Monday, May 10, 2010

Day 130: Parents can’t be choosers

I’ve learned very quickly that with two toddlers I don’t get a choice anymore.  What they wear, how much they eat, when bath time is over, what book we read before bed, and the list goes on.  Parents of 2 years olds can’t be choosers.

Case in point:  Cooper’s choice for pajamas.  I finally wrestled some Handy Manny pj’s on him, for which he threw a complete fit about.  He’s still wearing the underwear over his diaper.


Some other cute photos:

Baby gates are useless now.  Cooper knows how to lift the handle and move them or if he’s not up to the challenge, he just climbs through the stair rails.

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Looking for momma’s car


Bedtime (for play anyhow) is in our bed with BOTH Laugh and Learn puppies.DSC_6093_Edit_wm

Too cute loving her doggyDSC_6113_edit_wm

On a photography note, I am trying to work on getting better using my speedlight.  I know how I like to bounce it, but I can’t ever get the power set right for the settings I’m using, which means I get very flashy photos, or underexposed, or blotchy lighting.  I need to spend some time reading the manual and find some tutorials online. 

I also seem to be missing my focus a lot lately, but I think that’s because I’m not really trying.  There are two ways to use my focus points – center focus lock and recompose, or toggle my focus points.  I find when I try to recompose I don’t hold the camera still and end up up with blurry photos from camera shake.  When I toggle I sometimes miss the shot because I can’t toggle fast enough.  I think I’m going to set the function button to be my toggle when I spin the wheel to hopefully be able to toggle faster.  Now I just have to figure out how to program the function button.

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