Photography is a big part of this blog, and of my life.
I don’t claim to be an expert, by any means, but I do what I can to show the world that life with two children with special needs – cerebral palsy and Down syndrome – is beautiful, special, and, yes, rather ordinary. At the end of each quarter I post my five favorite photos from the past three months. Some of the images you’ve seen here before; others have only been posted on Violet Film; all represent a slice of our life here in Mayberry. Click here for my previous Five Fave Photos.
Sleep? was taken while Nathan was being prepped for his sleep study at Children’s Hospital back in March. I’m not sure what he was really thinking, but his expression is a perfect mirror for what I was thinking at the time.
A Helping Hand is one of my all-time favorite softball photos. Sarah Kate had the same umpire for almost every game in all three seasons, and I loved catching this sweet moment where he was helping her retie her shoe. He was supportive and encouraging to her from day one, so I was glad to catch him in the act. And yes, those are soccer cleats. 🙂
Dinner was taken at my dad’s house the week of Nathan’s sleep study – I was pulling a Children’s Hospital clinic marathon that week between the sleep study, pulmonology, and ENT appointments, and Sarah Kate’s orthopedic appointment. My dad and stepmom were out of town for her birthday and it was just Nathan and me at the house that first night – so we had popcorn for dinner in front of the TV, sitting in my dad’s chair.
Bolt was also taken at my dad’s house that same week. Wide open spaces and long driveways were paradise for a small boy who likes to run.
Cruisin’…on a Sunday Afternoon was, of course, taken right after Sarah Kate got the bike, and I love it because of all that it symbolizes for her. The outfit, the sunglasses, even the expression on her face make me smile.