I couldn’t resist sharing a few more photos of our last beach excursion. The advantage to the younger kids being in school, is that I’m actually hanging out with the older kids and able to take photos. The little ones didn’t feel like they were missing out at all since they were busy all week with Missoula Children’s Theater (photos coming soon).
The last group shot with Aaron before he headed back to New Zealand.
I love the large, purple starfish that are always in abundance at the beach.
Ochre Sea Star. God’s creation, up close and personal.
The kids enjoyed a rousing game of frisbee.
Little show off.
Enoch’s leap off the pier.
Enjoying the last little bit of summer…
We headed to the beach yesterday morning, intent on showing our New Zealander friends our aquatic getaway. I did a bit of deliberating over which lens to take. I never take multiple lenses to the beach because I don’t want to be switching them out and risk getting sand inside my camera. I was reaching for my 85 mm, but at the last-minute decided to grab my new 15 mm 2.8 Fisheye.
I am so glad I did. There is something about the fisheye lens that adds and extra *pop* and makes the photos look almost 3D.
Enoch, swimming to the dock after his jump off the pier.
This was Ben’s very first jump off the pier. He did a flip. In his jeans. Into freezing cold water. Then kept saying, “I’m keen to jump some more”.
After watching his siblings make a few jumps, Apollo said, “I jump off the dock now, Mama?” I said no. After all, the water was awfully cold. So Enoch let him dangle his feet in a bit.
Today we’ll have a bit of a quiet day at home, hitting the books. My parents are taking Ben and Adalia down to go hot air ballooning. The rest of us will study at home, until I pick the little kids at school early and drive them out to play practice. Then, tonight is their first performance. I can’t wait!