Family Fun Day

I’ve been busy editing portrait sessions, so I just now got around to editing personal photos from last weekend. I had Friday off work for Independence Day, so we had a busy day with family and friends. We started the morning off at Deanna Rose Farmstead. To my surprise, Lil’ Miss K had no fear feeding the ducks or goats. She let those goat gobble pellets right out of her hand! She even speaks their language – she kept yelling “baa!” at them.

After that we drove to my in-laws’ a few hours away, where we visited my husband’s grandma in the nursing home and went to a fun park in Independence, Kansas. Lil’ Miss K had a blast riding the carousel and train, which cost a whopping nickel and a quarter each. Nothing like good ol’ fashioned family fun!

(I was having so much fun being Mommy that I really slacked in the photographer department. I kept handing my camera to my husband all day – so thanks to him and my brother-in-law Matt for these photos.)

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Waiting in line for the carousel with Grandma
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She’s saying “more, more?”


One of my other passions besides photography is animals. If I didn’t completely love them, I would have gotten rid of my red-eared sliders in their two 35-gallon tanks long ago. (See below.)

Ducks live at our apartment complex, and they love to play in the mud!

This is our sweet cat, Esme. (Ez-May) We stole the name from the “Twilight” series.

I guess she’s not always sweet. She plays rough!

My two turtles, Michaelangelo and Leonardo, are quickly growing to the size of a dinner plate. When I bought them in college, they were the no bigger than a quarter, and they were swimming around with hundreds of other little guys in a mall aquarium. I felt sorry for them, and the salesman said they wouldn’t grow bigger than my hand. I quickly discovered his lie as soon as I walked into PetSmart with the little creatures and heard gasps from the associates. “You know how big they get, right?” Well, I do now.

This may not be the best photo I’ve ever taken, but it shows the daily battle between my pets.