My friend asked me to take her family’s picture for their Christmas card. I really enjoyed taking pictures of someone else’s kids for a change–and cute little ones to boot. Of course, we had our problems. For starters we are having a bit of a heat wave right now. It was all of 80 degrees at 5 o’clock in the afternoon, and the kids were dressed in their fall clothes–tights, sweaters, jackets. So we had to move fast so they wouldn’t get too overheated. Also, the park we went to is so well-groomed that they mow and blow the leaves practically as soon as they fall from the trees. Consequently, there were no fun playing in the leaves shots, which was really disappointing.