Friday, October 23, 2009

Learning to Fly!

One day, Maggie decided she'd had enough of training wheels and thus commenced the beginning of learning how to ride a two wheel bike. I must say, I was so impressed with my husband and his teaching abilities. He broke it down in a way I would never have thought to do.  First, he took the pedals off, along with the training wheels of course.  Our kids had to simply sit on the bike and walk themselves down the driveway without falling down.  With our driveway being on a slight tilt, it gave them the perfect incline on which to practice.)  Well, when your toes barely touch the ground, it's much easier said than done.  Many trips up and down the driveway and they were getting the hang of it.

touch and go

hold 'em up

maybe the tongue sticking out helps her balance?

back up for another round

Next, the task was to glide down the driveway without putting their feet down on the ground at all.  Before I knew it, they were gaining speed down the driveway and right out into the street - with Kevin on the lookout.  It was amazing to watch.  So now, they had the balance thing down. Time to add the pedals and the motion coordination.  It was a snap for them.  Off they went.

Peyton on his own

Running to keep up

on her way down

Daddy's nowhere near him now

Just passing by.

I can't believe my "babies" can now ride 2 wheel bikes.  Craziness.  Their first true taste of freedom.....

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Two boys and a little girl

Lara and I have known each other for almost 5 years now.  The fact that we both had twins was what gave us the opportunity to become friends.  I had a wonderful time photographing her 2 sweet five year old twins and adorable 18 month old daughter.  They were an energetic group and gave me lots of fun moments to capture.  We started out with family photos on their newly renovated porch. Such a perfect setting!

After spending some time at the house, we went to a nearby park where many leaves had already fallen. The kids had a great time running around, playing with the leaves and just being goofy.

I'm so glad I had the opportunity to spend some time with the whole family.
Thanks for such a fun shoot.