Despite the number of times I have been to Spring Valley Nature Center, I have never actually taken my own kids there. Michael and I would often comment on how our toddler would love seeing the farm and animals, and one morning we just up and decided to take them there. We have discovered that early Sunday mornings are the best time to go, as there are not many people around, which is always a bonus for a photographer on a mission. It was an overcast balmy morning and was pretty dead, so it had all the makings of a perfect photo op. But like so many so many photo opportunities with my excitable toddler, this one didn’t pan out as well as I had hoped. She was far too interested in her surroundings to be bothered to sit still for even two seconds, and I am ashamed to admit that we did resort to bribing with candy just to get these shots, which I am rather ho-hum about. At least she looks cute, to her parents anyway!