Nick just returned from a week long trip to the beach with my Aunt, Uncle, and cousin Eddie.
He had a wonderful time and we are so grateful that they always invite Nick along.....
but we sure did miss him a lot last week!
When he walked in the door Saturday afternoon, he got quite the warm welcome.
Apparently, I was not the only one missing him last week.
There were two little girls that could not wait to wrap their loving arms around him.
He caught us up on all that happened at the beach and shared many funny stories along with the list of wonderful foods he had to eat.
What can I say, he is a chip off the old block and he loves food.
I promised him some one on one time Sunday, so we ran out to do a few errands and have some lunch, just the two of us. I love to be able to do that with him and thought it was time to talk some more about the upcoming school year which is rapidly approaching.
If you remember my post earlier this summer, I was concerned that he was unhappy with his choice to go to the public high school. Pat and I have really tried to stay on top of that this summer and have worked it into the conversation many times. So once again, I took advantage of my time with him yesterday and made it a topic of discussion. I am certain that he is confident and happy with his choice to attend the public high school. He is looking forward to all of the new opportunities he will have, and while keeping up with his old friends, he is also looking forward to making some new friends too.
We will continue to keep tabs on the situation after the school year begins and we have already told him that it is never to late to change your mind. I think he fully understands and knows he can come to us if he is not happy and wants to make a change...... but I truly think he will do just fine and shine like he always does.
I can hardly believe I am sending him off to high school in a few weeks.
It just does not seem possible that he is that old. I think of him as my little boy, but then I glance up at him or look at these photos and see that my boy has turned into a very handsome young man.
Camera: Canon 5d Markiii
Lens: 70-200mm f2.8 with IS
The settings for the top photo were:
Focal Length: 70mm
This location was a gem and was totally inspired by a building I saw in Philly this week while I was working(you can see it in my instagram feed). Obviously, this is not the kind of place I would take the girls, but it certainly worked for Nick. Lots of cool texture all around that added to the feel of the photos.
I used two different lenses for this set, my 70-200 and my 35mm. All photos were shot in the spot meter mode and were processed using Florabella's Classic Color(tweaked)with a touch of Rosy Cream and Rich Autumn. I also added a slight texture to this series as well.
Make sure you swing by Stef's blog to see more Sunday Snapshots.