Happy Father’s Day! ~ 278
Today’s post is more about family than photography. The annual Grandview Gallop was held yesterday and I always enjoy going to watch Angie and Ben run in the event and take images of them and some of the other happenings. For the last few years Jeanne has gone to their house to watch the kids and I have been the one man cheering squad. Yesterday, they brought Josh and Gabby with them and we stayed with them while they run. It was great fun.
After Mom and Dad passed by Josh had some energy he needed to burn off and he wanted to race. The location we were at had a long grassy area and so first he raced Mama Jeanne and then me. Yes the old man actually ran a few hundred yards. Okay it was probably more like a fast walk but from a distance it would have passed for slow running.
When Mom and Dad came back around on the finish lap, he was there to wave at them and then we needed to complete a mission he had in mind. He wanted to pick some flowers for his Mom and he knew he had seen some on one of his runs. So he and I went back to the dandelions and he picked a nice bouquet for Angie.
He was so proud of the flowers he had picked and he gave them to his Mom. Unfortunately, I wasn’t fast enough with the camera to capture that moment so this image will have to do. It was a fun experience with the Josh and Gabby and then we gave them back to their parents and said goodbye. I love being a Grandpa. 🙂
After a wonderful nap Jeanne and I tackled the second and last bush that was trying to eat our house. Several hours later it lay in a huge pile and the stump was… well let’s just say it still won’t wiggle so there is more digging and cutting to do.
That’s it for today. Enjoy your Sunday and if you are a Dad then you know how special this day is. Often times Dads don’t really get the credit they deserve but we’re there to lend a guiding hand. It takes both of us to be a good parent. Fortunately for me and our kids I got the best partner / Mom that we could have.
Thanks for stopping by the blog. Be careful and wear your sunscreen or a long sleeve shirt.