Hunter is safe and having a blast in Cape Cod, and we miss him so much already. It's not the same when he isn't home with us.
Today turned out to be some bad news with good news with my visit at the hospital. A little boy who celebrated his 12th birthday today, was struck by a car a few months a go. A hit and run. He wasn't expected to live, but miraculously he pooled through it. Today, that very active 12 year old little boy, now sits in a wheel chair and is forever physically and mentally broken. His family along with a ton of doctors and nurses all gathered in a little room to help his family celebrate his birthday. Soon to be released to go home, his family, as well as "W" (boy), will have a new way of life to adjust to. Please pray for him and his family as they welcome home their son, and learn to help and manage his disabilities. He was smiling so much today and enjoying his cake and gifts. The hospital does such a great job and you can really tell that these nurses love doing their jobs. As each one came in to get pictures with "W" and were hugging and kissing on him. It was a beautiful thing to see out of the tragic that came before it.
Also, other bad news....
As I mentioned on Face Book last night. The little 22 month old girl I was supposed to photograph a week ago has suddenly had a turn for the worst. If you are new to my blog, she is home on hospice care for untreatable cancer. Only last week she was still very active and mobile and I received news yesterday, she is now sedated in her bed at home and they do not know how much time she has left. My camera broke and I had to cancel my session with her. I am very sad about this, and I am so sad for this family. Please take a moment and pray for this family and this precious 22 month old girl.
Speaking of my broken camera.... I realized I never posted pictures from Memorial Day, the day my camera broke.
resort club house always hosts a huge Memorial Day party. Bringing in food, entertainment, rides and activities for the kids. This year they decided to host a carnival with lots of games and rides. My friend Val and I thought we would take the kids to the carnival while the guys did the food run for the BBQ/Rock Band party we were having at our house later that afternoon.
We get to the carnival and the kids were hyped up, ready to play and ride.
With a lot of dark clouds, a little bit of thunder, a little bit of lightening and a little bit of rain.... other than that it was a lot of fun for the kids.
I, on the other hand, not so great. It was hot, sticky and pushing a 23lb baby around in a stroller in the grass, with a camera bag and purse strapped on the back... is NOT an easy task. Trying to photograph Payton here, Hunter there, push Morgan here, and push Morgan there. I was working up a pretty
gross sweat glow.
Hunter did a little bit of this.......
Morgan did a lot of that.
Payton did a little bit of this.....
Hunter did a little bit of that.....
Morgan did a lot of this.
Then there was some of this.
***THIS IS WHERE MY CAMERA BROKE***
Val tried to take a picture of Morgan and I waiting on Hunter and Payton to finish up in the bouncy houses, and while waiting for the guys to pick us up before we get poured on or struck by lightening.
This was a bad combo all together.
A) A girl that doesn't know how to work, aim or shoot a camera (Sorry, Val....must be honest! LOL) + B) A jammed lens (and or broken camera) = very out of focus and blurry images, with heads and legs cut off. LOL
O'well..... I still thought they were cute enough to post of me and my mini me. I really must get out my baby book and compare. I almost can't believe it, but I see ME when I look at Butterfly. She looks like my baby pictures I remember in my moms albums. Its so neat to see. I may get to see me at 6' tall. Hope she loves the camera as much as her mommy does. *smiling*
Besides its not very often I get to come out from behind the lens and be in a photo with my kids.
Sorry...but for the next 18 days now, there will be a lot of pictures of Morgan. Oh wait, that's no different than any other day. Ooops!