Monday, April 27

I Have No Excuse

Lately I have been really sucking at taking photos. I know this is shocking. After all, when Alexis thinks back on what I was like when she was little, she's going to picture a tall brown-haired lady with a silver camera attached to her left eye. I take Mr. Canon with me absolutely everywhere, and yet yesterday? I took ZERO photos. Considering I'm attempting Project 365, this is downright inexcusable.

There were plenty of opportunities for photos. We spent most of the day working in the yard. Alexis happily lounged in her pool, looking cute, while I yanked out weeds. When I started loading mulch into a wheelbarrow and hauling it around the yard, Alexis sat in her beach chair, donning sunglasses and looking cute. When she grew bored of chillin', Alexis rummaged in the garage until she found her little sand shovel and started helping me load mulch into the wheelbarrow. And guess what? She was cute doing it. Then there was the ultimate in cuteness when Alexis sat in the yard with Cody, the two of them happily romping and hugging and kissing and playing.

Lots of cuteness.

No photos.

I could make excuses. Like, I was really trying to get those three yards of mulch where they belonged as quickly as possible and didn't want to stop. Or, I didn't want to get Mr. Canon dirty. By the end of the day, it was pretty obvious that I would have stayed cleaner if I had gone mud wrestling. I could even blame the giant blister I got on my shutter finger when I had to hack at an overgrown bush with really dull pruners.

But, alas, I have no excuse. I was just too lazy to take photos yesterday.

Overcompensation to start . . . now.

21 comments:

  1. Well clearly Alexis isn't happy about it? How am I supposed to feel?

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  2. @NapWarden--The photo has nothing to do with anything. I just thought it was funny because the poor kid was moping after Cody dared to scratch her. Oh, the misery!

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  3. That face. she is so damn cute.
    I have sucked at pics lately and I have zip zero zilcho excuses.
    ugh.
    I need to take more pics.

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  4. that lower lip is draggin so far ... i wonder if it will hit the ground!

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  5. Don't be sad, come and join me and I bet you will smile...
    http://narelleserline.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-is-your-day-going.html

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  6. That is one fabulous pout lip!!!

    I do that with taking pictures too. I have a dry spell and then I take WAY more snaps than necessary. Its just my way...

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  7. I love the picture!
    Wanna come work in my yard for me?

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  8. It's good to set the camera aside to actually get work done on occasion. My pond may be half finished by now if I hadn't spent time taking 323 pictures on Saturday.

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  9. Haha! That picture is AWESOME. Even if you haven't been taking as many as usual, that photo? Is priceless.

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  10. That girl has a fierce pout! I loves it!

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  11. I have been feeling really guilty about not having a professional shot taken since Dylan turned 1. I also feel really guilty about the fact that I haven't done a photo book since he was 1. Where the heck did the last year 1/2 go?

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  12. I certainly relate... my lazy photography moments result in mega missed opportunities but this shot of Alexis is pretty perfect!

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  13. I fall victum to such things too.

    grrrrrr.

    Adorable shot! Completely perfect. Poor darling Alexis.

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  14. Uh oh...is it just me or is Alexis looking very much like a big girl in this pic? Didn't she just have pudgy cheeks and baby hair a few weeks ago? *wink*

    I've let the cam go recently too. It's both liberating and guilt laden.

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  15. That face! The picture thing is one I struggle with . . . I adore having the documentation and being able to go back and look at them, but I also realize that I miss quite a bit when I am looking through the viewfinder instead of the bigger picture. I think a day off is a-okay!

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  16. How could any of your previous photo-ops be cuter than that? Ok, I'm sure they were as close, but that's a fabulous picture.

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  17. That is one MAJOR pouty face right there!

    Excuse me while I go picture in my head all the cuteness you did not photograph... ; )

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  18. Now THAT's a pout! lol

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  19. Oh my. I just love that picture. Love it.

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