conuly: Discworld quote: "The new day is a great big fish!" (fish)
These aren't pictures of the actual graduation - that was hopeless - but of Evangeline afterwards, during the class party. I have others, but they have other kids in them, her friends, and I don't have the okay to post those from their parents. But I do have two with her teachers!

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I'm sorry for the poor quality of some of these images. Unfortunately, if Evangeline sees the camera, she poses, and puts on this dazed, glazed, hippie-ish look. Or she sticks out her tongue. So I keep trying to sneak up on her.
conuly: A picture of the bridge at night. Quote: "Spanned with a poem" (poem)
Jenn has one or two on her phone she MUST email to me soon. Jennifer?

These were all taken today. Today was a non-uniform half day. It was ALSO a doctor's appointment... whoops. So the nieces went home with somebody else, and when I picked them up we went with another friend to play for a while in the yard next to Saint Paul's church, which is nice and quiet. One day I need to take pictures of some of the neighborhood around here, the houses with all the stairs are quaint, though impractical, and I'm not sure you all realize exactly how many stairs I'm talking about here! Ana is in the purple dress, and Evangeline has the pink one. I really like that pink dress!

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Ana has recently learned to roll her Rs, and has taken to doing that EVERYWHERE, even in words where it's not even rrrrremotely apprrrrrroprrrrrriate. She likes how it sounds, I guess.

More interestingly, I noticed today that when she stresses a word... you know, when she italicizes it, she tends to add random Ys (consonantal) in... cyome on! I think she picked this up from one of us, though that's just a feeling. I can't recall any of us saying words like this at all anyway.
conuly: Picture taken on the SI Ferry - "the soul of a journey is liberty" (boat)
And bidets!

Link one
Link two
Link three - this one talks about sewers

And a picture of what purports to be a Japanese toilet. Clever design, you don't have to redo all your plumbing to reuse that graywater.

Interestingly, there's a lot of talk there about saving toilet paper, and how even with a bidet you still need toilet paper, and nobody seems to realize that everybody on Etsy makes cloth toilet wipes. They're pretty and fluffy, what more can you ask for?
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Help us Obama-wan Kenobi! You're our only hope!

Just yesterday, I saw a guy at Union Square wearing a Boba Fett mask and playing a medley of Star Wars tunes on an accordion. This is relevant, but I wanted to say it.
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Our president is exactly as geeky as my brother-in-law.

I'm... actually not that surprised.
conuly: Picture taken on the SI Ferry - "the soul of a journey is liberty" (boat)
Which is great. I didn't get any myself because a combination of sweat and carelessly touching their faces made the pretty faces a bit of a mess by the time I got near a camera again.

And she remembered me from LAST year too, she sent me a very nice note in the email with the pictures. I thought I'd done this the year before as well, but I wasn't sure - you know me and faces. But I recognized the spot (second bridge past the clock on the way to the playground, right before the fork in the path), and she was painting faces, so I thought it was probably the same person. Couldn't be sure though. I marvel that anybody is able to remember one or two previous chance encounters when they must see lots of people daily to make any form of profit. I couldn't do it. (But people always seem to remember me anyway. Either my facial recognition skills are in fact much worse than I think or I'm more memorable than makes sense. All I know is that this blows my grandiose dreams of being an international jewel thief right outta the water.)

She sent four pictures, but I think I uploaded one of them twice by mistake. I'll fix it and post the fourth later.

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Ana, as you see, is all lawdy-how-gaudy there. I tried to talk her out of it...! But it's her face and it all washed off anyway, and it was done super fast too, which is great. No waiting overly long :)

So yes, should you hop by Central Park and need your face painted, this is where you should go, two bridges north of the Delacorte Clock, right by the fork that leads (on your right) to the most awesomest playground EVAH. (She also gives out maps, which is very useful. If you can read maps.)
conuly: Picture taken on the SI Ferry - "the soul of a journey is liberty" (boat)
Which is great. I didn't get any myself because a combination of sweat and carelessly touching their faces made the pretty faces a bit of a mess by the time I got near a camera again.

And she remembered me from LAST year too, she sent me a very nice note in the email with the pictures. I thought I'd done this the year before as well, but I wasn't sure - you know me and faces. But I recognized the spot (second bridge past the clock on the way to the playground, right before the fork in the path), and she was painting faces, so I thought it was probably the same person. Couldn't be sure though. I marvel that anybody is able to remember one or two previous chance encounters when they must see lots of people daily to make any form of profit. I couldn't do it. (But people always seem to remember me anyway. Either my facial recognition skills are in fact much worse than I think or I'm more memorable than makes sense. All I know is that this blows my grandiose dreams of being an international jewel thief right outta the water.)

