Splashin'

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Last weekend, we took Andrew swimming in our neighborhood pool.

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He really loved playing in the baby splash pool.

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River and Eli came and played with us.

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The kids had a lot of fun.

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I think we may have a fish on our hands.

Father's Day Photos!

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There’s a long-standing joke in our relationship that The Nerd doesn’t love me enough to put a photo of me on his desk at work.

We’ve been married for three years and the man has never, not once, put a photo of me on his desk. No matter how many times I mention it.

It just doesn’t matter to him. Work is for work. Why would he have a picture of his wife there? That just isn’t logical.

A few days after Andrew was born, The Nerd asked me if I could text him some of the photos I had taken of our new son. “Why?” I asked. He had just returned to work, and confessed that everyone at work was asking to see pictures of the new baby. And he had nothing to show them.

See what I mean? The thought never occurred to him to take pictures of his new son.

We certainly are a pair, aren’t we? Me, who never puts the camera down, and James, who never thinks to pick it up.

Well, for The Nerd’s first Father’s Day, I wanted to take some special photos of Andrew.

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I had this one framed so he could put it on his desk at work. And you know what? He actually did it.

I guess he loves Andrew more than me, haha.

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We had so much fun taking photos of the Dude for his Daddy.

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We even got River and Eli to share in the fun! This was their Father’s Day collage for their dad.

Of course, we had to give The Nerd something he’d actually enjoy on Father’s Day — so we got him a gift card to Steam.

It always comes back to video games in our house.

What did you do for Father’s Day?

 

 

Everyday Moments

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I’ve been trying very hard to start capturing more everyday moments with Andrew.

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I know that time will fly by so quickly and I’ll wish I had documented more of these moments.

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He has the cutest expressions sometimes.

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He’s such a good and happy baby.

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He’s even cute when he’s throwing a fit.

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I mean, seriously. Just look at that face!

What are your favorite moments to capture with your little ones?

 

 

Sometimes it's hard…

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I used to think that when I had a baby, I would spend all day taking photos of my new child. I would have DOZENS of pictures documenting his every moment in this world.

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Since having a baby, however, I’ve come to realize how very hard it is to pull out the big camera and catch the baby in the right moment.

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I mean, first of all, the baby has to be still. And he has to look normal. And not stick out his tongue.

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You have to have good aim. Which is really hard with a wiggly baby.

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But sometimes, you are able to capture that little guy at just the right moment.

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And it’s magic.

 

PS – If you want to see every day pictures of the Little Dude, you should consider following me on Instagram or Twitter.

 

 

366 Photo Challenge: {January}

When the New Year began, I knew I wanted to try to take more photos of our daily life.

Sometimes, it’s just so hard to lug out the big girl camera and equipment. Luckily, my iPhone 4 takes some pretty good photos. And it’s always within arms’ reach.

I’ve decided to try to take a photo a day for the entire year. That’s 366 photos!

I’ve been sharing my photos on Instagram each day, and I plan to write a wrap-up post for each month on the blog to share the photos with you. I know it’s already mid-February, but I wanted to take a moment and show you all the photos I took during January!

 

 

It was a fun, busy month!

Be sure to follow along with me on Instagram to see the photos as they happen.

Are you doing a photo challenge this year? Tell me about it!

 

 



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