Sunday, September 14, 2008

Light-Hearted Best Shots

This has been a tough week on the kids. Of course, I am in full celebration mode of having my time back-sorry, but mama needs her time-but for them, it's been an overload of new things; people, places, schedules, things to remember, homework to do, etc. Both girls, back to school all day everyday meant a roller coaster of emotions from excitement and enthusiasm to hesitation and melt-downs. Total brain over-load.

This weekend we just needed a little levity and what better place than our our backyard? Here's how my kids blew off a little steam from the pressure-cooker that is the first week of school.








How did you capture this past week? Hopefully you had a little fun while you were at it. Do share!

33 comments:

Melissa said...

What sweet shots. Looks like a great way to unwind!

Here's mine - a trip to the park.

Amy Jo said...

We went to the park, too, but instead of posting a photo of the kids I went with my other favorite: weird flowers!

Here you go!

Maddy said...

We had a lot of fun too. although the short week was a big adjustment.
Cheers

Megan said...

they look SO happy together! love that middle shot with half a smile each :).

sisters BSM

Frozen Eights said...

I love siblings together. There really is no better friendship.

Here's my best shot that I have no idea how to hyperlink (maybe someone can enlighten me?):

http://frozeneights.blogspot.com/2008/09/best-shot-monday_14.html

emily said...

Work has been so busy that I had to go back a few weeks to find a picture. I hope to rectify that soon, though.

Here it is.

Your girls are adorable, and I"m glad that you had a nice weekend playing.

Phyllis Sommer said...

we haven't quite had a chance to unwind this week but i managed to snap these cute shots....

looks like fun, tracey!

happy monday, y'all!

Joanna said...

They look so happy in each of those moments. I am sure they have forgotten about the first week of school...even for just a little while.

Here's my BSM

gonzomama said...

we had a long, busy weekend. the little guy was really ready for bed tonight, but not before humoring us a bit more!

Kimberly said...

Unwinding looks good right about now. :) I love the composition of the half faces.

Here's mine for the week - one boy, one girl...

kim said...

They look so happy. Hard to believe they had a hard week. Love that last shot.
Mine's up:
Grasshopper

carrie said...

We had similar weeks, and similar shots for BSM! I especially love the last photo.

Catching our breath for our BSMs today.

melody is slurping life said...

These scream "fun!". I love the hair flying in the first shot and the smiley love in the last.

This week we're not so light hearted...Wil has surgery tomorrow...

A Prayer for Wil

Dawn said...

Oh, that last one is darling! Well after being sick for a week my sweet daughter got to do this!

Have a wonderful week! :)

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

ooh, those shots of your happy girls are just wonderful! :)

we had some light-hearted fun around here too - on the new tire swing.

Marie said...

Beautiful shots of your children! I just love seeing happy children. We have had a lot of rain here these past few weeks, but I did manage to catch my todd and Jess outdoors in a tranquil moment of relaxation and repose:


http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/2008/09/best-shot-monday_14.html

Donna Blessed Nest said...

Blowing off steam...yes and we are laughing and laughing some more at our perch...great happy shots!!

not in Brooklyn anymore

Golightly said...

Wonderful pictures. What sweet memories to have!

I went to a Memorial Dedication but tucked away was a sweet moment that I captured.

The Source said...

Those first few weeks of school can be rough. I'm glad they got to unwind over the weekend. Those are such happy photos!

Here's mine: http://significantsource.blogspot.com/2008/09/best-shot-monday_15.html

infinitysedge said...

Beautiful images and a gentle reminder that we all need to take time to unwind.

My best shot comes from time spent reconnecting with family recently.

Barbara said...

What precious pictures! Love these moments.
Here is my Best shot Monday!

HipMomma said...

I can still remember the feeling of starting school. It's overwhelming. They do need breaks.

We avoided a hurricane!
My Best Shot

SecretAgentMama said...

I captured a birthday weekend for my son, Benjamin!

BSM: Goodbye 7, Hello 8

Great shots, Tracey! Thanks for the morning smiles they bestowed.

Christina said...

Tracy, these shots warm my heart! What a beautiful bond your girls share.

I have a new niece!

Sassy said...

We had some fun too. Very cute pics of your kiddos!

New Roots

Jen said...

What a great way to blow off some steam. Your girls look so happy together. Very sweet,

Here's mine:
Backyard Fun

Never That Easy said...

Those do look so lighthearted, I'm glad they could have such fun.

Here's mine:Then & Now

ELK said...

my redhead and I had a nice backyard chat as well...love the pics Tracey!

Maggie said...

What fun! I love that B&W shot -- it's gorgeous!

Here's my BSM this week.

HeatherK said...

I love the hair flying in the top pic.

Here's my Henry who is very much enjoying the quiet with his sisters in school!

Mia's Mama said...

what wonderfully carefree moments.

All by myself

maile said...

oh i love the spirit of these...so lovely tracey.

Askew To You said...

Cute, happy girls. They have the sweetest teeth. My kids have little or no baby teeth yet. All big kids. I miss the baby teeth. :D