Thursday, October 16, 2014

Little Things Thursday: October 16th

Another Little Things Thursday post. Two weeks in a row! Hopefully I'll keep it up.

1. Like Mother, Like Daughter
We got the American Girl catalog in the mail the other day. I might just have a slight obsession with the American Girl Samantha doll. I've even written a post about it. Mike looked at me like I was crazy when I squealed loudly because I read that they were re-releasing the Samantha doll. Grace seems to be taking after me in that regard as the moment we got the catalog, she settled on the couch lovingly looking at all of the "babies" as she calls them. She would not move from that spot and was so enthralled that she didn't hear me call her for dinner for about 10 minutes. Since then she asks to read her "beautiful babies" book every day. It's probably a good thing she doesn't know that there's a whole store of them close to us...

2. Like Father, Like Son
Connor loves acting like daddy. From walking around in his shoes to "playing" on the computer (ie hitting the keyboard as hard he can,) he loves to say gesture to himself and say "daddy." I caught him like this yesterday while I was going through donation stuff in our basement.

3. Master of Destruction
So you know how I mentioned that Connor likes to play with the computer? Well, I stepped out of the room for 1 minute yesterday to help Grace with something and I heard a snap. He had turned on the computer, pushed the CD/DVD drive button and pushed it down so hard that it snapped in half. He knew he was in trouble. It's a good thing those drives are cheap and Mike knows how to replace it!

4. For my birthday present from my parents, I decided to take a photography class that is offered at a local photo studio. Now that I have my new camera, I wanted to learn how to use it. For four hours, I learned about almost every setting on my camera. I now know how to use my manual mode and we got a chance to practice by walking around downtown. Here are a few of the shots that I took:
This is my favorite. I used a low shutter speed to show the motion.

It was pretty gray outside so I learned a lot about modifying my exposure!

Grace was my test model at home. 
I definitely need to practice but I'm excited to start working on improving my photography skills!

What's going on in your house this week?

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