We spent a lovely day at a little, out-of-the-way beach, where 5 learned about sand castles!
More specifically, how Mom can build them...
and 5 can destroy them!
Aah, the intoxicating rush of power!
It was a bit too windy to swim, so we had to entertain ourselves purely in the sand.
It didn't taste quite as good as he remembered...
As we were running away from the rain the other day, driving ever westward to find some slice of sunny dryness, I realized I had passed a milestone. I've been writing here in this space for a whole year.
And when we did finally find a nice, dry beach, and got all settled in and comfy, finally ridding ourselves of the pervasive dampness that we had been consumed by, Fred realized it was perfect kite weather and I immediately grabbed the camera. My two boys flying a kite, filled with unbridled joy (and occasionally abject horror when the kite got too close) and I was snapping away, thinking about white balance, composition, and Five's best angles.
Which is certainly not to say that I am such a great, or even entirely proficient, photographer. I merely find it illustrative of what this journey has been for me. Spending time here and sharing with you, lovely friends, has motivated be to become a better photographer, to think more articulately about my own process, to really and truly appreciate every moment with my little family, and to better organize my life. Writing here has become such an integral part of my week and I always look forward to interacting with all of you wonderful readers and friends.
Thank you for a wonderful year.
My name is Ansley Knoch. I am the creator of Rispok, a line of accessories for big and little people made from repurposed materials. I live in Madison, Wisconsin with my husband, Fred, and our son, also Fred, better known as 5.