She sent four pictures, but I think I uploaded one of them twice by mistake. I'll fix it and post the fourth later.

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Ana, as you see, is all lawdy-how-gaudy there. I tried to talk her out of it...! But it's her face and it all washed off anyway, and it was done super fast too, which is great. No waiting overly long :)

So yes, should you hop by Central Park and need your face painted, this is where you should go, two bridges north of the Delacorte Clock, right by the fork that leads (on your right) to the most awesomest playground EVAH. (She also gives out maps, which is very useful. If you can read maps.)
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[livejournal.com profile] queenlyzard (Aiyana) offered to take me, and thank you very much :)

The nieces had a blast, AND they were on their best behavior. The day ROCKED. (Well, except for my right eye watering all day and making me seriously annoyed.)

We went on the tram-thing and saw the animals, we fed the lorikeets as my mom insisted (the girls were very happy to go in, but TERRIFIED at the birds flying at them! We managed to get them to sorta pose with ME feeding the birds, but they scurried away as soon as they could), we rode the carousel, we goofed off in the gift shop (and left without buying anything, yay!), we saw the baby cheetahs (awwwwww!) - it was a great day.

And we have pictures! I took some too, but those have to wait to be developed, you'll see them when you see them.

Me, Ana, and my mom at the end of the day )

Aiyana, the girls, and my Bonne-Maman at the end of the day )

Me, Evangeline, and my mom at the end of the day )

Me taking a picture of the nieces )

Devilhorns! )

It was snacktime, btw )

Me taking a picture )

Me in the early stages of putting Evangeline up )

Walking )

Ana staring at the hot air balloon )

We were trying to get a picture of us AND the lion on the car )

Another try )

Us looking at a seriously cute rabbit )

WILD ANIMALS! )

Hats )

Lorakeets )

Carousel )

Climbing on the rhino )

The girls, me, and Aiyana )

Aiyana and me )

There are a ton more pictures here, including some of animals... kinda the reason for going to a zoo in the first place, right?

We also have three professional pictures at exorbitant prices.
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I want an Ana icon )

I also want an Evangeline icon )

And I want one about the two sisters being, well, sisters. )

So, yeah. Three icons.

Looking back at all these old pictures is making me realize something. Two things.

A? I need to take more pictures more often.
B? I sure do take a lot of pictures of the girls with various friends sitting on our porch! You'd think we'd keep it a little better looking....
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There's a few more I want 'dul to scan in, I'll ask him specifically later.

Now, these pictures are from disposable cameras that were over a year old and that had spent some time in the sun. (Like, three days in a hot car in California!) The quality of the pictures is therefore not so hot.

However, if you pretend I did this on purpose they're actually kinda cool and a bit artsy. So let's go with that, shall we?

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We have this totally awesome picture of the whole family that Jenn needs to crop so I can post it.

Pictures!

Jul. 9th, 2009 10:39 am
conuly: Picture taken on the SI Ferry - "the soul of a journey is liberty" (boat)
Several from Ana's graduation )

Immediately after the graduation )

Ana on her actual last day of school. It was a half day, so nobody bothered with uniforms. )

Now, we have a video of a small part of Ana's graduation, but Jenn needs to upload it to YouTube for me. Because she's the one who has it.
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First, a turkey.



See? TURKEY!

And where did we see this noble creature? In the zoo? On a farm? On my street where, inexplicably, we always find runaway turkeys right before Thanksgiving? (Well, that's explicable after all, I guess.)

Nope!

In that playground by the SI Ferry in Battery Park!

I've known since high school about the wild turkeys in Battery Park, but I never saw one except at a distance before! Did you know they can fly and perch in trees above your head?

Too cool.

And, because I took it today:



Evangeline being cute. I would've taken one of Ana too, but she went into a snit. *shrugs* What can you do?
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Let me just say that goat butter? YUMMY. I don't care that it's twice the price of butter butter, I'll be buying it more often. I'm sick of margarine, but it's hard to eat butter in front of people who can't have.

Also got some Earth's Best margarine (no dairy, no hydrogenated oils, no canola). Tastes better than store-brand, and less likely to cause intestinal difficulties than the whey cheap (get it?) version we've been getting. So it's a little more money. *shrugs* We don't eat *that* much margarine either.

The bacon, I'm afraid, had turned. Jenn is working herself into a tizzy over the fact that she ate three slices before she realized it tasted a little weird, but I figure that if you can get through three whole slices before you see that something's up it can't be *that* bad and you're bound to survive it, right? Of course, if you panic yourself over this you'll probably get sick from nerves alone.

