While walking into my office, I came across this stem with water still on it. I love water droplet photos so I took my camera out of my purse and snapped a photo. Done for the day! That’s a great feeling when you get your photo in early in the day and you don’t have to worry about it the rest of the day.
On campus there is a fountain that I walk by most days. The day I took this photo, I noticed some new plants had been planted around the fountain. I loved the wait the sun was shining on them, making their color pop even more. They are a lovely addition to this fountain.
This photo was taken on the day my daughter turned three years old. Her birthday was in May (yes – that’s how far behind I am!). We celebrated on the day of her birthday with my immediate family: mom, sister, brother-in-law, niece and nana my brother-in-law’s mother. We had decided a while back that we would have a part for both our daughter and her brother in June, which is in between both of their birthdays. Its just easier that way while they are still so young.
But, we wanted to do something special for each of them on the actual day of their birthdays. On this day, we drove to my sisters home and had a barbecue for her. The kids played with the water toys in the back yard, we had snacks and eventually dinner. Then we had cupcakes from a local bakery. Our daughter helped pick them all out. Lastly, she got to open her gifts. She had a lot of fun on her special day.
This photo is of one of the water toys. I love how to two streams of water kept hitting each other!
These are the kinds of photos that are going to come out during the prom dates and the wedding slide show reception. My poor kids. Tonight, right after dinner my son went straight to the bathroom saying to me “bath!” “bath!”. It is his favorite evening activity. This kid gets excited. As soon as his sister hears him shouting the word bath, she comes running in saying “me too!”. Gotta love having kids that are excited to be clean.
What parent doesn’t have the classic photo of their kids in the bath. There are plenty of me, my sister and my cousin from when we were younger.
For their bath, I turn the water on and wait for it to warm up. Then, I only let a small about come out so that the tub fills slowly. They love to play with the water as it comes out of the faucet. Once the temperature is nice, I put them in the tub. There is a good amount of space in there. I would bathe with Evy when I was pregnant with Tyler. If her and I could fit in there around my big belly, they can surely fit in there together. They do. But, what cracks me up is the fact that they do not take advantage of all that space. They get as close as they can to each other and the end of the tub where the faucet is. They also find any toy they can to collect the water in. Sometimes they will drink out of that toy and start all over again.
I got quite wet getting this shot. The wetness occurred after the photo was taken. I had reached over to the doorway and put the camera down too. They are used to me with the camera so much so that they ignore it most of the time. Well tonight, as soon as I took the photo, they saw me and opted for splashing me with their water! It was pretty funny and good timing on their part.