Nothing much to blog about lately - my days are full of cleaning, laundry, cooking, playing with the kids, then cleaning up after everyone. Winter is a long season for sure.
I have stepped outside my comfort zone and have taken the kids out to play for 2 days in a row now! I know, I'm not exactly "mother of the year" for doing this, but for me, it is an accomplishment. I find that playing outside for 30-40 minutes in the morning does 2 things: 1) wears the kids out (I mean the coats and boots must put an extra 10 pounds on them!) and 2) gives me exercise and fresh air (I am pulling them in the sled - usually running, carrying an extra 10 pounds of coats and boots myself!). I am trying to embrace all the seasons here in Wisconsin, and since winter is the longest, I need to make it my friend, or at the very least, a tolerable acquaintance!
My good friend, Jeri, has asked me to photograph her children tomorrow - indoors! I went out and bought a black and tan sheet and need to rig them up in the toy room, which has the best natural lighting. I am a bit nervous. I mean, taking pics of my kids and experimenting with lighting is one thing, but doing it for someone else . . . Oh well, it is a learning experience.