spent a few days at Cape May (southern most part of the New Jersey Shore) and had a blast camping, frolicking in the sand, eating crap food, and dolphin watching. This was our second trip there and I really like it. Nice soft sand, wide beaches, and plenty of waves for the kids. Granted the water isn't the gorgeous turquoise of the Caribbean, but I'll deal with it. One thing that surprises me about Cape May is the dolphins. I'm so amazed that there are dolphins this far north. And the come so close to the shore! We saw them a few times as we were just hanging out on the beach. They come pretty close to the shore, maybe 100 yards or so away. They aren't easy to photograph, especially as I'm diving over my children to try to get a good angle on them, but I got a couple of quick snapshots.

I have water babies for sure. They absolutely love the water and spend every chance they get in it. This is one of the reasons I like living where we do - the close proximity to the ocean, the mountains, and the city.

Ken celebrated his b-day this week. B-days don't seem to be a special as you get older. But the children LOVE them. I had to really talk N&J out of getting the party hats, streamers, and balloons for Ken. They wanted him to have a REAL party, not just cake. They did get to serenade Ken with their ukulele and accordion while they sang happy birthday. Too bad I didn't have the video recorder on! Ken & I celebrated his special day with a concert in Central Park - not a bad way to turn 37! We saw Nickel Creek with Fiona Apple and had dinner at a great restaurant sans children (and bought my b-day present while we were in the city)...quite a good week indeed.

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