We picked up this book, Quincy the Hobby Photographer, at St John's Booksellers. It is a guide to becoming a dog photographer and Franny loves all of the goofy dog photos inside. I think she may have found her niche.
Alright so the first day of summer is not until tomorrow, but our family is kicking off summer TODAY by taking off for Vancouver, BC for a week. There will be no phone calls, facebooking or checking of email, just parks, pools, adventures, sushi, and most importantly, family time! When we return we will be refreshed and ready to start checking off some of the fun things on our summer list. What are YOU doing this summer?
At some point in 2009 my daughter and her little gang of toddler friends became known as the 2 Crew; I don't know which mama gave them this label, but it stuck. Throughout their year of being 2 these kids saw each other a lot - a nanny share group, many play dates, music time, visits to OMSI, the ,zoo, etc. And every couple of weeks the mamas tucked the 2 crew into their beds and hit the local bar for a 2 Crew Mamas Night OUT!
But as we have learned throughout this journey called Parenthood, life is ever-transforming and as quickly as we found ourselves in a comfortable routine, things changed. The kids turned three, many of them started preschool and all of a sudden we found ourselves struggling to find a day of the week when we all could get together.
Although I was unsure of what the future held, I knew changes would come with 3, and so last summer as the parties were being planned, the potty training was in full force, and change was in the air, I decided to give each 2 Crew member a very special 3rd birthday gift.
Long live the 2 Crew!
Bailey, Iris, Nova Rose, Juniper, Lelia, Oliver, Eleanor, and in back, the daughter of the photographer refusing to participate in this photo moment, Frances.
UPDATE: One of my most favorite blogs, ohdeedoh re-posted this and I could not be more DELIGHTED! I love their blog and am honored to have a little spot of my own on there.