Vanquished

For the past two days, Lucas has been giving his little sister, Clara, stick fighting lessons. Part of me worries that they will poke an eye out. But most of me loves it.

Clara is always willing to play whatever her siblings want to play. She's easy.

Here after a long lesson in offense and defense, Lucas let Clara go in for the "kill."

I was using my 35mm lens and trying to capture them playing, but most of my shots (ok, all of my shots) were out of focus. Must have the settings wrong.

I am wanting to be more intentional about capturing the stuff that mattters. The moments that I will never want to forget. Not just the posed stuff, but the real life.

Also to brag on my boy here...sister had a cold hand (her glove had a hole in the finger)...and my sweet boy gave her his glove. See his bare hand. What a precious heart!
A fun image and perfect for your goal!
posted February 6th, 2018  
Great fun had by all - great action shot !
posted February 6th, 2018  
How wonderful, Lucas is awesome. This is a real treasured memory photo.
posted February 6th, 2018  
What a great memory.
posted February 6th, 2018  
Such a touching story even though a "fight" is involved...if only we could all be kind even in moments of disagreement!
posted February 6th, 2018  
Great capture of kids at play...I do believe this shot meets your qualification of "stuff that matters." :)
posted February 6th, 2018  
I can't help but wonder if my parents had taken more photos how many memories it might jog for me... your children will have fun looking through your photos and remembering the good times they had together!
posted February 6th, 2018  
ahaha. cool shot
posted February 6th, 2018  
Lovely to see them playing together. I'm very glad that my two have always got on well.
posted February 6th, 2018  
It's a cool shot and your son is beautifully in focus. Clara has a nice movement blur! It's the moment that matters. Lovely.
posted February 6th, 2018  
This even has sound effects - a super shot.
posted February 6th, 2018  
Wonderful story-telling and sweet memory shot for you!
posted February 6th, 2018  
love the action in this one and that perfect stick sword. Most of all I love the momma that raised these children to be thoughtful and generous
posted February 6th, 2018  
What a sweet chivalrous young man, and then she went and stabbed him:))
posted February 6th, 2018  
You are so right about stuff that matters :)
posted February 7th, 2018  
@suzanne234 Hahaha...he told her to luckily:)?
posted February 7th, 2018  
To nurture that bond it is worth taking some risks. Lovely shot.
posted February 7th, 2018  
This photo tells the story of a very brave girl and her gallant and gentlemanly big brother. I hope it will be passed down through the ages. Play is so important, how wonderful to capture it!
posted February 8th, 2018  
@sandrajo What a sweet, thoughtful comment. Thank you!!
posted February 8th, 2018  
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