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All photographs taken with a Canon Rebel XT'
I’m sorry, I really don’t have much for you this week. We’ve all been a little under the weather for most of the week. Miss M has been having lots of problems with her asthma and both the boys and I have had to use our inhalers a lot more than normal too. I think we’ve all been suffering from allergies. Hopefully this week will be better and we can enjoy something other than our backyard.
Hanging out in our undies.
She picked these. Helped me put them in water. Then sat up in her chair and waited for lunch to be served.
What’s better than asking mummy “Whatcha doin’ mama?” every 3 seconds while she’s making brownie mix… sticking our fingers in the bowl while they are cooking, that’s what.
and enjoying every last lick.
Miss M: “Mummy Camera. Flutterfly on bike. Come quick”
We switched off the lights for Earth Hour. Did you?
This last photo was not taken with my Canon, obviously. This photo was taken with my Blackberry.
Why you ask?
Well there is a VERY good reason for that.
You see last week I took the kids to see Thomas The Tank Live on Stage. I made sure we got great seats in the first couple of rows in the stands … we’ve tried sitting on the floor before but the kids take that as an invitation to try to escape constantly. I purchased cute little Thomas t-shirts from Target earlier in the week. Got them revved up by watching countless hours of Thomas on TV. We got to the show an hour before it was due to start so that we could park close by (it was raining on and off that day) – we ended up parking right in the first row near the doors. We walk up to the entrance where I’m told I cannot bring my camera in. What do they mean I can’t bring my camera in. ‘It looks professional’ is what I was told. Professional. Are they kidding me. I lug it around in my handbag everywhere I go, get sand stuck in it and take hundreds of random pictures every day, yet it looks ‘professional’ and I can’t take it in. To say I was livid would be an understatement. I could understand if I had my long zoom lens with me, but I didn’t. So they actually expect me to go out and purchase a second camera to take to shows do they? Oh and if they are going to enforce that rule so strictly, why not enforce the rule of no flash as people everywhere were setting their flashes off throughout the show every few seconds and not one person was reprimanded for doing so, trust me, I was watching ….
So anywho, rant over, we got snacks, bought a silly light up toy and found our seats. Thankfully there was hardly anybody there yet so I was able to snap one quick pic with my Blackberry using the flash. Then it was flash off and all the remaining shots were terrible. *sigh*.
The kids absolutely loved the show though. When it started Flynn sat on the edge of his chair for the first half mesmerized. He couldn’t move. He couldn’t believe all of his favorite trains and Harold were there, so big and moving in front of him.
I’d like to make a recommendation to the organizers of these shows though. You see I’d promised my little man that I’d buy him a new train for his collection at the show. There were no trains though. There wasn’t much of anything. There were t-shirts that were twice the price and twice as tacky as the vintage looking ones I’d purchased from Target. There were hats. There were silly light up toys … one of which is already broken, and that was pretty much it. If there had have been a few toys, books or even dvd’s I would have purchased a couple and you know what a TON of other people would have too. Do you want to know how I know this? Well I’ll tell you. You see there is a Target directly opposite the stadium. The Thomas aisle was FULL of customers purchasing toys for their kids after the show. Just a little something to think about …