Summer is…

…birthday parties in the yard, complete with cake and kiddie pool. This was the birthday party of one of Will’s pals, who is clearly excited that he is turning five! His friends are, too.

Happy Birthday, Ian!

Henry came along, and thought he was just one of the gang. I even overheard him telling one of the nursery school crew that he was four. I’m completely serious.

It all went fine until his cake capsized and landed on someone else’s toe. And that someone else ate it off his own toe. Henry was distressed, mostly that someone else ate his cake.

And Will was thrilled to be reunited with his nursery school buddy. Seems they had a lot to catch up on! This is my Best Shot Monday.

Wishing you a summer filled with backyards, cake and kiddie pools. Bring on the sunshine!

For more Best Shot Monday, click on over to Tracey’s.

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23 Responses to “Summer is…”

  1. emily Says:

    What a great shot of the two of them talking – they both look so happy. And mmmm, cake.

  2. Christina Says:

    He told them he’s 4? Oh my gosh, I love that kid, that’s just great! And whjat’s with the matching swimsuits, did yall coordinate that??
    LOVE your BSM. What a moment to capture.

  3. Tanya Says:

    Your BSM is so sweet with the buddies hanging out and talking over burgers…I can’t get over the poor spilt cake shot. I feel for him.

  4. kim Says:

    great pics!!! Love that last shot – though the one of Henry in his distressed state is a close second. πŸ™‚

  5. megan Says:

    i love capturing little friends chatting — it’s so unguarded and lovely.

  6. B. Says:

    Nice shots!

  7. Maggie Says:

    Those are all great shots — the joy in the first shot is just unbeatable!

  8. Jen Says:

    That last shot is priceless. I know my daughter would eat cake of her toe or possibly someone else’s toe. Looks like you guys had a great time!

  9. Mike Says:

    what? you’ve never eaten cake off your own (or someone else’s) toe?

  10. JenBun Says:

    Let the sunshine in, the sun shine iiiiiiiiinnnnn… πŸ˜€

    Great pics!

  11. Jaimee Says:

    Oh, those are all so great! I love the second one with henry eating his cake…just so cute! And, I’d just like to be there to hear the conversation during that last one!

  12. Sara Says:

    That is exactly what I look like when I drop a piece of cake. You should see me when I spill a drink! Thanks for sharing these wonderful shots.

  13. Erinne Says:

    So fun – looks lovely and great photos as per usual! Enjoy a happy and healthy summer…

  14. Maya Says:

    Oh poor Henry! And he’s trying his best to be big! Ha! What could Will and his buddy be talking about?!

  15. Melanie Says:

    They look SO happy! Your photos are so sharp…

  16. carrievoris Says:

    mmmmm….toe cake! the best kind! poor henry! we know what it is like to tag along with an older sibling around here, too!

    and your bsm is stunning. simply beautiful!

  17. phyllis Says:

    mm…cake on the toe. no better kind, right? i love that first picture – so bright and colorful!!!

  18. Allie Says:

    I LOVE that first photo! Happy kids at a happy birthday party! Great, great job of capturing the quintessential picture of childhood and summer. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Karen Says:

    Anna, your photos are so beautiful. A far cry from the fuzzy snapshots of my childhood, that’s for sure.

    Thank you for that latest round of RS casting emails. I could use some new makeup! (I’m sure competition if fierce but I had to give it a shot!)

  20. thelandofka Says:

    Wonderful shots! Looks like the boys had a great time at the party, too.

  21. Sheila Says:

    Oh man, do I love that last shot! What adorable boys (says a proud Mama).

  22. crunchy domestic goddess Says:

    fabulous pictures, but poor henry. i think i would’ve cried and then eaten it off that person’s toe myself. πŸ˜‰

  23. Heidi Says:

    Great birthday party! My son turns 5 July 16th, how time fly’s.

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