Time for another birthday – didn’t we just celebrate Yahir’s 9th? It seems that way but, time flies when you’re having fun and we certainly have fun with birthdays.
Last year’s cake was more than adequate. Benjamin, Destiny and Yahir watched intently as Rebecca lit the candles. Yahir is clearly focused on his piece of cake.
This year’s cake had a special adornment. Yahir’s mother had made Lego shaped marshmallow treats. Yahir is a big fan of Legos and has built up quite a collection. Could it be that he will become a Civil Engineer? That would be a challenging career but he’s up to the task; his grades are exemplary and he enjoys Math.
Of course he’s still only 10 years old. Both he and Destiny are committed to their iPhone/iPad games despite the presence of cake & ice cream. Kids will be kids – let’s keep it that way for quite a bit longer.
We decided to make a second go at a hike of Upper Newport Bay. You may recall we attempted the same a few weeks ago but our plans were thwarted by rain. This time the weather cooperated.
The telescope overlooking the bay was, once again, a favorite with Benjamin. But there were more than a few sights to see including a small lizard that captured their attention.
I saw a great portrait opportunity and captured it. The kids would have no patience for an off camera light set up; but, I think this photo shows that on camera flash works OK if you know how to tame it. Check our Tuesday Photo Tips for posts that address how to use your on camera flash.
The kids enjoyed the hike and Yahir is now ten?!? Wow – in three years time he’ll be a (dreaded) teenager : (…. Oh well, we’ll be there to help him navigate the troubled teen years. After all, we’ve raised more than a few and they all survived.
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