It’s week two of i heart faces 2nd year as a photography community! They’re still busy celebrating their 1st birthday so this week’s contest theme is “Best Face Photo”. The rules this week were a lot simpler than last week with the main stipulation being that we had to use a photo from this month or last. I’ve been challenging myself to use my camera every day, if possible, so this rule was a great push for me. And the fact that there are 18 guest judges this week (including some of my Faves: [b]ecker, Pioneer Woman, Amy Wenzel and the Ellsworth’s) made it that much more exciting!
This afternoon it finally decided to stop raining, so Mister and I took Tadpole to the park for a few hours. He loves the park, not only for the running around, but for the quality time with his Daddy. I took quite a few pictures while we were out, but this one is by far my favorite (I added a little bit of texture to it too, just to give it a bit of a different look/feel). Our Tadpole is such a happy little 2yr old!
Head over to i heart faces to see the rest of this weeks entries – and say Happy 1st Birthday!
It’s magic for so many reasons. I can’t explain enough, just how much I love Christmastime… and then we added a Tadpole to the mix and it got even better! Here’s our 1st Christmas morning as a happy little family…
Oh man… why on earth has it taken me so long to get to these? Earlier on in the summer, Mister and I took Tadpole to the park to play… he had so much fun with his Daddy.
Last weekend, Mister and I met up with Unk and Winnie and we all took Tadpole out skating for the 2nd time. At less than 23 mo’s old, I just can’t get over how much he LOVES to go to the arena and go skating! He’s improved so much in just two outings… his little ankles are already strong enough to support all of his running around the arena lobby in his adorable baby skates.
On the 3rd Sunday in November, we trouped up to Grumpy & Granny’s for breakfast, and our annual Xmas tree hunt. The weather had been horrible since returning from Mexico, but it held out the entire time we were up island. Tadpole was a bit unsure at first, wandering around through all of the trees, but he liked it soon enough, despite falling down more times than I care to count… but I guess that’s bound to happen when your gum boots come up past your little knees.
Unk bought Tadpole his first pair of skates when he was less than a year old… and his first helmet for his 1st birthday. But it took us until Thanksgiving weekend to actually get him out on the ice. Boy, was it ever worth the wait!!
If you haven’t seen this website before, do yourself a favor and check it out. It’s hysterical! For a few months now, Unk’s better-half (who we’ll call Winnie, for the purposes of this blog) and I have been giggling about it on an almost daily basis! We really wanted to submit our own awkward family photo to share with the world.