70 degrees? In January? While the rest of the country seems to be suffering from cold, snow and wind we have had nothing but warm, dry weather. We've been going to the park quite a bit. This last visit it was all about the dirt from the gopher mounds. Dirt + little boy = fun
This weekend we will celebrate five years of life with our dog Lulu Belle. She was a rescue that a friend from work found and we decided to give her a forever home. She came to us battered with lots of scars, our only guess is that someone was not very kind to her. At first she had some aggression issues with our other dog, Billy, but he is such a gentle giant that he won her over and they soon became fast friends. We worried about her while I was pregnant; wondering how she would react to the baby. All our worries subsided after a few weeks. She is his dog now. She is always close by, whether he is awake or asleep. One of her favorite places to be is under his bed where she can watch him play, but be out of the way where she won't get stepped on or tripped over. Earlier this week I caught the two of them in his room spending some quiet time together (please excuse the mess... actually this is pretty clean for him!) and I thought this is the picture I want defining the love these two have for one another.
And then nap time on Friday came. I do what we do each day, turn off all the noise and lay down (usually on the couch because he prefers to snuggle with his Momma) and I slowly sing him to sleep. Like I said this is our daily ritual, and usually our three dogs join us and find a place to lay down as well. Well on Friday Lulu had already made a nest on the couch and we chose the spot right next to her. As I sang my lullabies Lulu began to snore and Eric followed. Below is the picture I snapped of the two of them in dreamland.
So a big happy birthday to our Lulu. Our lives and our family would not be the same without you.
Our last day of Christmas vacation. Three weeks of fun have gone by and tomorrow it is back to reality... Ugh.
Since we were out today we decided to stop by the park and let the little guy run around and tire himself out for a nap (Score! He's sleeping as I type.) This week I couldn't make a decision for which photo to post for my project 52, Instead I chose the series of him running toward me. I love all his silly faces as he makes his way closer, giggling the entire way; and his Daddy in the background watching over him. Have a wonderful week!
I take pictures of my boy as much as I can, but this year I will attempt a 52 week project of him. I will do my best to document our everyday adventures and if I am successful I will try a 365 project next year (but I'm not quite ready to take on that challenge quite yet!) So here he is at our favorite park... getting WAY too big too fast! I thank God every day for making me his Momma.
I am going to try REALLY hard to complete a 52 week project this year (one of my many resolutions for 2014). As I look over photos from this past year I cannot believe how much my boy has grown! It is really difficult to pick out just a few of my personal favorites, but here they are in no particular order.
Hi, I'm Melissa. I am a wife, mother, step-mother, Gigi (step-grandma) and a photographer. I started out as the family member always asked to bring my camera along and it has turned into my life dream. I just love being able to capture moments for others that they can always cherish.This is my little corner to share my sessions, projects, and a little piece of our daily life. Thanks for stopping by!