My son, my boy. Reading The Cat in the Hat to me. Needing very little help. I'm so proud of how good he is doing in school, even while being all over the classroom. He still is the first one to answer a question, and be correct to boot.
At his parent teacher conference he was reading at a level 6 and his teachers were going on about how smart and bright he is. Said that he was going to move up to level 8 the next time they could take out books.
Made me curious about The Cat in the Hat .... it's level 16 people! I still don't quite get these levels but apparently he is reading at about a 1st to 2nd grade level. He's 6 years old people. But then again he is smart and can figure just about anything out when he puts his mind to it.
What has your kid done that made you proud lately?
I have been very lax about taking my camera out lately. I was getting upset and frustrated with my photography. Or rather the lack of ideas for my photography, the lack of models that were serious about setting up shoots. So I took an unplanned break from my camera. I still took it with me, but I rarely took it out of the bag. I played with my kids. I focused on my writing. I worked on organizing everything. I started painting more.
Then I took my camera out while we were at the park ... and I'm quite pleased with the photos.
I also finally got my models together for the magazine. I'm meeting with one today to go over the details and set up a date to shoot. The other basically said just tell me when and where, and I'm real excited to shoot with her. I'm excited to shoot with both, actually. I can't wait.
Living Faerie Photography was formerly Moon in a Cup
I smell of burning wood and I love it.
Since I set up the tent for the kids yesterday AJ has been insisting we need to have s'mores. Today he got his *ahem* demand. Papa sent us out to get the fixings.
Let me tell you trying to start a fire with a 5 and 3 years old mischievous faeries running around and trying to figure out what you are doing. Pretty funny that I was the one that wound up eating the s'mores. AJ had some marshmallows and Ariel just wanted chocolate.
The fire worked for what we needed it to do but it was definitely the worst fire I ever made. Didn't help that once I got the right size wood sticks to build it up, I asked AJ to get a newspaper for kindling. He then dropped it on top of my wood teepee instead of handing it to me, cause I was making a s'more for Ariel to not eat. Oh well.
Are your kids going to camp this summer? You might want to check out this awesome infograph from a company I'm going to be reviewing soon!
Courtesy of: Kidecals
A while ago I got the kids their own little point and shoot camera, they love playing with my cameras (and that's a NO-NO!) so I got them their own. It's cute, red, runs on AAAs and they get to wandering around and take pictures by themselves. I figured since they have been using it more often I would share some of my mischievous faeries' pictures.