I've been under the weather this week. It started Wednesday and is just kind of sticking around. I'm thinking it's probably allergies. Which is so unfortunate because we have had the BEST weather this week. So in spite of my feeling bad I've tried to get out with Emma Claire in this gorgeous weather as much as possible. Saturday evening I loaded her in the stroller and we headed out for a walk and some park play time. And I also grabbed my big girl camera so I could video some and get better pictures.
Something new- she LOVES the "srooo-low" And my jogger broke so we've been using the one that came with her infant carrier...she may love it but momma does NOT. Time to fix that jogger ;-)
Before we went to the park we walked to the gazebo and clubhouse at the front of our neighborhood. I envisioned cute pictures of EC inside the gazebo or running around in the big green space. Did I get those? nope. But you bet I got some of her playing with her pile of rocks she gathered.
When I laid down to get a better angle she laid down too. Cutie pie.
I did get this one with the gazebo in the background that I love.
Once she had enough fun
at the gazebo ahem...playing with her rocks, we headed to the park.
She had fun swinging in the "baby swing" for about 10 seconds. Then she wanted to swing in the big girl swings. So I let her...
And then I cried because she looked TOO BIG sitting in this swing!
But she loved it. And miraculously didn't ever fall out, even when she did THIS! ha!
I tried ALL summer to get a cute picture of her with a dandelion. And I got one on this night. One day before the official start of fall. Better late than never, right? ;-)
After playing at the park we headed back to our street where Emma Claire found two of her favorite people. Izzy and Riley, the neighborhood kiddos. If they are outside playing, heaven help her, Emma Claire will go out and say hi to them. Since I had my big camera I asked them to take a picture with Emma Claire. I know she will FLIP OUT when I get these printed.
Really, I need to just fasten my big camera to my neck. Because I seriously don't ever regret taking it out with me. I love the iPhone and its ability to instantaneously capture moments, but I really do cherish the big, beautiful, high res images that I get with my full frame camera. Especially when those images are of nothing special, just ordinary, every day life.