So Madison and Mommy came by work today, and Madison was full of ideas on what to do with the photo booth feature on the computer here. Together I think we took about a squillion pictures, with different filters and different results. The picture above is one of Daddy's favorites: it was her idea to fold our arms, frown and look at the camera. And, it was her choice to use that particular filter - I think it came out really well.
There's an art contest coming up for kids her age. Maybe we can submit this one!
Anyway, today was a work day, obviously. Daddy did race home to see Madison just before bedtime. A lot was going on at work today, and it was good to see Madison drop in for a bit after school. This morning, it was SCHOOL PICTURE DAY once again, which meant another hail Mary pass. Click here if you want to know what I'm talking about there. Of course, this year she is older and less likely to mess her hair up. Also, the school pictures are taken earlier in the day - first of all the other grades, in fact. Mommy had her hair pulled back, and she was wearing a lovely dress - I think the photos will turn out well this year. We've already selected our package (they make you do that in advance), and it appears this photography studio will let us have a do-over if things don't work out the first time.
Tonight Daddy went to bed early. We all did, actually. Before going to bed we all made sure we got a good look at the blue moon outside. No, it wasn't literally blue though - although when your imagination runs a little wild, it could get that tint of blue about it. After a bit of research, apparently the moon only actually turns blue when there's volcanic activity about. So that's probably something we're not looking forward to. The current definition of a blue moon is a full moon that happens for the second time in a single month. Which we saw tonight.
Although the older definition is the fourth full moon of the season. Which makes things a bit more confusing. Does that mean it's the next full moon? And why is it called blue? Why not mauve, or chartreuse. These questions may never be fully answered.
Anyway, tonight after our blue moon watching, the three of us went up and read a bit, and then went to bed rather quickly. Really tired lately, but I think that's because we've been getting up so early as of late. The good news is that we're sleeping well through the night at least - we've got a new series this weekend, so we'll probably be working late again...