Thursday, August 14, 2014

project 52: week 31

ISO 400, f/2.5, 1/160, 50mm

a look at a javanese wedding… our neighbor got married last week.  the street is closed for the celebration and a huge tent goes up on the street in front of the house.  it's come and go here… you come in, shake hands with a lot of people, chat a bit, eat a plate of food, take a photo with the couple… then you're free to go.  because it was like 178 degrees outside we didn't stay long.  but, i do love seeing the attire, the customs and the culture that is very evident in stream of events.  

Friday, August 8, 2014

mary, photos of our five year old.

we are so thankful you are ours.  we love you, mary.  

Monday, August 4, 2014

project 52: week 30

ISO 400, f3.5, 1/1250, 17-50mm (50mm)

so after taking a 13 week break from my "project 52" i'm going to try to finish up the year.  we'll see.  :)    

i finally got around to taking mary's 5 year old photos a few nights ago (3.5 months late).  here is my little girl holding wild flowers.  i love it because it's a perfect picture of her right now.  she picks flowers growing out of broken concrete and proudly gives them to people.  she's our "stop and smell the roses" girl and delights in the beauty she finds around her.  i love that about her.  

Sunday, August 3, 2014

a king and his queen

mary and luke pretend together all day long.  they wake up and immediately choose their characters… usually it's little house on the prairie but sometimes they branch out.  a few days ago they were into king and queen.  they had their caps/veils, "crowns" and thrones.  when late afternoon rolled around they brought their thrones outside.  they were on the side of the road, in full play mode as if no one could see them.  they have no idea what a spectacle they are here.

have i mentioned that we have no yard, so this is their play space?  they don't know any different so they're fine with it.  i love our street.  i love our neighbors, the way the afternoon sun shines and the green lining the street.  

mary put luke in charge of tending to their little princess… he took his task very seriously.  also, his crown is a minnie mouse headband and his royal attire is striped undies.  amazing.

and now his manly side… he was getting the bad guys with his mean face and bright pink sword.

i love hearing the little worlds and games my kids create.  so thankful they're such good buddies.