The Variety Hour

I'll just go ahead and admit that what follows below is really about four or five separate posts crammed into one for this evening.  Let's pretend this is a one-woman, working mom version of a variety hour.  You don't mind, do you?  Good. 

Starting chronologically (why not?), I'd like to share a few shots from a recent shoot I did with a dear friend who is busy launching an already successful prenatal yoga business.  Check her out -  We had so much fun and Elizabeth is getting to be quite the accomplished photographer's assistant lately.

Here is said photographer's assistant fleeing my camera as I tried to get a shot of her.  I should mention what a complete gift it was to finally have a grown up (*ahem* gorgeous!) subject who actually holds still while I fumble with my camera's settings.  I'm spoiled now!

Next up, Michael.  For those who have yet to see photographic evidence of his typical appearance when he comes home from school, here are his feet.  He wore Crocs this particular day; they don't mix well with the playground.  Ew. I would have to work so hard to get this dirty.  It just comes naturally to him.  It's his gift, you might say.

This past Saturday, our city held the fireworks celebration which was cancelled due to bad weather back on July 4.  We all agreed, we should have July 4 in late September more often.  Much better weather.

Paul was in charge of the sparkler distribution for the evening.  He had quite a following for a little while there. 

The next day, friends threw a little "sprinkle" celebration for Pigeon at Rosebud in the Highlands.  There's so much to be thankful for lately - having such amazing friends to welcome baby number three (!!) into this crazy world is just one of the many blessings I count each day. 

While we're on the topic, here is week 33 with little Pigeon. 

And finally, the kids have taken a real interest in the wireless remote I recently got for the camera. Here are their own self-portraits taken using the remote.  This could provide hours of entertainment for all involved.  Seriously. 

These are going to make me smile every time I look at them.  Kooky kids.