Sunday, March 16, 2014

The mom selfie...

Let me start by saying that I really do despise the selfie and I find it a bit sad that it was the 2013 word of the year. (see more info here)  With that being said, I take quite a few of them, by choice yes, but also out of the necessity that I would like to be documented as being a part of my son's life.  So these aren't your typical kissy face, over-edited type of selfies, rather they are my attempts at taking pictures of me and Lincoln together.

I am a photographer in hobby only.  I really found my love for it in college when I was an Art student and it has grown from there.  I love having my camera with me and I am always pulling it out to document even the smallest moments of our family life.  My husband does like photography as well and is actually quite good at it, but he does not share my passion for capturing the "moments" and so we are left with lots of pictures of Daddy and Lincoln and almost 0 of Mommy...hence the need for my poorly taken selfies.

I think this is true for most of the moms out there.  We are the ones behind the cameras capturing all the big and small moments of life for our kids.  I hope that one day my kids will appreciate the fact that while I may not be present in as many pictures, that I was there experiencing and capturing that moment for them.

Don't judge some of these...yes I did the act like you aren't looking face so that it at least
looked like someone else took it....sad I know.  I think even sadder are the ones that
only include my arm or hand, but at least he'll know it was me holding him!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Lincoln Thomas...11 Months

Height: 30.5 inches
Weight: 24 pounds

Month 11 Milestones

  • Taking several steps at a time
  • "Driving cars" with sounds effects
  • Being pushed around in his push car with Rhea chasing him around...the faster the better
  • Dancing to the Friends theme song
  • "Talking" more frequently...Mama, Dada, Baby, Ray Ray
  • Playing in forts

Friday, February 7, 2014

Lincoln Thomas...10 Months

Height: 30 inches
Weight: 23 pounds

Months 10 Milestones

  • Standing Up-taking a few steps at a time
  • Drinking from big boy cups
  • "Talking" on the phone
  • Playing on the couch/chair
  • Playing with and climbing on Rhea

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Lincoln Thomas...9 Months

Man this kid is growing up WAY to fast! I cannot believe 9 months have come and gone.  It is crazy to look back and see how much he has changed in such a short time.

Height: 29.25 inches
Weight: 22 pounds
Head: 46.4 centimeters

Months 9 Moments
  • Crawling Everywhere
  • Pulling up on Everything
  • Climbing all over Rhea
  • Lots of Dadas and the occasional Mama (sometimes I think he is purposely only saying Dada because I'm constantly trying to get him to say Mama)
  • Dancing
  • Eating just about anything
  • Half headstands
  • Laughing a lot

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Around Here...

Around here our house is always a bit messy

Around here Lincoln uses Rhea as a place to climb

Around here we are very curious about everything

Around here we like to mess with Daddy...especially when he has something shiny!