We have here a rare example of Sam doing something on the beach not involving a chair.
Sam enjoys going to the beach because its “the one time that I get to sit around while everyone does whatever they want all around me”.
She looks very sweet here.
Each year Sam asks what kind of cake I wish to have for my birthday. I thought to challenge her this year. “a pineapple upside-down cake”. “OK” she said.
It looked great in the sunlight streaming through the sliding doors. Sunlight is my favorite light source. I used to eschew it in my photograph, now I embrace it.
You can feel the sunlight in this photograph. Lily spent the afternoon with me watching Jack ride back and forth on his skateboard.
I am constantly interested in images of texture and motion. This one was my favorite of 2009.
Bailey spent the first 3 minutes of the Jog-a-thon in full stride. The next 27 were spent in levity and goofing.
At the Huntington Library with my Father and Mother, my Mother objected to the rate my Dad and I took along the gardens. She chose to pull us along with a 30 pace lead. “c’mon you guys, lets go”
Kenzie is our cousin. She has loads of attitude and long, thick, black hair. Here we are hiking in Snow Canyon State Park in Utah.
New wheels at the surf shop offered me the luxury of photographing Jack. 8 years old and a fresh set of skateboard wheels. Life is good.
Throughout our lives, cake is the symbol of good times. That first taste is overwhelming. Grace did not hold anything back, pure instinct took over.
That little girl has it all. New toys, three doting siblings, two doting parents and a happy birthday sign falling down. Good times.
She is very busy. I thought her dress was sweet and I couldn’t get her to hold still. I placed her high on my laser printer to anchor her. This whole process took 10 seconds.
Every day Grace takes an afternoon nap. Every other day she sleeps. The days that she doesn’t sleep she stands in her crib awaiting rescue.
Grace is a fitful sleeper. I wanted a photo of my sleeping baby, as everyone knows nothing is sweeter than a sleeping baby. I had a dim lightbulb in her room and a fan blowing for some white noise. It took two hours for her to go to sleep in these conditions.
She sleeps with the blankie Grandma Smith made for her.
The kids love to party. They love their little sister. Its one of the pleasures of having many children.