Joy

As soon as I met this family, my first thought was joy. They are so joyful and happy to be with each other. You cannot help but truly enjoy being with them.

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We filled the afternoon with many of the activities that they love to do as a family. They have a great playground a few blocks from their home. We walked over and played on the train and swings.

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Then, we took over the basketball court for a bit.

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This little man loved to encourage his parents to dribble the ball.

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Playing so hard made everyone thirsty so we headed for the local grocery store just a few blocks over.

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Down the stairs from the grocery store, there was an art park with tables, chairs, coffee shop and a splash pad. Hanging out with this family made me want to move to Arlington. đŸ™‚ They even had a library across the street  from their place. The best part about all those places to go was it made for a lot of great photo opportunities and variety in activities.

Including trying to keep everyone dry at  the splash pad.

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And eventually just embrace the moment and risk of getting wet.

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After all that fun, it was getting close to nap time so we headed for home and sat down for story time.

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Then snuggles.

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And finally sleep.

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As a mom too, these simple everyday moments are the images I don’t want to forget. My baby is now a toddler and my toddler is now a preschooler. The time flies. I want to remember to cherish these moments. I want to remember to truly enjoy my boys as these parents love and enjoy their son. Even more so, I love that their son will be able to enjoy these photos as he grows and see the love of his parents captured in these images.

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