As soon as I got my new camera Logan asked what I was going to do with my old Nikon. I told him he could use it but I would be holding on to it and keeping it in the case with my camera. This is a kid that has been through 2 PS3s, 3 Nintendo DSs and lost I don't know how many video games. Yes, the camera will stay with mama. But, it's basically his.
I've only had my new camera about two weeks and we were both pretty eager to get out and use our cameras. We decided to pack up and head over to the Botanical Gardens Downtown. It would be warm and have tons of great light pouring in. Logan saw a lot of things that I didn't and I love that. Watching him stroll through the gardens, getting in little crevasses to get a shot he really wanted was really cool to watch. You could tell he was completely enjoying himself.
We decided that once a month we will find a new place to explore, bring the cameras and spend the day together taking photos. As Logan gets older it gets harder for me to find things that we can do together. He is completely over doing crafts with me, way over it. Finding ways to bond with your kids and keep up communication gets to be more of a challenge as they start to fight for their independence from you. That's when you have to change with your kids, find things you do have in common and go with those. You can't give up, stop communicating and think that because they are a teenager that you just don't get them. You have to work hard to get them while letting them figure out who they are. It's not an easy process but it is pretty beautiful watching them shape into this adult they will soon become all while standing by their side. I'm so excited to start this project with Logan and share it with all of you.
P.S. There are a lot of photos! Sorry! In the bottom right hand corner you will see and N or and L so you know who's photo is who's.
P. P. S. This is where Gray and I will be getting married in October! ;)