Sunday, February 15, 2009

Kids Gone Wild

That was the name of the kids free carnival that was run at a church near us this weekend. I walked Oceana up after *our* Sunday afternoon nap and watched her have some over-stimulated fun. There was so much going on, that her little nearly-three-year-brain was frying by the second trying to take it all in. She couldn't decide what she wanted to do or wait more than about 5 seconds for anything. But she had a great time and came home sporting a butterfly on her face and a balloon flower.

I wasn't sure how this ride was going to go. It went just a little faster than I think a [obviously] old swing should, since it's designed for toddlers. But she liked it, and besides a few grimaces at the end of the ride, she was fine. See those little while knuckles though? Oh, and do you have any idea how hard it is to catch the right focus on one child on a swing that goes around and around and still manage to catch her face? Hmm... let's just say I took a lot of pictures. And I'm glad, because I deleted over half of them.

The last time I let her get her face painted she was only a little baby and it DID NOT go well. But she sat very still and was absolutely elated when she saw her pink butterfly. She insisted to Daddy that it was a ladybug.

We finished the day by having breakfast for dinner at Gramma's house. It was a really fun day. I love that she's old enough to appreciate this stuff now.

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  1. wait until she has a little sister to join her!! so fun!!

  2. Looks like a fun day all around! Oceana is getting so big :)

  3. She looks like she's trying to sit really still so the painter can do a nice job. How cute!

  4. Oh heck, we missed it. We went with Sam last year for the first time and the kids LOVED it (oh and so did we!!!) Isn't it an amazing outreach. I remember last year hearing people say - wow this is great and everything is FREE!!!!
    Glad you had fun!
    We are having a very quiet day today. I'm still recovering!!

  5. What amazing photos... love the sharpness, colors... kids are the best target for shooting photos.


  6. I love the look on her face in the 3rd picture! she's beautiful!

  7. Looks like it was a lot of fun! Oce's adorable sundress makes me wish for warmer weather!!

  8. those are great photos Susie. I went with Bridie and Campbell on their first caroussel(?)ride a few weeks ago. Daddy was in charge of the camera. We came home with lots of photos of the people on the horses just behind us :)

  9. These are great pictures! Looks like she had a fun day. Sooo cute! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Great memories!

    I do understand the trying to get the perfect picture of a little one on a moving object. Thank Goodness for Digital Camera's. Saves lots of money. Out of 45 pics I had 2 that were clear and actually her. :)

    Glad to see your having good days. Keep on doing what your doing.

    Sonja - Fl

  11. She is adorable! I love the picture of her getting her face painted, you can just tell that she is staying as still as possible, but so excited at the same time! Adorable!

  12. Hi! I know this is totally random! But you take amazing pictures!!! What kind of camera do you have?!?! Also, do you have an editing program???

    My dad is a photographer, and I recently have been addicted to taking pictures, and I want to get better. :)

    My name is Kerri, btw. and you can email me at or just comment back on here! :) Thanks!!!