Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid

I have always taken a lot of photos of my kids and now grandkids. A LOT. Because of this, their tolerance for getting their picture taken has decreased and I find myself¬†asking them to say “cheese” only when I know the moment is right. The result is that I take more candid shots of them. Granted it isn’t easy because after a lifetime of me hovering in the vicinity with a camera, they are on their guard and at any given moment will whip their heads around to glare at me. Fun, right?

It was hard to limit myself and it was even harder to choose what to share for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid Photo.¬†

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Andrew leaving for school

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Beej trying to get Woody to stand up

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Ari hard at work with Beej getting into trouble in the background


One Week or so Later

So, I think I missed a week or two somewhere. One minute I was here recovering from the A to Z Blogging Challenge, getting all pumped up to get back to business and the next thing I know it’s May 11th!

When you last saw me, I was headed east to visit Andrew at school. I found myself deep in Cav Country (Cleveland Cavaliers, for those that don’t follow basketball) wearing my favorite Bulls hoodie. (The Bulls had not yet begun their battle with the Cavs in the Playoffs. They are currently tied 2-2.)

We were delighted to find out that there was a tattoo convention at our hotel! This provided us with endless entertainment for the weekend. When we weren’t searching out the most tattooed person in NY, we took a quick trip to the US side of Niagara Falls and watched Andrew in his final performance of the school year. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful weekend.

I arrived home last Monday and fully expected to jump back into my regularly scheduled life but life had a plan of its own. In addition to interviewing candidates, I found myself doing a lot of unexpected babysitting. Since I love baby Beej like crazy, I didn’t mind. (I did, however, mind falling even farther behind on my life.)

And that week ended with Mother’s Day, which included breakfast with the little guys and a Bulls game with my husband. In case you are wondering, I am the Bulls fan, he is not. It was a great game despite them losing to……yes, those Cavs and that blasted LeBron…. but there are at least 2 more games left to play, if not 3! It’s not over, til it’s over, right?

That brings us up to today, which was full of meetings. Tomorrow is the day that shall not be named (aka my bday) but I won’t have much time for it. Lots to do! And hopefully I will be able to climb back onto the grid!

Take care!