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I love capturing perfect little moments like this. This is truly him — when he’s not too busy crawling away, that is! And he’s not even eating grass in this picture — yet!

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A Bouquet of Cosmos

Miss M loves to be a part of everything family. She is always talking about how special our anniversary is because if R & I had never married, we wouldn’t have her. I’m glad she loves being here and belonging to our eternal family.

For our twelfth wedding anniversary, Miss M wanted to make me a bouquet.

I gave her a few pointers about creating bouquets, a vase, and a pair of scissors — and let her loose in my garden! As much as I would have liked to stay and help her, I walked away and let her have her creative independence.

And this is what she presented to me:

I might be biased, but I think she has a creative talent!

Shrinking Tiger ~ 10 Months

Have you ever tried to get an active little crawler hold still long enough to get a posed shot? If you haven’t, you’re lucky. Trying to get him to hold still long enough to get a picture with him and his tiger is a feat that few might attempt and fewer would accomplish.

See the mischievous look on his face?

I have wondered, lately,  if I should have done the “Shrinking Tiger” photos of him sleeping with his tiger. . .

See. Quiet and peaceful and motionless. Easy to take pictures of. . .

Instead, I have pictures like these:

You get the picture, right?

And, there are moments where I wonder why I decided to put myself through all this, just to get a picture of a “Shrinking Tiger” when I had plenty of other pictures of him doing various things.

It’s moments when he is crying, crawling away, tearing down the quilt, interested in anything but me. . . I wonder why. . .

And then I get this:

It’s worth every moment — EVERY single moment! Two little front teeth poking out of his impish smile. The dimples in his chin and hands. Chubby little fat rolls. Squinty eyes and the precious giggle that the camera can’t capture.

A simple precious moment of pure Joy!

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Shrinking Tiger ~ 9 Months

With slight delay, may I present Little D and his Incredible Shrinking Tiger!


Things have been a bit busy and crazy around here with a little crawler on the loose. (Hence the lack of posting lately). I’m hoping I can corral the little guy enough that I can get a bunch of posts posted soon and get caught up. Wish me long naps and a few good nights’ sleep! 😉