Anyway, it took him forever to arrive, so while we were waiting the kids occupied themselves. They tossed balls or played cards (that's my kiddo in the middle, dealing the cards, above). Some of them went to the playground to climb, chase each other, play ball and swing on the swingset --all of which was frankly adorable. And, then the photographer arrived and, man. He was snippy! The kids had voted to wear their team t-shirts with jeans rather than their swimsuits, just to avoid standing out in the yearbook as the only sports team members dressed in skimpy clothing. The photographer was peeved. He wanted them in the water. Because he was such a pain, the kids started quietly pulling me aside to ask me to take buddy photos.
Such fun. The coach also asked me to snap a photo of him with the team captains, but I had a slight problem in that the boys' captain wanted to look down. He has these gorgeous baby blue eyes and I could not get him to look up! But, since I know him, I figured he'd laugh if someone slugged him and encouraged the girls' captain to give him a gentle punch. Instead, she reached over and twisted his nipple. Yeeeow!
That was a moment, people. And, of course, I was right. When he looked up, his eyes were wide open and he was laughing. How lucky am I, getting to hang out with this bunch?