Sunday, January 07, 2007

Christmas Decorations Come Down

Ginger wasn't feeling too good this morning when she got up (probably due to getting up with Catherine numerous times throughout the night for what appeared to be no valid reason on Catherine's part). Because of that we ended up missing church. Later in the day she was feeling somewhat better so it was time to officially put away all the Christmas stuff. We didn't actually complete the task entirely. We did take down the lights from out front and deflated the snowman.

Since it rained yesterday the snowman was still wet. I didn't realize that fact until I had disconnected all the supports, so I had to let him run for a bit to dry off before putting him away. Without the ground supports he ends up listing pretty bad. That tilting coupled with the red nose makes it looks like he's had one too many.

After that we removed ornaments from the live tree upstairs. We didn't get the lights yet, but we'll do that tomorrow. We just need to get the tree out to the curb before Wednesday. Wednesday is the tree pick up day for our neighborhood, so that's a deadline we really can't afford to miss.

And here's a picture of Quinn playing with the tractor trailer Mac from the Cars movie (Quinn continues to incorrectly call him "Max" until we correct him then he's like "Oh yeah, Mac"). Quinn recently got Mac at Toys 'R' Us the other day when we swapped a duplicated Christmas present. Both kids love him playing with him (at least for now, could be the whole 'new toy syndrome').

Finally, this could have been a really good shot, but the aperture wasn't open enough, so only parts of the picture are truly in focus. I've really got to start working on that with the new lens since at the max zoom there's a really narrow depth of field it seems.


-s said...

Narrow depth of field isn't always a bad thing. Just learn to use it to your advantage. Alot of my favorite pics of the kids have really narrow depth of fields.

Ken said...

Actually, you have it backwards. The more open the aperture, the narrower the focal depth. A narrow focal depth is also referred to as soft focus, and given appropriate circumstances, can be an emphasizing effect.