Friday, August 26, 2011

Crazy Days of Summer -- Summer Finale

This is the last week to participate in the Crazy Days of Summer and there's a prize!  Though the greatest prize has been seeing all the different parts of the world through the eyes and lens of others while staying near home.  A theme like Summer Finale can mean so many fabulous different things, so be sure to check out the other entries.  In the meantime, it has been a fairly crazy week with not much sleep, so here are some random, not nearly all of my favorite, shots from our summer.

I am also linking up with Kelly who runs the Christian adoption blog and forum We are Grafted In~a very supportive and encouraging forum that has helped me with the ups and downs of, well, adoption.  If you are visiting from that blog hop, you might be interested in my other, more personal blog~Joyful Mama Gives In (lame name, I know, but it isn't much worse than Cedar's photography.)  

We swam:

We picked blueberries:

I took lots and lots of pictures of flowers:
And captured many sunflares--on purpose for once:
We went to the dentist:
(And Huckleberry got his first cavity, Sunflower her first x-rays, and SnapDragon no particular first.)
I took tons and tons of pictures of my children--particularly trying to capture the perfect shot of the three together:
Still trying since Huckleberry is out of focus.
And we went to an insane number of parks:

We also went to the zoo, went camping, went to the mountains, and traveled a few hours south to go to the Science Museum and stay in a hotel.  Truly it was an excellent summer, but bring on September~my favorite month of the year.  It is a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and school~all wonderful things!  Plus, September has the best weather of the year (in our area)~most of the time.



Buckeroomama said...

Oh, Cedar, it looks like you had a glorious summer. :) That's a fantastic series of photos. :)

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

These really are some AMAZING shots- really perfect. I know you are going to have one (or several I think is more like it) fantastic photo albums!!

Chrissee said...

What a great summer. Great shots!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

Such sweet summer photos! I love the 2nd pic, the one of the kids huddled together and the one of your son with his arms crossed.
Thank you so much for joining Alicia and me in the Crazy Days of Summer "Sweet Summer Finale". I've really enjoyed looking through the photos of your children throughout the challenge. You've been entered for a chance to win an amazing $200 photography and scrapbooking prize pack. It's just our way of saying thanks... Have a great day. :)

Sonishka said...

Hi Cedar. Awesome Summer Finale!!!!!! Cant wait to see more of your photos in next challenge! :-)

Ana Eugenio said...

truly looks like a fantastic Summer :) they're lovely! you have a beautiful family dear :) xoxo

The Raudenbush Family said...

Seriously great shots. I think my fave is the one of your daughter dipping her toes into the pool. You are such a good photographer! Thanks for linking up - and Happy Summer Finale!

alicia said...

What a beautiful collection of summer pics! Looks to have been a fab summer. Thanks for all the support during our summer photo challenge!

Branson said...

A lovely collection! It has been a great summer!

Sarah said...

Looks like a great Summer.