Monday, February 27, 2012

Crazy Clouds

I don't think most of you know this, but I love the sky.  I love taking pictures of many things, but I LOVE taking pictures of clouds.  I wish I was better at it.  There's just not a lot of books on cloud picture taking to learn from.  So the other night on my way grocery shopping this amazing sky was above me.  I HAD to pull over and snap some pics with my phone.  Then as I kept driving, I kept snapping. Not the safest thing.
To have these photos... totally worth it. 

These clouds were breathtaking... They did not swag down from the sky.  Instead they were very smooth lined and almost swirled up.  I have never seen a sky like this. The pictures I did enhance the clarity with my Camera+.  That was it on most of them.  It was hard to see the outline of each swirl without it.

Asperatus Clouds, that's the official name of the clouds.  After looking around for awhile I was able to find pictures that were equal in characteristics.  I found it very interesting that they have proposed to put them in their own classification.  It is still up in the air for the time being though (yes, I make myself laugh).

I think I'm going to join The Cloud Appreciation Club with all the digging I've been doing on these babies.
 This one (above) most represents the color and texture of them.

On a similar note.  The sky last night (26th) was beautiful also.  I heard that the planets were aligned.  I'm going to have to look into that also.  If it's clear out tonight.  You might want to take a step outside and check out the moon.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The new Clabber Girl

 Cora's busy, but not too mischievous.   The one place she can't stay away from though is my baking cabinet.  I have a safety lock, but after 3 kids it doesn't do a great job anymore.  Maybe I'll replace it after I quit wasting time on the computer today.

It's hard to actually see how big the explosion was.
 We've definitely been taking advantage of the warm weather.
I don't think I will ever tire of taking pictures of the kids laying with their daddy.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stopping time

Josiah can stop now... stop growing up, stop getting bigger, stop getting smarter.
He is so much fun right now!  My heart melts for him.  He is so sweet & affectionate.  Everyday he tells me something that makes me want to stop time.  
"Mommy, I don't want to be 5 so that you will still be able to hold me."
"Mommy, I'm so glad you are home.  I missed you so much."
"Mommy, I don't want to be 95 so that you'll still be my mommy."
"Mommy, I love you"

Few tidbits...
He certain Santa is bringing him a baby brother for Christmas this year (denied)
He misses when Cora was a little teeny tiny baby.
His favorite number is 45.
He talks about numbers about 75839275983274982749823 times a day.
His sisters are his best friends.
He tattles every chances he gets.
He loves the iPod, Legos, and the wii.
He weighs 37.5 lbs.
He really wants to play football in the fall. (undecided, he'll play with 2nd graders)
He loves French toast.
He wants to be able to read now.
He likes making up his own songs. (yes, I'm recording some of them)
He's still afraid of thunder.
 He can't wait to go to Kindergarden next year.

Have a great day!