We took a family walk tonight - I wanted to shoot at the cute little train station in our town to get a shot of William with the Macungie sign since we're moving in 2 days. Just a little reminder of the town, since he won't remember it.
It rained on us but we still took a few - I took some of Esch and W in this same spot, and then checked the settings and handed it over - he nailed it! Nice job, Daddy :) Tricky light and conditions, too.
It was hard to choose a shot to use from this (rescheduled) session. The whole family was beautiful, but this little lady (turning 3 this week, and about to be a big sister any day) was striking a pose all by herself that was too cute not to capture. She had been running around and when her parents called her, she turned around and gave us this:
Another busy day of packing in which I didn't get my camera out until the evening, and snuck out on the porch to snap something just because. KIND of not my fault - I had a session scheduled that evening, and was going to use something from that, but we cancelled it due to rain.
I'll call this rain pipe/water spout shot an homage to William's favorite song of late - he LOVES doing the motions when I sing The Itsy Bitsy Spider.
We went into Ottawa (the capital of Canada for the geographically-challenged) for a morning and spent some time on Parliament Hill. W liked the Mounties (or are they soldliers? Hmm.) in their red coats and big beefeater hats.
I have always thought that Sherwin-Williams' slogan "Cover the Earth" must make environmentalists shudder (even the logo is literally a paint can being dumped on the globe.... yikes).
I feel like we have now used enough paint to contribute to their evil plan. We (Esch, his wonderful parents, and myself) have put many weekends and lots of blood, sweat and tears into painting our new house. The entire thing. Every ceiling, wall, and lots and lots of trim.
It looks great and I couldn't resist a snapshot of the supplies before I started on the master bedroom last Sunday. (By the way, every surface you can see in this is now a different color. The walls are a nice light airy blue, the floorboards are a fresh new white, and the floor - yes, the FLOOR was painted! is now an almond as opposed to yucky green.)
Saturday was a busy day - shot a first birthday party in Collegeville, and then drove back to the Lehigh Valley for a first birthday portrait session in the evening. This little lady was so beautiful and full of smiles. It was nice to not have to work so hard for those cute baby grins.
I keep saying that "tomorrow we're going to get your hair cut" but CANNOT bring myself to do it. W has little tufts over his ears, crazy different-length curls on top, and a slight mullet in the back. But look at him. My little baby. I took this, planning to take him for a trim the next day, but didn't!
Isn't it funny the things you remember from being little? The house we lived in when I was 4 or 5 had Tiger Lilies along the driveway. At least, that's the memory I have. I'm not even sure if that's what they're really called.
Took this tonight while waiting at a park for a client to arrive. Such a summery flower.
Taken Tuesday, 7/5
(and I'm officially caught up! I've been taking photos every day but after being at the beach for a week and then gone again this weekend, I was behind in posting. More than halfway through the year!)
This is my parents' dog, Tyson. I picked him out with my Mom at the SPCA in 2000 when I was in my Junior year of high school. He was such a sweet boy - a pouncing, pawing, kissing puppy. And he still is! Love you, Tyson.
Saturday was a really, really special day; it was my Grandfather's ("Taid") 80th birthday. Our family celebrated with a party at Bedford Springs (check it out, really amazing place!) and William helped the birthday boy blow out his candles.