Sunday, March 20, 2016

Our Week in Photos: Snack Time, Drumsets and Princess Stickers

 Did I say at least 7 photos? Sooooooooo....I took a couple thousand!
 Lots to delete. Tons that didn't work out. But I was told "the more photos you take, the quicker you'll improve" and I'm putting it to the test. 
McKye lost 2 teeth in 2 days

I'm finding it challenging to adjust back to composing looking through a view finder after a few years of reverting to iPhone pics. Manual is still tricky and sometimes I think I got it, and don't realize 'til I load them onto my computer that they're grainy or oops out of focus.

The thing I have been loving (that I've always loved about taking photos of my family) is how it makes me see my kids.

It reminds me of this awesome quote Rhonda

shared with us in our last photo class:

I want the photos my kids see of themselves to show them how I saw them. 
For the images to communicate to them how important they were to me 
(I mean by sheer number alone, they might suspect I kinda like em!)

Little mundane moments like dishing up snacks, suddenly become colourful, light-filled, love-filled moments I'll remember. Not because they were special in anyway, but just because I choose to look a little harder. Which is what my camera makes me do, really look . 

Or playing with some toys...

Or better than toys...playing with their baby brother!

Enoch has crazy core strength, never wanting to miss anything going on in our crazy house

Or your baby sister!

Or playing in the random snow/hail

Or........your "new" drum set! (yes, we are crazy!)

And finally...playing with princess stickers! (Ahhhh things that still excite me after only having boys for so long)

Getting baby brother in on the fun

He's cool with it

All these jpegs turned in memories. 
Cuz I want so badly to remember, 
every piggie tail, every chubby baby toe, every little tantrum...

 turned into a giggle fit.  The extremes of childhood and by extension, parenthood.

Cuz who wouldn't want to remember this face!?!


Erin Rolfson said...Best Blogger Tips

Beautiful. Love it.
It's the little things that are so easily forgotten that are the things you miss the most.

Just Rhonda said...Best Blogger Tips

Thspese are awesome!!!! Great job!! I looooove the one of her pigtail with little snow drops in it. And the ones at the table where he's eating. Great job!!!