I've posted about my own children here before, and they know how much I adore them, but today I thought I'd devote this post to some extended family.
This is my second cousin, Chloe. Trying to photograph her was like trying to corral a bunch of cats. She's at that cute phase, discovering her world, always on the go. This constant state of movement is not conducive to sharp photography, but at the same time it produced some unique and pleasing shots. She's such a sweet little girl. My heart was truly full this day in April.
|I was asked to bring dessert so I brought this ladybug cake with her in mind.|
It came from Ambrosia Bakery in Baton Rouge. Enter the store at your own risk.
The smell alone made me want to buy one of everything.
|Checking out my yard. I love that she has her hand on my Trust in the Lord rock.|
|Weeds are still flowers for this girly-girl. :)|
Chloe has a big brother, Drew, but I have not meet him yet. Hope to see him this week!!
These are my other second cousins, Brody, Eric, and Tyler. It was nearing dusk and I did not bring my tripod, so the images are not as crisp as I'd like. Apparently, my knee makes for a poor tripod substitute. I was supposed to go back and re-shoot, but never made it back. Still, I think the camera revealed their sweet personalities. These shots were taken at the end of August.
|They instinctively hammed it up with hardly any direction from me.|
|Precious! I always leave in a happier state of mind after visiting this trio.|
I gave this more of a washed out look and I rather like it.
|Brody makes me all gooey; he's so dang sweet and cute!|
|Fun dying Easter eggs.|
|He's finding his share. You can see his mind racing to the next logical hiding place.|
|He looks so thoughtful here.|
There are other second cousins, but sadly, I don't know them. I wish I did; however, I am so grateful for the ones I am getting to know, and the ones that want to know me!
Families are like fudge—mostly sweet with a few nuts.
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~ Desmond Tutu