Keeping It Real

June 11, 2009

I've realized that as my blog has evolved and my love of photography has taken over, I have gotten away from posting those spur of the moment, funny, candid type of photos that show my kids in their element.....just being kids:) So in the spirit of "Keeping it Real" I give you silly photos of a recent outing.

Wednesday was Nick's last day of school and it was also my friend Ivy's birthday. School was dismissed at 10am, so Sarah and I picked him up and then we headed South to visit Ivy and her daughter Kira. We all had lunch together and then headed to a nearby park. Nick was a good sport and really did enjoy himself while playing big brother to the two little ones. Kira just adored him and followed him wherever he went and called him by was too cute for words.

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The kids had a great time exploring, but once they spotted this water fountain, the real fun began.

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The girls were not strong enough to push the lever that activated the water, so Nick had to help out.

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Nick decided to have a little fun at the girls expense......water flying everywhere!! When they were least expecting it, he hit the lever:) Even though it looks like Sarah is ready to lick the fountain, I promise you her tongue never touched it...EWWWW

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When we finally ripped them away from the fountain they picked a couple flowers and ran circles around each other til they dropped....I snapped this one and was lucky enough to barely catch them both in the frame.....but thought it was so cute!!

I know I said I was keeping it real, but I had to sneak in at least one portrait style photo.....Sweet Kira looked straight at me with that pretty little smile and I couldn't resist!!

So, our summer has officially started......We are planning lots of little outings/playdates and some day trips. We are not taking any major vacations this summer, but we are planning at least one trip to Cape Cod. Can't go the entire summer without having your feet hit the sand:)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!


Patricia said...

LOVE these fountain photos! Especially the way Nick is looking at Sarah in the first photo! Girl, you are a great photographer!!

Sounds like you have the perfect summer lined up! If one of your day trips leads you to NYC, let me know! :)

Have a GREAT weekend!

Shari said...

It looked like the water was going to come through the screen and hit me! Man those were fun and spectacular!

Jodee said...

It looks like you had a fun play date with Ivy and Kira. I love the water fountain pictures, and I am so glad to hear that Sarah's tongue didn't touch it! HA HA!

Hope you have a fun and relaxing summer!

Dawn said...

Your pictures have gotten so amazing...I love these. I finally got a new camera and wow what a difference..I just have to figure out what I am doing now!!!

Courtney said...

I love the fountain pictures, they are perfect. Enjoy the summer with your kids, it goes fast (I'm a teacher, I know)!

Kim said...

LOVE the photos..
Looks like the girls had a wonderful time....
LOVE the water flipping up in the air..
have a wonderful summer ,,, I know you will...

Wanda said...

Glad you added that Sarah's tongue didn't make contact. Double yuk!

I don't know how many times I've almost grabbed Dahlia's head for fear of contact - and I'm not really a germ-o-phobe but fountains......ugh.

Sweet pictures. Do you carry a purse camera or always use your good stuff? And speaking of good stuff - have you ever posted about your equipment. If so, just lead me to the right place but if not - s'pose you could sometime?

Wanda (At Last...)

Ivy Shaffer said...

Awh, what a fun post Lisa!

We had the best time with you three! Kira still looks at the pictures and says NickNE and See(Sarah). I almost have the same pics. The girls were just too fast, next for our bag is a fast sports lens LOL!

Well, great post. I'll chat with you tomorrow.



Kam said...

Those fountain pics are hilarious! And Kira is a beauty! Bring on the Summer!

Aspiemom said...

I love those fountain pics. They are pretty funny!

That Kira is a cutie!

M3 said...

Adorable!!! Love those pics.

paige said...

what fun--the waterfountain shots with nick are too cute
happy summer

Jo said...

What is about water fountains and children ~ they are entertained for hours! It looks like everyone had a great day. I'm envious of Nick ~ I have another week of school ahead of me.


Gail said...

As much as I love the more posed shots, I ADORE candids. You captured Nick, Sarah and Kira so well Lisa...I'm not surprised though, you are one talented photographer. Love the one of Sarah looking up at Nick and the light in his hair.

