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Thank you for visting my blog. When I started this blog, it was just the vehicle for which I had hoped to share photos of our life in Chicagoland with our loved ones, but it has turned into so much more for me. Life is ever evolving in our household and time no longer stands still. Every moment is precious and worthy of being captured and treasured. In addition, through my love of the camera, I have had the opportunity to meet and also capture moments in others' lives. It is my hope, with this blog, that when my memory fails me, the words and photos on this blog will remind of where we were. History...Through My Glass...

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

up and running

The new computer is almost built and I'm almost back up and running. I was able to start editing photos again, but it's a pain to have to get all of my preferences back. Along with a new computer, we also got a new LCD flat screen monitor, which is really sweet! To my pleasant surprise, Choua bought it for me as an early birthday present. We never get each other presents anymore so this was really a wonderful surprise!

I've been learning my new camera and I've been so discouraged and frustrated. I can't seem to get a sharp photo and I can't seem to read the camera right. This new camera does not have an "auto" setting, which I never used anyways, but oftentimes it would give me a clue as to what the camera would suggest as the right exposure. I cannot, for the life of me, get this camera to achieve perfect exposure. I know it's user error though. I still lurve me my camera though.

I don't want to jinx it, but I think my little RoRo has finally outgrown "Terrible Twos". It seems like now that he can communicate more, he's not as frustrated. I think the therapy is helping also since we now know how to work with him more. Instead of throwing tantrums when he doesn't get his way, we actually talk through logically why we can't always do what he wants.

I love that he is finally talking to us. And we've also made a huge stride in the potty training realm also. He sits on the toilet and pretends to push out his urine and poo poo and then says, "All done."

He's really becoming a big boy now. He has been marking all of his schoolwork with a drawing of a spider that looks awfully like the sun, but it's just amazing to me that he is drawing real things now. He also has been insisting that we do not cut up the apple, but let him eat it whole. But he still loves his sticks that he pretends are swords and rifles the most...well almost as much as blanket.


pakou said...

i like the b/w conversion. roan looks like you in the second to last picture. i think it's the eyes.

shoua said...

love the shaggy hair. ;)

pakou said...

i just saw your comment I actually got way fat with max and stayed that way for about 4 years after he was born. that's why i'm trying not to gain too much weight this time around so it won't be too difficult to lose after baby comes out :-)