10 on 10 | March Edition

March 6, 2012.  That was my 10 on 10 shoot day for this month.  I didn't mean to barely squeeze it out, yet that was reality.  February just whizzed right past us, and let's just be honest.  Managing shooting this 10 on 10, the biweekly Project 26, and my Food Styling group shots is throwing a kink into my nicely ordered photography life (sarcasm.  that was most certainly sarcasm, at least the 'nicely ordered' part).  Nothing special about this March day.  Just a regular day in our life with little ones.

And sit down, lovely readers.  I managed to share with you a mere 10 single images this month.  It feels freeing.

7am:  The Little Lady is pointing out the splotch of bird poop on our window.  Shawn and I have been wondering precisely HOW birds manage to poop on vertical surfaces.  It happens to our windows quite often.  My theory is a precisely arranged use of momentum during a last minute change of direction while they giggle to themselves "take that!!".

Carey Pace 10 on 10 Lifestyle photography

I shared the 8am shot yesterday in my post on tears.

9am brings us to preschool.  Little Buddy never wants to engage in the learning activities the teacher arranges at the table upon arriving.  He immediately goes to play.  This day I had his parent-teacher conference at 930, so I had some time to kill.  He begged for the Little Lady to stay and play with him in the blocks.  So they did.

Carey Pace 10 on 10 Lifestyle photography


10am:  We are heading out to the van from preschool and the conference.  This morning, for the first time, she decided she wanted to wear one silver sparkle shoe and one pink sparkle shoe.  I'm totally down with that.  
Carey Pace 10 on 10 Lifestyle photography

11am ish:  Lunch time.  I just love her sweet face.  
Carey Pace 10 on 10 Lifestyle photography

12:30pm ish - I have no idea what got into my head.  NO idea.  But I'd pinned this post on Pinterest a few days prior, and I just wondered if it would work.  The grout in my kitchen was magic marker black. I'm not exaggerating.  At all.  Disgusting Black and NOTHING would remove it.  You could see in the pantry and under the fridge that the color was supposed to be a light beige.  The fix was just bleach and baking soda, so I went to town.

Oh. My. Word.  She says in her post how she wanted everyone to come see her floor.  Well, that is EXACTLY how I felt!!!  Took that paste to the grout with a toothbrush and that nastiness just brushed away.  It was amazing!!!  And I want EVERYONE to see my new kitchen floors!!!  Well, when I finish.  So far I have a 5'x6' patch of clean floor that I accomplished this day.
Carey Pace 10 on 10 Lifestyle photography

almost 2pm-ish:  Snack time.  This precipitated The Lady's Tear's that I posted yesterday.  
Carey Pace 10 on 10 Lifestyle photography

3pm:  Just normal time in the playroom in the afternoon.
Carey Pace 10 on 10 Lifestyle photography

4pm ish - The weather has been so utterly crazy lately.  It was warm, very very warm, this day so we went outside to play a bit.  The Lady loves chalk.  She lined them up and asked me what color I wanted her to use. 
Carey Pace 10 on 10 Lifestyle photography

5pm ish.  I hate that I didn't get a great image of the two of them playing together, because they were playing up a STORM.  They had it ALL out and incorporated into their scene.  The dollhouse.  The castle.  The ponies.  The airplanes.  The dinosaurs.  All of it.
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5:30ish.  I've started a Couch to 5K program that meets at 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  You'd best sit down, again.  Because, believe it or not, I'm loving this program.  I'm not kidding.  ME.  Self Proclaimed Exercise Hater!  I'm waiting for the bubble to burst, but for now, I'll take this while I have it.  I still dread going and try to come up with excuses, but once I'm there, while I'm running and afterward, I feel amazing.  So glad I decided to do this.  Shawn shot this real quick before I hopped in the van and took off!
Carey Pace 10 on 10 Lifestyle photography

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I shot these with my D90 & Nikon 50mm 1.4D

10 comments:

  1. I love these as always Carey!! Her little face "IS" so sweet. And you are the coolest mom ever to allow her to wear two different shoes.
    And your couch to 5 k program sounds like something I need.. but called "from computer to.. "

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  2. Love these Carey! Especially the light in the last one - beautiful!!

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  3. Aww, my Carey! Great shots. I love that the little lady has so much freedom to wear her style. My youngest showcases her barbie dress shoes quite a bit out in public. And yay for you exercising! It's my drug of choice.
    Love it all!

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  4. You are such a great storyteller, Carey! Great shots. Love the pocket of light in the first shot and I love the last shot, even though you didn't shoot it! Great backlighting. Congrats on the C25K! Do you have a race that you're training for? I once hated running (couldn't even run a mile in HS when we had to do the Presidential fitness test) and then ended up running cross country in college. I've done 2 full marathons, 2 half marathons, and various other shorter distance runs. The feeling you get when you finish is incredible!

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  5. Love these Carey, you have beautiful kiddos! The "tear" images sure did tug at my heart. Isn't it fun having a girl and all the emotions they bring :P I am loving your b&w conversions, just lovely!

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  6. Excited to hear more about your couch to 5K...love that last one!

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  7. Such great storytelling images, Ms. Carey Pace! Gorgeous use of light as always. Love these 10. :)

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  8. Oh my gosh, I loved every single stinkin image, and I had to laugh when you told me to sit down because there were only going to be 10! Ha, you crack me up! My fav...so many (you must share your BW processing secret with me, it is divine). No really, my fav is the one of you ready for your run. Why you might ask...because you are in it, getting ready to take of you! You are such a great thoughtful mama, that it is equally wonderful to see you taking a few moments to take care of you!

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  9. I LOVE your 10 on 10 Carey! I had to chuckle about the grout cleaner - I saved that pin on Pinterest, too. Beautiful images of your children and thanks for the compliments on my food. :)

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  10. Oh Carey, adore this set of images. Gorgeous gorgeous work. Your black and whites are just unbelievable! I love love love that first image in this set. :)

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