Monday, September 14, 2009

It's Hard to be Sad When You're Wearing Sparkly Shoes

We've had a rough few days. Lucy's transition to a bed has not been smooth sailing, and therefore we have a lot of tired, grumpy people in this house. Top that with almost a of week cold, rainy conditions and being 37.5 weeks pregnant, and, well, I didn't have the camera out much last week.

To kick myself into gear, I switched back to my 28-300mm f/3.5 lens, and it was like I had never put the thing on the camera in the first place. I had been using it exclusively for almost a year when I got my 50mm f/1.4, but I haven't taken the 50mm off of the camera since I bought it. They are so different! I must have gotten pretty used to the 50mm, because it was like learning to shoot all over again with the 28-300mm. One big plus of the 28-300mm is the nice, big zoom. Carrying all of this baby around isn't easy, and with the zoom I can sit around and shoot without having to get up most of the time!

When the sun finally decided to show itself yesterday I took the kids out to play. Lucy, being demanding and cranky, insisted on wearing her sparkly shoes, even though they hurt her feet to no end. Since I wasn't looking for a knock-em-down-drag-em-out fight with my two year old, I threw some socks on her and we hit the driveway. Bikes and balls and scooters were summoned from the garage, and a good time was had by all, even Miss Cranky-Pants.

And with my handy-dandy zoom capacity, I was able to get off these sweet shots of her little feet in their fancy shoes doing rather un-fancy activities.

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When it was time to go inside for lunch, there was crying and fit having galore, but at least for an hour or so, everyone was all smiles. It's hard to be sad when you're wearing sparkly shoes!

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10 comments:

Megan said...

love the sparkly shoes on the trike!

iMother2.0 said...

i need shoes like that. love your post today!

Puna said...

This made me smile:) I need to get a pair.

Killlashandra said...

Love the sparkly shoes! Also wish I had a zoom like that when I was on bedrest too. Would have been fun to shoot pics from the couch. :) Great shots. Hope the end of the pregnancy goes well for you.

carrie said...

you are going to love looking back on this post in a few months (years?) when all is going smoothly and you'll be so very happy for those photos, too! it'll make you smile.

i can't believe you are almost done! 37.5 weeks! that went fast!

super des said...

The title of this thread is so true. :)

Also, we sell those shoes at work and every day I wish wish wish they made the in my size.

Cara said...

Love, love , love the shoes. I think I need a pair to put on when I'm down.
So glad the sun came out yesterday too. This rain had made for some serious cabin fever and Cranky kids.
Love the shots of her in the shoes playing around.

Leslie said...

These are so great. Everyone needs their own version of sparkly shoes!
My youngest sister had a sad little fit one day long, long ago when we were shoe shopping in a department store (and not for sparkly ones). She did want anything but "the pretty red shoes!"

Mike said...

Those shoes really pop out. Love it.


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Golightly said...

I LOVE the second photo!! Awesome! Oh, to have a girl...
sigh.