These are not the best pictures technically speaking, yet they perfectly capture her silly and happy personality. I can watch her laugh for hours and be happy just doing so.
R. family returned for their Spring photos. It was a bit too sunny for my taste but we made it work. The important thing is that baby Matthew was happy and I was pleased to see him again. Always a pleasure and joy to watch these kiddos grow. Love you guys!
She has discovered the beauty of dandelions.
A quick change of clothes and we headed out. My oldest daughter has recently taken an interest in photography and in being photographed. She'll say things like, "Mom, look at those flowers, we should take pictures of them" or "Mom, that is so pretty, it would be a great place for pictures, don't you think?", and she'll strike a pose before I've had a chance to turn the camera on. My little one, on the other hand, only agreed to pictures after I promised I'd take her to the playground. That's how we ended up with the following mix of "woods" and playground session (which ended up being lots of fun). Some are not as great as I'd like them to be but, their expressions, and how it shows their love for each outweighs it all.