“This is my mama. Her name is Jessica. She’s wearing that giant hat and sunglasses so she can be saved from being put in a ditch or a box.”

— How my daughter Eve introduced me today to another mother on the beach, misquoting my earlier joke to her daddy that my over-sized sunglasses and sunhat were a last-ditch effort to stave off Botox.

These photos were taken with the incredible Nikon D3000 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens that I randomly, luckily won at the #NikonNightOut party at BlogHer last week! I love hosting giveaways, but NEVER win anything myself. Now THAT’S what I call blog conference swag! Thanks to my bloggy BFF TechSavvyMama‘s generous taking of me to this party as her guest, I will now be able to provide even clearer pictures of activities for families in my posts for A Parent in Silver Spring. Thanks Nikon!