Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ice Skating

Today was Clara's last day of ice skating before we move. One of the many reasons I am sad to leave. Ice skating is really not as easy as it looks and she has made a lot of progress. She has had two fun ice skating friends Bianca and Malinda. Malinda is pictured here. I have learned a lot about Clara watching her out on the ice. I hope that it will be a fun thing for Clara to remember doing.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Clara picked them while out at the playground. I figured I might as well take them home. This was my feeble attempt to be like Karl Blossfeldt.

No. 37, No.51, No. 58

These are all the same type of plant. Same as this. The last (I think) has a fungus.

Holding Hands

Stomping Berries

This is what Clara was doing while I was photographing.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Side French Brade with two Bear-ear Pom-Poms

This goes with that. What I like about them is the texture of the hair.
Everyday I feel like I get a little better at doing Clara's hair. It is so fun. Every Mom needs a little girl that will let her do her hair.

Victora Gardens

A while ago Jill told me I should takes some photos of lamp posts. I have been trying for a while and this is the first one that I think turned out alright.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Cross on cross

I miss the BYU-I Photo Lab. You know that Cheers song "Sometime you wanna go where everybody knows your name, and they're always glad you came." That's how it was. Everyone was a friend. We all helped each other out. Giving opinions openly and decidedly. Sharing tips, experience, services and equipment.

I would have asked them "Is this photo worth posting?" "Does it look better in black and white?" "Is it too similar to what I have taken in the past?" and "Is it cliche?" What I hope they would have said was "Yes it is worth posting." and "No Sally, the black and white is OK but the color adds." "Yes it is typical of what you would photograph but different enough to group it with some of your others. Like these."

I am doing my best with only my husbands help. Hopefully I will be able to be in a setting like that again.

Mothers Day Flowers

It makes me happy when Kelly gives me roses! To see them on my table is so cheery. Like most brides I used roses at my wedding. When living in Rexburg Kelly worked for a concrete vault company. He would go to a lot of funerals and have to stay until it was over to finish his work. Often he would take one of the roses from the arrangements and bring it home to me. Also, Clara says "Lips that shame the pink red rose." because all roses are pink and everything is Sleeping Beauty! I love roses.


We lost all John's binkies last Sunday. After Sunday night I decided the worst was past and I was right. The binky is gone and what he gained was personality! I love it. Mom says that the twinkle in his eye may be mischief. I think she may be right! He is clapping, picking up Gerber puffs with his thumb and first finger, and when I go into his room after naps he is standing and smiling! He kinda says "Hi" when I haven't seen him in a couple of minutes. Also today, he said Dada and did the sign. It was so amazing that I wonder if it was a one time deal. We will see.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Dress up

Yesterday our friend Misa came over. She is a pretty little girl and we really had a good time. I think it is fun to see what the girls pick out to wear. So far Misa has always picked the purple top. Clara always likes the pink skirts. Good thing we have two. We also have to set the timer for the shoes. 3 min each.

Saturday, May 01, 2010


I was never able to really figure out what butterfly that was. I have decided to just give a print to everyone that guessed! Mary Ann, Mary D, and Robin. Go ahead a look through the blog and pick a photo that you would like a print of. Then email me at sallyseamananderson at Gmail dot com with your selection.