In February we were back at the Broken Branch Ranch. And every once in a while we do a little photo shoot to try and get some cute pictures of the boys around the ranch and with Grandma and Grandpa. The main focus this time was on Dylan, mainly because a certain 3 year old is not too keen on sitting still and smiling for the camera. We also were trying to recreate something similar to our favorite “cowboy” picture of Jacob when he was 8 months old. Since Dylan is a little older than Jacob was, it was harder to keep him still, but I think we got some good ones. There’s not a whole lot of story to tell here, just heavy on the picture side…
First we loaded up the props in the wagon.
Then while we were waiting for the guys to bring the bales of hay I started snapping away at Grandma and Dylan
Then Dylan was ready for his close up
When Grandma and Grandpa joined in, Dylan could not take his eyes off Grandpa. He loves Grandpa’s deep laugh and in every single picture I took he is smiling at him.
Then we tried to get one with both boys and we ended up with more outtakes. But they are still fun pictures to have, that show the general craziness of two boys.
This is what we get if we ask Jacob to smile or laugh for the camera (and again Dylan was focused on Grandpa laughing)
This would have been a good one if Dylan had been smiling, but I think he was over it at this point.
Dylan was tired of sitting and being held, so we let him stand up and play on the bales of hay
and he was sampling the goods
Then we went for a ride in the wagon
Which led us to the horses
And that is usually where you can find this guy hard at work
I love some of the facial expressions I get, he takes his jobs seriously! I can just hear his voice in his head saying “Don’t mess with me mama, I’m busy!”
Once his legs get a little longer he will be tearing all over the ranch in this thing, he knows exactly how to drive it, but he can’t quite reach.
After my dad saddled up Thunder the two of them went for a a little ride
When they were finished, Jake goes right to the bin with the horse treats to fill up his pockets with treats to give the horses.
Wish he was this passionate about doing chores at home!