Lauren and I have been reading a book called The Sign of the Beaver for history. I didn't realize how much she was enjoying it until a few days ago when a Native American village began to take shape in our yard.
Jacob helped her to make a bow and some arrows from some small branches. She also fashioned a spear and began collecting wood for a fire and another tepee.
She asked me to bring my camera outside and take photos of her. I certainly wasn't going to say no.
I love it when my children make learning an adventure.
Lauren now has a tarp around her tepee, a fire pit, another tepee under construction, and all the amenities she may need as she acts this time in history out.
Linked up with Melissa for Friday Photo Journal at Serendipity is Sweet.
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Over the past year I have been working on documenting our life in photos. I, of course, have always taken photos of our family events, but this is story telling. The writer in me rejoices in finding another way to express my thoughts and feelings. Documentary photography pushes me to look for the details, capture the moment, seek out the beauty of the light and shadows and be present in what is taking place around me.
Eventually these photos end up in a photo book that my family, especially my children, look at over and over again. The beauty of this type of photography is that I don't hear any complaining from my boys and husband who do not like formal photographs. They get to wear what they want, sit where they want, look where they want, be comfortable, and be themselves.
It's a win-win situation!