Aug 18th

End of Summer Days

It’s almost Back to School.   Assistant #1 will be in 4th grade and Assistant #2 will be entering 1st grade this year.  End of summer days. We will be enjoying the end of summer as much as possible.  Assistant Number 2 is counting down the days back to school. Number 1 is a little more nervous about being on “the big kid side”.

We have had a pretty great summer – lots of fun activities like going to to LACMA, CA Science Center, swim lessons at the Y, beach trips every Friday, parks, Nature Centers, playing with our friends and having some down time at home. I think we are looking forward to getting back to a schedule but we will miss the weather and sleeping in.

I’m gearing up for holiday portrait time. I know I don’t want to think about hot coco and fires yet either when the bathing suits and towels are still sandy and damp. Enjoy your time with your family no matter what time of year.

Assistant Number 1. Age 8.5. Blue Wall Background.

Assistant Number 1. Age 8.5. Blue Wall Background.

 

Assistant Number 2. Age 6. Blue Wall Background

Assistant Number 2. Age 6. Blue Wall Background

 

 

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Jul 1st

Four and Red Balloons

Four and Red Balloons: Little B just turned four and for her birthday, her sweet aunt called me up for a portrait session.

She let me know exactly what she was going to wear and I thought it would be fun to add four red balloons to the shoot.

What a fun prop! I’m not usually big on props but it just seemed right. She was so much fun – charming and delightful.

I had never been to this park in Torrance. It was one of B’s favorite parks due to the cool “tree house” structure.

Charles Wilson Park in Torrance  located on 2200 Crenshaw Blvd. in Torrance.

There is a Farmers Market in the parking lot, a huge sports center, duck pond, lots of squirrels and shade. Great place to shoot.

I need to take my Assistants there to play this summer for sure.

We are so lucky to be surrounded by amazing parks and locations in Southern California. What is  your favorite park?

B is four and rocking the cute red shoes. Balloons to match!

B is four and rocking the cute red shoes. Balloons to match!

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Four and Red Balloons

Four and Red Balloons

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Jun 28th

Boubouffe Mediterranean Grill Photo and Review

I met Jeana in NY when I was invited by KIA to see the new Sedona.  What a blast we had.  I had never met a blogger before and her life is filled with traveling, reviewing and all sorts of interesting activities. She asked me if I would like to take photos and review my experience with Restaurant.com. I went to Boubouffee Mediterranean Grill on 2nd Street in Long Beach. It was pretty darn good. I plan on going back with my Assistants and maybe Mr. Roth.

So here are the photos I took. Food not my specialty – kids and families are (as you know) but I’m pretty proud of them.

My second review for Surf and Sunshine.com. Read it HERE!

Boubouffe on 2nd Street Long Beach, CA

Boubouffe on 2nd Street Long Beach, CA

Surf and Sunshine Guest Journalist. Long Beach restaurant review

Surf and Sunshine Guest Journalist. Long Beach restaurant review

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