Evan is three!
And we are almost four!
This photo confirms two things: (1) I am HUGE and (2) Evan is physically incapable of standing still for more than .8 seconds at a time.
For Evan’s first and second birthday I hired a photographer to come to the house, do a family shoot, and then stick around and photograph the birthday party. It seems extravagant, but I love photos and I was afraid that if I were responsible for them, I wouldn’t enjoy the party. Plus, it was a good halfway point in the year to update the family photos. But this year, given our tighter budget, I forwent the photographer. And the results are pretty disappointing. I have very few photos and most of the ones I have are terrible. It makes me sad. I am glad that I enjoyed the party, but I wish I had a few more photos to share with you all and with our family who couldn’t be there.
A few photos of Evan and his buddies from Saturday’s trip to Dinosaur World for a birthday party. I think Evan had fun.
I’m a little late, but here are a few Halloween photos for you. I don’t have any official E-posed-in-his-pirate-costume photos but I snapped a few photos while he was out trick or treating with a friend. He had a blast and loved the concept. He especially loved answering our door when the older kids came once we were home. The only problem now is that he doesn’t understand why Halloween is over.
Today I am sharing few more pictures from New Mexico (because I am not actually taking any other pictures these days). I bought a macro lens that I use as a walkaround but I’d really like to use for actual macro photography. For some reason, I can’t get my lens, which is designed for macro photography to autofocus when I zoom too close to my subject (which I thought was the point…). So this is the best I could get. Maybe I need to manual focus?
Any macro tips for me?
Last week, I shared some of the scenic views from our hike at Bandelier National Monument. Today, I am sharing photos with my lovely family in them as well. Ben, Evan, Ben’s parents, and I went on the hike together and I snapped these along the way. We don’t all get to hang out very often, so these adventures are previous memories indeed.
(Self-timer success! Although…where is Evan?)
Ben gets Photo Credit on this one.
We all had a fabulous time on the hike. Next Santa Fe post: macro shots.
I shared one graduation photo on Sunday…
… but here are a few more.
Evan was pretty content playing on the lawn for most of the ceremony and Ben was looking pretty happy up there in his gown.
As the ceremony went on, Evan became a little more interested in what was going on.
And when Ben stood up to receive his diploma and hood…
…Evan thought he needed a buddy…
…and then he thought he would stay up there.
We’re all a bit proud of our graduate.