1000 days ago I started this blog. I’ve fallen behind (more and more frequently) but I’m still posting a photo for each day of the year. Maybe I’ll make it to 2,000, maybe not. But for now I’m pretty happy to have made it this far.
And for your viewing pleasure, here’s a visual summary of the last 999 days. Happy scrolling…
I love yarn.
Tastykake display at my local Wawa.
toyota showroom – oil change/maintenance
Trying on her big brother’s boots.
I love the simplicity of this machine – and the giant buttons.
I love those toddler thighs!
I wish I had a dress like this when I was a little girl.
He got all of the gears to move at the same time!
Halfway done and another half to go to finish the year.
I love the juxtaposition of natural and man made elements.
It kind of looks like a green tongue doesn’t it?
At the exit from a parking garage downtown.
I am NOT a fan of spiders.
I love the scratch off cards from eat.sleep.knit.com! (especially when I win some Malabrigo!)
This makes me smile.
My bedside table and view out the window.
Simple and bold.
It’s amazing how greasy it looks.
I find this both wonderful and extremely distracting when driving into Philly.
We finally got some snow last night. Not much, but enough to require scraping the windshield and blasting the defrost to help it melt faster.
I love seeing my son having fun and interacting with his friends at Cub Scouts.
There is something so comforting about sitting in a pile of leaves.
Those crazy Unitarians (actually, this is where my husband and I got married – almost 13 years ago!)
I love the contrast of parallel lines against the strong diagonals.
I’m so happy they opened a second location and it’s near my house!
I love this view.
So many lights!
This almost looks like an amphitheater with rows of seats.
My cake was delicious!
The tutu has swallowed her legs!
Doesn’t everyone wear their poofy dresses and rainbow leggings to the playground?
I love the little pop of green on the right.
Just roll, snap and wrap!
Unfortunately they were all at the very bottom of the container or in back in this photo so you can’t really see them.
You can see my husband in the reflection dutifully bagging and paying while I stalk my kids for photo opportunities.
Yes, it was delicious.
I have no words. Sigh.
A pyramid of beer samples glasses.
Our weekly shopping trip to Costco.
99% of these were mine when I was little.
First time at the new Costco.
My daughter called this her “nest”
Luckily I actually like most of these songs.
So much snow!
I love finding faces in ordinary things.
Ribbons for each race hanging in front of the white wooden box that held all the cars.
You can barely see her, but my daughter is sitting on my son’s lap in this photo while they both watched the ceremony.
Some see yarn, I see endless possibility and hours of entertainment.
Something about this reminds me of a David Lynch movie.
I love all of the lines in this photo – from the bridge in the background, the boardwalk railing and shadows.
I hope she does OK today. She was very excited to wear these.
He was the only one there dressed like a block of TNT from Minecraft. And holy unruly hair Batman, he needs a haircut!
One hand on a lung, the other on a kidney.
The view under the table at Costco.
All prepped and ready for her sleepytime medicine.
arms and tummy…
Eating lunch at the park today.
Their boobs proved to be a major impediment to successful planking.
What is the stuff in the center of these? Frosting?
All ready for a trip to the microwave.
Origami heart bookmarks.
I love having a little girl.
The Pep Boys… Manny, Moe and Jack
Our weekly shopping trip to Target.
I swear, I can’t get enough of this little person and her chubby legs.
I love how the out ring is so much darker.
Concave reflection in the rear view mirror of a old school bus.
My view from the top of the slide.
I think it’s funny how the thing that’s really growing in this photo is a weed that will eventually get pulled out.
My son’s remote control car crashed into me second after I took this photo. It, and I, survived.
Screen shot of one of the many videos I took.
Swiss design means it must be good, right?
Second grade Invention Convention
My sandwich is kind of anemic looking, but it was still pretty yummy.
It took the elves 5 hours to build this!
She held Minnie’s hand all the way to daycare.
Mmmmmm…. Warm cinnamon-y apple-y goodness!
I’m so glad I always have my camera with me.
I think he may need a belt.
I love these little squishy legs!
I realized after everything was glued down that the dog sled guy is sledding on grass.
The woman in white.
I have a thing for reflection photos. I seem to take a lot of them.
Snuggling and getting warm and dry under the towels at the pool today.
I used http://www.gasbuddy.com
to find out if any local gas stations were selling their mid-grade octane for $3.65. Luckily one was so I made a lunchtime trip in order to get this photo.
I had never heard of this guy until today… apparently he’s THE BIG THING right now.
I can’t believe how much rain we’ve had this summer.
I love simple flat compositions like this.
Elmo being visited by the angel Gabriel… or maybe it’s the angel Grover… or the angel Cookie Monster?
Looking through the bottom of the shopping cart.
Kind of creepy, but still fun to have after all these years.
I see this truck all over town and it always makes me smile.
Just hanging out in pajamas doing puzzle on a Saturday morning. Perfect.
Chilling in the living room before bedtime.
The back of the clown’s hat isn’t all that exciting to look at.
A black and white photo for a somber occasion.
I love how the sky is orange under the bridge and blue above.
As you can see, my mom loves frosting.
Totally captivated by the toy display.
It’s amazing to me that something in nature can be so shiny and metallic looking.
