Her Dear Friend Rabbit… and My problems with white balance

Ewelina is making new friends among her toys and teddy bears…
It’s really nice to see her doing that.
She is such a social baby ;-)

Being honest I do not like the colors of these pictures. that’s why most of them are black and white or in sepia. I’m still trying to figure out white balance on my camera.
Since I remember I’ve always been taking pictures with Manual Mode.
And since I remember I’ve never have any problems with white balance. Nikon D5000 is different. It has SO many options to choose from that it seems like the camera itself doesn’t know which option is the best sometimes. I want something different that the camera wants, and I get the feeling that it fights with me every time I want it to be my way… Grrr…

And when it seems like finally we compromised the pictures get very grainy even with 200 or 250 ISO. It makes me so angry!!! I hate using the bilt-in flash so sometimes instead of using it I just use a higher ISO (like 320), but it still make no sense… grrrr….

More carrots, and apples, and laundry …

A few days ago it started… Solid food for our baby.

 

MOM!!! I Can do it myself!!!

Japantown, San Jose

There is nothing special in Japantown here in San Jose. One street with sushi on every corner, and more japanese food that normally you would see somewhere else in city of San Jose.

There was only one thing that was worth to take picture of.

5 months later…

I hope you understand what fear is before you have to feel it.
I hope my neurosis don’t rub off on you.
I hope you always have enough to eat.
I hope you’re never bullied and I hope you never bully others.
I hope you find love.

I hope you don’t die before your time.
I hope you don’t blame yourself for things that are not your fault.
I hope you’re always playing your tape and I hope you’ll visit me when I’m old.
I hope you are true to yourself.
I hope that rejection doesn’t stop you loving.
I hope you never experience war.

What are you come to teach me?
Well, would you want ‘Philosophy’ or ‘The New Wayne Rooney’ ?
Will it be poetry that lights your eyes?
Mine are shining and my tears flow free…
Oh my child, what have I done?

Brought perfection to this world of confusion heedlessly…
Now you’re the one feeding me,
Because I never knew love like this, endlessly reaching back through eternity that I can clearly see in your face when you smile at me and grab my finger.

I hope you outlive your parents.
I hope you never bury your children.
I hope we enjoy every minute of you growing up.
I hope you lead your world to victory.

“I hope” Faithless

So called “art”

Was trying out my so called “macro”.lol
It didn’t turn out well… The light was not right (I hate using built-in flash), my hands were shaking, and everything was not right…
Believe me or not the flower is very pretty. I don’t what the hell it is.
It bloomed all the sudden on our patio… I didn’t see any buds, or more likely I just wasn’t looking – that what it is… :-)

I added some “softglow” and “bluriness”, and called it good :-)

Such a cutie…

Ewelina is almost 5 months old… and she amazes us so much every single day.
She’s got two teeth, and she can sits up withouth our help… :-)
She can roll over from her back to belly, but she can roll over back. She gets upset, and we need to run to help her get back on her back ( get back on her back… hm… is English really funny, or am I too tired to write this sentence right). Whatever it is it’s funny… English, Ewelina, rolls over, rolls back (or not), doggy, etc…

ah… and today’s photography session was funny too.
A few months ago I tried this outfit on her, and it was much too big… Yesterday before I dressed Ewelina up in it I thought it’s still too big, but I’ll give it a try…
And I was like:
Upss… – almost too small. lol

She looked so cute in it that I couldn’t think of anything else just to take some pictures of her.
It came out, that this outfit didn’t play any big role in our photography session… Oh well. Believe me or not she looks really beautiful in it…

The very new teeth… two of ‘em

:-)

I’d taken something around 3 dozens of photos of Ewelina’s face, lips, nose, chin, tongue… everything trying to capture her two growing teeth…

This is what I got:

She had a small break down in the middle of our session :-)
It didn’t last long…, and doggy didn’t care about it too much. Di was happy she could cuddle with somebody for a while…, and it didn’t matter if that somebody is screaming her head off…

Homemade coffee body lotion

Who do not like coffee?!?!?
or at least the smell of fresh brewed coffee, or sweet cappuccino :-)

Who do not like body lotions?

Who would say “no” to both the “body lotion and fresh smell of coffee” in one ?

Hm… Ok, I know some people, but I think they are weird ;-)

This is my creation using a base of Hirono’s recipe

Ah… and my very original body lotion jar:

There is a small difference in my recipe…
Instead of only water I used 1 1/2 cups of fresh brewed coffee.
After you mix the oil, wax and coffee you shouldn’t leave it for a night because the water will separate from the rest of the body lotion, and you will get water on the bottom, and big chunky piece of oily something on the top. We don’t want that!

It’s better when you are able to stir the mixture every 5 minutes until it gets cold. That’s all what you need to make AMAZING COFFEE BODY LOTION.

I added a 10 drops of grapefruit essential oil, and 10 drops of sweet orange essential oil. You do not have to do that because this body lotion smells like cappuccino itself.
…with or without essential oils the body lotion is amazing!

CAN’T WAIT TO USE IT!!!