Friday, June 27, 2014

A Summer's Day

There are days I bring my camera with me on an outing with the intentions of getting a family photo, and then there are days when photos just kind of happens. Today the photos of my grandchildren just kind of happened.

We planned a day at the Garden's today. The Garden's have trams to ride, a large children's area with fountains and water and plenty of areas to picnic. I always take my camera to the Garden's but usually it's to take photos of flowers.

This photo is one of their Mom and Dad's favorites, they have asked me to duplicate this of the four children if the opportunity ever presented itself again. 

After our picnic it occurred to me that it might be a nice time to get some photos. Miss B suggested we get a photo similar to the one we got at the beach almost 3 1/2 years ago.

They lined up and walked, holding each others hands. Don't they look sweet? Everyone cooperating!

It looked too contrived to me...these weren't MY grandchildren. I wanted a photo that was more fun, I had them turn around and race each other to the other end of the field. They were happy to comply.

Then I had them turn around and run down the field a second time

The competitiveness came out...and so did the photos. Hope you're enjoying your summer days!


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I love the ones of them running ... sweet! Those kinds of moments are exactly why I wanted a small camera ... something that could easily fit into my purse or my pocket.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Those are wonderful, happy photos.

Have a lovely summer ~ FlowerLady

Debbie said...

LOVE the all of them, but especially the ones of them running. Their smiles and happy faces says it all. Enjoy your week-end!

Stephanie said...

Awww... such sweet pictures, Maryann :) Thank you for sharing with us!

Have a lovely weekend. Hugs to you!

Creations By Cindy said...

Such precious pictures of precious children! Nothing like them grands! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Vee said...

Oh those are all wonderful! And I can see why the parents would particularly love the walking hand in hand one because, truth to tell, that will most likely be their story through life. So that one becomes symbolic. Competitiveness will fade and the teamwork will take front and center.