I am more than a week behind with this assignment. A period of foul weather killed any excitement we were feeling for quite a while.
Thankfully, the sun came out and the temperatures rose above 50 for a few blessed hours over the weekend. We couldn't have been more thrilled or more eager to finally get outside.
Of course, the kids grew over the long winter, so most of their outdoor toys were either too small or too young for them, but after being stuck inside for so many months, my girls made do with what they had and enjoyed the weather anyway.
I did too. Not only did I bask in the feel of actual sun on my face, but I also giggled right along with them as they ran, danced, and jumped in the grass.
Of course, I was so busy giggling that I didn't get any photos of that part. Fail.
I grabbed the camera when they started riding the tiny tricycle down the gentle hill of our driveway. As far as excitement goes, it was all they needed and more.
This is the photo as I took it. All I did with it (and all the shots in this series) was to sharpen it, and then improve the contrast.
The difference is pretty subtle, but I like the colors much better.
This is my oldest daughter. She likes the camera.
She waves to me to make sure I'm paying attention to all of her photo-ops.
She makes funny faces for it so that I'll keep taking her picture.
She wasn't the least bit scared here. She'd been down the hill a dozen times already. She just likes to have her picture taken and she's figured out that being a little silly usually gets the job done.
On the other hand, my younger daughter would prefer to keep her excitement private.
The slightest hint of a smile is there to betray her, but she's pretending to remain unimpressed.
You can't fool me, Little Girl. I know you're having fun.