Hope we can talk today, I'll be around as far as I know. My kids are still asleep(I'm shocked) but's Summer! yay!

Briana's Mom said...

LOl - those pictures are so adorable! Who knew a water fountain could be so fun? Love it!

Jboo said...

Great photos! That Nick is such a great kid, isn't it!

Sounds like you have a wonderful summer planned.

Have a fun weekend!


Lilia said...

Hello Lisa!

Recently stumbled across your blog and absolutely love your colors in photography and your three beautiful children!

Warmest Regards from Australia,

Sandra said...

Love the fountain pictures :-)

Enjoy your weekend.

Marla said...

Oh how cute! Looks like they had a great time. And Nick is so sweet to be such a good big brother.

Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend! Talk to you soon!

Kellyann said...

Cute shots! Happy SUMMER!

kerri said...

Gorgeous photos as always. :)
The fountain pics are awesome, you always capture the perfect shot!!

Kayce said...

Fun photos!! Glad your summer is off to a great start...Enjoy Enjoy Enjoy!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Blogs are fluid - they reflect the interests of the time. Readers may come and go, but you'll always be the one writing (or shooting), so create for yourself! Loved seeing Kira in your photos, too. Happy Birthday, Ivy!

Marla said...

I love your blog real or not! :o)
It always puts a smile on my face. Have a great weekend and summer.

Shell in your Pocket said...

Such wonderful pictures!!! I can't wait to see what your summer entails!
sandy toe

Lisa said...

Great pictures!

Hello SUMMER!!! I envy you! As you know we go to year round school here, so we don't get the long lazy summer like you do!!! Enjoy!!

redmaryjanes said...

Your photos are absolutely amazing.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the water drips in the air with the kids. Greeting card material!

Sylvia said...

Nick is such a wonderful big brother! Looks like they were all having fun with the water fountain!

Sharon said...

These were really fun!!!

fleur de lis cottage said...

I love all these candid shots, you can tell the kids are just enjoying being kids.

That last pic is so sweet!

Jewels of My Heart said...

I always see you around bloggerville and have finally made it to your blog. I am so glad I did. Your pics are wonderful and oh, what beautiful children. It was fun to see precious Kira too. I just love her and her Mama.

Dita said...

As usual, your photos are amazing! Nick is such a little love! I can see those girls have him wrapped around their little fingers, though!

Sounds like a wonderful summer ahead. We need to get a date on the calendar to have both our gangs finally meet!
I think our boys would have so much fun together.

Michelle R Photography said...

Great candid shots, Lisa!! It is too sweet how both girls are looking up at Nick in such sincere adoration. Soccer shmocker... he's a real hero in their eyes!!

Have a great week!!

Lucy said...

Once again, beautiful photographs. I was just telling my husband about you the other fabulous you've gotten at taking pictures and I hope I can too someday! Love the title of this post too because that's the kind of photographs I like best, the real every day snapshots...the ones that tell a story. They can be harder to capture than I thought! Hope you are enjoying the start of summer. Take care!

Our Complete Family said...

Water fountain fun for kiddos, isn't it? My Miss Priss did that at the hotel the other day (we were visiting family that came in town to see Dad) and didn't even get in the pool once~ just hung out at the fountain!!!
Love the pics you caught of this fun time.
I bet Nick is thrilled that school is out. Bryce sure is!
He has VBS this week, 3 nights of baseball games, one night of soccer tryouts and one night off.
I need COFFEE!
Love ya, will catch up this week, k?
xo Les

The Byrd's Nest said...

I love these fountain pictures also....who knew that just getting a drink could result in such a great photography session!!!!

Leslie said...

OMG...what cuties those 3 are.
Cracking up with Sarah and her tongue. I was wondering if her tongue ever
She is a funny girl.

Jeni said...

You sure caught them in action having a good time! In the first pic Nick is looking at Sarah and in the second pic Sarah is looking at Nick...too cute.

cherry said...

Your photography...."snapshots"...are gorgeous....sigh. I sooo need to practic emore. cherry