kodiak alaska storytelling photographer

100 Days of Summer, week 1

The First Two Weeks of July

July 1st. Off to a friend's birthday party. July 2nd. Today is my birthday.

July 3rd. I want to hold your hand.

July 4th. Happy 4th of July.

July 5th. Goodnight week long of fun.

July 6th. "Let's play a fishing game, I'm the King Salmon & you catch me!"

July 7th. The boys snuck off with my phone.

July 8th. Lunchtime.

July 9th. Ready for a walk.

July 10th. Summer is swallowing us up & it's awesome.

July 11th. Watermelon snacking.

July 12th. Hanging with Batgirl.

July 13th. Caught by the light.

July 14th. I've had a nasty flu bug this week, but determined not to give up on this project, so with that a window shot.

July 15th. Still sick, so another window shot. They're off to the river.

Balloon Animals

'Nobody can be uncheeredwith a balloon.' - A.A. Milne

Or so they say...a few things I've learned about parenting in my six short years of experience:

1. You try new things because your kids ask you to. 2. Sometimes you suck at those things, & your kids get bummed out. 3. They still love you, even if you sucked at it.

Animal balloons. Ry was so excited to try them out. Balloon after balloon popped- then we got one inflated, & Mike managed to twist it into a dog. A dog, that Ry informed us, was upside down & backwards...or something like that, a.k.a.not right. Then a second balloon remained inflated, but resulted in a very small dog. More disappointment. 'It's Pretzel!' I declared, attempting to provide some cheer, relating his dog to a favorite book character. 'Nope,' both boys agreed, 'definitely not Pretzel.' Ry attempted to untwist the make-shift Pretzel, but it popped. Covey's upside-down & backwards dog also popped. Lots of little balloon pieces, but the kids quickly recovered- & I think Mike might get a new balloon animal kit for Father's Day.