Sunday, October 16, 2011

Busy, busy, busy!

Well, not really....  We have about 8 weekends where we have plans (other than stay-at-home, family time), and this just happened to be one of the busiest!

The boys were at a Parent-Son Campout with Cub Scouts.  I attended a photography workshop with a friend.  And thanks to those two out-of-town events, my parents-in-law came to hang out with M.

I missed the boys like crazy, but it was totally worth it because they had a great time!

BB Shooting

 Every shot hit the target!

Boulder Room and Rock Climbing Wall

Big J tried this one out - and made it to the top!


Apparently, a big hit!


Baked chicken and baked potatoes with all the fixings for Saturday dinner.  
Hotdogs and mac and cheese for the kids. 

And that's just what the boys did!

I attended a fantastic photography workshop and learned how to use my DSLR in manual mode!  I went with a friend, which made it even more enjoyable.  Now that I know a little more about what I'm doing, I want to try out my dad's old SLR.  That's right - a film camera!  I'd love to see what kind of results I could get now that I understand what I'm doing just a little more.

Miss M was not left out of the fun.  Although she was just hanging around at home - which wasn't a bad idea since she spent 3 days out of school last week - she was also getting undivided attention from the grandparents!  They played inside, they played outside, and they even got treats from the ice cream truck!  No, I'm sure she wasn't spoiled at all.... 

Huge thanks to the grands for helping make this busy weekend possible!


Hartley said...

Thanks for the new post !!
I did enjoy reading about the guys and their weekend the Scouting excursion.
I'm still trying to learn the trick on "manual" on my Nikon. Would it be time to RTFM (read the fine manual)?
Which of the old cameras do you have?
Glad that R & L could be there with Miss M. (Funny how those initials keep turning up). I am 100% that they did nothing to spoil her.

RLR said...

I thought you had the SLR that I used back in HS. Maybe my sis has it :) No rush - would just be fun to try out.