I'm sure some of you are familiar with How The Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess. There is a section in there where the Grinch states:
... And then! Oh, the noise, Oh, the Noise! Noise! Noise! Noise!
That's one thing he hated! The NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! NOISE! ...
Well, after living in the Antelope Valley during March, I have replaced the word noise with wind. The wind here is ridiculous this time of year.
Today, embracing the wind and all, we headed out to the California Poppy Reserve where the poppy's have started blooming. They don't hit full bloom until late April, but with Mike leaving on TDY next weekend and then his international trip right after that, we are out of weekends to do things as a family. I thought the poppy fields would be great to take family pictures.
If we ignored the wind and my blatant disregard for dressing the kids appropriately for the temperatures, it was beautifully wonderful!
Can you tell that Mike was having a little too much fun with the remote to my camera? I'm not sure how many family photos we ended up with, but let me tell you, if you want some one that can shoot a lot of pictures in a short amount of time with a tiny remote, Mike is your man!
And last but not least - I present the mediocre family pictures to you. I'm not in love with either one but they are the best we could get with the wind and three monkies. I need your opinion. Which picture do you like better of the family? This picture is going to go into the graduation program for Mike's TPS graduation. #1 or #2?