Friday, May 31, 2013

A perfect day for my boys

We planned on going to the Herritage Village on a Monday off. 
But it's closed on Mondays. We had called Don to see if he wanted to go, so we called to tell him it's closed and said we'd go to Walsingham Park for a bit while he got ready and we'd go to the Military Museum instead. 

We had to wait for him for his pass anyway. We waited at the cold park, had our picnic, talked to Don, and left for the Museum. It is closed on Mondays too. So we went to Don's. The boys loved it. 

 Feeding turtles with Granddad, jumping on the trampoline,
 and easy lizard catching. (They're slower in the cold.)

 Tyler was in a funny screaming phase. You had to be there.

 They also fished. They didn't want to leave!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Heritage Village, a glimpse

I took some photos for a friend at Heritage Village and she gave me a gift certificate to a massage!! I took my boys and it was a real quick picture of her girls so we walked around a tiny bit afterwards.

I promised the boys we'd be back soon - and with Dylan.

my mom and Isaac's 1st race!

3/16/2013 My mom ran her first race! 
We got up way too early and it was a really cold morning, but we did it! 
My friend Rachel ran too. 

 Everybody did the 1 mile race except for Rachel and me.
 The start line.
 The Easter Bunny was there!

 We ate free food and did crafts afterwards.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tyler's moody 18 month session

Sometimes re-creations don't work.
Reference THIS POST for what I was trying to sorta re-create.
Isaac's 18 month old pictures were when my camera was pretty new. I hit the "photoshoot" tag on my blog to find it and I had to sift through some pretty bad sessions! Good thing I barely charged or didn't back then! Not that these are better, they're all SOOC, so not cropped or clarified or anything.
Here's the story. When Isaac was 18 months old, he was moody. But that didn't stop my determination for a good photoshoot. I took him to a field AND to a park AND did outfit changes AND had heavy bulky props and another toddler.
Here is Isaac 3-1/2 years later. Still a bit moody. But he was hungry, cold, and at a park that had a playground in sight yet I was making him stomp around in a plain old field. I can't say that I blame him.
 And here's the 2013 version of a Feger 18 month old. Moody, but thankfully I know a few tricks to let him think that he's running the show. (Okay, he is.)

 And poor Dylan, Where did his shirt come from? It was brand new but I didn't buy a short sleeve button up shirt. It coordinated, so I thought, so I made him wear it. A spider man shirt would have been fine for these. I'm not framing them or anything.

 I love this little guy!
 But true to the original 18 month old trike session, the toddler was done... and outta here!
 I picked him up about 8 times to put him back by the tricycle. So on the 9th time running away, he was a little slower, and crying - which was good for the remake pics since that's what Isaac was doing!
 So we went to the playground.
 And the boys were not cold any more.

Sometimes you gotta let the babies do what they want to do, and that's the real 18 month old anyway.