May 13, 2010

Love. (Sick).

I was so excited to hear "It's a girl!" again the second time around.  Sisters.  Something I never had.  Although God blessed me with an extraordinary group of girlfriends to make up for it, I still I couldn't contain my excitement when I learned of my two girls, who could have in eachother a Best Friend Forever.

Alas, my daughters are not BFFs.  Not yet anyway :)  Between Charlotte's rambunctiousness and Molly's new defense mechanism (chomp chomp), I spend much of my day wrangling them apart. 

Earlier this week, Charlotte had a stomach bug and spent the morning on the couch.  Molly, both sensing the calm and wanting a cracker, crawled up to join her. The simple act of sitting side by side, watching Strawberry Shortcake and sharing a sleeve of saltines may seem unremarkable to most, but this brief moment of peace/love/friendship between my children was enough to melt my heart.  And, of course, a little piece of their furry friend appears in each photo: where there's food, there's Reilly.
On the technical side of things, I continue to struggle with my focal points when there's more than one subject.  If I tried locking in on one kiddo, the other was a bit soft (above); focusing between them grabbed the saltine (below).
I'll have to continue experimenting with my aperture and probably need "stop down" a bit more, which can be a challenge in low light settings (it's been a gloomy week).  Hoping I can get more practice with them in the same frame --in sickness and in health??

 (For now, I'll take what I can get.)

1 comment:

  1. those are such sweet photos! hopefully, their love relationship will continue to slowly grow.

    did you use your lightscoop with these? it looks bright! good lighting for the dreary weather.