Anyway, this whole post is just an excuse for this picture:



Doesn't that look just like a babywearing woman? Thanks go to Ana for pointing it out to me :)
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Everybody's up from nap. Mail hasn't come. Only reason we're home is for the darn mail to be delivered with Jenn's birth certificate. Gah.

I forgot!

Dec. 15th, 2007 12:12 am
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I have a picture of SuperGirl and SuperDuck! They had been saving the day with the power of spray bottles when I managed to get them to pose for a picture. (Gee, that sure was hard.)

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Aren't they cute?
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Cutting them all.

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Most of them came out really blurry. I'll see if I can get better ones later.
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(By upstate I mean "north of the city limits". I don't care that it's a five second walk from the Bronx, it is not part of the city, so it is up. state.)

Ana and her grandma )

Everybody but 'dul )

Everybody but 'dul and Ana )

Same as before )

Everybody but 'dul's mother )

These pictures are, of course, months old by now. I'm rather irked by that fact.

I also have some pictures of Liz's kids:

Seth )

Not grinny Seth )

Seth on his new diet )

Seth sleeping, or pretending to )

Baby and dog )

Baby, dog )

Well, that's it.

Liz, my mom wants you to know that Seth (and, as he gets older, the baby) is cordially invited here should the house ever get cleaned. Which may yet happen. One of these days. But probably not until later.

We say "kids" instead of "you" because we were talking, that day, about how the week I left kindergarten, I was shipped on a plane with my sister over an ocean to stay with my grandparents for six weeks, and how that actually worked out pretty well. Parents weren't involved :)
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Does anybody ever view these? Oh well, matters not.

Blurry baby! )

Ana in rolly thingy )

Both Ana and Evangeline )

Deniz sticking out her tongue )

Ana with sunglasses )

Deniz )

Ana and Deniz in a sandbox )

Ana digging in the sand )

Ana on a hammockthing )

That's all, folks!
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Nephewlings? Nephettes? I don't know. Help me here, would you?

(Good thing neither niece is "Denise", because I'd have to call the corresponding boy "Denephew", and somebody'd kill me)

Unfortunately, there aren't any tagged entries past April. So I'll have to dig properly.

Picture of Sethy )

Picture of Seth and Chris )

Really weirdly angled picture of some kid I can only *assume* is the baby, weird angle making it hard, in newborn stage )

Chris and the baby at that time. Awwwww. )

Baby grown a bit bigger )

Patriotic Seth )

Seth in a hat )

There were others, but they tended to be teensy. Cell phone camera?

Reminder to 'dul and Jenn: Get those pictures scanned!
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I'll have more once Jenn scans in the photos that were already taken, and once I develop the 5 cameras waiting around the house. These were taken by a park volunteer at Preschool Play in Wagner Park. The program isn't that great for a three year old, but it's outdoors and it's easy to get to, and it's good for a younger child (like the baby), and she likes it. So we go there Mondays and Wednesdays :)

Ana with doll on her back )

Ana with her own One Ring )

Ana with wings on and a doll )

As always, all pictures can be found here.
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First, check out this picture of Seth and his brother. Yes, Seth is attempting to nurse his brother. It's very cute. It's beyond cute. It's outright adorable.

You're going to see a similar picture soon enough when I get this stuff developed and scanned into the computer - today I just managed to snap a picture of Ana pretending to nurse off of her baby sister.

Ana *is* a weird little kid. You know how in Family Circus, they have "Not-Me" who does all the bad things? And how *normal* kids, when caught doing something they know they're not supposed to do, will claim it was their imaginary friend? Yeah. Ana, instead, will admit that she did whatever-it-was, but claims that since she isn't Ana, but is instead Superman, then she doesn't know better and, therefore, shouldn't be held responsible for wreaking havoc.

Try having an intelligent conversation with a kid who keeps insisting "I not Ana. I not know better. I SUPERMAN!" at you. Just try.

(I'd tell more Seth anecdotes, but they're lacking, and the one with him locking his brother in the car is *scary*, not funny)

Pictures!

Aug. 18th, 2005 08:34 pm
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They're actually from six months ago, and must be sent out so Ana can start earning her keep as a model :)

So when I've posted this, I'll edit the date to be six months ago. Then I don't have to backdate.

SUPERANA! )

If only her arms were bigger.... )

In which Ana displays her apparently quite abnormally large teeth )

Hiding ineffectively behind a chair )

Sitting on a chair )

Sitting in a floor of daisies )

Lying on the floor, not taking a nap )

Somehow, Jenn didn't send the picture I love with Ana reading to a bear. She sent me the big-teeth one twice, though.

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