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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Scenes from a Swamp.

I took Wyatt to visit Bluebonnet Swamp. For those of you who don't know, it's a "walk through" swamp in the center of Baton Rouge. A nature preserve of sorts. Anyway, I wanted to play with my camera so off we went. I will go back when Wyatt is not with me. He was a little whiney. But we still had fun. Here are a few of my favorite shots.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Swim Star

Wyatt was a very reluctant swimmer this year. It was only his second year of swim lessons but he was still a little nervous. He was fine as long as he stayed in the shallow end, and could touch bottom. He gradually began to put his face in the water and go under for longer periods of time. The picture above shows him doing his "swim drills." This is the rocket. He had to push off of the step and glide to Mr. Lance.
This is a photo of Wyatt after he jumped in from the side of the pool. He had to come up for a breath and then swim to the opposite side of the pool to the ladder. It was slow going for him, but he tried his very best.

Finally it was time to jump from the diving board. Wyatt would not get on the board, but did agree to jump in from the side next to the diving board. Then he had to turn and swim to the ladder to get out. I was very proud of him for attempting this.

To give you an idea of just how much of an accomplishment this was for him, look at his face. PURE TERROR!! HE was very afraid of what he knew was coming up. But he did not give up, he tried and did more than I expected him to do. Way to go my little swim star.

Friday, June 8, 2007

Rural Life Museum

My first weekly adventure

I took off today on an adventure. I wanted to play with my camera. I wanted new things to take pictures of. SO off I went to the Rural Life Museum. It's a museum dedicated to the lives of people who worked and lived on farms and plantations of Louisiana. It is situated in the middle of the city, right off of an interstate. However, after driving down the long winding road, it's like stepping into a whole different world. A world of the past. The farm buildings are humble, simple examples of architeture of rural Louisiana. THe plantation buildings are set up just like they would have been during the 1800's. It was a peaceful adventure. I quickly lost track of time as I looked and wondered and thought about the past. How miserable were people living in Louisiana before the Air Conditioner was invented? What did the slaves think as they were forced to work on the plantation far from thier homes and loved ones? Did a young girl sit by the relecting pond, in a pretty dress? Did a wife or mother kneel to pray in the church while a loved one was off fighting in the Civil War? Before I knew it, I had spent 2 1/2 hours walking and taking photos. I had drained the battery on my camera. I had worked up a huge thirst and hunger. I was off to meet with Steve for lunch. I will go back there one day soon. I will take Wyatt with me. I want him to see things from the past, to see how people lived and worked back then. I want to take his picture in some of these settings. I enjoyed my day. It was peaceful, relaxing and fun. Now.. where shall I go next week?

Thursday, June 7, 2007

okay this is for the ladies at the Dawg. My cute little button bottles. Really it's just salt/pepper shakers filled with buttons. But some crazy scrapbook store was selling them for $8!!! I liked them, and decided to make my own.. already had the buttons.. bought the bottles for $1 each at dollar tree. The other picture is my ribbon/button/glass jar storage area in my scrapbook room. I put all of the glass jars onto one of those rubber maid tiered shelves (made for the pantry to hold spice jars and such)... I love that it's right in front of me when I scrap. That way I might actually use this stuff.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

my new loves

I love purses. Small ones, big ones, I don't care. I just love them. I bought these this month. The bamboo one is my cute new summer purse. I love the bling palm tree. It's cute and fun. The black one is my FAVORITE DREAM purse. It's the one that I have dream of owning for a long time. It's my Kathy Van Zeeland. I love the little heart charms that are on it.

these are some of the things that I have altered this week... the first two are little picture frame magnets. The second one is a door hanger for my niece for her birthday.