Jenny over at The Bloggess brought up a great topic, of photos that we have taken where the primary purpose is NOT to record the typical "smile and say [insert your smile-inducing word here]." She posted a wonderful family portrait which is a collage of feet pictures. (Which I loved. Very cool.) Even included the family Ewok.
So, here are just a few of my favorite pictures (that are already on my computer) of my family, that have a different focus to them.
First, we have this two-shot, which is hanging along my stairway. I *thought* I was going to be taking a great shot of togetherness. Look how Mark is all primed to get her.
Catch Me!You missed.
(no children were harmed in the taking of this photo. Kira actually thought it was hysterical, and wanted to do it again.)
Next we have what is a VERY typical event for us...Kira bullying Mark at the bus stop. Her first day of school (this is actually first day of first/sixth grades) she came running in to tell me that Mark was bugging her. I told her to tell him I said cut it out, and she went back out and said, "MOM SAYS...no walking, no talking, no breathing, no humming." oooookay.This next has got to be one of my favorite pictures of Mark relaxing at camp. These are his ten-year-old feet.
Another at camp, this is during the winter. Mark's curled up on the futon under the stairs, which is his favorite spot. He's got hot cocoa.And Kira, my water baby. While Mark was at summer camp two years ago, she washed my car for me. (My car even got some of the water.)
So there you go. Some of the candids that show me little snippets of my kids' lives; unplanned, unposed, unpredictable. mk