I absolutely love my girlfriend and her kiddos.
The little boy was Monkey’s first friend, and for that I will always have a special place in my heart for him.Â He makes me laugh and I feel like when I look into his eyes I see the innocence of childhood that somewhere along the way adults lose.Â
My girlfriend agreed to let me take some pictures and we went to a local tiny lake that I’ve had pictures taken at before.Â When we arrived, the first thing I noticed was the lake stunk.Â As in, it was giving off an odor like none other.Â But, the kids took off running through the grass and didn’t seem to mind a bit.
They ran around the lake, over bridges and through the streams.Â But, every so often they would rest, and in those moments, I was able to capture some really sweet exchanges.
Then, as quickly as those exchanges happened…
They were gone again!
I love summer, and I love her kids.
They both make me smile.