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February Foto Challenge 23, etc

I got so far behind on this February Photo Challenge stuff that I consciously decided (yesterday) to just wait until the end of the month and post my backlog all at once.  As a little thank you for hanging around and  putting up with my photography procrastination without even once turning me in to the Photo Challenge Police, after the formalities of the Challenge Photos are out of the way I'll share a picture of the FUNNIEST BABY EXPRESSION WE'VE EVER CAPTURED ON FILM.  Intriguing, no?  Well, whatever, here we go.

23. Your shoes
Gerry got these shoes for me.  I don't even want to know how much they cost because they're sooooo comfortable, which is exactly why he got them for me - I rarely pay more than $10/pair which (I've been told - repeatedly) is not so good for your feet.  Or back.  Or knees.  A few days ago the planets aligned - it was finally warm(ish) outside and my feet weren't two sizes bigger than normal thanks to pregnancy swelling, so I got to wear them again for the first time in quite a while.  Ah, the little things.

24. Inside your bathroom cabinet
What an odd assortment of junk.  We have:
  • scented hand soap that's been in there for two years because it's "too good" to use on a regular basis
  • futuristic uber-frothy canister of toothpaste
  • a jumble of toothbrushes, huddled in the medicine cabinet in hopes of avoiding that 6-foot toilet spray 60 Minutes is always doing an exposé about
  • petroleum jelly, distributed by a company that stopped using the name on the jar circa 1993 - it expires in February.  No, excuse me, it expired in February.  2005.  I have my doubts about that though, since it's made from dinosaurs  - you're telling me Science can't cure the common cold but they knew when that particular dinosaur, after millions of years, was going to go south, right down to the month?  I doubt it.
  • watermelon toothpaste (blech - for the littles)
  • calamine lotion (because some rashy kid in Zoe's class keeps hugging her daily with all her contagious rashiness - if you're reading this, STOP TOUCHING MY CHILD, RASHY McRASHERSON)
  • deodorant (I do use it from time to time, thankyouverymuch)
  • facial lotion bottle (empty)
  • some kind of hair dippity-do, back when my hair was short and I thought for 5 minutes I might try to tame it once in a while - I think Kennedy uses it sometimes, so I haven't thrown it out - plus, I obviously wouldn't throw it out even if it were empty (see lotion bottle, above)

25. Green
Here's Jake in a shirt he picked out, which his Gran purchased for him because she's a sucker loving grandmother.  I believe it's an Irish Jolly Roger.  I'm considering not allowing the two of them to leave the house together anymore (that goes for Jake and the shirt and  Jake and Gran).  This festive St. Patrick's Day item will be living at Gran's house soon.

26. Night
If there's anyone who thinks it's not possible to sleep with wild abandon, just check out a snoozing baby.

27. Something you ate
Some of you out there are going to think I doctored this picture somehow, but I assure you that this is a REAL PRODUCT.  A real product that I did, in fact, eat.  And yes, I did feel dumber afterwards.  But hey, at least it's "old fashion."  Don't ask me where the -ed  went - for that kind of product info, we'd have to talk to their hillbilly mascot with the red sandwich.

28. Money
Zoe doing homework.  They're learning the value of money.  Or, I should say, they're learning how much each coin is worth.  If she were learning the value of money, she wouldn't think Jake's request of a Nintendo 3DS (when he already has a DS and a DSi) for his birthday was so reasonable.

And yes, she's wearing a Cat In The Hat hat.  It helps her think.

29. Something you're listening to
It's pretty quiet around here now, with The Big Kids off doing real-life stuff, The Littles at school, and the baby napping.  But they're what I'm usually listening to.  Or tuning out, depending on what kind of sounds they're making.

And now, as a thank you for hanging in there, I give you a RIDICULOUS BABY FACIAL EXPRESSION:

If anyone has any thoughts on what on earth she's thinking about, I'd love to hear them...

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Desirae R said...

I love the name of your blog! Thanks for stopping by :)

Tara R. said...

That last shot was awesome. A fun set of photos, but that truly was the best baby expression.

(visiting via Blogger Comment Club)

Bree said...

This face is priceless. **love your blog - newest follower**

I would love it if you stoped by my blog!

xoxo, bree

Colleen @AMadisonMom said...

I started to get behind on posting the pics too. It was much better for me to post a bunch at a time.

Oh... the baby face. I just wanna smooch those cheeks.

Leovi said...

Beautiful portraits with a delicious light, tender looks, ... Magnificent.

RobynHTV said...

Desirae: Thanks! And visiting your blog was my pleasure!

RobynHTV said...

Thanks, Tara - I can't tell you how hard I laughed when my husband showed me that pic on his phone! Glad you're here from BCC!

RobynHTV said...

Bree, thanks for joining! I stopped by your blog and your photography is lovely - I just had to follow you, too. :)

RobynHTV said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one, Colleen - I mean, it's supposed to be FUN, so I tried not to pressure myself too much about staying on top of it every single day.

I DO, however, smooch those chubby baby cheeks every day, though!

RobynHTV said...

What a lovely thing to say, Leovi - thank you!

Stacey said...

I don't know what your baby is thinking, but I have a very strong feeling to do whatever she wants RIGHT NOW.

RobynHTV said...

Tumbleweed, it's like you KNOW her!

Lucy said...

Enjoyed the different photo shots and interesting bread???
The last photo was too darn cute :)

RobynHTV said...

Lucy - The bread is scary, no? :)

Sara said...

That. kid. I'm dying. So adorable!

RobynHTV said...

Thanks, Sara - you'd be surprised to know she hears that a lot around here. ;)

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Good job! That last shot is one to be shown at a future wedding!!!!!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Those were all awesome shots - and the last one? Priceless!!! :)

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Utah Mommy said...

Haha i love the last photo! What a cutie!

Mine is up here---->>>Different positions

RobynHTV said...

Momma@, that's SUCH a great idea! Hopefully she doesn't make the same face that day...

RobynHTV said...

Thanks, Stacy! :)

RobynHTV said...

Utah Mommy, your pics are cute, too! I couldn't leave a comment on your blog, though
Thanks for coming by!

Susan said...

These were all great. And the last one my favorite. How cute!!!

RobynHTV said...

Thank you, Susan - I'm so glad you stopped by to check them out!

Christian at Point Counter-Point Point Point said...

I don't know what she is thinking in that picture, but it appears as if she is staring straight into my soul and does not approve. I think when I get home tonight I'm going to do a heavy evaluation of my life.

RobynHTV said...

Christian, don't be offended. She has really high standards, soul-wise.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh I am in love with that last photo! So cool!

RobynHTV said...

Aww, thanks Dumb Mom - so glad to see you here!

Unknown said...

Thank you for linking up with me this week! I must say: best.facial.expression.EVAR.

RobynHTV said...

My pleasure, Karly! And thanks, that photo cracks me up. :)

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