Brittany Marie

fine art photographer


November 21, 2009

Our house is still dripping with candy and I don’t see it going away until summer. Once Halloween comes the holidays, which keep the kids fully stocked, hit at a regular clip until Easter. 

My oldest is the type who will finish his last piece of Halloween candy the day before trick-or-treating again. I think most parents throw it out, steal from it themselves or let the kids eat it all quickly so it doesn’t draw out for months but those options haven’ t felt right to me. yet.
He digs through the bag and has the self-control to keep the best pieces of candy the longest. Where he got his restraint, I don’t know. 
All the candy at my house got me thinking about a shoot I did this summer of a few of our nephews. We are lucky to have such great family. For the last few years we have been able to spend some time together at Cannon Beach each summer. The cousins play, the adults eat way too many maple bars and carry all the pails, shovels and children back and forth to the beach several times a day.
One of the highlights of the trip for the kids is a trip to Bruce’s Candy Kitchen to hunt for a special treat. Each of them choose unique flavors, shapes and sizes and everyone come out with giant smiles. I bought a few extra lollipops while we were there as reward for my cooperative subjects. I love that my boys will have such great summer memories to hold on to when they grow up.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Funny that Keith shows such restraint with the candy…Elisa is the same. She LOVES candy but can totally eat just one M&M and save the rest to eat little by little. Not me…. 🙂 The pictures are lovely. I want a trip to a warm beach now.

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