This week I noticed that summer weekday outings and activities are super fun, but not particularly photogenic. We're all constantly in motion (blurry) or sitting and reading together (boring). Our hands are almost always covered in dirt or water or paint or playdoh. And the older our kids get, the less I like to have them stand for posed photos.
If all the stars align and I actually have clean hands and a camera handy while they are doing something noteworthy, I'll get a pic. But more often than not I take a video. Because at this age their words and their actions are just as precious as their faces. Consequently I have dozens of videos each week and only about 30 photos. Pickings are slim. So slim that one of my "pics" for this week is actually a frame from a video. Our records are crummy, but they're better than nothing.
I will do everything in my power to hang on to these sweet summers home with my three ladies.
|Starting the week off right with a visit to the largest used book store in Oklahoma.|
|Annie was in awe of the red Hulk.|
|Dinner at "the bub" with Nana and Grandpa as they pass through Tulsa on the way home from Kentucky.|
|Wedesnday morning at my house.|
Why are my kids obsessed with making paper clothes??
|Hung out with this guy on Wednesday evening.|
STEPHEN KING, ya'll.
|Marisabel and I both got signed copies of his most recent book!|
|A little Thursday morning gardening with my biggest lady.|
|She's truly EllaMaezing.|
|Friday morning playdate at the splash pad.|
|Annie loves showers, so she had a blast.|
My goggles-wearing big girls had a little trouble with water in their eyes.
|We take Dad's Day seriously around here.|
|Kisses from his ladies.|
Gardeners, gardening, used books, signed books, swimming pool, splash pad, and Father's Day with the best daddy on earth.
It was a good week.