I love so many things about this photograph. The left over cheetos on the corner of her mouth...the tiny sweat-beads on her button nose...the ornery open-mouth grin...her eyes shut taking in the sun's strength...those looonnng eyelashes...the glow of her sun-kissed skin.
I look at this photo and feel the sun. I feel summer. I feel childhood.
We were poolside last week with Roz and Thomas. When Thomas and his parents traveled to California a while ago, he came back with matching lifeguard shirts for the girls. Don't you think he's pretty thrilled the girls have another reason to be bossy in their new roles?
And I was able to get one more shot...
...and then she went boom. AGAIN.
I'm so glad Ella has such good people in her life. I'm grateful she's smiling with her face towards the sun.