I am still adjusting to my new camera. It is an awesome camera but the operator has some playing still to do with settings before the pictures will turn out consistently just as I want them. As I was reviewing the photos from today, I noticed two themes, messiness and out of focus. You'll see what I mean below.
Sometimes our life feels that way. Messy and out of focus. We go through the paces of life not focusing in on the things that matter. We focus in on what is in the foreground and miss the treasure behind it. We see the mess and the projects that need to be completed and miss the life that is going on around it. A few of my pictures tonight had that very problem. Focused in the foreground and missed that sweet face I was aiming for in the background. Wanting to delete pictures because there is so much mess. But I am keeping the pictures anyway. It is a good reminder to be intentional, switch our settings, and place that focus where it belongs. Whether it is on the little human needing our attention, the lessons that need to be learned, or the sweet moments that need just enough pause to be set to our memory.
Today was a lovely day that allowed for yoga pants and a sweatshirt all day - which is really all I need to call it a win. It is possible that I stretched the definition of "allowed for" but I am cool with that. I did manage to show my face at a couple of basketball games, a sleepover for the big boy, and the grocery store. And I probably should have been a smidge more bothered by my lack of polished look but I just wasn't. Getting all six of us up, ready and out the door five days a week is enough for me. Saturdays can be for yoga pants for this mama. Don't worry, I brushed my teeth and hair. In preparation for being able to write this tonight, I realized that I needed to get pictures off my phone and my big camera. It was at that point that I realized that I had not taken photos off either one since December 2016. Instantly, today became organize all of 2017 photos into folders. So the focus of my day became the year that we have had. What a great year it was. . . and when there is a day that I neglect to take any pictures, I will try to remember to do a year in review instead.
Here are tonight's pictures. . .
This is such a good representation of her 4 year old year. She has begun to dress herself in all kinds of fun outfits and she MUST pack up a good portion of her belongings before heading anywhere (Her shirt is a 2T dress) Her hair, no matter how many times we do it, seems to always be messy and falling in her face. No matter though, she handles both with confidence and responsibility. She is mighty, this one.
Once it is built, it is time to bring the world to life.
He is my kiddo that can be equally content playing on his own, with his siblings or with friends. But I can't help but feel that it is when he is lost in his own world that he is most at home.
We are nearly ready to decorate this tree. I had intended to accomplish that today but the best laid plans rarely roll out over here. Tomorrow shall be the day. . . I hope. :)
K was helping by enjoying a "yogurt stick" (aka Gogurt) and looking for broken lights.