Around here, Saturday morning is a marathon activity blitz! Three people go to Zumba, two have piano lessons, four take swimming lessons, and one of me does a lot of driving, schedule-checking, and snack-dispensing, punctuated by the occasional stop for groceries and drive-through coffee.
Whew! That'll get your blood pumping! And today we decided to up the ante and take Josie along for the ride (and ride...and ride...). I think she will officially become a permanent addition to our Saturday morning routine! :-)
So...when I realized that my photo for today was to feature A Stranger, I knew we had struck the jackpot! I mean...come on! Have you been to the Warren County YMCA lately? There is no shortage of strangers to be found there (with emphasis on the "strange")!
We weren't disappointed...and Jamie even contributed to the blog effort by sneaking around, stealthily taking candid shots of people he isn't related to!
Here are a few of the high points:
|I think she's wearing a brace on her left leg,|
but I like the illusion that she is wearing two different socks!
|This guy was onto us! And I was a little worried because,|
hey...we were at the YMCA, and he obviously works out!
|Not everyone was having as much fun as we were!|
|And I know this is a terrible picture, but that hat-and-glasses combination|
decisively won the award for Strange. I couldn't leave it out!
|Here is Daniel with a little girl we don't know,|
which should classify her as A Stranger...
|However, Daniel has never met a stranger|
(especially when we're talking about a girl).
Of course, no photographical field trip would be complete without a picture or two of my accomplices. Look! It's Jamie!
I've known Jamie for, gosh, 13 1/2 years...so he probably doesn't strictly qualify as A Stranger. But I think any mother who has watched her son confront puberty would agree with me when I say that I sometimes feel like there's a stranger living in my house! My little skinny-legged baby boy looks me in the eye now...he out-weighs me...and at least once a day, I hear his voice in another room and wonder what strange man is in my house!
Every day, he reminds me more and more of his daddy. So even though it's sort of weird to watch him become a man right before my eyes, I know I like where he's headed! And in the mean-time, he's a great assistant cook, fellow 80's music aficionado, and photo-safari side-kick!
Children are a heritage from the LORD,
offspring a reward from him.
|She approached the Big Red Bus of Love,|
clearly troubled to discover herself on the receiving end
of my photography project.
I think I was The Stranger in her morning! :-)