Had to get that cell phone to my eye as quickly as I could to capture this composition. My son had called the kids to help me load up the car as I prepared to leave Columbus for Pittsburgh. Henry is tagging along.
They were all (including Henry) going on their own trip, a couple of hours away, to select the Airedale puppy they’ll pick up Labor Day Weekend.
Anna as photographed by her mom, Erika, holding their choice- Josie.
Lots of shade in both photos
Maura attended a 3 day Cheerleading camp at Olentangy High School. She loved it! She lead two of the cheers for the entire group.
Baby Charles and Aunt Laura came to see the performance.
Jack brought a book to read. And he shared it with his new baby cousin!
Jack would just have soon missed the performance but entertained himself with a book.
Aunt Erika and Cousin Michael take care of Cousin Charles.
Maura led two cheers for the entire group.
Believe it or not, Charles seemed to like all the cheering and music.
In the parking lot.
No lightning. It was a go.
It’s unfortunate we can’t share the excessive rain with other parts of the country who need it.
You know those photo greeting cards with the tiny hand in the big hand?
The touching closeups?
I was going for a similar feel with the new parents and grandson Charlie who was a week and a day.
Oops. Add one eager Golden Doodle. Penny’s paw added to the photo.
A fellow blogger writes about things she’s grateful for and has inspired me to post this Med Flight helicopter.
Here is her latest gratitude post about a gift of flowers to the teacher- thank you Colline.
Friday when I left the hospital after visiting my new grandson, there was a helicopter outside on the pad ready for take off. They’d brought a patient in need of care to Riverside Hospital in Columbus OH.
MedFlight does amazing work, “critical care transport”– getting people to advanced medical treatment in a timely manner with the latest technology.
As I was exiting the parking lot, I saw my son Mark photographing the helicopter. He has always loved them since he was little.
I pulled over to the curb and photographed the rising bird and Mark, fascinated as if he were still seven, photographing the ascending helicopter. He had told me on the way to our cars, “they’re not supposed to be able to fly, you know.”
But fly they do-
A few years ago I got a nice shot of the family looking up at the fireworks. Thought I would try again to improve on it. Some of the shots are strangers Some family.
The canisters sure get launched quickly. I tried to work fast.
Arrived back in Columbus and went straight to the hospital to see new grandson Charlie. Mark and his family (with all four kids) came to visit too and filled up the hospital room fast.
Ms. Stacee Ray keeps the hot funnel cakes cooking. (Yes, that is two e’s in Stacee)
Son Cedric told me he’s the muscles of the operation. I’m sorry I didn’t photograph him for the blog.
Earlier I asked if I might photograph Mr. Ron Ray of Fun’l Frenzy as he cut the strawberries. Knew he would make a great portrait for the people at work series! Thank you Mr. Ray.
Experimenting with camera settings.
Read more about the origin of Funnel Cake here
Not even 24 hours old. My daughter Laura and her husband James have a new member of the family.
Charles Joseph. 7 pounds 15 ounces. 19 1/2 inches long.
He arrived Thursday night but Anna and Michael were home in bed resting up for the Peppe Meet at Ohio State Swim Club Friday afternoon.
Friday morning, we went to Riverside hospital on the way to the swim meet. It was on the way to OSU.
Anna meets baby Charles-
Michael gets a turn with Charles on the Boppy
Anna waits for another turn to hold her new first cousin.
Michael, Charles and Anna pose for Grandma
Their Dad Mark ( my son) is now an uncle
and we talked to Uncle Matty and Natalya in Croatia via SKYPE
Here are the two Grandmas
and here is the new little family
You know the painting. It’s in Chicago. But in Columbus Ohio you can see the scene.
The topiary garden sculptures are A Sunday on La Grande Jette 1884- Georges Seurat
We went there on Father’s Day after church. Thanks for taking me to see it.