Friday, January 22, 2010

Emma: Squirrel Watch

The squirrels sometimes play in the tree outside of the above window. I have to keep the shutters closed, otherwise Emma would hurl herself against the window in an effort to lunge at the squirrels. Can you believe that she sits here, watching them through the slimmest opening between the shutters?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Emma: At Play

Some days Emma is a willing subject and other days she is playful and runs around and I can barely get a photo of her. Today is one of those days.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Emma: Hoping for a Hand-out

I know I already posted a pic with the same title but this one is taken from a different perspective.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Emma: Sleeping

Napping would be daytime sleep. This photo was taken in the evening so she is (possibly) asleep for the night.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Emma: At Play

I know, I know, I didn't post a pic yesterday. I won't bore you with excuses. I'm pretty sure that statistically speaking, somewhere around Day 14, people lose interest in their New Year's resolutions. Not that this is a resolution; I'm just sayin' that sooner or later, I'm gonna miss a day of posting.

Anyway, I tried to snap a picture of Emma actually playing but she became more interested in me than in her "toys". First, she went to get a Webkinz and then she rooted around in the lego bin for a few minutes and removed a few choice pieces to gnaw on. Unlike the kids, I cannot seem to get her to put her toys away when she's finished playing.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Emma: Dog Tags

When Emma first came to live with us, I bought her the cheapest dog tag I could find. Well, about a year later, it fell off her collar, the metal had completely corroded. So a few months ago, I purchased a higher-quality tag and a collar to go with. The orange tag behind the clover is her rabies tag. The two tags clanging together make an unmistakable sound and announce her presence before she enters a room.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Emma: Still Questioning

. . . but this time, her question comes in the form of sniffing . . . checking out the camera . . . still wondering why I am always taking her picture . . .

Monday, January 11, 2010

Emma: Question

Emma is looking up at me as if to ask, "Rach, WHY are you always taking my picture?"

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Emma: Favorite Spot

This is Emma's favorite place to be in the winter. (In the summer I think her favorite place would be outside, sitting on the tree house steps, watching for a squirrel.) She loves to sit/lay in this spot because it is the warmest spot in the house: right in front of the heater in the kitchen. I like this photo for 3 reasons.
1. If you look closely, you can see that her fur is blowing to the left because the heat is on.
2. This is how we live. Baby spoon on the floor, kid toys (magnets) stuck to the fridge.
3. Emma is sitting up, rather than laying down. She almost always lays on the floor in front of the heater but when I came in with my camera, she sat up to check me out. (The only time she sits, rather than lays is when she has to share the space with one or more kids who also wants some heat!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Emma: Love

Emma giving my first-born a kiss.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Emma: in the snow

A soft snowfall during the night, a 2 hour delay today. Love it!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Emma: Ears Up

Caught her right at the moment that her ears perked up when she heard an unfamiliar noise. Now if I can just figure out how NOT to blind her with the flash.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sniff? Kiss?

Not really sure if she is just sniffing or preparing to lick my 6 year old.

Also caught her trying to sneak leftover dinner crumbs from the dining room furniture.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Emma at Play

Ok, so I cheated. The photo was taken last night. I did take some photos of Emma today but liked the one of her playing tug-of-war with my husband better.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Emma: Napping, Again

Emma napping with my 4 year old.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Emma: Hoping for a Hand-out

Emma is waiting patiently for the baby to drop some food on the floor. No need for a vacuum cleaner when you have an Emma!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Emma: January 1

I got a new camera for Christmas and am trying to learn how to use it. What better way than to just start taking pics???

My mission for 2010 is to take a photo a day and post it here. That way I can learn how to use my camera and document my family's life and maybe learn a little about photography in the process.

I'm staring with Emma. I know, it seems wrong to start with the family dog. But she is easier to photograph because she doesn't move as much as the kids do and she never cries or complains if I take her photograph.

So for the month of January, come here for your daily dose of Emma.