Our Five Ring Circus: 100

Sunday, March 15, 2009


I've been blogging for almost 7 months, and have finally reached the 100th post. I don't have anything special planned for this milestone post-just a few random tidbits!

We've been really busy over the past couple of days. After watching Lexie and Dylan wrestle over Dylan's beloved lights and sounds trike, we decided to spend her birthday money on her very own tricycle. We bought the same style that he has, but in the Dora version. She loves that thing. She zooms all over the house on it (perhaps that's why our hardwood floors are all scratched up?), and likes to sit on it while eating her bread. Yes, bread. It's the only thing she eats. At least she will eat the expensive, calcium-enriched, bagged white bread made with whole grains.

Here is Dylan, at the exact same age, with his new trike.

And now they have a matching set. Hopefully the tricycle wrestling matches are over for good.

I bought her 4 spring/summer outfits with her remaining birthday money, then felt guilty that she didn't get a toy. Not that she needs one! But I let her pick something out. What does she pick? A 3 pack of bath squirting toys from the dollar section. I love that girl!


We spent Friday night with my parents. After an oh-so-yummy meal that my mom made, we took the kids to a lakefront playground at a nearby state park. The lake looked gorgeous in the sunset, and I wish I had my camera with me. The kids had a blast playing!


Dylan's bedroom redecorating is underway. It's going to be a while before it's completely finished. He wants us to paint his walls dark blue, but we have to finish the living room and bathroom...and playset construction...before we even begin to attempt painting his room. For now, he is thrilled with his new sports-themed bedding. I will post some pictures after I get the new curtains hung.


We had a really busy weekend, and have another busy week ahead of us, as usual. It was a great weekend though. The type of weekend where you don't mind that it's ending, because it was so much fun. Lots of shopping, eating out, visiting friends and family, and getting stuff done around the house.


I finally bought a new lens this weekend! After getting many recommendations, I went out and purchased the Nikon 50 mm 1.8 D. It was inexpensive, but is such a great lens! I'm kicking myself for not getting it sooner. It is my first time working with a prime lens, rather than a zoom, so I had to get used to the fact that I had to move myself around to take the pictures, but I am really impressed so far.

I only began to really use my camera in the manual mode at the beginning of this month. It's taken a lot of practice, and I have more to learn, but my pictures are already turning out much crisper, and the lighting is much better. I've only taken about 50 pictures with my new lens, and I can't wait to work more with it. Here are a few from today:


On that note, 100 down, many more to come!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I really need to learn more about my Nikon as well...I love your pics! BTW, I just bought that same outfit for Claire at Target last week!

  2. Cute pictures! Your kids are adorable!


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