Snapshots of Our Week | Nassau County Family Photographer
We are currently upstate in Copake for a couple of days of R&R - its been ages since we have been up here and the time away has been nice. Its been a hot weekend, but we have been finding creative ways to stay cool! As a photographer, I love coming up here because its a change of scenery from all the usual places I take my kids to in Nassau County! I have the opportunity to take family photographs in the woods, down by the pond, at the swimming hole... a nice change of pace!
Leading up to the weekend, We had a fairly ordinary week - with the exception of Logan's orientation for Playgroup (which starts in the fall). It was nice to take him to the school he is so used to (same as Lila's... in fact - even same classroom!) and for him to have a special school day of his own!
All in all the orientation was a success. Logan is so used to hanging out at the school and having free reign of the playground that he was slightly resistant to rules like lining up before snack, sitting for snack, washing hands, cleaning up (read: he had a massive tantrum and hid in Lila's cubby for part of the session!). BUT! He did come around, had fun coloring and playing with blocks and legos, really enjoyed story and music - and even gave a big smooch to one of the other kids - haha :) I'm looking forward to him going in the fall - he needs to be around other kids and have an activity of his own so badly!
The rest of the week was pretty run of the mill. Lots of backyard time and just hanging out at home.
Some discussion in a Facebook group about self-portraits in a Facebook group inspired me to take one one evening. It had been a while!
I had been intrigued by some dreamy images I had seen online that were taken using a prism, so I bought one and have been playing around with it this week. I love the reflections and light flare you can get with it. (And the video footage I've taken using it has been pretty darn cool too!). Here are a few images taken with the prism:
We drove upstate on Friday and had restful afternoon at the house.
After getting sweaty and muddy down by the pond, the kids came back the house and had a bath to cool down. Time for some indoor fun.
Saturday was even hotter! We started out at the house, a slow morning of movies and coloring.
At lunch time we headed out to the swimming hole for a picnic and some water time. Logan was a bit slow to get in the water (but did eventually), but Lila had a great time splashing around, "swimming" (the water is only about a foot deep).
Then back to the house for the afternoon...
Sunday we spent the day at the house, cooling down in the afternoon with the sprinkler.
And that was our week! We are up in Copake for one more day before we head back to Long Island. A busy week ahead with another field trip for Lila!
Wishing you all a wonderful week!
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