My family loves to bond over food. Here, we’re bonding over Thai food. It’s a bit strange not having both brothers around now. Rhyne is missing from these pictures as he lives in Texas. Jedd, the “baby” of the siblings is now in UCLA. Whenever we are all complete, meaning both brothers are here, my husband is here, we eat like mad.
It’s a great way to bond, although it’s a bit unfair I seem to be the only one gaining weight lol
I have a lot to learn about photography. Truth be told, I don’t even know all the things my camera does yet. But I do love learning.
The day this was taken I wanted to have a picnic in the park with Mina, who just loves picnics. I thought she’d run around and get herself tired. I don’t know about you, but I really like praising my daughter doing a good job with whatever she’s doing, while I’m sitting on a bench sipping a latte. That’s my preference.
This time around though, I had my camera and I wanted to catch images of her playing. But seriously, she found a girl who played actively and followed her around watching her. I had to coax her to actually DO THINGS. On the swing you’ll see her turned to the side because she was watching the little girl.
After a few minutes of coaxing, I gave up. I wanted her tired. I convinced her to run with me across the field, and once we got to the top, for her to jump so I could catch her mid-air..she couldn’t jump very high lol.
She took a few shots with my camera too. Got a stunning one of the sunset. Too bad my head was in the way.
Fun times. She never does anything I expect. I’ve had to let go of a LOT of expectations. Motherhood is surprising in that way, and never a dull moment.