Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Day 12 Project 365

We tested Jed's peripheral vision today for science.
It's excellent.
He can see the camera before the camera can even see him.

Day 11 Project 365

We braved the frigid temperatures yesterday to take our first walk on the ice this winter.

 A wooded trail leading to our neighbors to the west.

 We headed east, in search of a beaver lodge.
Jed found this duck-shaped ice sculpture.
Cool, but not a beaver.

 Tracy and Jed spot evidence of beaver activity.


 The marshy area where the cut-down trees are.
Cool, but no beaver lodge.

  Tracking two wild and dangerous animals through the snow.

 We give up on the beaver search when Tracy breaks through the ice in the marshy area in his hiking boots.
Refuses to buy snow boots when "hiking boots are just as good."  
I remind him that sometimes they're not.  :)
Tracy goes in to warm up and Jed heads out to our luge track (aka our driveway) to reinforce the walls.

 I play with the camera while Jed is working.
This is work too, right?

I love changing the focus from background to foreground.
Probably too gimmicky, but I don't care.  :)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Day 10 Project 365

Sledding's great fun but getting back up the hill is killer! 

Day 9 Project 365

We awoke to a pretty little snow and it was too hard to pick just one picture of it for today's post! 

Have I told you lately that I love Maine?  :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day 8 Project 365

This has to be the best tree we've ever had.  Not only is it perfectly shaped, it's only just now starting to lose a needle or two.  I think this one will make it to the end of January, which is always my goal every year but usually not met.  I'm actually halfway contemplating asking the grower if he would let us buy another tree.  :)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Day 7 Project 365

The sunrise this morning, as seen from the window beside my desk.  Mom and Dad, look what you missed by not getting up early!  :)

Well, it didn't take long for me to get behind on this project, did it?  I think it's a new record, even for me.  :)  I'm revamping my strategy:  I've decided to continue on in this endeavor until I've completed 365 days, no matter how many actual calendar days it takes me.  Que empiece el juego!

Day 6 Project 365

Another thing we started this week is Jed's cooking classes.  I'm grooming him to take over this household chore.  The best chefs are men, right?  :)

Day 5 Project 365

It was back to school for us this week, and we started it with a bang.  I bowed out of all outside activities for the month of January, to give us a chance to focus on Jed's schoolwork.  This has given us time to break out the Rosetta Stone and start learning Spanish.  Amigos, nos encanta!

Day 4 Project 365

Mom and Dad took the train this year when they visited us for Christmas.  We took them to the train station in Boston on Saturday for their ride home to Virginia.  It's always hard to say good-bye to them, but it was far easier to put them on a train than to see them pull out of our driveway knowing they had two days' worth of driving ahead of them.

Day 3 Project 365

Dad bought an old Erector set off ebay year before last and brought it up for Jed last Christmas.  I'm afraid Erector sets are not my thing, and it sat waiting for Dad to come back and help.  We got it out this Christmas and he and Jed built this bridge crane.  You wouldn't believe how many hours went into this creation!  And I'd be hard pressed to tell which one enjoyed it more.  :)

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Day 2 Project 365

Two of my favorite ornaments, made by my two favorite boys, exactly 20 years apart.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Day 1 Project 365

I can see from how things have changed at Blogger that it's been a while since I last posted.  

I had a hard time getting settled after this last move, and then school started and things have been a whirlwind ever since.

I'm going to try the Project 365 again, because I love the idea, even if I have yet to complete an entire cycle.  So without further ado, I give you the fallout from our annual New Year's Day parade.