Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sunday photos

Some pictures of the kids with the big didge and 50 mm 1.8 lens.  Heavier but much higher optical quality.  Nice bokeh too.  





Friday, February 14, 2014

Dinner at La Costa

Pop joined us for valentines day dinner at La Costa in Brentwood.  



Tyler insisted on a taco and after he ate his burrito, we got him a taco without the spices.

Kira wanted her picture taken like this.  We got several boxes of clothes from the neighbors and there were lots of cute items in there.  Kira can pretty much dress herself but refuses help with her hair.  Well, she'll grow out of that in seventh or eighth grade.


When I pulled out my old powershot S400, I heard some teenagers make some comment about how no one uses cameras anymore.  Yeah, pretty much.  But these are still higher quality than their cell phone pictures, but not as good as Lavar's old film camera with the 50 mm lens.

I was whistling War, by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (from the Hunger Games when Katniss is interviewed in front of the audience in the capitol), and Kira said, "That hurts my ears."

I said, "Well your screaming hurts mine."  She must have just been real tired.

Okay, bye.


Sunday, February 9, 2014

Blue and Gold

Now that Scott's eight we get to do cub scouts.  Here he is with Pop and the cake they decorated together for the blue and gold banquet.  Then Scott won the raffle for a gift card to bass pro shops, so that was pretty cool.  Check out his face:  It's healed quite a bit from when he went down on his scooter.  






Sunday, February 2, 2014

January in Brentwood

 It's been unusually warm and dry this winter.  This was last Sunday afternoon:  short sleeved shirts.  We played on the golf course until the sun went down and then it got cold.

All of these were taken with my new old Canon S400, recently acquired from ebay.  Though old, well-used, and outdated, it still takes good pictures.

Big boy Scott had his meeting with the cub scout leaders.

The lighting for this was perfect.  I didn't have to do any post-processing.  Kira's outfit is amusing--a kind of eclectic mismatch.

Mr. T is still a cheeser for the camera.


Looks like Blakey's eye is red from either crying or him rubbing it.


At Skipolini's to celebrate Scott's 8th birthday.  We like Skips because the pizza and salads are good and there is a play structure to wear out the kids.

Blakey's thing lately has been to stuff his face to the point of explosion.  Sometimes he chokes himself, other times he just throws up.

Pop came out to celebrate.

This girl wanted to be in our family picture, and Tyler wasn't having any of it.  He threw a fit and somehow we bribed him to be in the picture, and this is the result.  A classic Tyler crusty.