A couple of weeks ago Zach and I walked over to a nearby park with the boys. I've been relying more and more on my phone for taking pictures, but this time I decided to dust off my dslr and bring it along. I've felt very stagnant with photography, and wanted to try to practice a few things-- like shooting in fully manual mode. I normally use the aperture priority setting since it gives me a good balance of control over the settings I care most about, and automation so I can capture my fast-moving kids without having to constantly re-adjust everything. But I do also want to get more comfortable with shooting manually for those times when it's needed.
I took lots of pictures of the kiddoes, of course. Then I also took some time to shoot some of the flowers that have started blooming this spring. At one point I was on my elbows and knees in the grass trying to photograph the daisies, and all of a sudden Quinn tackled my head (jumping and climbing on Mama is so! much! fun!). I wish I had a picture of that moment.