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Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

(This is the second post in my What We Did Last Summer series; a photo-journal of sorts, documenting each day of summer 2013.)

First, let’s be honest about what we did during week two.  How about Mommy survived and no one went to prison for assault.  Yet.  Fighting between siblings is apparently an art that y’all have mastered, and feel the need to demonstrate on an hourly basis.   Yesterday I heard one of you tell the other “LOOK.  WE HAVE DIFFERENT PHILO-FO-SEES, OKAY!??!”  I have one philosophy, and it’s the be cute and quiet kind; adopt it.

Bickering aside, I am loving this time with you, reminding myself how quick it goes.  Here’s what else you did the second week of summer.

You saved a lot of money to be able to afford a new board game, then counted down the hours til UPS delivered it.  When it seems like every second you are stepping further away from little boy, to young man, I cherish those smiles I see on your face when ripping into a new toy.

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

You engineered amazing rocket ship.

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

You practiced your parkour.

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

We went swimming.

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

Our big event for the week was going to the Balboa Fun Zone with Grandma.

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

 

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

You loved the games.

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

And the food.

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

And there was this.

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

The vision:  Let’s get some really fun shots of us on the ferris wheel!

The reality:  Huddling in a corner of the bucket, six miles up, whispering IAMGOINGTODIE.  I may or may not have also yelled at the sweet seven year old girl in the seat in front of me to stop rocking her bucket.  I was only trying to save her life.  The ferris wheel was 902 years old and made out of Lincoln logs; I swear I coughed and saw bolts popping off.  I also popped off after one rotation and took the above photo.  I am sure you are in it somewhere, you’re welcome for preserving that memory.

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

Orange County Newborn Baby and Family Photographer | Christie Hobson

Love you guys. -Mom

Summer - June 24, 2013 - 2:43 pm

Christie, I love seeing you personal work so much. These are perfect. I spent so so much time as a kid at the Fun Zone and on that pier. Brings back total childhood memories for me. Love these…so so so much.

Tonya Teran - June 24, 2013 - 3:06 pm

Heeheee I love these posts!! Your kids are so lucky to have such a fun(ny) mom 🙂 And I am the SAME way about Ferris Wheels now..not so much fun anymore :/

Laura Morita-Yeun - June 24, 2013 - 3:35 pm

Please…. adopt me.

Fran Barker - June 25, 2013 - 6:00 am

This makes me want to rush to the week one post and get caught up! Love this idea and every single picture!!

Lina - June 26, 2013 - 10:36 am

That’s how much fun you captured in one day???? Mother of the year for sure!

Taryn Boyd - June 26, 2013 - 1:57 pm

you.are.something.else…. your humor and your photography. I FREAKING HATE THE FERRIS WHEEL. Hate…give me a 100 mile per hour roller coaster upside down any day over that thing.

Jacque - July 22, 2013 - 4:50 pm

Crazy question but what game is that your son is playing. I have a boy that would love that!

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