Sometimes They Cooperate…

…and sometimes they don’t.

I had my niece and nephew over this weekend for a sleepover. The kids had lots of fun making cards for Papa (my dad had open heart surgery on Friday and is currently doing as well as can be expected.)

There was the usual antics when Teegan and Leila come over – playdoh and slime everywhere, someone sits in green beans (and then steps on them), they stay up way too late giggling. But these are the memories they will remember and I’m glad they have each other, even if they don’t see each other very often.

Walk in the Backyard

We took a walk tonight in between rain showers. Avery and Hannah took turns taking photos with my phone. (Lauren was back on the patio playing with ponies. She didn’t want to get her feet wet by walking in the grass.)

Avery was showing Hannah some of the photos that were taken.

Avery is taking a photo of Hannah.

Hannah is posing for Avery. All in all, they didn’t do too bad. They still have a lot to learn about posing, composition, exposure and focus, but it took me years to get to where I am, and I’m still learning!

I found some presets in a folder on my old hard drive so I thought I would try them out again. I think I like them! #CascadePresets

Crow Wing County Fair

We finally made it to the fair (it’s the last day). We spent about an hour and a half wandering around, but it was so humid we were all ready to leave after we got mini donuts.

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The kids played a few games and won a lot of pencils (back-to-school shopping – DONE).

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And we found some farm animals.

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Oh, and I joined a local photography club! Brainerd FocalPoint Photography Club. We’re spending the rest of the day in the air conditioning reading our library books! Happy Weekend!