Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Snapshot - "My girls"

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Nikon D300
lens 50mm 1:4
F/2,ISO 200, Exp. 1/250

After a week where I felt like I was chasing my tail and getting nowhere fast, by Friday evening, I really needed a change of pace and scenery.

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So.....I dropped everything, put a note on my computer saying 
"I'm outta here baby", grabbed my camera and the family and headed to the park. It was about 6:00 pm and we had the place to ourselves again. (We're late eaters....it's just the way we roll.)
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So....in between jumping and swinging and running....I was able to grab a picture or two.
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OK....so, I admit.....this one scares me a bit. We were just wandering near the water below, down this little path and I said - "turn around babe" and this is the look I got.
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And then this one.
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And to restore my vision of my little monkey baby girl - she just as quickly jumped into this tree and I was thankfully brought back to the present reality.
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And not to be outdone.....my second monkey had to have her turn.
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( I have some really fun shots from our little outing that I'll post on Tuesday. The girls pretending to be performing on the very stage where Steven Tyler and Aerosmith had their outdoor concert a few weeks ago......just a mile from our house.......yes....that's what I said.)
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I posted this (below) on Facebook this week. Thought I'd share it here too.

Something special happened tonight. After a week of (mama pulling her hair out) the girls fighting more than loving - this mama was getting a tad discouraged with the whole scene. After dinner tonight the girls were both enjoying a Toblerone
chocolate bar each and as Dahlia was about to pop the last triangle into her mouth....she dropped it!....On the floor!!! (Oh horrors.......had Daddy not been around we may have enlisted the 5 second rule but alas....that did not happen.) Wailing pursued as I rolled my eyes and wondered how to fix....yet another earth-shattering trauma. Then.......a little hand reached out and offered Dahlia her very last piece of chocolate. Dahlia gleefully grabbed it, took a tiny bite and handed back half of the last piece that Milana had offered her.

Peace is now restored and I have suddenly forgotten all the drama/trauma of the week. It's all good!

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This was Dahlia's face the very moment I mentioned "hey.....let's go get some chocolate".

Happy much?


Joining Stef and the other photogs. Check 'em out!
Ni Hao Yall

Have a fabulous week!

That's my plan.


8 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

I love that you were able to get away from all of the chaos for a little while : ) The girls are so adorable : )
I LOVE that story about sharing. Sweet as can be!

Ruthie said...

Great pictures!!!

Stefanie said...

Lovely, Wanda! And the story of them sharing the last piece of chocolate is too sweet :)

Christine said...

Beautiful pictures and lovely little girls. Thank you for sharing!

Monica said...

Very beautiful!

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

These are so cute!!! (and dropped Toblerone is a crime) hehehehe :)

Mama Hen said...

I love chocolate too Wanda! :) These pictures are so beautiful! I love grabbing the camera and heading to the park. My daughter would have been right up in that tree as well! I hope you are well my friend. Have a great week!

Mama Hen

Alyson and Ford said...

Beautiful photos (and family!). Enjoy the week! (Where have all the bloggers gone, I miss the time when I had hundreds of blogs to check up on daily!).

Alyzabeth's Mommy (for FOUR Years!)