A super moon for the birthday boy!

DSC_0531Yesterday was Cricket’s birthday.  Can you believe he’s three already?  I can’t.  How did this happen again?  And how do I make it stop?  If anyone has any suggestions, please let me know – I’m also open to options for keeping the older two small. 😀

It’s been quite the week at Casa Kauffman, which made for a grumpy birthday boy yesterday morning.  He was up pretty late (for an adult, never mind a two-year-old) Sunday night and didn’t nap on Monday, so you can imagine the fun I had that night.  By last night, he was in a better mood, but I still had to coax him into the car when I went to pick him up from daycare.  This is how the conversation went:

M: “Come on, Cricket!  Let’s go home to your birthday party!”
C: “No!”
M: “F—– and S——- will be there.  But we have to go home first.”
C: “Okay!”

Cricket loves his godmother.  But apparently less so his regular mother. 🙂

The birthday party was a success, with cake (and melty frosting because our pantry lacks climate control) and ice cream, family, and some wonderful gifts, including a tricycle and a very noisy fire truck.  A few of our invited guests couldn’t make it and we missed seeing them, so hopefully we won’t have to wait long to see them again.

Some more birthday pictures:

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I can’t get over how big he is!  My baby can ride a trike!  Tonight he told me he missed me.  And this weekend we listened to Disney songs in the car all the way to Grandma’s and back, and it seemed every other song, I heard, “Mommy, I like this song!” or, “Mommy, I love this song!  Do you love this song?”  When he started belting out “The Circle of Life” at the top of his lungs, it was cute overload:

Meanwhile, my kids weren’t the only things I was photographing this weekend.  I went digging through my blanket armoire for my tripod (you know, because that’s a perfectly logical place to keep one’s camera equipment) and headed outside Saturday night to try and capture the super moon on film (well, the digital equivalent, anyway). It’s been a long time since I’ve done night photography – so long, in fact, that I’ve forgotten how to set my camera for long time exposure.  I should probably check the manual for directions on how to do that.

Anyway, here are a couple of the pictures that actually turned out halfway decent:

And now it’s time for bed.  I’ve been up way too late way too many nights this week and if I don’t get a little sleep, it may get ugly here at home.  What have you been up to lately?  Did you get to see the super moon Saturday night?

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9 thoughts on “A super moon for the birthday boy!

    • Kay Kauffman says:

      Thanks! I took a bunch of shots over the course of about half an hour and these were the best of the bunch. There was another one that would have been really cool, but I must have bumped the camera a bit because it blurred. *sigh*

      Next challenge: Star trails. 🙂


      • Roger says:

        That’s easy. Just put the camera on a tripod and leave the shutter open for an hour.
        Make sure you leave the camera out for an hour first to cool down because if you take it out and just do it, you’ll get condensation on the lens. If you already know all this then just ignore me.


        • Kay Kauffman says:

          I’ve done them before, but it’s been a long time – like I said, I need to figure out how to set the shutter open. Of course, to do that, I’d have to actually – gasp! – finish reading the manual. I hope I’ll have time to get to it before next weekend, though, because we’ll be going camping again then and that would be the perfect time to try. Assuming, of course, that it doesn’t rain the whole time like it did during our last camping trip. *sigh*

          Thanks for the tip about the condensation, though – the more I think about it, the more I think I knew that once, but I’d totally forgotten it.


  1. *tara says:

    Happy birthday, Cricket! What, he’s 3?! YOU LIE.

    Looks like a fun party. 🙂

    WHoa, I LOVE your supermoon pics! Especially the second one! Ack! Ummmmmmmmmm could I convince you to let me steal that and maybe use it for a cover pic or something some time? Crediting you, of course!


    • Kay Kauffman says:

      What, he’s 3?! YOU LIE.
      I know, right? I can’t believe it, either. And what’s worse is that Bubbles will be ten – TEN – in September. That’s just not right. How did that happen? And how do I make it stop?!

      It was definitely a fun party. All parties should involve cake up to your armpits. 😉

      WHoa, I LOVE your supermoon pics!
      Why, thank you! I think I could be convinced to let you use it sometime. It would be a pretty cool Halloween cover pic, wouldn’t it? 😀


    • Kay Kauffman says:

      The thing I love most about birthday parties is that I get to see the people in my family that I don’t otherwise get to see very often. Some of them just live too far away; some of them are just so busy that they aren’t around much. But everyone loves a birthday, especially for kids! 🙂


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