Autograph

We’re back at the bowling alley. The girls were attending a birthday party and one of the party favors was a water bottle shaped like a bowling pin. So they all put their own names on their pins. This was back when Ash was 6 and signing her name was still a novelty. So much concentration.

Young girl signs her name on a water bottle shaped like a bowling pin. Photo by Not So SAHM

Autograph – ProjectEdit365 – 23 Jan

So, at this age, food is always on the face. I first healed out. . . head on over to my blog that I created specifically for my Project Edit 365. There you can see how I edited the original, plus all the other edits I’ve done. Thanks!

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Back against the wall

I found another great wall in the downtown Fayetteville area. My girls have always been willing subjects, and you can tell my youngest was striking a pose.

On another note, I have ten more days of the year-long challenge! I started on 01 Feb 2016 editing a picture a day. In some ways it has flown by. At the end of each month it starts to drag because I feel like I’m running out of material to edit. You can read about the challenge here: Project Edit 365: About.

Two girls stand against a wooden wall. Photo by Not So SAHM

Backs against the wall – ProjectEdit365 – 21 Jan

The original was very orange. Click over to Project Edit 365 to see it and how I edited it. Thanks!

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Home Run!

Front-yard baseball – where bases are made out of frisbees and there are only three players so there really aren’t teams. Or else, it’s girls against Daddy. Our youngest has the ability, just like her dad, to pick up quickly any sport she tries. Here she’s knocking one out of the park!

Young girl swings and hits a softball with a soft bat. Not So SAHM

Home Run! – ProjectEdit365 – 14 Jan

The original had good light but still needed some adjustments done. Head over to Project Edit 365 to see the original and the edits I did. Thanks!

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Chalky Hands

The girls used to love to draw on the sidewalks with chalk. Colorful hands were a common occurrence. What is so interesting about this is that Ash, my youngest, doesn’t normally like to get her hands dirty. Here though, she was proud of her multi-colored artwork.

Young girl holds up hands with chalky fingers. Not So SAHM

Chalky Hands – ProjectEdit365 – 13 Jan

The original was too warm, so I cooled it down a bit. Check out what other edits I did over at Project Edit 365! Thanks!

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Baking Time

I mentioned that Daddy is so good with spending time with his girls. He’s even good in the kitchen. And there’s always goodies to taste afterwards.

I love lifestyle photography. You don’t have to have a large living space to make lifestyle photography work. This kitchen was a tiny galley kitchen. Fortunately it had this pass-through window. I stood in the dining room and shot through.

This photo blends the best of both worlds: daddy dates and lifestyle photography.

Dad helps his two girls bake in the kitchen. Not So SAHM

Baking Time – ProjectEdit365 – 09 Jan

The original was a little dark and not so sharp. Click over to Project Edit 365 to see how I edited the original. Thanks!

 

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Tea Time

Time with Daddy is always special. Now that they’re older, the girls go on Daddy Dates. When they were younger though, play time was special time with Daddy. And he’s good at playing with them too. I don’t have a great imagination and am just not very good at doing that kind of play for very long. He, on the other hand, always knew how to get down on their level and be a kid with them. I still say that dads are just kids in adult bodies.

We got our tea set in Poland. Polish pottery is expensive in America but was reasonable when bought in Poland. The factories had started making patterns that would appeal to Americans, thus the patriotic looking print.

A young girl sips tea during a tea time play date. Not So SAHM

Tea Time – ProjectEdit365 – 08 Jan

The yellow was tough to deal with while editing. Hop over to Project Edit 365, the blog I set up to chronicle my year-long challenge, to see how I edited the pic. Thanks!

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