Monday, October 26, 2009

Long Shadows

With the earlier sunsets, our after dinner play time is filled with the most delicious light. The sun sits low in the sky and puts out nearly horizontal rays across our yard. The shadows from the grass are twice the size as the grass itself.

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And my big kids look so cute in their hoodies!

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I've discovered a new trick to getting them to sit still for a photo. Any time either one of them gets stuck on time out (which is too often for Sam, since he has trouble with pushing his sister!) they can't get off of time out until they smile nicely for mom! I made it like a game, and they loved it! This one here was my favorite of the two of them, but I also got this shot the same day and the same way! Motherhood sometimes requires a little bit of coercion, but you know what? That's ok with me!

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3 comments:

Cara said...

That's a great idea. I am going to have to try that one. Francesco get at least one time out when we are outside after dinner.
Cute shot of the kids, I love hoodies too.

Photographing Mom said...

Gorgeous shadows!!

And your kiddos are adorable.

Arizaphale said...

The shadows are amazing and that last shot needs framing. I never used the Time Out step, I can't remember what I did instead. Maybe we just shrieked it out? Seriously, I honestly can't remember. Maybe sent to her room? There was the time I smacked her legs with a sword but that's another story....don't think it ended in smiles like this though...