Sunday, February 26, 2012

week 5: jan 29 – feb 4 (projest 365)

jan 29 (sunday)


these boys look so smart in their sunday slacks, red tie, and blazer (thanks darbie and barbmom)!


kai kai is getting really good at walking down the stairs! maui is just barely getting good at walking!  it is funny how different these two are!  maui is always a bit behind his brother when it comes to milestones.  kai kai has been walking since his 1st birthday back in november and it took maui another 2 months before he started walking.  maui just seems content to let his brother do things first and he will just sit back and watch him!




jan 30 (monday)


kawena was taking pictures with my point and shoot after scripture study when i realized i hadn’t taken a picture yet.  so, i grabbed her and snapped a self photo of us! 


jan 31 (tuesday)


for her birthday, mae mae got this water table… it was the best purchase!  she loves this table and will play with it for hours almost daily!  this photo was taken in the late afternoon at the time which is after naps and just before dinner.  it was starting to cool off so these boys were shivering in their nakedness, but it didn’t stop them from having fun!!  they were loving the water table and splashing together!!  by the time we brought them in their lips were turning blue and they were shivering, but they were lovin’ it!!


feb 1 (wednesday)


as i was about to go to bed i realized, again, “oh shoot!  i haven’t taken a picture!”  so, i grabbed the camera a took a picture of my workout set up!  this is where i bodyrock every morning at 6:00 a.m.  i kinda like the lighting in this coming in from the side!  it cast some cool shadows and contrast.


feb 2 (thursday)


kawena is super photogenic, i think!  she has such beautiful, clear eyes, full, pink lips, and soft, smooth skin!  she is usually pretty easy to photograph and willing to be photographed!  i love her eyes in this one!


feb 3 (friday)


love the bubbles maui was blowing in this one!  you will notice that i tend to take a lot of pictures of the boys while they are sitting in their highchairs.  there are several reasons for this;  1) they can’t move very much because they are strapped into their chairs, 2) they will actually look at me and be still long enough for me to snap a few photos, 3) their chairs are sitting right next to the big sliding glass door to the backyard, which means the lighting is usually very good, 4) i like to take pictures of their messy faces!!


feb 4 (saturday)


mitch and i had gone out on a date this night.  when we got home all of the kids were in bed.  then we heard kawena’s door open slowly and she came out.  she had fallen asleep earlier that day which always means she will be up late, unable to get to sleep.  in true kawena fashion she said she was hungry and that she wanted a bowl of cereal (i blame mitch for this).  of course, i hadn’t taken a picture, yet, that day, so i took one of her just as she finished her bowl of cereal.  


this week i started playing around with different editing and actions.  i am hoping that i will be able to find some different editing options that will become my “signature” look in the future.


note:  all photos were taken with the 24-70 f/2.8, unless indicated.

week 4: jan 22 – jan 28 (project 365)

jan 22 (sunday)


mae mae is really into dressing up!  this is probably one of my favorite of the dress up dresses that the girls own. thanks to tutu lady they have many of the really nice disney store dresses, you know the ones that are so nice you just want to hang them up and not let them wear because you are afraid they are going to ruin them!  ;-)  well, i used to do that when nani was little, but mae mae is the fourth daughter and let’s face it, by the fourth child you just kind of relax… or you are just to worn out to care!!


jan 23 (monday)


these little boys LOVE to play in laundry baskets (which works out well because with all of the laundry i have to do, there is always a laundry basket sitting around for them to play in!)!!  it is the cutest thing!  they climb in and just sit there!  sometimes i will hear laughter coming from the family room and i will go investigate and this is what i will see… the boys sitting in the laundry basket just laughing with each other!!  twins are awesome that way!


jan 24 (tuesday)

this was a multiply photo day and i couldn’t just pick one, but i narrowed it down to a series of three…


kawena’s freshly painted toes



kawena’s pretty little face (i love that she put on her sisters apron to protect her clothes)



kawena’s “art work” on hers and her sisters toes and fingers.  kawena is on the right side while mae mae is on the left.  can you tell she has a harder time doing her own nails??  the girls love to paint their nails and i am totally fine with it!!  the only rule i have is that they have to be outside to do it!!


jan 25 (wednesday)


another one of those pictures that was taken as the last thing i did before turning of the lights and going to bed.  everyone was already in bed so, i took a picture of my workout for the next morning!  that is my nightly routine.  i record the workout that i will be doing the next morning at 6:00 a.m. so that all i have to do is wake up, get changed, and go downstairs to workout!  i have been doing this since the beginning of the year and i have actually surprised myself by being consistent and still have not missed a day in the 6 weeks since i started!!  also, i have been seeing awesome results!!  love that!


jan 26 (thursday)


photo just before retiring to bed, yet again!!  this was a bad week for pictures, i guess!  i kept forgetting, so now you have lame pictures to look at.  this is our family room, aka “the cage”.  it is enclosed by a gate spanning the entire entryway. it is filled with toddler toys in all 8 of those canvas drawers. it is where the boys spend most of their waking moments! it is my sanity saver!  i clean it more times than i would like to in any given day!  i almost NEVER go to sleep at night unless it is all straightened up and looking nice… except this day!!  i was too exhausted!


jan 27 (friday)


today was mae mae’s 3rd birthday!  i love that i captured her in mid-blow on this photo!  earlier this day i took her to fry’s grocery store to let her pick out her cake.  she picked a mint chocolate cake… bright, minty green!!  i was a little nervous, but it was surprisingly good! she also picked the candles!!  the ones she picked… were trick candles! haha!  she kept blowing and blowing!  then she said, “mama, these candles are broken!!”  haha!  i love our mae mae!!



for her birthday we redboxed kung fu panda 2 (loved it) and watched it as a family with her choice of movie theater candy!  mae mae made up one of the laundry baskets as her “theater chair”, complete with pillows and blankets.  we must have worn her out because she didn’t last through the movie!




jan 28 (saturday)


kawena was playing with her food today!  scrabble chez-its are awesome for a preschooler who is learning to spell!


note: all photos were taken with the 24-70 f/2.8

week 3: playing catch up…jan 18 –21 (project 365)

so, i have been really bad about posting pics from my project, but i HAVE been taking pictures everyday!  so, here is the beginning of my backlog posts:


jan 18 (wednesday)



this was one of those, “ahhh, i haven’t taken a picture yet” days. when i saw nani making dinner i thought, i had better capture this moment because it doesn’t happen very often!!  haha!  it was late in the day and indoors, so the lighting was bad. i think it is too orange.


jan 19 (thursday)



we were walking to the school science fair when i snapped this shot.  the sun was going down.  the girls went out in front of me so i could capture a shot of them together.  i am always amazed when i see nani standing next to kale’a because it emphasizes the huge height difference… nani is so tall and kale’a is so short for their respective ages.  i like the leading lines. i think it is underexposed.


jan 20 (friday)



this was another late night photo because i forgot to take a picture! haha!  mae mae had lined up these cars on the half wall between our kitchen and family room!  i thought it was cute and a great exercise in depth of field!  white balance is orange again.


jan 21 (saturday)



this was at polar ice after kale’a’s ice skating lesson.  not the best picture, i know, but it was one of a few pictures i took that day.  this was taken with my canon point and shoot with the flash, obviously, since the reflective material on their coats are illuminated!!


i will post more as i have time this week…

note:  these were all taken with the 24-70 f/2.8, with the exception of the last one.