It’s that time again for another blog circle post. This month’s theme is Refreshing. There are many things that come to mind when I think about refreshing: an ice cold glass of water, a cool summer breeze or even that first bite into a fresh crisp apple. However, when the weather gets hot at this house, the most common activity fitting a description such as refreshing, always involves a bathing suit and water. So for this month’s blog circle theme, we pulled out the bathing suits and off we went for some pictures. I’m not sure what I was more excited about, the shoot or the bathing suit. I mean how can you resist a yellow polka dot bikini! I’ve had the song stuck in my head ever since I bought it for her! I love this little lady so much that I hauled buckets of warm water out to my shoot location, to make sure she’d be comfortable.
Despite the warm water, I had to work pretty hard to get her into the tub, but once she relaxed, she was happy as she could be. Anna found her little “pool” so refreshing in fact, that she didn’t want to get out. I just love the expressions that children give you if you give them a little space and let them just be themselves. I’ve found that if you push too hard for something, you’re usually met with resistance, but if you just relax and let go a little, the moments unfold before your eyes. With our lives so often tightly wound, it’s an amazing thing to let go and watch a child for a while; the graceful innocence you will witness is truly (you guessed it 😉 ) refreshing.
Click here to move through the circle and see how Robin, with Picsy Photography interpreted this month’s theme.