A Force

June 30, 2012

People say I’m crazy doing what I’m doing
Well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin
When I say that I’m o.k. well they look at me kind of strange
Surely you’re not happy now you no longer play the game

I’m just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round
I really love to watch them roll
No longer riding on the merry-go-round
I just had to let it go

-Watching the Wheels – John Lennon

The Mae’s

June 27, 2012

My mom joined us on our vacation for a few days. Mae is named after my mom – actually, my mom’s middle name. I’ve always loved the name and wanted to give the name to one of my daughters – along came my last daughter, and I can’t imagine her as anything but a Mae.

We had a great time with my mom – but I think mom and Mae rekindled their relationship – they were inseparable. We ended up going to the Art Institute and Millennium Park, but man oh man was it ever hot. Both Mae’s just about melted…

A great time was had by all — Mae told Grandma all about Princess Barbie — and I think my mom actually freaked Mae out a little when she too could sing the Rainbow Song…

Thanks mom, for dropping by — I’m glad we sorted out how many times you’ve actually visited Toronto! You didn’t break any glasses! and you finally figured out where DEPARTURES really is at O’Hare 🙂

Vintage Mae

June 26, 2012

I shed a little tear every time I shoot a photo with this film. I remember shooting this film when it was fresh, not expired like it is now. When Polaroid was still around and you could still get this film (and all the other great instant films they made) life was good. I just loved shooting instant films – there’s nothing like it. It’s great to see the faces of people – especially kids – when they sit and watch the image appear before their eyes — nothing like it – nothing…

I’m really hoping Mae will say, Wow! Dad! Very cool! when she sees these when she’s older — or not…

Weary

June 25, 2012

We took the girls to Chicago for a week. We had a great time – more of the fun later — but it took us about 10 hours of driving to get there. Both girls did really well – no major fights – but they were pretty worn out by the time we got there. The good thing is they had their own rooms – so they chilled a bit, then, we went out for a little dinner — we were on the go all week – never a down day…