Friday, July 29, 2011
I just got back from a visit with the boys and my mom to my grandparents' farm. I've posted photos of the farm before but this trip was really memorable for me because of the boys. Running around on the farm with my sister and cousins are some of my fondest memories as a kid growing up and I think it's really sad that most kids these days don't get the opportunity to have the experiences we did. We would spend hours upon hours outside exploring the fields and the farm buildings. We always looked forward to going to the farm so much!
Now, my oldest is now old enough to start to appreciate the freedom and the possibilities the farm presents. He and I did some exploring together and he seems to thoroughly enjoy himself there. For my youngest, this trip is the first one that he is able to walk and spend any real amount of time outside. He really seemed to like the fact that he could walk off wherever he wanted without someone constantly pulling him back or turning him around. Free reign is the best when you're a kid! It was hotter there than it is here, but we still went out every morning to do a little exploring and to look for the cattle.
Yes, I know, his pants are too small! I just grabbed a pair out of his drawer as we were packing and didn't realize until we arrived that he had almost grown out of them!
The farm is a great place to find animal tracks. Here are some deer tracks that we found.
Playing peek-a-boo with Great Grandpa. The two of them really hit it off this trip.
Great grandparents and great grandkids.
Learning how the windmill works.
Off to do some work with Great Grandpa. He was so proud of himself!
My 92-year-old grandpa who still works the farm by himself.
First up-close look at the cows (that he remembers that is).
You don't see stars like this in the city.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
I have been really looking forward to this session with these two. Gabe and Desiree are expecting their first baby in a few weeks. I knew they would show up looking fabulous and they did not disappoint. Gabe kept me laughing the whole time and Desiree is such a beautiful pregnant momma! Even though it was HOT, you would never be able to tell from the way they worked it. And look at all the sunshiny goodness! Congratulations you guys. I can't wait to meet the little one!
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Some of you may remember this wonderful family from a couple years back when their first daughter was still a baby. Well, they have two little girls now and I had the pleasure of photographing them all again today. What beautiful little girls!
I just had to re-post this photo from two years ago for comparison.....how quickly they grow!!
As I've mentioned before, I went to college with this mom and dad and one of my main memories of Dad is of him playing the bongos around campus. Apparently, he is passing his musical ability, including his love of bongos, on to his daughter. It took the whole session to get her to acquiesce to this photo but I'm so glad we got it! Like father, like daughter!