A first and some random photos


This photo has absolutely nothing to do with the story below but this little butterfly follows the boys around and I had to snap her picture.  Little CJ named her Flower.  Aw.  PS.  I shot this in Manual and am so proud of myself.  I indulged in a 50mm 1.4 and I love it.

Anyhoo.  Earlier this week I took the boys to the movies for the first time to see Cars 2.  It was fun and hysterical and memorable (and I had my camera with me but it was so crowded I was too chicken to pull it out!).  We are steadily marking things off of our "Summer Fun" list.  There were about 6 million previews and I was sure we would never get to the main attraction.  The preview for "Puss in Boots" had CD a little concerned.  His exact words were "The huge cat is scary."  CJ was a little bothered by the loudness at first but after a while he got used to it and settled right in.  He was also a little concerned about the way the seats push down and flip up, so for the longest time he sat right on the edge of his seat and refused to scoot back.  Funny!!

Here's my review:  I thought the movie was really cute and the boys love their Lightning McQueen.  The plot seemed a little sophisticated to me (since I was having trouble keeping up for a while) and there was one stretch in the middle where the boys seemed to get restless, but overall we all really liked it.  I think the first Cars is still my favorite though.  But we made it the whole way through with no major drama.  Success!  Good memory:)  It was so fun to be at the movies with my boys.

Randoms: CJ loves this game on the iPad. If you touch the letter, animal, or word it sounds things out for you.  He loves it!


  1. You have the cutest boys ever!! I took my little cousin to see that movie and it was his first time too. He LOVED it. I think i laughed at him more then I did at the movie! heheh

    Lots of love,

  2. Your pictures are really beautiful. They're very professional! And I'm enjoying the blogging!

  3. Great shot of the bug! I love how in focus it is and everything else is blurred! Fab! I would love to get a 50mm 1.4 but I'll settle for my 1.8 for now!

  4. FANTASTIC PHOTO...WOW!!! I have lens envy. :)

    Love that ipad shot as well! Great pics Courtney.