Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Saphira's 3 year old pictures at Fernwood Botanical Gardens

Every summer Fernwood Botanical Garden offers one Free Family Day per month.  We enjoy this park so much, we decided to make sure we didn't let summer pass by without a visit there.  It also has some really pretty areas, so Alegra wanted to take some pictures of her little sister since she's turning 3 at the end of this month.  Wow, where does the time go?  

The pictures below are at the frog pond.  The last time we visited here, we had some pretty good laughs at Diella who got scared by frogs jumping out from under the rocks where she was peeking underneath at.  This time, she was much more cautious. :)  But I stood ready with the camera just in case it happened again.  They have a great time watching the frogs in the pond and catching some too.  I was just glad we didn't lose anybody in the pond.  That Benaiah was mighty close, if you can believe that.  :)

 This little waterfall area was so delightful.  Alegra learned in this area that a picture would look better if we could see more of the surrounding area....like her toes in the water.  They were so cute.

 She loved posing, hugging the trees that were "just my size".  

 And we always enjoy the train display.  It's so fun to watch the trains go through and see all the tunnels and bridges.

 I couldn't resist taking a picture of this pear tree that they trained on this wall.  It was really artsy.

And a fun day was had by all.  Always enjoy having my mom come along on our walks and adventures.  It was a beautiful day to be outside.  Trying to keep up with the walking while I can, but between some of the heat we've had and the mosquitoes this year, it's been challenging.  I guess when I'm not walking, I'm working outside or in the kitchen.  Always something to get done around here.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

My Maternity Photo Shoot with Alegra- Baby #6, 34 weeks

I've never had maternity pictures taken before.  I mean, who really wants to see a women with a big belly posing.  Well, this time around, with Alegra gaining interest in photography, I thought I should let her try her hand on her mom.  Did you know that beautiful maternity pictures can make a pregnancy feel better?  It's true.  I think Alegra did such a great job taking these pictures for me.  A big belly isn't so  ugly after all when this beauty is surrounding it.  Enjoy her creativity with the session.

Kipper Turns 1 - Alegra Photo Shoot

Alegra had another great photo shoot, only this time it was with a 1 year old.  She did some outside poses and inside with a cake a smash.  We had a lot of fun with Kip who was so serious for the whole shoot until he got a taste of the cake.  What a cutie and adorable little guy.  His birthday party was going to be in woodland theme, so Alegra chose spots around our farm that would go along with that  as close as possible.  I think she captured some great photos of him.