photo challenges

Friends… a photo challenge

Lily and cousin Adelaide in Carova, NC wearing matching dresses that were hand knitted by a family friend.

These little ones are 2 years apart but I’m pretty sure that this summer they became besties and created a bond they will hopefully have forever.

Joining Chelsey at The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge: friends.

Parenthood, a photo challenge

Joining Chelsey over at The Paper Mama with this week’s photo challenge, Parenthood.

Tomorrow being father’s day, I am entering a very recent picture of Will giving Lily a swimming lesson.

Will is one of the most hands-on fathers I have met and has embraced this role of parenthood better than me at times. (i’m ashamed to say but it’s true)

Despite the word “mommy” being the most popular word in the house these days, Lily loves her pai!

“you’re doing it!”

My best shot

Thousands and thousands of pictures is what I have of Lily.

But one shot in particular always stays in my mind.

It was taken last year in West Virginia while Lily and I played on the grass in the afternoon like we did many days while we were there.

To think that Lily didn’t even walk yet…

As she heard the leaves on the trees blowing in the wind, she crawled over and attentively pointed her little finger.

It was a moment where as I watched her, I felt like her senses had been awakened.

I did no editing to this photo because I love how it was naturally captured.

Chelsey at The Paper Mama is the hostess to this challenge, go on over and check it out!

Oh, and check it out, we were a favorite last week with the self portrait challenge.

The Paper Mama

Photo challenge

Joining Chelsea over at The Paper Mama for this week’s photo challenge.

This week’s challenge: Self portrait

The self portrait could either be by yourself, with your little one, your pet, whatever.

I chose to do mine with Lily because we were having a “moment” in her bedroom and I wanted to document it.

I was teaching her “nose-to-nose”.

I set it on self-timer and it was taken with our Nikon D3100.

It isn’t the clearest of pictures but I love it and the way it came out.