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My niece and nephew, in LA

Updated: Jan 7, 2020

I had the great privilege of visiting my sister, brother in law, niece, and nephew in LA a couple of weeks ago. It was my niece and nephew's birthday weekend, and although I was unable to attend their party (I was attending the Cotsen Open Go Tournament), I did manage to get some great pictures of the two of them playing around the house and along the trails at Point Vicente in Palos Verdes. These two are only a year apart and they are just as cute as can be!

They both had a great time playing with their new birthday toys.

Young boy playing with his toys on the floor in the morning sunlight

Young girl playing with toys on the couch with sunlight behind

Young boy sitting on the floor and looking at the camera in morning light

Young boy playing with a toy truck and looking away from camera

Grandpa and grandma were there for some of the fun!

Portrait of a young boy and his grandpa, sitting on the couch and smiling

Portrait of a young boy in his grandma's arms

The puppet show was a lot of fun, although somebody got a little pouty when she had to share...

Young boy laying on the floor with his Kermit the Frog finger puppet

Young boy showing off his Kermit the Frog finger puppet

Young girl laughing with her puppets

Young girl pouting with puppets in front of sunlit windows

She went outside and sulked for a bit.

Young girl moping on the porch in the sun and framed in the doorway, taking from inside

Young girl pouting on the porch in the sunlight

But pretty soon her brother came along and cheered her up.

Young siblings playing on the porch in the sun

Then it was on to the cliffs at Point Vicente to run along the trails, play on the "slide", and watch the waves!

Young boy and girl going down a slide together

Young girl sliding down a slide, looking back at the camera

Young boy with red hair thinking about going down a slide

Mother and daughter standing at a fence with small dog and looking out to sea

Young boy and girl running away from the camera

Young boy and girl smiling at the camera

At the end of the day, we went home and the kids waited for their daddy while they played with their new "chemistry set" out on the driveway.

Young boy with science goggles on smiling at the camera

Young boy and girl playing with their "chemistry" set on the sidewalk

Young boy and girl playing with their "chemistry" set on the sidewalk

Young boy looking through a magnifying glass at the camera

Overall, it was a great weekend hanging out with family and getting to see my niece and nephew. They are both so full of energy that things are constantly happening around them faster than I can photograph, but I think I captured a few special moments from the day. Both of these cuties are so photogenic it's hard to take a bad picture of either one of them.

Finally, I got my most Alfred Hitchcock-y picture to date! There is some great natural lighting in my sister's house, and it happened to line up in a way that I thought was really neat for this shot. This one is a little out of the theme of the post, but I just like the lighting so much!

Man smiling with dramatic lighting

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