Friday, August 9, 2013

10 on 10 {August}

Wow, I am a TERRIBLE blogger! Which is why I am so glad to be a part of this network of talented photographers who keep me accountable for the "10 on 10".  Each month, the members link up to each other and blog 10 favorite photographs from that day, month or even from a recent photo-shoot. 

For this month, I am showcasing my photo-weary family.  Some moms nag at their kids to pick up their toys, or empty the trash. I nag at mine to stand still!  Face the light! Tilt your chin a bit to get rid of that shadow! Turn this way! Smile! Not like that! Smile naturally! (pick your battles....moms....pick your

Here are a few of my favorites from the month of August:

There is no one I love photographing more than my Riley. We spent the afternoon at the park with her last week.  She is autistic and profoundly mentally delayed. But she has a spirit, and energy about her that is infectious. When she smiles or laughs, it is with her entire body! It radiates from her. And I love to capture it. 

The same is true when she is upset about something. Ohhh!!! You betta watch out for the wrath of Miss Riley! Attitude! lol

There is no one she loves more on this earth than her daddy. 

The feeling is completely mutual. She can do no wrong in his eyes.

Watching them together makes me happy inside and lets me know there are still great men in this world and I am lucky enough to be married to one.

Riley's brother is 15. And is slightly less delightful than she is.

But on this day at the park, he cracked a smile while riding the slide with his baby sister. Love. It.

Our kids are loud, crazy and a little obnoxious. But when it comes to "Rockstar" as we call her, they have a sweetness and gentleness with her that makes my heart sing. I will not worry about her when Brendon and I are gone. She has 6 other people who love her with a fierce protectiveness that brings me peace and joy. 

We love you "Rockstar Riley-kins." You are the family secret-keeper. The one we all love best.
Please hop on over to the wonderfully talented Crystal Chabannesfor the next blog in our series. Thanks for reading!

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea you had an autistic daughter; what a special place in your heart she must hold. Beautiful pictures, as always, Nikki :)