35 Responses to “Just because”

  1. Jen - Mom 4 on December 19th, 2010 5:31 pm

    I love those photos! I like Riley’s “form” in the first photos compared to Dylan’s spread legs and arms. :0) But the 4th picture is my favorite – I love Dylan’s face!

  2. Faith on December 19th, 2010 5:32 pm


  3. Erin on December 19th, 2010 6:19 pm

    I demand to know what kind of camera you are using so I can ask Santa for it. Those shots are so great.

  4. Sonia on December 19th, 2010 6:33 pm

    *snicker* GREAT shots! Made me giggle…thank you!

  5. Christie on December 19th, 2010 6:47 pm

    These are great photos! I totally remember fooling around like this with my Dad when I was little. Some of my best childhood memories are goofy moments like this.

  6. Taube on December 19th, 2010 7:01 pm

    Great pictures. Seriously amazing camera! What kind is it?

  7. Krissa on December 19th, 2010 7:03 pm

    This makes me feel like maybe some day I could actually have boys, and survive the experience. :) Great pics!

  8. pantsdegirly on December 19th, 2010 7:14 pm

    love dylan’s expressions.

  9. Melanie on December 19th, 2010 7:54 pm

    Made. Of. Awesome.

  10. Marie Green on December 19th, 2010 8:34 pm

    Wheeee! Looks so fun! I love how Dilly can’t keep his eyes open, even while filled with glee.

  11. Alli on December 19th, 2010 9:04 pm

    What lighting were you using?!? My house is so dim/yellow at night I couldn’t get a sharp picture of my couch, much less flying child OVER couch!

  12. sharon on December 19th, 2010 9:05 pm

    Camera! Please tell! (Oh, and amazing shots. I am filled with envy at your family-filled fun.)

  13. Linda on December 19th, 2010 9:17 pm

    Hey, for those who asked, it’s a Nikon D70 with a speedlight flash aimed at the ceiling.

  14. kathleen on December 19th, 2010 9:31 pm

    the hat series is the best thing i’ve seen on the internet in a long time. these are gold.

  15. Kate on December 19th, 2010 9:44 pm

    …re: other comments about what camera – MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY! I’m assuming you are using an external bounce flash!?! Geez I HOPE I am getting one for Christmas…maybe I’ll ask “Santa” right now…

  16. Kate on December 19th, 2010 9:50 pm

    …how did I miss your YELLOW NOTE above?! thanks!!!!

  17. Taube on December 19th, 2010 10:46 pm

    Thanks for the camera info. Thanks for the pics!

  18. Victoria on December 20th, 2010 1:21 am


  19. E on December 20th, 2010 1:22 am

    Dylan’s expression – priceless! <3

  20. Jen the Trephinist on December 20th, 2010 1:41 am

    Their expressions in the hat pictures remind me of the Cupcake Cannon:


  21. Jean on December 20th, 2010 4:10 am

    sooooo cute!!!!!!!

  22. Emma on December 20th, 2010 6:42 am

    I love just seeing the bottom of their feet as they fly through the air. So cute!

  23. TheRachel on December 20th, 2010 7:47 am

    The last one is hilarious!

  24. Allie on December 20th, 2010 8:51 am

    Oh my gosh, I love those faces!! haha!! Dylan is priceless!!

  25. Heather on December 20th, 2010 9:28 am

    4th picture down! Oh, Dylan!

  26. Emily on December 20th, 2010 10:51 am

    Every time I read your blog I am blown away by how CLEAN everything looks. I have two small children and there is simply crap EVERYWHERE. I don’t even remember what a clear surface looks like. And we have dust bunnies the size of jackelopes. How do you do it?

  27. telegirl on December 20th, 2010 11:23 am

    So you have a cool camera but so do I (Nikon D5000) and I don’t take pictures anywhere *near* as good as you. I feel so inadequate, especially since I took a lot of photography in college… granted that was a little while ago and really before digital cameras were being used… OK, I’m going to shut up now because I’m just starting to feel worse about myself.

  28. agirlandaboy on December 20th, 2010 12:53 pm

    I like you guys.

  29. Livi on December 20th, 2010 5:13 pm

    who knew a flying hat could be so FUN!

    love your holiday letter – that is totally the way to go with those.

  30. Mandy on December 20th, 2010 7:02 pm

    These are fan-tastic.

  31. joaaanna on December 20th, 2010 7:15 pm

    Those are just the BEST pictures! How awesome! That fourth one HAS to be entered into a contest – it would be a sure winner.

  32. April G. on December 21st, 2010 1:46 pm

    Ha! Those are fantastic! I love Dylan’s face in all of them, but #4 is the best.

  33. Jen W. on December 22nd, 2010 10:29 am

    Super awesome. Dylan’s expression in the fourth photo is classic. Happy Holidays!

  34. Aden Narbenfarkle on December 22nd, 2010 10:10 pm

    Ha! Came from a big family and this is *precisely* the types of shenanigans we would get up to. Great pics. Happy holidays and thanks for the laughs and the great writing. Cause I’m a writer and I wince in pain at the effortless pizzaz you throw into your writing like so many chocolate sprinkles. Gold plated, 24-carrot freakin chocolate sprinkles :)

  35. Josh on December 24th, 2010 6:15 am

    Me and my friends still play this game, we just call it “blind pick-axe-catch”. The management turns a blind eye towards our probable work-intoxication in exchange for our ambivalence about their cancelling raises, bonuses, and pending next week, our pay.

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