My three-year-old crashed just before dinner after playing all day with her cousins at my parents' house. I hated to wake her, but I knew she needed to eat. This picture brought to mind a poem by Eugene Field:
Last night, my darling, as you slept,
I thought I heard you sigh,
And to your little crib I crept,
And watched a space thereby;
Then, bending down, I kissed your brow —
For, oh! I love you so —
You are too young to know it now,
But sometime you shall know.
Friday, September 25, 2015
We took our munchkins to one of my favorite places. I used to visit here when I was in college. It was a beautiful and peaceful place to study. When I was pregnant with baby #1, my husband and I would go for walks here trying to encourage my oldest to come out. I'm so glad my children liked it as much as I do.
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
A birthday tradition started last year: going to the local interactive fountain for my oldest daughter's birthday. Unfortunately, both last year and this year were unseasonably chilly the evenings we went, but the girls insisted on staying despite their shivers and chattering teeth.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
I miss doing landscape photography. When I first started taking photography classes, back when everyone was still shooting film (which still feels like only a few years ago to me), I never wanted to photograph people. My peace was found in capture the beauty that God had created all around me. Photographing people was stressful, because people move, and the younger the people, the more they moved. Now that I am a mother, most of my pictures are of my children. They do move, all the time, and it can be stressful because I have perfectionist tendencies and ideas of the "perfect picture" that I want to capture. It is best when I just let them play and capture them while they are doing their own thing, when I choose not to worry about the best portrait. Those pictures often end up being better than the portraits I attempt to take, but I still try to capture "nice shots of everyone smiling and looking at the camera." I must enjoy suffering. Still, I think landscapes will always be my peace.