Monday, March 31
Today we got an unexpected package delivered with a pair of cute pink mittens for Lotte, that my grandmother had knitted. Tusen takk, mormor!!!! Lotte wanted to put them on right away, but sitting still for me to take a picture, well that's another story... I managed to take a few on-the-move photos. Another "problem" is that spring time is here, and we don't really need mittens anymore..
I'm testing out my new Canon 50mm f1.4lense at the moment, and until now I'm wowed by the pictures I can take with it. It takes great photos indoor in lowlight conditions and the best portraits. I LOVE it!!! I love the blurry background I get using the low f-stop. Here's two pictures I took while practicing. I even like the blurriness of the second one. It tells the story of a child on the go.
Here's Lotte with her first pony tails eating orange also for the first time.
And here's a little "blurry thief".....
Sunday, March 23
We had a COLD easter sunday today. BRRRR. The "paashaas" (easter bunny) had hid chocolate eggs in our garden, and the kids had a great time looking for them. For Lotte it was a first timer, and she was SO happy for every egg she got in her little bowl. She was just following the boys the best she could, with a smile on her face, holding on to her bin very tightly. It was the caring big brothers who put the eggs in her bin, she didn't quite get the consept of finding them herself. We were lucky to get sunny weather just when we were outside. Later we had a snow storm! And me who was about to put away the winter clothes.....(you can see the rest of the pictures in flickr by clicking on the photo - click on the "easter egg search" set)
Yesterday we managed to do the yearly painting of easter eggs. Both Mats and Jonas couldn't get enough and enjoyed every minute. I had emptied 8 eggs, one broke before we could even start, I got to paint one and the boys each 3. Painting eggs with wet paint is not easy, and I'm impressed with how well they did. This picture shows my collection of easter eggs over many years. I try to paint a few every year and even Till has painted some of them. It's quite a collection by now, my own little beautiful tresure. (If you want to see the rest of the pictures from our painting session and the outcome, click on the picture and in flickr click on the "painting easter eggs 2008" set)
Friday, March 21
Tuesday, March 18
Saturday, March 15
Thursday, March 13
Monday, March 10
Sunday, March 9
Yesterday Till and I went to Amsterdam to attend a cooking workshop (my christmas present from Till). While waiting for the workshop to start, I took these pictures. They were quite normal pictures, some of them even a bit dull. After I played around with them in PSE (photoshop) and added the frames, I love them! They make me want to go back and take more pictures.... Does anybody want to come?
(click on the photo to see the rest in Flickr)
Friday, March 7
Today was the lucky day, where my dh (dear husband) came back from Portland after beeing away for a week. It's always nice to get him back. The children were enthusiastic, Lotte was even a little shy at once, which is a new side to her. It didn't last for very long, and then she was back to beeing daddys little girl again. Another good thing about Till comming back from the states, is all the stuff he usually brings with him. We love the value of the dollar vs. euro at the moment, and try shopping as cheap possible. Especially scrapbooking stuff is SO much cheaper in the states. Yooohoo!
Thursday, March 6
Wednesday, March 5
Tuesday, March 4
Monday, March 3
I had to remove the second picture, since it is beeing published....