Spring is nearly over, summer on the way, and Texas is coming into a week of sunshine after horrendous flooding. So what better way to celebrate this beautiful day than with a father / son moment? Yes, the torch has been passed and my husband is teaching my son to mow the lawn. Love.
It finally happened! I thought for sure we were going to make it through the entire winter without any snow in Dallas. But Friday delivered enough snow for us to get out and play in it for a little while. Take that groundhog! My husband, Rob, took our son out front on Saturday to make a snowman... But Campbell had other plans. Snowball fights are way more fun. And besides, the snow wasn't the best for packing and making an icy friend. Me? I held a camera so I would at least be slightly protected from being a target. Hey, I'm no dummy.
Last night was the first night of Cotillion for my son. Boys may not really WANT to sign up to put on a suit and dance with girls at this age... But I think my tween son, along with MANY of his friends, ended up having a really good time. This was the first time Campbell has actually worn a suit. He has worn a tie before... But that has been a black skinny tie with short sleeve edgy plaid shirt, jeans, and his standard checked Vans. I was a pretty proud mom when he stepped out of his room in his black suit and black & white gingham tie. But I still can't believe how fast he is growing up. Please make time stop!
Last week was perfection. We spent Sunday to Sunday in the San Diego area on a trip with my husband's family (12 of us in total!) to celebrate my in-law's 45th anniversary. San Diego has always been on my list of places I want to live someday. And now it is on my son's radar, too!
Color version of the triptych on http://www.facebook.com/tracy.croysdale in cover images.
The whole crew on the beach for a family shot for a giant tripod selfie. More family vacation images to come!
Left to right: Brother-in-law (Bryan), nephew (Adam), sister-in-law (Allison), niece (Lesley), brother-in-law (David), mother-in-law (Lesley), father-in-law (Dennis), nephew (Zachary), great grandma (Jan), yours truly (Tracy), my son (Campbell), and my husband (Rob).
I hope you are all enjoying your own beat of the summer... My son, Campbell, sure is! I'm thankful that he let me grab a few shots of him yesterday. This is how he usually appears nowadays. Almost 11 years old and he is loving mixing songs on his iPad mini and listening to his Beats headphones.
See the storyboard larger and a couple of my faves in B&W at http://www.facebook.com/TracyAllynPhotography
And the individual images...