These handsome little cowboys, their smiley sister and awesome parents live just down the road from us. We’re happy to be neighbors and friends with this beautiful family, as I was flattered when she asked me to take their family photos.
I love watching these boys in action. Big Brother is quiet, methodical and kind. He has an old soul. He is so patient and sweet with Wyokiddo. He even helps out here on the bird farm occasionally, putting men four times his age to shame with his work ethic and natural abilities around livestock.
Maddog, as little brother is affectionately known, is trouble in cowboy boots. He’s adventurous, bold and the right blend of orneriness and sweetness that will have girls eating out of his hand here in another ten years or so. He’s always up for a good time, and will tell anyone who will listen how brave and strong his dad is or how nice his mom is. Wyokiddo is in awe of him and is always coming home from preschool telling me Maddog stories. It’s no surprise, really, because that’s how I remember his dad from my days showing pigs in 4-H and FFA…as the ornery little brother who didn’t take anyone’s grief.
Little Sister is always all smiles and light. She’s not walking yet, but given time, I have no doubt she’ll do everything her big brothers can do, just maybe in pink and pigtails. And have daddy wrapped around her finger in the process.
Together, these kids will no doubt keep their parents on their toes. But if anyone is up for the job of wrangling these three into respectful, hard-working and down-to-earth, it’s their parents. I can’t wait to watch these kids grow up and get to know this awesome family better.
*This great storyboard is the work of the Rita at http://www.thecoffeeshopblog.com/. It’s a great resource for photographers just learning the power of Photoshop. Check it out!