Sunday, June 17, 2007

Father's Day

Wow, a father of three. When my wife and I married we had decided not to have any children because we didn't want to be "tied down" or otherwise kept from the fun and excitement that awaited us as a couple. Hah! Here I am almost eleven years later, three kids running around and still blissfully married. My life is so much more full now with my kids. The joy that comes from seeing the world open up through their eyes is something that I never could have imagined. Every time they discover or accomplish something new I get to experience that with them. If they are hurt or sad I can be the one that kisses their boo boo or comforts them in my arms. It can be difficult to find special time with each of them, but it is so worth the effort and I get rewarded with the unexpected "I love you" or the little "Mmmm" sound Marlie makes when she wants a kiss.

When I take pictures of kids I am trying to capture the moment that shows their true self. I get lots of opportunities with my own kids and these are some that I think capture who my kids are.

I couldn't forget the woman who started it all. The one who made me a husband and a father, and who continues to love and support me in everything that I do. I love her.

Oh, and here I am. My three year old took this picture with me holding the camera. He put his eye right up to the viewfinder, found the shutter button and snapped away. I was so proud.

Travel Town

I had a day off during the week this past week so we decided to take the kids to Travel Town. We picked up some sandwiches from our favorite deli in Burbank and had a little picnic before exploring the trains. We used to go there fairly regularly when we just had one kid, but since our second son came along we've only been once. Even though it was a bit hot, the kids had a great time.

My sweet girl.

Seamus enjoying being a big boy in the cab of the train.

My big boy posing for the camera.

We took a ride on the small scale train they have that takes you around the outside of the museum.

Too cute for words.