Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Leapin' Lizards!!!


One of my kidlets has this thing about taking pictures of herself jumping. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's the challenge of it. Maybe it's because she looks so funny. I've joined her in jumping for the camera and I must admit, you sort of get caught up in it. You set the self timer, aim for your general direction, watch the countdown light flash and try to be in the air just as the shutter clicks.

Before I was old and decrepit, I could jump with the best of them but now I have to resort to kicking one leg up in the air and waving my arms, all in an attempt to make it look like I'm jumping.

 See, in this one you can't tell that I still have one foot firmly planted on the ground. I still stumbled a little after making that move.
Oops, foot on the ground giveaway.

Here's the most recent group:

Do you like the one with me (and my bulging belly and bubble booty) attempting to get in on the jump? I laughed at it. My girls thought that last picture was hilarious. I'm not sure if it's because they see their fat mama running past, or because I snuck into the picture, or because it looks like I'm in the process of falling (which happens often). We couldn't get Manchild to jump with us that particular day. Boy did he miss out! "Oh yeah you might as well jump, JUMP, go ahead and jump!!!" (aka Van Halen)


  1. what a funny girl to make a hobby of photo jumping! it's hard to catch yourself in the air on film.
    you look like you're trying to fly in that last one. or tripping massively.

  2. You're right, it is hard! That's what makes it so fun. And yes, in the last one, I was attempting to do a stag leap but I'm too old, fat and clumsy to do it any more!