In between and after taking photographs of the many exciting hot air balloons, there were a lot of opportunities to observe candid moments. Fiesta is a family-friendly event. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that I noticed a lot of families, moms specifically, with children of all ages nearly everywhere I looked.
I saw hundreds of tireless mothers doing what moms do: pushing strollers; waiting on kids; feeding those with hangries; chasing after the ‘wanderers’; facilitating children in whatever was needed. I didn’t set out to capture as many images as I did of mothers. It happened that way because moms were unavoidable.
So, here’s to the mothers who packed the snacks, woke the kids in the darkness, drove them to the park ‘N ride at 5 AM, made them wear jackets, pushed the strollers, wore the backpacks, waited in lines to buy hot cocoa, bought the silly hats…I could go on and on. Instead let’s walk in my snapmamma shoes and see some moms in action. Bless their stamina!