I’ve been dying to blog our family vacation to Martha’s Vineyard ever since we got back last summer, but alas, work comes first sometimes. Well, now is my chance to relive some really great experiences in one of favorite places to vacation. This year we rented a rustic little “Writer’s Cottage” which was VERY secluded and right on a pond which led to the Atlantic. What I love about MV is just how rustic/unspoiled it is, combined with its diverse topography and its perfect size for exploring. There are amazing beaches, some with clay cliffs, free form casual rock sculptures, an incredible little fishing village, farms, forests, great biking, quaint towns, sailing, awesome views of stars, nature preserves, the agricultural fair, art galleries, and I could go on and on, but you get the point. In fact, while we were there we saw President Obama. Ok, maybe it was just his motorcade! I can’t wait to get back, but for now, enjoy some of my photos from our vacation.
Category Archives: Zoe (my daughter)
The cutest little chickens in the world just so happen to also be my kids! My wife, Susan, deserves ALL the credit for these chicken costumes! She did an AMAZING job with these two knuckleheads! We had a great time trick-or-treating with Zoe and Emerson’s neighborhood “gang”! Zoe’s costume turned quite a few heads too!
Oh man, I just love these photos of Zoe playing with the hose in the back yard! I know I’m biased, but I don’t care! It’s days like this that I am most thankful to be a photographer! Zoe loves playing with the hose, especially on the “Mist” setting. So, we were messing around in the back yard when the sun just got low enough to start back lighting the spray from the hose. I grabbed my camera and this is what happened…
After Emerson and I picked Zoe up from school yesterday afternoon we decided to just chill out in the back yard. Emerson likes tummy time on his blanket, and Zoe really enjoys her tree swing. It was such a nice and slow afternoon, just watching my kids grow up before my very eyes. I just love these two knuckleheads!
My wife Susan had this great idea the other day! Why not make up some “play date” cards for the kids to hand out to new friends? I thought it was brilliant and was excited to design something for each of my kids. So, I went over to iStock.com and purchased some clip art. I had to make a few modifications here and there to the artwork, and then I was ready to design their “calling cards”. These will be printed with slightly rounded corners and I’m thinking of having them UV coated as well. So, the image on the left side is the front, and the image on thr right side is the back. I thought they came out cute so decided to share them.
I found this great old triptych I took of Zoe a few years ago. I remember watching her from a distance playing with that bubble stick thingy that comes with the bubble bottle. I sort of knew that she was at that age where she was probably ready to discover that just because the packaging looks yummy on the outside, doesn’t mean that what’s inside is in fact a tasty treat. And who am I to interfere with a valuable life lesson? So, I just sat back and watched/photographed as she dipped the stick in the bubbles, put it in her mouth, and then gave the universal “yucky” face! After digging these shots up, I just can’t believe Zoe turned five last weekend! Needless to say, she never tried to eat the bubble stick again…but Play-Doh, well, that’s a different story!
We got a LOT of snow the other day and Zoe and I have been having a blast playing in it! So, I thought I would post a few snaps of us enjoying the white stuff!
My wife Susan asked me to grab a shot of the house in the snow, so I did! Oh, and future potential clients coming over for a meeting, this is the house to look for, sans snow probably!
Zoe just LOVED being out in the snow!
Meet Mr. Ginormous! We spent a good part of the day making this guy and as it was getting dark, and we were both soaked to the bone and cold, I grabbed a quick shot of Zoe standing next to Mr. Ginormous looking exhausted. Sadly, I woke up the next morning to find that some vandals had pushed his torso and head over. We’ll miss ya big guy!