Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday-Plus a Reminder!

Today is Wednesday and we all know that that means.....it's a great day to be outdoors!


Last week I had some business to take care of in neighboring t-town.....that's Tuscaloosa for those that don't know. After business it was time for some fun. The kids, my mother and I took a sidetrip to Capital Park.
A little-known fact is that Tuscaloosa was actually the state capitol before Montgomery from 1826 to 1846. At Capitol Park you'll find reconstructed architectural features of the old capitol building. In fact, the site uses actual bricks and stonework from the original building to outline the ground floor and partial rotunda. Plus several massive columns have been repaired and placed on their original sites.
It's a beautiful setting. Interesting for history and architectural lovers like myself.

My son LOVED playing amongst the bricks and rocks, It was a perfect place for him to play "army". He has put in an order to Big Daddy for some similar architectural pieces in our back yard.LOL.

What I loved was how the landscape created a perfect setting for portraits. And you know I had my camera. Smile.

The kids weren't to happy that I kept interrupting their play for some quick shots. But, "they got over it". They always do. And sometimes. Get even. (I don't know if you can see it in the picture below, but Sister Sledge has her eyes crossed in this photo)
But fouling up a photo can only get you one thing....another photo (remember that Sledge!).

I can tolerate some grumbling for some good pictures.
Happy Outdoor Wednesday!To see more outdoor post visit our gracious host, Susan at A Southern Day Dreamer!

I want to remind everyone about #21 Thrifty Thursday, happening here at Bloggeritaville. See you tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

"J" said...

You never know who is just going to drag in.........

LOL

I love the pic of Sister Sledge wearing the hat!!!!! Sooooooooooooo pretty!!!!! =) They are both getting so big! Just from now till we met up in this world of blog!!!!!

Sounds like a FUN day trip! I hope yall are having a GREAT summer so far!!!!

LauraBeth said...

What cute pics! I had almost forgotten about Capitol Park - that would be a GREAT place to get some pics of the Bean this fall while we're in town for ball games. Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

jennifer said...

The pictures are wonderful! You have beautiful kiddos (very photogenic even with crossed eyes). Tell your Mama I said Hi!

Diva Daughter's birthday is tomorrow. I'll be opting out of Thrifty Thursday til next week - I have that Thrifty Thursday post written already :)

Shannon said...

Those pictures are adorable!

DeAnna said...

Beautiful scenery and smiles! Thanks for the history lesson - I ama HB myself. I will be posting tomorrow - just a small find - but I loved it!

Kristine said...

Great pics. Your kids are beautiful.

Kristine

Mary said...

What a beautiful family. It was so nice to see them. Have a wonderful day.

imjacobsmom said...

You've got to grab those photo ops when you can - your kids are cuties! ~ Robyn

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Leigh! I loved hearing about Tuscaloosa! I have an online friend that lives there! You have a beautiful family!
Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Derek said...

Those are great pics, Leigh. We love Capital Park.

Mari said...

Those pictures are great - even with crossed eyes! I would love to visit this park!

Rhonda @ Shellbelle's Tiki Hut said...

Your portraits are just beautiful, what a great place fora shoot!

Carrie said...

Wonderful, wonderful pictures!!

Kirby3131 said...

I didn't know that about T-town & 20 years is a long time to be a temporary capital. You took some fantastic photos - and of course, I'm loving the architecture!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos. Thanks for sharing.
Glenda

KBeau said...

Leigh, you do a wonderful job with portraits. Have I ever asked you what kind of camera you use?

Laura said...

What a beautiful family you have! Precious pictures of precious children.

Enjoyed visiting,

Laura

Brenda said...

Oh goodness, I may have jumped the boat! I just posted mine and it's still Wednesday night. I posted four different things for this eventful Thursday!
Brenda

xinex said...

Beautiful family and beautiful outdoor pics!...Christine

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

great photos to share and great music to listen to while doing so.

Thanks!! TTFN ~~Claudia

Regina said...

Wonderful. Great post.

Chandy said...

You know right now I absolutely wish that you live near me so I can have your camera capture our family right? LOL

Sister Sledge is so clever with that crossed eyes shot. LOL

I will see you tomorrow!

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Sure looks like a nice place to be. nice garden/park, old structures, beautiful company to spend the day with :-)

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Li

hip chick said...

You got some lovely shots of your family. That looks like a great park too.

French Cupboard said...

Beautiful photos! Blessings.. Polly

Kammy said...

Loved your photos ! Your family is lovely...The thrift store with your friends looked like fun...I can't believe the buys you found !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Kat said...

Wow! Great photos Leigh! Your daughter is gorgeous!

Hugs!
Kat