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My super awesome husband gave me a super fabulous camera a few years back and I've been hopelessly obsessed and have driven my children crazy with, "look at Mommy" and "you can have a piece of candy if you let me take 5 pictures", ever since. Here are just a few of those moments I steel away from my uber cute kiddos, and a few more moments I occasionaly get to take of other people...to the relief of my family. I do love to practice on anyone who will let me, so if you would like your picture taken let me know!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Grapes and Sand

Yesterday while we were waiting for everyone to be ready to meet for ice cream I noticed the the light outside was crazy orange and thick and filtered. I didn't realize at the time there were some fires a few counties away and I love the sunset light when there are fires. So I talked to the kids to see if they'd be willing to go find a new place for pics and if they'd actually let me take some pictures of them, and they agreed - miracle. So we changed into some clothes that weren't stained from the day, ate some crackers for dinner (yes, I do feed them veggies from time to time), and ran out to the car to drive to a vineyard across from a park we like to go to. The whole time J was yelling, "quick, quick, we're loosing the light!". I think I'm brainwashing him. I always love pics in fields and orchards, but I'm always nervous to pull over and use the land because I know it belongs to someone somewhere, and what if they don't want me on their property??? Some might say I'm a little wussy in that department. But this particular vineyard is great because it has a paved path that goes right through it and people that walk the neighborhood use it all the time. So we just stuck to the edge of the vineyard right by the path and I wasn't worried about anyone coming to yell at me. Yes, wussy.

J took his camera along too.

Pictures of the two of them together actually facing the camera are very rare.

What kid can resist digging in the fine Oakley sand?

Can you believe I got so many of M looking at the camera?

J did a lot of running.

This is the "great big smile" I asked him for.

Together, not looking at the camera, but I can see two faces. He's making dirt angels.

A sweet moment...until he wouldn't let go and she started crying.

I caught one looking at the camera.

It looks like he's strangling her, but that's his equivalent to an arm around the shoulder.

If you're wondering where Nathan was, he was at work...until 2:30 in the morning. Poor guy. So that was a totally fun evening, and from there we went out for ice cream cones. We tried a new place and it was soooo good!!! And only a dollar a scoop. I can see it becoming a nasty habit.

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