My poor sons, they put up with so much when I've got the camera out (which is quite often), posing, smiling, different pose, smile, look at the camera, hello - wheres the camera! Yes, head AND eyes at the camera.
Midday, the sun shining, shirts on & into the park to explore & take photos. Lots of being silly & mentions of "poopy pants" to make Kai smile more naturally. It was a huge shame that many were over exposed - crud camera + me lacking in manual camera skills, but it we had a fun time, a few brilliant shots, and lots of exercise. PLUS ponies! how can little fat ponies not make you happy when you stumble across their field & give them a fuss.