• Family Portrait 2013

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    My boys are on spring break this week and I couldn't be happier that they're spending it with me in New York. It's their first time in the city and we're aiming for "best spring break ever." We'll accept nothing less. Yes, the Statue of Liberty is still closed from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, and yes, Sheep Meadow is not in season but we're not bitter. The American Museum of Natural History is a showstopper and F.A.O. Schwarz is still cool to 10 and 11 year-olds...and 30 year-olds too, surprisingly. I spied a 9" alligator head from the corner of my eye at the pop-up Evolution store and the little boy inside of me geeked out. Of course, I couldn't let them get back on that plane without a family portrait (and don't let other parents tell you otherwise, bribing the incentive system is how these things get done).

    Best week ever.

    Mar 15, 2013 | Permalink (20) Total Comments

    JP left a comment on 5/14/2013 at 4:47 PM:

    Who is this ‘Tim’ dick? Shut your pie-hole, dude.


    Alec Vanderboom left a comment on 4/9/2013 at 11:01 AM:

    well done sir


    C.L. Young left a comment on 3/21/2013 at 6:53 PM:

    @Tim—Let’s be and act gentlemanly! Is that not what being a man is about? Constructive criticism is one thing, but rudeness, very crude.

    @Castleberry-This sums up what fatherhood is all about…quality time with those that matter the most! As a father of two great kids that I would go to the ends of the world for, I truly “get it”! Thanks for this heart-warming picture. It really made my day! We (meaning you and I and others who “get it”) are truly blessed!


    psp left a comment on 3/20/2013 at 9:01 PM:

    FEC, Glad you guys enjoyed Dylan’s.  She married one of my fraternity brothers from Penn. 
    If you make the trip to RI this summer I have some great recommendations for family activities.  My girls love the East Bay Bike Path with stops at Dell’s Lemonade.  We are looking at taking your recommendation on Boca Grande.  Looks as close as you can get to the Vinyard or Block in FL. Best PSP


    EBCDesq. left a comment on 3/20/2013 at 7:53 PM:

    I hope their first week in the city is the best! Have a most excellent time with them. And, hopefully they haven’t grown up so much that you can’t still swing from them from your limbs. :-)


    RLS left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 7:47 PM:

    You are blessed.


    Richie left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 3:17 PM:

    Just tell me what the shipping cost will be to my country (South Africa: a country devoid of good clothes).


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 3:01 PM:

    @Richie—At the rate they’re going you won’t be waiting long.


    Richie left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 2:50 PM:

    As your boys outgrow their clothes, will you ship them to me for mine?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 12:24 PM:

    @Tim—It’s simply decoration.


    Tim left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 12:22 PM:

    Fred - Talk to us about the taxidermy. Fair to assume you didn’t kill the beasts? Strikes me - perhaps - as a bit contrived to hang dead animals on your wall when you didn’t kill/hunt them….no?


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 11:14 AM:

    @Tim—The same day I shot this portrait we were shot by another photographer for a spring editorial feature…and plus, it was spring break :)


    Tim left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 11:04 AM:

    Why are you dressed in summer clothes?


    Karen left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 9:05 AM:

    Gorgeous family!


    Dan left a comment on 3/19/2013 at 12:41 AM:

    Love the set-up! Now SMILE, DANGIT.


    F.E. Castleberry left a comment on 3/18/2013 at 9:35 PM:

    @psp—We did indeed make a visit to Dylan’s Candy Bar for ice cream. They loved it. We had plans to check out the USS Intrepid but ran out of days. Next time…


    psp left a comment on 3/18/2013 at 9:30 PM:

    How about a trip to Dylan’s Candy Bar,  my girls loved it.  Then the Intrepid for a little testosterone


    BG left a comment on 3/18/2013 at 8:03 PM:

    Terrific taste in personal effects, ‘A Privileged Life’ indeed ...


    MJ left a comment on 3/18/2013 at 7:27 PM:

    Great portrait, your boys are adorable!


    emjkmj left a comment on 3/18/2013 at 7:25 PM:

    Fantastic family portrait, Wes Anderson approved….


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