The weather has changed (it is so stinkin’ cold!) and my boys have been forced to start wearing shirts again. Although the second we get home they still race upstairs to take their shirts off and throw on a pair of shorts. They are longing for summer already. So am I. One day back in August, Jake was toddling around the garden with his dump truck so I ran inside to get my camera.
I have been meaning to post these photos forever and while they have nothing to do with Christmas, I hope they at least bring warm thoughts of summer at the beginning of a very cold and busy week.
“What doin’, mama?”
If I ever needed to keep him busy this summer I would tell him to fill up his dump truck with something. Tiny, go collect sticks in your dump truck. Tiny, go fill up your dump truck with rocks from the driveway. Tiny, go find some acorns and fill up your dump truck. Tiny, go take your dump truck out to the garden. It worked every time.
A shovel and his dump truck is all he needed. Now it is winter and I need a new trick because three little boys running around with dump trucks inside my house makes a mama go crazy. Ha!
I don’t know how he is growing up so fast. This summer he went from baby to little boy and now all of a sudden there are no more babies in my house! I don’t know if I am okay with that.
He was my best tomato picker this summer. If his dump truck was involved he would pick tomatoes all day.
He was always so proud of his work too.
I don’t ever want to forget two-year-old Tiny and his dump truck. I am no professional photographer, but I am so thankful that I learned how to use my fancy camera to capture these moments. The photos I have of my kids are some of my most precious treasures. Everything I know about composition, storytelling and my camera, I learned from my friend, Ashley. I took her DSLR class about five years ago and learned how to shoot in manual. I wasn’t sure if I could ever learn but I am so, so glad I tried! SnapShop is now a subscription based photography site with two anchor courses– SnapShop: DSLR & SnapShop:Phone. I have taken the phone course as well and it is just as great as her DSLR course! By subscribing to SnapShop you have access to both courses, new information is added monthly and you can learn at your own pace. It is such a great deal! I love Ashley anyway, but she is really the best teacher. If I can learn this stuff, so can you!
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