Thursday, July 10, 2008

When Cookie Monster Goes Moldy

Ian with a Smile..Finally!

Look at that smile!

I know you all have been missing me posting WAYYY too many pictures of Ian. So, last night I got down to business and started snapping away.

Ian Talking

Just chatting away

Toddler Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

Ian being silly

Just being silly

Ian and his new talking Elmo

Ok so do you see that Elmo? We have a whole story! Sit down and grab yourself some popcorn. Ian has this crazy obsession with Cookie Monster. He likes to chew the eyeballs any chance he gets or will put them in his mouth and shake Cookie around like a dog would a toy. Funny right? Well since he slobbers all over it, we had all his different meals and his slobber on it. Sadly, Cookie could only be surfaced wash so I gave it my best shot and he smelled worse than before. Then my dad goes and soaks him completely and now he smells extra moldy.

15/365: When Cookie Monster Gets Moldy This Is What Happens

15/365: When a Cookie Monster Goes Moldy

No way could I give this back to Ian. We went in search of a new Cookie Monster and I came out with a Washer and Dryer safe one, but he just isn’t taking to it like the others…it must be the eyeballs. I knew this would happen so when I was picking up the new Cookie Monster I got him a talking Elmo with oversized eyeballs. He has gone to chew them but can’t get his mouth over them so I did good! Pat on the back to me.

Ian doing his famous Lip

Giving his best lip

Away from Ian for now…Lisa has herself a new photo class assignment! Woot WOOT!

Here it is:

Assignment 1: I've been hiking and camping and generally spending a lot of time up in the mountains, Lets play with the landscape. This is pulled from week 19 , Landscape with a foreground element, or as the French say Repoussoir. I have a lot of trouble with making an interesting landscape, but I find that having an element in the lower corner really adds to the tension in what would generally be a flat landscape.From Wikipedia:In two-dimensional works of art, such as painting, printmaking, photography or bas-relief, repoussoir is an object along the right or left foreground that directs the viewer's eye into the composition by bracketing the edge. It became popular with Mannerist and Baroque artists, and is found frequently in Dutch seventeenth-century landscape paintings. Jacob van Ruisdael, for example, often include a tree along one side to enclose the scene (see illustration). Figures are also commonly employed as repoussoir devices by artists such as Paolo Veronese, Peter Paul Rubens (see illustration) and Impressionists such as Gustave Caillebotte Create a landscape with a foreground element that leads the viewer into the scene. Tag with cuwk13/1 , cu

Assignment 2: I've also spent a good amount of time in the movies, and summer is the best time for the big budget blockbusters. Create a movie poster for your summer movie! Doesn't have to be a big action type, and hopefully reflects a bit of who you are. Show us your summer movie! Tag with cuwk13/2, cu

Assignment 3: Grit - Show us your rust, your dirt, your slime, your flaking paint, your broken glass. You get the idea.Tag with : cuwk13/3, cu

I am really looking forward to it because it doesn’t seem too difficult like last week. Speaking of last week, I did Butterfly Lighting last minute when I was sick I ended up using my doll as my subject and it turned out so horrible I am not even going to show you all. It is all my Colds fault..really!

13/365: Aqua Fresca

13/365: Aqua Fresca

Most awesome drink I have ever made and very refreshing for summertime. I added whip cream to the top.


1 large cantaloupe or 1/2 a watermelon, seeded and diced (about 3 cups) 1 1/2 cups water 1/2 cup sugar, plus more to taste 2 to 3 limes, juiced Pinch salt
Puree cantaloupe or watermelon in a food processor and pour through a fine sieve to eliminate pulp. In a pitcher, mix strained fruit puree with water and add sugar, lime juice, and salt, to taste. Chef's Note: This and other similar fruit drinks, which translate literally as "fresh water," are served all over Mexico and they're a cinch to replicate at home. The key is to strain the pulpy fruit to make a clearer liquid. Instead of melon, you could use strawberries, pineapple, mango, or any fruit that is soft enough to puree.

Thanks to: The Food Network

The last of Ian for this post. I promise!

Toddler Hands

Toddler Feet


Allison Says said...

Ian had just the most beautiful eyes! Oh my gosh! What a cutie. I love the little lip sticking sweet!

That drinks sounds SO yummy. I'll have to try it. I bet it would be a mean alcoholic drink for a hot summer day, too ;)

Jennifer said...

aahhh, what a cutie pie!!! :) Your photography skills get better with each post!!

Autumn's Mom said...

Ian's eyes remind me of my daughters. I love blue eyes. (probably because mine are hazel) Your aqua fresca sounds way delish!

Shelliza said...

Ian's a ham. Love your pics as always. Will call you sometime this weekend.

Sheliza said...

Ian is a precious little boy! Your photos are flawless! When my oldest child was a year old we had a mini Elmo stuffed toy that had flat hands because she was obsessed with pinching them with her fingertips! 13 years later we still have it! LOL!

Fiona said...

Haha ..same goes to my kids, they love to chew elmo's big eyeball ...