Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fireworks and a new toy

June gloom has carried over a little bit into July this year.
It made for a different Fourth of July as I spent part of the day bundled in a fleece and our backyard waterslide plans were put off until a warmer day.
We did get together with a few friends for fireworks that night, because what is 4th of July without fireworks?

Sunday night Andy and I discovered that we could see the La Costa Resort fireworks show from our bedroom window.  

We woke the kids because we thought we'd be the cool parents getting them up, but they were not impressed and asked to go back to sleep.

They were impressed on Wednesday though when we took them to Solana Beach with friends to watch the San Diego Fair show.  It was really fun...and the kids did think we were pretty cool for letting them stay up so late.
Addison declared it the best day ever....better than Christmas.

I have been busy with photo sessions and scouring Craigslist for a new lens that I've had my eye on for some time.  I finally found the perfect seller and lens last week.  This time, I feel like it's Christmas.
I haven't gotten to use it on a "real" session yet, but had a chance to start playing around with it last week and LOVE it.

 I also love that Addison doesn't hate the camera anymore.
Or at least she'll let me take some pictures of her if I promise jelly beans....and I'll take what I can get.



Lacey said...

What lens did you get?? Even before you new lens...I am so impressed with how far you have come!!! You are a great photographer!!! Hope that you guys are doing well!! miss you!

Alicia said...

I want to know too... About your lens! What camera do you have again? You are soooo good! I remember when you started this! You've come a long way!