Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Our Week in Random Photos

I thought I'd share with you what we've been up to lately through some random photographs that I've taken.

These are my favorite sandals that I wear every day...

Can you tell????
{Please ignore the desperately in need of a pedicure toes!}

This butterfly we ran into during one of our walks... I have never seen one like it before, nor have I seen one since. I love the green color and the fuzzy white face.

Here is another one of my grasshopper friends, he posed for me looking straight at me. I didn't use my zoom for this one, just the regular lens... I was this close to him - amazing.

My son Alexander's girlfriend Rachel and his roommate Tom came down to Florida with Rachel's best friend Devon (who works seasonally for Disney World) for a visit and Bill & I were able to have lunch with them.  It was really great to see them, I only wish Alexander were able to come down, too, but he couldn't get the time off from work.  Alex hopes to get some time off during the fall or around my birthday.  It might even be possible to have BOTH boys down here at the same time if Nikolaus gets home from Afghanistan around October like he is supposed to. Yippee!!!

Tom & Rachel

Bill, me & Rachel

We saw this man and his daughter fishing in downtown Celebration at the lake and they caught quite a few little fish with the bread they were using for bait.  She was using this adorable little pink fishing pole and got so excited every time she caught something.  We stood there and watched them for about 20 minutes.

This is the fountain we have in downtown Celebration... the children LOVE to play in it, you can always hear my favorite sound in the whole world around here: the sound of children's laughter.  Nano was exploring and got caught by one of the sprays... poor little guy.

Just another one of our critters we met on our walk.  Of course this was right before Lady Mia ran after him and he flew away.  Mia is getting a little annoyed with the birds and ducks because they can swim and fly and she can't.  :-)

Nano and Lady Mia making a new friend... they just went up to this butterfly who sat their as they sniffed him.  They were so gentle with it I was totally amazed.  Then it just flew away and they watched it go.  I am always in awe at how they react with different kinds of animals, how did they know to be so gentle with this beautiful creature?

We ran out of peanuts on this morning and this little guy was asking us for one and didn't quite understand why he couldn't have one when I was explaining to him that he had to wait until the next day.  Isn't he just the cutest little guy?  (Sorry for the fuzzy pic - he was moving towards me.)

Just wanted to include one of me and Bill during one of our walks - this is with our new iPhone4... it has the coolest feature, in that you can take self-portraits because there is a front & back camera. LOVE it!  The front and back camera is also used for "FaceTime" phone calls, which I'm sure most of you have seen a commercial for... which, BTW, always makes me cry.  It is like a Dick Trace watch phone call where you can see the person on video that you are talking to.  We had our first FaceTime call with my step-son, DIL and grandson the other day and it was FANTASTIC!!  I hadn't seen my grandson in 2 1/2 years so it was SO good to see him.  He showed me all his new toys and even sang me a song, I was such a happy grandmother!!

This last one is my favorite photo of the week... With the heat that we have been having, I have given my little babies a couple of cool baths after their walks to cool them down and they really love them.  They looked so cute when they were done, I just had to take their picture.  Here are my little drowned babies after their bath...  Aren't they so cute???? I have even made it my wallpaper on my laptop and my iPhone4.

Well, I hope you all had a fabulous week and are managing to stay cool in this heat - be careful all of you up in New England during this heat wave.  Drink plenty of water and stay cool.  HUGS!!!

Until next time..... Lorie


Lifeofkaylen said...

Wow - I love ALL these!
Great tan-ha!!
Those nature pics are A-MAZ-ING!! That grasshopper??? wow, what camera are you using???
My son and I were amazed that your pups were able to get that close to the butterfly-you have brave butterflies in Florida!
And your squirrel has orange paws!!!

Lol---love the bath pups!! That really is adorable!

Great post!! :)

ron62old said...

hey nice pix

Maria's Space said...


Your pictures are awesome. So fun and full of life. That grasshopper picture totally professional shot!

The dogs with the butterfly, very memorable.

Your feet totally cracked me up. I get a crazy foot thong tan every year. You are dark woman!

Anonymous said...

aw, those are good photos! I did snicker when I saw your feet though! there's something to be said for a fave pair of shoes.

Tami Winbush said...

Oh I love all of your pictures. You are so talented. Though I will say that two of them are my favorites.

I love the puppies with the butterflies and the wet puppies too! :)

Thanks for keeping us all up to date so we won't have any withdrawl symptoms.

XmasDolly said...

Totally love the post! Fantastic pics, thanks so much for sharing! HUGS!!!!

Unknown said...

Ok first off, LOVE the butterfly shots! The one with the dogs is crazy. I can't believe it let both the dogs get THAT close! The other one is just gorgeous!

I'm glad you had some company. Hope you see your boys soon :)

Love the pic of you and Bill.

MollyinMinn said...

Wonderful photos! But man, I thought my kids feet were striped. They don't have anything on you!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

OMGosh that last picture is so precious! Love the picture from the iPhone who freaking cool is face to face talking love it. I'm so glad you were able to talk to him and he sang you a song!

You always find the best friends on your walk!

Pink fishing pole how cool is that!

~ Noelle said...

your feet with the tan lines CRACK ME UP!!!!!
and what a cute wallpaper to have!
I love all of your photos!!!!

Stef H said...

wow laurie!!! how awesome!!! what fabulous photos!!!! what a fun walk thru! thank you soooooooooooo much for sharing!!

i loved your feet - lol!!

hugs :)

Simply Being Mommy said...

So many awesome pics Lorie!

ConnieFoggles said...

Looks like you had a great week. The best photo by far was of your feet! It had me giggling :) I am so pale as you know and have to cover up in sunscreen but last time we were at Disney I had a teeny bit of sun on my feet with marks from my sandals.

Happy that you had some visitors and are keeping the babies cool. Stay well my friend!

Michelle @Flying Giggles said...

I hope you get both boys out at the same time, that will be fabulous!

Your tan line cracks me up because just today I noticed I too have tan lines on my feet. I think it was from when we were doing are landscaping last weekend...lol!

I love the photo of your babies and the butterfly. What a fantastic shot!

Angelica Hart and Zi said...

Your pics are fabulous as is your blog. It is a great way to join in the fun of your world. We especially ADORE Nano and Lady Mia, wet or dry they are heart tuggers.

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