Today. Well, today was wonderful. You know its been a wonderful day when you have too many awesome photos to choose from. And not just beach photos. Brothers and sisters playing piano. Babies climbing dollhouses. Boys and aunties jumping branches. Mummies doing the limbo. And this…
A daddy wearing a baby. A daddy gazing tenderly at his daughter. Which is quite fitting since its is really his American Father’s Day. I know, I say it every year, it really is incredibly unfair that technically he gets two Father’s Days — his American one and the Australian one — and I only get one Mother’s Day. (By the way, my Mother’s Day card is still in his bedside table. And yes. I will keep bringing that up until he actually gives it to me. And no, it is not for Mother’s Day 2014.) But of all the daddies in the world, he surely does deserve be celebrated the most.
Today I just feel like I really nailed it in the photo department too, you know? Well any professional photog will go ahead and find all the things I’ve done incorrectly with these photos but I’m happy. I feel like I am really getting the hang of my 35mm lens (which technically acts as a 50mm on my Nikon D80) and I’m so happy with my shots. I could’ve put my old lens back on to go to the beach (we did see a whale after all and a 35mm is not whale suitable) but I love my 35. I just do.
And I just love this little boy. His imagination has just blossomed of late and I love observing the little worlds he creates for himself. A stick is a sword. Surrounded by a grass castle. He is awesome.
This morning he announced he didn’t want to go to church.
“But we have to go today. Daddy is praying for the communion. He is going to thank Jesus for the bread and the juice that represents how much God loves us in front of everyone.” I told him.
So Xavier thought for a moment and prayed his own little prayer.
“Fankoo Jesus for da bread, an a jooce, an smoked salmon. Amen.”
Did I mention how much I love this kid?!
He cracks me up!