Swimming!

Emma has been taking swim lessons for awhile now. She’s still not very comfortable in the water, but she will get there. I took my camera to a few of her classes because she tends to like to “perform” when she sees me shooting. Also, because she’s freaking adorable.

Here’s what I got!

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Airshow 2017

Well, once again I am WOEFULLY behind on posting photos. However, I have a couple sets edited and ready to post, and one of them is the 2017 Dayton Airshow. This is one of my favorite events of the year, because it’s always amazing to see not only the machines, but also the tricks that the pilots are capable of doing.

Here’s what I got that day!

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Independence Day KA-BOOM

Because ‘MURICA! Anyone who knows me understands that I am not super excited about the current state of our country or our leadership – but let’s be honest. If there is fire and explosions and bright colors, I’m all about it. On July 3rd, Dayton puts on a pretty awesome show down at Riverscape. And – this year – it wasn’t raining! So here’s what I got and I’m gonna blow you up (har har) with all of the shots rather than just a few.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

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T-Ball!

Emma had her first game, and I brought the big camera. However, because I have mom-brain, I forgot to put the memory cards back in from the last time I took them out to get the photos. So, MOM FAIL.

However, I did remember to bring everything for her second game, so you’re just gonna have to deal. LET ME LIVE, OK? 🙂

I digress. Here are a ton of photos from the game (or as I like to call it, spaz-ball).  High res are here.

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Sporty Shorty

In the attempt to wear our daughter out, we have signed her up for multiple sports this year. She played soccer for the second year in a row, and started t-ball.  Now, stick with me here, because when I say “played” or “sports”, I’m going to try to give you an accurate mental picture: in your mind, try to see… like… a dozen spastic kittens all chasing an invisible ball of yarn being blown around by a strong and unpredictable breeze. Sometimes these kittens chase the yarn, sometimes they trip over their own paws, sometimes they just wrestle each other or swat at equally invisible butterflies.

It’s hilarious. And adorable. I got a ton of shots of her practices, with the high res set here.

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EnterTRAINment Junction!

So if you travel a bit south of us, there’s a really cool place called EnterTrainment Junction. There’s a model train museum, which is just awesome. But there’s a ton more, too! There are train rides, a funhouse, places to eat and cool little shops. There’s also an awesome kid’s play area for those of us who just need a break…

If you ever have the chance to stop by West Union, OH, it’s well worth a visit! I took Emma there earlier this year so that she could blow off some steam and see something new.

If you’re interested in the full res photos, here’s the whole set!

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