All us girls were outside on the back patio trying to take photos of Jazzy, my in-law’s 5th “child” with four legs. Well, almost all of us.
“What are you doing without me?”
Riley ran through the house to join us and immediately inquired as to what we were doing. Because, whatever it was, she needed to be a part of it. Now, I know us First-Borns (FB’s) have our faults; but, if anything is typical about Second Borns (SB’s), it’s their acute awareness of being left behind, out, or alone.
On this particular morning, I had tried to sneak out of the house with Kaylie for an FB walk. It’s kind of nice to spend some one-on-one time with the girls. However, trying to get out of the house without Riley was like throwing chum in the water and asking sharks to stay away (I’ve watched A LOT of shark week). It’s like she could smell the “without me” in the air and was up and at it before Kaylie and I could make it to the door. So along she tagged.
I’d brought my camera and Tamron zoom lens along to take a few photos and ended shooting quite a few of the girls. Now, you can read all you want about getting a kid to give you natural smile. I tried all 5 tips, promise! I finally gave up and just asked her to look at the camera. Despite her wiggle worm nature, she stood perfectly still and this is what we got:
I love those deep pools of brown. And, of course, her Sproulie chin :)
I wish I hadn’t chickened out on traveling with the lens Matt lent me. It has a red ring around it, which means it is a fancy one for the pros! Still, I think you get the idea. She’s a beauty, so I entered her into this week’s I Heart Faces contest. The theme this week is “Beautiful Eyes.”
(Grandma, If you need help weeding the yard, you should just tell Kay and Ri to go collect their favorite flowers. They both insisted on being photographed with a dandy lion and a daffodil :)