Little J wakes up and goes in for a snuggle while he clears the cobwebs. His legs are dotted with mosquito bites and the kind of bruises you get when you’re climbing and running everywhere – a sure sign of some good summer fun. While he and his mom play a bit, dad works on breakfast. And slowly, but surely, sweet C wakes up to start her day with hair in her pretty face and a spirit that would make anyone smile. As with most Saturday mornings, they head to the local farmers’ market and bend the rules a bit to splurge on a frozen treat (in the morning!) to cool them off on this toasty summer day. The day’s fun is just beginning as they will also visit the playground and head to the beach in the afternoon.
I can say with all honesty that I’ve never seen anyone try to build a sandcastle while the tide is coming in and waves are actually splashing on said castle. C kept adding more and more sand with such fervor that I couldn’t help but wish the tide would retreat just for her. Her dad was her strongest supporter, supplying the sand as fast as it was being washed away. This is perseverance.
I couldn’t feel more humbled being there to witness this day with this family – in its entirety. From the bottom of my heart, thank you, Amy and Aaron. I thoroughly enjoyed documenting your beautiful family.
Check out the slideshow for a snapshot of the day as well as some of my favorites images highlighted below.