Friday, May 01, 2009

Kansas storms.

I'm trying to do pictures of all three kids together at least once a month.

But boy is it hard work!
It's always a battle.

I bought these huge lollipops because I thought they'd make fun photo props.
But by the time we got to our location, two out of the three were shattered.
And good luck getting a sucker away from a toddler.
So we did a few quick shots and my camera was acting goofy, the kids were being awful so I gave up.


I called my dad and he talked me through getting the camera back to the right settings.
Thanks Dad! You rock.

So we tried again a different day. But just as we were going out, a huge storm started coming through.
Dang Kansas spring.
But when I started editing, I realized I kind of like the look of these!
The colors are so strange and vivid right before a storm.







And then we went home, I turned on the movie for the kids, and I sat down at the computer to have caffeine, chocolate, and blog surf while listening to the rain. They wear me out.

**Update: Today is The Girl's birthday. Would you guys be willing to post a birthday wish to her on her blog? It's one I set up for the kids ages ago and just keep music on there. Today I finally put the first real post there and she's thrilled.

She thinks she's a total rock star.

24 comments:

forever folding laundry said...

Such cute little sandy-haired kids!! Lovely pics!

Have a great weekend. It's rainy here, too. Boo.

~Keri

Christina said...

I always feel so sweaty after I try to get all of the kids pictures! Like I just went to the gym. Those are so cute, though. I love the idea of getting them together once a month-you are ambitious!

Angie Seaman said...

Love the clouds in these. Adorable shots. The baby looks raring to go in the third one down from the top. He looks like a sneaky sneakster as he is planning his fast get-a-way. Ha ha! Love it! Then my favorite is the 2nd one from the bottom. Gives off such an innocence to the image. Great job!

Melody said...

Mmm, chocolate. ;) That makes everything better.

Ruth said...

Your weather sounds crazy. But these are super cute pictures! Have a great weekend :)

Mary Beth said...

Your children are beautiful and your photos are lovely.

Leslie said...

Got to love Kansas weather!!! :) I love the pics - they're adorable!!

Mics AKA Lunatiger said...

Those are awesome pictures. I really love the setting you took it from. I wish my family pics are as good as yours!

blessedmomto7 said...

LOVE the sucker one. I gotta get me one of your brooches for my jean jacket :) Need to go look NOW!

jennifer said...

One day when they are older and you look back at these photos of them that were like pulling teeth to take... you'll give a little sigh. Because easier means 'grownier'. And man, they just grow up way too fast.

I want storm pictures now!!! The sky is a dramatic background.

nikki/WhiMSy love said...

That last photo is especially adorable!

Wendy said...

I really love the last one, too. Of course, they're all suitable for framing! Beki, you take some great pics!

r- m val said...

love the storm colors. perfect photos.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What awesome pictures. So glad I found your blog...
I so enjoyed reading it today.

I am still new to the land of blog, but so loving reading others stories. Everyone has a story and so many of them are so touching....
Hope you will stop by for a visit.
The May give-away has started and this month there will be 10 winners. I will be blogging from Disney World soon

Beadin By The Sea said...

I love your photos. The colors are so vivid against the brooding clouds.
I was always so fascinated with the storm clouds during my brief time in Kansas. The storms there always come with a great deal of fanfare (thunder and lightning) not like Washington state where it can drizzle for days.

Allen and Debby Graber said...

I LOVE clouds. My son, Josh and I love to go outside just to watch them - and photograph them.

Your kids are darling. I laughed to see the first photo where he's holding just the stick. Lollipop all eaten up.

The last sentence where you mention caffeine, chocolate and blog surfing while listening to rain - those are my favorite things to do!
Debby

Polka Dot Moon said...

Great pictures of your cute kiddos!!! Love the stormy/cloudy sky too :)

And.........we ALWAYS say/sing Happy Birthday to the Momma too! So Happy Birthday to You! Eat lots of cake & chocolate!

(giveaways going on - come by!!!)

Brenda said...

I LOVE the last 3 pictures you posted with the 2 older kids behind the youngest! I agree, the storm in the background gives it a nice look!

Haus of Girls said...

Great Pics!! Your kids are such cuties.... PS I LOVE storms. I live in MO and we have CRAZY weather also!!

Annie said...

Beautiful children and pictures. I too love the vividness colors take on when storms are approaching. Sort of like the light of Jesus when turmoil erupts in our lives. I also stopped by and wished your daughter a belated birthday!

Graceful Moments said...

fabulous pics...beautiful kids...great mom
or
fabulous kids...great pics...beautiful mom
or
oh,well, you get the message...
All fabulous, good and beautiful...just as life should be!

Jessica said...

The kiddos are sooo cute! Thought of you today in church. We had a sermon on finding Jesus' fingerprints. Just know you were thought of and prayed for.

traci said...

the photos are great. i love the look of the sky in the background.

Laura said...

I have had some of my biggest melt downs trying to get a picture of all 4 kids...