Next up was his older brother, Eli, whose mom (tucked in the back) and Grandma prayed for him:
After a couple hours of listening to all the young people’s stories (and getting a little choked up on more than one occasion), we headed back to the icy cold water where the boys’ dad baptized them:
Pretty soon, they’ll be too big for you, Nick….
No, Grandma, you’re not in my way. You’re exactly where I want you to be 🙂
Mother and son….
In the end, I just ended up zooming in almost 100% when editing and it worked alright for this shot since my settings were decent enough to keep him from getting too fuzzy or grainy.
Do you see the attitude that bird is giving us? We threw all sorts of food at it, trying to get it to budge. When no one was looking, Grandpa pulled out a sling shot and fired at the branch to try and jiggle it loose. (He’s a shockingly good shot, and no we didn’t hit the bird). Finally he hit the branch soundly enough to get the bird’s attention, but then it just flew away 🙁
As the sun disappeared, we headed back to Nick’s Aunt and Uncle’s place for chai teas and board games. Well, some played, some napped, and some edited photos 😉