Friday, April 15, 2011

Foto Friday

I realize I'm probably a weird parent for taking a photo of this. Will was riding bikes with his best friend Landon last weekend and a group of older boys came by with their bikes. Will got ditched by his friend for the cool older kids. It was one of the moments as a parent when you realize that as much as you'd like to be able to, you're not going to be able to protect your child from the pains of growing up. So I sat back and watched. And took photos.

The moving truck is here, Landon's family is moving several hours away this weekend. I'm really going to miss their family. Its been so nice having someone for Will to play with just in the next building. They spend every weekend running back and forth between our places and its something I'll miss as much as Will is going to. It's also the first time I've had neighbors that I actually felt comfortable going and borrowing eggs or butter from when I was short in the middle of a recipe. We've gone through a lot of neighbors while living here, I'm hoping these guys won't be the last great ones.

Sniper attacks on the moving guys (who luckily just played along)

Ready to go outside and fight the bad guys


Wade The Rascal said...

Oh Man! That first shot makes me want to cry. But that is art, Kari! Way to capture the moment; life isn't always pretty. But the photos that capture the very REAL stuff are sometimes the best. And one day, Will is going to appreciate that photo.

I'm loving your mad skillz!

Kari said...

Thanks Wade, I was hoping someone would see it the same way I did.

Marty Wombacher said...

I agree with Wade, you really caught the moment with that first photo. Lots of emotion in that one!

Anonymous said...

friends move...take something w/them leave something behind...hopefully it's all the "good"...KOC


Britta said...

Mom once told me that if all your pictures had people smiling in them, they wouldn't really be capturing real life, would they? I think that picture is heartbreaking but only because we've all been there - I love it.