Monday, September 8, 2008

Pit Stop!

It's been only two days since my New School Year's Resolution and I'm already failing! After this post, I've promised myself my next one will be a book review. Promise. In the meantime, I've got some adorable pictures to share. My husband gave me his hand me down digital SLR Rebel X camera earlier this summer and I've recently took it upon myself to play around with it outside the automatic mode. That basically means I'm taking tons of pictures--a couple hundred a week--in all the different settings. And frankly, messing up quite a bit. Good thing this camera is digital or this would be a hugely expensive learning curve.

Yesterday, my BFF from childhood pit stopped at our house on her way from her home in upstate NY to the NJ shore for a week's vacation. She and I used to live down the street from each other growing up and have been playmates since we were four years old! We are barely three months apart in age, but were in different grades due to the fall cutoff dates for starting school. She moved when she was in fourth grade and I was in fifth grade, but we were loyal pen pals and occasionally visited each other during school breaks and summers as we got older. Now we have families of our own and see each other several times a year. Here are some photos of yesterday's pit stop visit.

A few of the photos are a bit blurry--I'm still learning how to manually control the exposure rate thing. My husband is tutoring me a lot, but if you're a photographer and have some suggestions, by all means suggest away! Thanks.

My BFF has three bright, adorable children. Big Boy is four, Little Twin Boy and Girl are two. 

Big Boy.

Little Twin Boy.

Little Twin Girl.

Learning to hula hoop like the big girls.

IN the hammock. Literally. LOL

A look of adoration.

Comparing friendship bracelets.

I knew there was a reason I just couldn't let go of this little tikes car.

This is my BFF's husband finishing off the blueberry pie I made. Notice he's eating right out of the pie plate. A huge compliment to the chef, I think. ;)

My husband is like the pied piper with children. They always gravitate to him. Of course, it helps that he can do neat things like magic tricks with rubber bands.

Here's the Big Boy trying figure out the trick for himself.

The look of an angel.

Girl talk.

Sister love.

That's it for now. I've got a review to write . . . 


  1. aaawww!
    They're sooo cute!

    Sounds like you had an awesome time!

  2. OMG! Those are like the cutest kids ever! (all four of them) Aww!

    Also, that pie? I WANT! You can send it with the kids. kthxbai

  3. Lovely pics - thanks for sharing.

  4. Great pictures! I love taking pictures. I have an SLR digital. It's an awesome camera. I very seldom ever take it off automatic! It does a wonderful job all on its own. Sometimes I do for close up shots or at Chrstamas when I want to take a picture of the tree without any lighting but the christmas lights. I always forget how to do it and have to get the manual out or trial and error!

    Have fun with it!

  5. How cool that you've been friends with your BFF for so long. I think it's great that you all have stayed in contact.

    Those pictures are great. The kids are so cute - your and hers. :) I'm so not a photographer so those pictures look perfect to me! :) Go Christine!


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