I had such a hard time getting this little guy in focus. This was the best I could do out of about 8 different shots.
Saturday morning art.
I love the light in our bathroom.
This building is as great on the inside as it is on the outside.
Symmetry and shadows.
Have I mentioned I adore having a little girl?
1977 VW Rabbit Brochure – US Market – Front and Back Covers
I don’t know why, but it makes me so happy that my daughter likes these toys (Calico Critters) – they are adorable.
My son always chooses the mystery flavor so I grabbed one for him today.
Drawing on the chalk wall.
What a wonderful view.
The view from overhead.
It doesn’t really look like it, but this photo (one photo) is perfectly split in two visually – half shutter, half brick.
It’s funny what you don’t see when you are taking a photo until after you get the file downloaded.
Another truck photo…
I love this bag.
I can’t bring myself to throw away any scraps.
I took these photos a few months ago and have been saving them since I knew this day would come at some point this year.
It’s nice to see this played with again.
A portion of the side of the WasteMasters dumpster outside my office. You can actually see the fuzzy silver reflection of my car.
Waiting for the anesthesia to wear off.
Such a happy color.
I used a filter to simulate halftone printing.
I was surprised at how long he stood there while I took his picture. I was super close. I didn’t use a zoom for this picture.
Stripes and Elmo
Somehow my son always seems to end up buying Park Place and winning the game.
I really love this composition.
Second grade art hanging in the hall at my son’s school.
I’ve always thought it was somewhat strange that grass can be rolled up like this.
The weather was PERFECT!
Making sure she gets every last spoonful.
Waiting at the doctor’s office for her two year checkup.
Almost 3/4 of the way through book four.
I love the gray wig / backpack combo.
I’m a sucker for big bold graphics.
Everyone needs a plastic bull head, right?
Do you say “s’more ingredients?” or “s’mores ingredients?” I’ve always wondered if the singular of s’mores is s’more.
I love toddlers in tights.
Kirby & Holloway Family Restaurant
Notice how everyone has a piece of cake…
Circles inside of circles
Driving over the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal bridge on my way to a meeting in Dover.
Sometimes the colors of ordinary things can be extraordinarily inspiring.
Getting ready to leave after a nice diner meal.
Just hanging in the bushes next to the daycare parking lot.
This was a perfect way to end our vacation.
Community meeting nights are the perfect nights for junk food.
I absolutely love these leggings.
I absolutely love the views down these orchard rows.
Captured in mid-air.
I love the old 1970s fonts
The ceiling at the pediatrician’s office.
My son’s entry at his elementary school science fair.
It was so nice to see something so fresh and flowering outdoors in November.
This photo is full of joy for me.
Is there really this big of a demand for this stuff?
I love this place
He’s probably thinking, “I wish she would get that camera out of my face.”
Bright yellow ceiling and curved light fixtures at the Lego Store.
Labyrinth in an abandoned reservoir.
Shiny high tops
Pushing her car down the sidewalk.
The back of a delivery truck.
I don’t know why, but I still love getting these back to school supply lists from the teacher.
If it wasn’t for the numbers and the variation in brick color, this totally looks like a mirrored image.
Counting the words.
Carpet in the Hotel Dupont.
She had some trouble carrying this today since it was kind of windy and she’s never held an umbrella before.
Getting a hug from Snow White after the show.
A new fashion trend?
The Chinatown Gate through the rainy windshield.
I love this.
I love how you can see my kids and me reflection.
Cool? Or creepy?
My son kept trying to figure out how much it would cost to get that many Legos.
Bubble blowing after dinner.
Waiting in line for cheesecake samples!
I love how the text is written in Helvetica. Such a perfect use for this font.
I kind of liked the contrast between the stark white at the top and the gooey muck at the bottom.
Sometimes I bring yarn to work just so I can squeeze it all day.
A pop of bright colors.
With windows like this it’s no wonder our energy bills are so high.
The sky was wonderful today – perfect for shadows.
I’m not sure I would call them “gourmet” but they are pretty darn delicious.
Under the table.
Pantone Universe at Lowes!
You can kind of see the leg of one of the two people who came tonight.
Running across the bridge with her shiny cape.
The view down the center of one of the racks of baby girl clothes.
I feel bad for the other bird.
Single lane covered bridge on the way from my in-laws to my house.
Actually, full disclosure… the one on the bottom is store bought (before I started knitting)
Waiting for the right zipper (those are two options hanging around the top.
This game has taken over my life for the past week and I finally finished level 5 during lunch today. While I’m happy to be finished building Rome, I’m not happy about the “Continue” button at the bottom. I want my life back.
A sign of a good year to come is when everyone has new shoes to wear.
There is something so nostalgic about the Arby’s signs.
All of the trophies were made out of Duplos.
The view on the way back down. That tiny speck along the path is my son way up ahead of us.
This is only about 1/5 of the entire wall – all covered in hand prints.
Custom details add flair to any 18 wheeler, right?
Another of my former toys. Thanks for saving it Mom!
Taking a running leap.
I love the bright green.
“I touch it”
The clouds were incredible looking.
She didn’t take these off all evening.
We were all pretty freaked out about these clouds. We thought for sure a tornado was going to form at any minute.