Friday, August 24, 2012

Ice. Ice. Icing.

Ice. + Ing. = Icing!  Dear P.52 weekly challenge, I am again taking liberties in order to meet this week's (week 33) theme. I hope you don't mind.

Here's lots and lots of delicious buttercream icing!  And it sure tasted Delicious. YUM!

1/2 Yellow, 1/2 Chocolate,  Buttercream Frosting and Fudge Filling!

And yes, that is me. As a young girl. And yes, I am now 40!!

P52 with Kent Weakley

Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer favorites.

This week's p.52 theme is summer favorites. Here are some highlights of our summer:

Staying cool in the Apple Store fountain.
Trotting along the Evanston lakefront path.
My two favorite people!                      
Daddy and his boy at the zoo.
First time at the ocean.
Sprinkler time.
Enjoying the kiddie merry go round.

Family fun at the pool.

And the summer's not over yet!

P52 with Kent Weakley

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sale: cute boy's clothing at

I just came across two new adorable clothing brands for kids: Upper School and Colorfast.  Both are currently on sale at and can be found here, in the Back to School: Late Summer Styles for Boys section.

I went to both brands' individual websites, Colorfast  and Upper School and the deals on My Habit are quite good.  We're talking $39 shirts on sale for $16.

Plus, on the individual sites, most of these items are not available, they are sold out!  I'm looking for boy's clothes, but they have lots of cute girl's clothing too!

Here's a little sampling of some of the cute boy's items:

So, take a look on My Habit, and then bookmark these two sites because these are really cute brands!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Don't he make you smile.

That's kind of a line from the Pearl Jam song, "Smile".  It's really, "Don't it make you smile".

Had to share this joyful picture of the little boy. He sure does make me smile. His smile is infectious.

Happy boy.

Smiling Happy Boy.

White Sox! Take me out to the ballgame.

Baseball! Sure says a good ol' summer night to me! 

Does this work for "dog days of summer"? That's this week's p.52 photo challenge. I can't believe it's already week 31, and I'm happy to say that I've participated every week. Granted, not all of my photos are great fits with the themes, but still, I'm still in it! 

Go White Sox!!

U.S. Cellular Field 

P52 with Kent Weakley

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sunny Days.

This week's p.52 photo challenge theme is sunshine.  Ok, I can do that....easier than "movie time or kaboom".   Here are three pictures depicting (sounds redundant?) the theme.

All taken at the Evanston Beach. I like them all for different reasons.

Photo 1: Sailboat on the water.

I love how sailboats, especially their striking white sails, look against the beautiful turquoise water, and the light blue sky.  I also really love the colorful stripes on this sail.

Photo 2: Sunshine. Literally.

You can actually see the rays coming out from the sun, like how you'd draw the sun when you were a child! Very neat.

Photo 3: Trotting along the beach walking path.

I love how Buddy is running exactly on the dotted line. It looks like he's been running a long way, and it's just so cute! I like the perspective as well.  And it makes me think either, Run Lola Run or Run Forest Run.  And looking at the pic further, I love his little shadow.

P52 with Kent Weakley