Part of the reason I decided to transition from a more traditional gallery style website to this blog style one was so I could easily include posts about day to day life. Photography In the Light is a business, or course, but photography in and of itself is one of the sweet pleasures in life. My DSLR camera or iphone is always close by, and I love to capture the little moments that make each day special and memorable.
Today we spent the evening celebrating a friends 5th birthday. We met this family about two years ago and they have quickly become the kind of friends who I know we will one day be removing our dentures to eat oatmeal with (at least the guys will). Their neighborhood has this awesome clubhouse/swimming pool area and they reserved it for their son’s birthday party. After some delicious food and fun games, the kids had a blast in the pool. School starts for Noa in about 3 weeks, so I know that our summer fun is slowly making way for schedules and homework, but evenings like this remind me how blessed we are to have a group of friends who we love like family and who nurture and support our kids.
The Birthday Boy!! This little guy is Noa’s current BFF. They love playing boats together and doing anything that is either loud, dirty, or messy.
I love how kids are like moths to a flame when it’s time to open presents.
The fill the bucket game, in action. Banyan was so enthusiastic when it came to be his turn.
Now, obviously, I don’t have a favorite kid in theory, but I definitely have a favorite to photograph. No middle child pictureless syndrome here….the blonde hair and blue eyes are a guarantee of that.
The men, with an ever watchful eye on the pool. The sky, with an ever more darkening threat on our fun. The kids, oblivious to it all.
“1, 2, 3, JUMP!!!”
This crew of kids are going to be some serious world changers, for sure!