Thursday, October 24, 2013

Instagram Love

I just recently became a fan of Instagram. But not the actual photo uploading part. I don't partake in the website or anything social like that. I just like all the beautiful filters that they provide on the app. As a person who graduated with a degree in Graphic Design I understand filters. I've spent many an hour on Photoshop using and manipulating filters. So to have a free app that I can download on my cell phone that immediately turns my average photos into something more than average is just totally cool. I find myself reaching for my cell phone instead of my Nikon to take pictures just because they look so much neater in Instagram. They've even made their way onto this blog. I'm sure you can pick out the manipulated photo's. Like the zinnia picture in the last post. They are just more vibrant and clear. I love it! I've got to say it also makes self portraits a little less homely (you know for us old, wrinkly people). It's a win win.

 I was looking around the photo gallery on the cell phone and found all sorts of winners that I haven't shared on the blog. Aren't you excited? This first one is from today. Both kids are out of school today and tomorrow for parent teacher conferences so I thought we must do something fun. What's more fun than the movies? We went and saw Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. I'm a fan of the first one and the second didn't disappoint. Wesley really enjoyed it, Greta was acting like a typical 4 year old. She lasted about 30 minutes before loosing complete interest. But it was still fun and I'm so happy to have kids old enough to do these fun things with.


One of Greta's favorite things to do in the whole world is to take a bath. Not just some quick little bath but rather an hour of mermaid, splashing fun. I don't mind it, it gives me an opportunity to play Candy Crush (blasted game). Then she gets out, dries off and runs to find the biggest area of sun on the carpet to warm up. It's a cute routine.

The next one is just another picture of my goofy kids. Four and six are fun ages. They still adore each other and play well together. I hope they stay friends through life. And yes she's in a swim suit in October. Ugh.

I love taking Greta out to lunch once or twice a month. It's our girl time and she enjoys it probably more than I do. This last time we were headed out to lunch and I asked my mom if she'd like to go spur of the moment. She did join us and we had a nice lunch at Jason's Deli (my favorite place) and a nice walk around the small lake behind the restaurant. It was a nice outing. I'm thinking we need to do that again soon.

1 comment:

Granny Randi said...

I love the new pictures...thanks for sharing. I love the one of Greta sunning herself!
You...old and, not yet!
Have fun with your filters.