Madeline received a camera for her birthday. She’s been clicking away ever since. We recently downloaded her first batch of photos. I loved what I saw. I love what she sees:
Herself, up close and personal
Baby brother’s smiles
Creepy, crawly things
She took this one while heading home in our minivan. “I thought the sun looked pretty behind the church,” she told me when we came to this photograph. There’s something hopeful about this picture – the sunlight radiating from behind the shadows.
There’s also something dirty about it. It’s time to clean the van’s windows.
A good read (Ramona Quimby, Age 8 )
A sleepy dog
One dramatic mama
One perfect Mama
A birthday gift from a friend (the Crayola Crayon Maker)
A silly, little sister
Another silly sister with some crazy, post-braid hair (you’ll also notice that, at this point, something had gotten on the lens and is blurring some of Madeline’s photos)
It all makes for a beautiful, colorful life, no?