Friday, January 15, 2010

8th grade Formal

I haven't been to a middle school dance since... 87/88. Being a chaparone is a big responsibility except when you bring a huge camera to a dance and everyone thinks your the mamarazzi.. and that I was. At least the kids thought i was getting paid for photographing them having a great time.
My dear friend Soccer Jim let me borrow his Nikon Speedlight SB-800 (in case my husband wants to buy one for me). He also let me borrow his Nikon 85mm 1:1.8 D lens (future reference Ben) It's a portrait lens... Great for Faces and up close.... If I had one.. I'm sure I'd figure it out. I'd like a new camera strap as well. Thanks to my sister in law for letting me borrow hers... I think hers is a lil longer than mine. Camera was heavy.
I picked Bianca and one of her BFF's from school. Sydney and Peyton couldn't wait to see Angelina's face ;P It was a cute statement at the time. With Bianca and Angelina in tow, we picked up some nail polish and hair products for the evening. I was not only the photographer, but the hairstylist as well. Bianca has some thick hair.. and of course she wanted curls... Angi went for the crimp style.
An hour later the girls had their hair done and were ready to go. They look so grown up. I snapped away as much as I could. Sydney found the make up at one point and tried to apply it herself... She looked like she had a couple black eyes, but glossy lips *LOL*
There were so many kids at the dance. Everyone got into large groups and danced. I didn't get as many pictures of Bianca and her friends because they hid in the middle of the floor and out of my view. I even got on the stage and took some pictures.
Spent some time chattin with a few of the other moms. Way to much happened last night to write about.. I've got kids tuggin on me, so I better end this with some pictures.

Bianca & Jimmy (her BFF)

John Henry (BFF) & Bianca

Moses, John Henry, Bianca, Angi & Cameron

Bianca, Angi, Cameron, Moses & Caleb

Standin outside in the cold before the dance

Bianca & Angi makes faces

Group Shot

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Next Stop... Sweet Sixteen

Everyone wants a weekend away.... well maybe not where we went for Association Cup... Almost four hours on the road as we braved 99 headed passed Fresno and as close to Visalia as possible. Bianca and I slept most of the trip leaving Ben to stay awake, drive and get us there ... 'not pieced apart ' We left around 2 in the afternoon but it was dark by the time we arrived... and the FOG was so thick.... Lemoore has only a few street lights and they never were in the right place.... like where you might find a street sign.

The hotel was quaint.... right out of a Pyscho movie... the rooms were cozy and warm... and the shower had a massage feature. I stayed in til the hot water disappeared.

Our first game was at 8 am... so we had to wake up close to 5:45... um... I don't usually wake up that early on a work day.... Did I mention the fog? You'll notice the early morning fog in the pictures I took.

Headlines in Lemoore read..... Landpark Velocity wins three games in Lemoore Califonia. Taking home first in Flight A.

Velocity beats Hanford Magic 3 v 1 ...Goals by Alexis, Hawkins & Sophia

Velocity harpoons the Sharks 3 v 1 ...Goals by Alexis, Eleanor & Cat

Velocity dominates the Rangers 2 nil ... Goals by Alexis & Cat

They're off to the Sweet Sixteen in Morgan Hill next weekend.

I took over 600 pictures... and still spent $30 on the pictures that someone else took of my Superstar.....

Check out the action below.....Bianca dribbles circles around one girl.....

Step Over


Blows by the girl

first to the ball
The Velocity Fans

Landpark Velocity