I took these photos a couple of months ago. It wasn't a birthday. It wasn't a holiday. It wasn't an original location or first-day-of-anything or last-day-of-something or even a Saturday.
It was just an ordinary day. Evening I think, since Cooper (at six years old) is always lobbying to sleep in the top bunk. I didn't even crop or edit these pictures; I kind of didn't know what to do with them.
But now I know: I'm taking more pictures like them. They're a reminder that I need to take more photos of the ordinary times. The special occasions...of course I have a lot of shots of those. The day-to-day stuff? Not so much...not since they've gotten a little older and in school. Seems like school and all its activities have crowded out the routine but special time I used to have so much of with the boys. At least this time of year...
So here's to more of the ordinary. And Cooper getting to the top bunk someday.