Sunshine and Popsicles

It seems like the days are flying by...
the sun is shining from 6 am to 9 pm.
That is 15 hours folks!

We have been working on our garden.


Popsicles and sunshine.


Helping us dig and spread the dirt around.

Eva Gardening

Melting her mommy's heart with those baby blues.

And getting her daddy with hugs and hand holds.

Daddy Garden

Highs in the 80's and lows in the 50's...
make for great sleeping weather.
And after all day outside, we are ready for bed early.
Windows open and breeze blowing.

Us big people that is... 
the monster has pushed her bedtime to almost 9...
which gives us more time to play and that is okay with us.

We are loving summer.

and then, she {snapped} The Paper Mama

SOOC is sometimes the best. 
With taking photos of the monster, 
I use a higher ISO and a faster shutter speed.
Outside and bright is nice because a high ISO can be 400.

She moves fast so keeping the shutter speed high means
I can catch the split seconds she actually looks at me.
I love that picture of Eva... messy faced and dirty.
Unedited and just like I saw it with my own eyes.



Elena said...

I love the popsicle pictures. My favorite is the one with just the popsicle stick. Great pictures!

Susan said...

Oh these were great. Your daughter is adorable.

Meredith said...

Yes! Love the pics, love the camera suggestion.

Admittedly, when we're out and about, sometimes I shoot in P mode, because I think my camera actually handles the fast movements really well in that setting. That said, of course it isn't always perfect, and it's good to know how to adjust if needed!

Heidi said...

Oh Nessa, I am in love with this series. Happy summer, friend.

deb duty said...

These are so sweet. I especially love the ones with the popsicle. She's so adorable! I'm loving these long days too!

Amanda said...

What a great batch of pictures! I love that they're SOOC. They don't need a thing! I can't resist the one of her holding her daddy's little finger while walking. Daddy's and their babies...precious!

Kelly said...

I love pics SOOC! They are perfect! You captured such awesome moments.

mommy of Five said...

love all these photos! i love summer and the feel of the breeze at night with the windows open! and i have to agree..kids sleep better during the nights now with temps in the 80 and 50's at night!! almost time for tent sleeping!

Kim said...

I love the shot of her dirty face when she is looking up at you. That is such a true moment. You are right, some photos just don't need editing. Thank you so much for joining in Foto Friday and sharing such great pictures.

Tara said...

LOVE this post! Great captures and she is adorable!

Olivia Grace said...

These photos are beautiful, what a gorgeous girl you have! Great tips about your settings, BTW!

Carol said...

I'm going to have to try that, thanks for the tip! We are pushing 9 for bedtime too...it does have it's perks, doesn't it? As always, beautiful photos!