The 4th of July was on a Wednesday this year. So this was the first time in years we didn’t spend the holiday in Santa Cruz. We hung our new flag, Chris made abalone, we introduced Erin to sparklers and lit fireworks in the street. A fine day despite the lack of ocean breezes. Erin definitely approved of the sparklers!
July 5th. Thursday means more swimming lessons! This was Erin’s last week of her 5pm “Duck” classes and the start of her next session as an “Alligator”. This next session is Tues/Thurs at 2pm for a month. So twice last week she had 2 lessons in one day. That made for a mighty tired little swimmer!
And back to the pool!
July 6th. Friday. Not having to be anywhere until 2:30 when I have to pick Kyle up from summer school (I still don’t want to talk about that!), I ended up spending the day shooting photos for the next series I’m working on. Shot mostly digital, but did break out the Hasselblad *and* the Polaroid!
Took a shot of the flag with the Polaroid. This is the negative!
And again at the pool. Last day as a Duck.
July 7th. Saturday errands included Chris, Erin, and I going to the art supply store. Chris needed supplies for boat repairs, I needed some vine charcoal and Conté crayons for a on-line drawing class I’m taking. And Erin wanted it all!
What she got was some modeling clay. This stuff rocks!
Chris also picked up a proper flag pole on one of his many trips to Lowes
Kyle… well, who knows what he is doing…
And a picture Chris took of me and the flag to send to my dad::waves::
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Great images. I love catching up after a few weeks. Besides the kids, I particularly like the negative – looks antique, interesting, and like a tested survivor.
We had fun this weekend and missed you. I immediately took a nap as the van pulled away!