If you follow my blog at all, you know that my greatest passion in photography is documenting “real life” — preferably in pictures that look beautiful, but still “tell it like it is” to some degree. During a rainy day this week, I decided to use the gorgeous (if still a little dark) light from the windows in our dining room to capture “lunch”. Proof that even the perfectly ordinary can still look extraordinary (right? ).
I know I’ll love looking back and remembering how my daughter broke into my apparently not-so-hidden stash of photography props and managed to stuff her head into this hat.
Gasp…yes, we so allow swords at the table. At least for lunch or other “casual” meals! That’s the Christmas tree in the background, there, as my daughter contemplates how to avoid eating her lunch.And there she goes, shoving her cheese over to her brother’s place.My son was in a bit of a hammy mood (and had, in fact, just eaten ham, so I suppose that was appropriate).My daughter had finally talked me into yoghurt instead of cheese. I agreed, in exchange for a few more pictures of her….Here, she’s admiring her still blue (after 2 days and many washings) hands (the result of an unfortunate incident involving an ink pad that was definitely not washable ink).Caught on camera — my daughter’s preference to use anything but her napkin (here, a pot holder from her play kitchen)!It proved trickier than I had expected trying to feed my daughter while taking pictures too (I was moving too slowly), so my son stepped in to help out.I pulled back a little to catch the full scene, including my son, who apparently opens his own mouth as he feeds my daughter just like his daddy does!Just another day in our lives, but I think I’ll treasure these little moments just as much as the big ones.