I took the kids into Seattle this morning to enjoy some photo fun with the Seattle Momtogs at Magnuson Park. It was a bit dreary and wet, but, just before we packed up to leave, it started to snow! It was perfect for our “all bundled up” photo shoot.
My daughter (second from left) participated in her first-ever on stage appearance as one of the Chinese Tea dancers in the show Making Nutcracker Memories on December 2. She had so much fun and was so delighted when her big brother gave her flowers after the show. We were all very proud of her!
Here’s a black and white version (which I think I prefer) of the picture above. I just love how all the girls are doing something completely different from the others.
And here are the kids enjoying frozen yogurt treats after the show! Yum!
Our tree is up (actually, it has been up — I’ve just been slow to get this post up)! We were on the ball this year and got our tree and decorated the house over Thanksgiving weekend. The holiday music is on continuous play and our Elf on the Shelf (Red, named after my son’s favorite color) is adding excitement to our daily routines. Here are some pictures of our tree hunting adventure and the outdoor decorations, as well as a photo of my two lovelies with their letters to Santa and another one of them waiting for their turn to sit on Santa’s lap.
After visiting with Santa for a bit, we enjoyed the holiday carousel in downtown Seattle.
Finally, it’s so fun having all the bright little lights to practice different exposures with my camera. After watching a tutorial, I figured out how to get that awesome starburst effect in my holiday light pictures. So much fun!
Tomorrow I deliver a set of beautiful images to one of my favorite families. We stole some time on the beach just before sunset to capture their first family picture with baby brother. Even though we were racing against the setting sun, I think we got a lot of great shots. Here are just a few from the session. Love these guys!!