Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My Ava {day 1}

I take pictures.

I take pictures of kids.

Lots of kids.

However, one of my New Year's resolutions is the following: take more pictures of kids.

Confused? It might be because I omitted one very important pronoun in that sentence: my.

Let's try that again: take more pictures of my kids.

You see, my favorite four kids in the universe get shamefully neglected in this area. Mommy goes and shoots for a number hours on a Saturday, Mommy comes back exhausted, Mommy puts camera in closet, camera stays in closet. If we go on a family outing, I want to concentrate on the kids and not work which is why the camera still stays in the closet.

But when I looked over my pictures for 2011, I couldn't help but feel that something was out of balance. I have thousands of photos of other people's kids and just a handful of my own. Thus the resolution.

The camera has found it's way out of the closet and onto a perch on my bookshelf. When Elijah was engrossed in Lego world, I grabbed the camera. When Ava was reading her own little Picture Bible, camera. You get the point. So for the next couple of weeks, I'm doing a series on the blog. Each of my children will get a photo a day for a week starting with Ava. The camera is ready to roll. And it's such a nice feeling to look adoringly through my lens.


UPDATE: You can view all the photos from this project HERE.


  1. I can tell from your pics of r kids that ur precious girls love their babies as much as my girls do. How sweet it is to see them cuddling, toting, kissing, feeding and loving their babies.


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