Along with the simplicity of three, comes a pace of life that rarely allows for “spare” time.
Of course after posting about the simple calm of our life with three kids, I haven’t had a moment to post again for nearly 3 full months. So, here we are at the end of March, nearing Wyatt’s birthday of course, and I’m just now getting around to the pictures I took for Dylan’s 6th birthday…
I mean, his birthday was in January, so it also took me over a month after his birthday to get around to the photoshoot, in the first place. January was one big mess of sickies around here, with the exception of D, so it slipped away and his behavior, understandably, started to reflect that he wasn’t getting the attention he needed.
He’s so into Batman right now and I thought: what better way to capture who he is at this age, than to capture his joy, imagination, and excitement for superheroes? So, one beautiful weekend day towards the end of February (on what happened to be a particularly rough day for him) I decided we all needed to get out of the house and I pitched my idea to him.
You know, because every 6 year old boy needs to be pitched when it comes to taking photos. He was so excited and thought it was the greatest idea ever.
Of course, I made sure to stress the adventure aspect and minimize the fact that he would basically have paparazzi at his heels, but you know…
We arrived at Garden of the Gods down in the Springs (Colorado Springs, CO) around 5pm. Dylan had the Batman costume he received for his birthday ready to go. We hopped out and got right to adventuring.
As you can see, Wyatt had fun joining in. Naomi was riding on Andy’s back, so she settled for spectator. A hold-on-for-dear-life kind of spectator.
Little miss reluctant walker… She actually loves to climb things normally, but I don’t blame her for being a little nervous here. I was, too. She’ll be joining in soon enough.
He’s not dramatic at all…
This is the part where mommy set some safety rules. We climbed one of the higher rocks, and it looked like one big slide to me. I may have started shaking and told D and W to stay close.
Dylan has such a great imagination and I loved seeing him run around in his own little world. There’s no doubt about it, he’s got the heart and courage of a superhero and his little brother and sister couldn’t be more in love with or in awe of him.