Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Improvisation

Last weekend Evan decided he wanted to go outside and play baseball. I could hear the choirs singing in Dan's head. Evan has a Nerf baseball and bat, but no tee, so Dan quickly improvised with a broken umbrella and empty juice bottle. Voila!

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I have no idea what prompted this pose, but I love it.



McFly was enjoying the sunshine so I took a few shots of him too.



Photo note: this right here is why I shoot RAW 99% of the time. I can recover those blown white spots on his fur from the direct sun. I was shooting JPG though which isn't nearly as versatile.

Evan has been such an awesome kid lately. I'm hoping we have finally, finally turned the tide on the Torrential Threes (I won't tell you what adjective I use for the fours). There are still tantrums and pouting, but not as much or as drawn out. Maybe I'm just adapting to better techniques, but whatever it is, I like it. Knock on wood.

So when he asked if he could have the whirlpool jets in his bubble bath after a really good behavior day, I agreed. And look what I got - a happy, smiling dude.



In other news, the cat clan is also doing much better after a summer of illnesses. Scout had a bladder infection, cleared up with antibiotics. Is there anything more fun than pilling a cat? Jack, who suffers from chronic asthma, is breathing normally again without steroids. During the last acute bout, we let him camp out in our closet where he could escape the chaos. He has since declared it his own room and taken up residence on a shelf on top of Dan's clothes.



Photo note: Photographing black cats is tough, especially Jack who only has one good eye to start with, which makes it hard for my camera to lock focus. So this image is a bit fuzzy, but I still love it.

1 comment:

superpipercalliedocious said...

I have a black & white cat, and I feel your pain. At least I have the white to break it up, but still, it's not near her eyes!!