Week 27 (July 2 – 8)

27.1: Tessa at 19 weeks

And… it’s the beginning of the end of the weekly pictures of Sweet T.

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.2: Train Time
Grandma and Grandpa have quite the Thomas collection and the girls loved playing with all of the trains and making them go around and around the tracks.

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.2: Happy Birthday Grandma!
Grandma got to celebrate her birthday with her five grandchildren and some ice cream cake.

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.2: Worn out
We went swimming at the community pool and it wore the Chelsea girl out.

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.2: New Game
Grandma and Grandpa got a new backyard game and the kids did really well playing it (and no one got hurt, surprisingly!).

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.3: Fourth Fun
The bigger kids had fun in their matching duds at a little Fourth of July community event.

iPhone photo by Jonathan.

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.3 More Fourth Fun
We headed over to the E’s for dinner, then played outside with the neighborhood kids and watched the neighborhood fireworks.

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)
^^And my favorite outtake, look at all of those expressions (please ignore the fact that it is out of focus).

52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.4: Cousins and Siblings
Since this is the first time all of the Wilke cousins have been together — with the addition of Tessa —  we wanted to make sure we got a picture of them all together. The pictures, along with a gift card to get a new frame or two, were a birthday gift to Grandma too.

The wannabe photographer in me wants to tell you the couple dozen things wrong with these photos, the group shot mostly (lack of eye contact, awkward posing in the group shop, not very natural/too pose-y, bad in-camera crop, too low of an angle on my part, a little soft in places… to name a few). I will try to overlook those flaws and focus on the fact that:

  1. we got the pictures taken
  2. everyone’s eyes are open
  3. most everyone is smiling (thanks to Jonathan doing a song and dance off to the side)
  4. not a single head swap in Photoshop was involved to get the final shot

I still have a LOT to learn. I sure am glad I did not try pursuing this hobby as a sidejob. Too much pressure and stress! I always think that no one wants to be taking the picture, so I rush through the process and in my hurry I do not take the time to figure out how to fix the mistakes I see. I much prefer (and enjoy) using my camera to capture every day life the best I can rather than taking portraits.

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.5: Check-up
During our Christmas visit, Dr. Uncle Ryan did a quick check of Mallory’s teeth to make sure there were no major problems. During this visit, Mallory was ready for a real appointment with her favorite dentist which included a regular check-up and cleaning (we aren’t very consistent with teeth brushing at home so we were very happy to find out she has no cavities. Yay!)

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.5: Playing Games
These three were playing an iPhone, DS (I think?) and Leapster. Carson had to check out what Chelsea was playing on the iPhone and the girls later watched Carson play his games.

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.6: Another Grand Picture
This time we didn’t forget to get Tessa in the picture.

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52 Weeks :: Week 27 (July 2 - 8)

27.7: Way home
We drove the 15 hours to Atlanta in one day. On our way back to the metroplex, we split the drive into two days and stayed a night in Jackson, MS. Two days is the way to go for this long trip. By splitting it up, the trip was much easier for the girls. Chelsea was our best traveler. Mallory was a close second (both watched movies most of the trip). Tessa… um, she came in dead last. On our way to Atlanta, Tessa decided she was tired of riding in her carseat about half way through the trip. So, for the last half of the trip (over 7 hours worth of driving), we had to stop every hour or two to get her happy again.

iPhone photos.

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