I titled this post, AT HOME…… These images of this darling baby bring back such memories of when I had cute chubby little ones. I remember how stressful it was to time the nap, meals, diapers and the doctor visits around trying to document photos. At the time, I had a flash camera that you just pointed and BAM ! that flash blew out any skin tones or bright spots in the images. Sometimes, I would put my finger on the view finder and when I would get my prints back, they would have a big thumbprint over the baby’s face. I was very selective and only took photos on birthdays or mile stones and when they turned a month older I would go into Kiddie Candids and get my free 8×10.
How lucky are parents today!!! I say very much they are! Anyone can go and buy a digital DSLR and learn how to use it and take as many photos as they want not to mention just pull out the cell phone and upload to Instagram where your photos are saved forever! Pretty cool! Well, just like family photos, getting photos of your babies and kids just isn’t that easy for some people. I love helping people capture these moments that are hard to find time for. But as quickly as time flies it is so worth the efforts!! I thought many times how great it would be if I could just stay home and have someone come to me and do all the work! The experience is one to be joyful. If you know that one person who just doesn’t want to load up the car with the entire kitchen sink, then just pass my name along and I would be happy to let her see how easy it truly is!! My trunk is loaded and ready to go!!!
I wrote a poem after my last baby was born when he was all chubby and squishy.
Now he is tall and lean and will hardly let me hug him.
Little did I know that when I wrote it, that time would fly this fast
and I’d be here today at the end of the poem.
Baby food Feast
Kiss him here and bite him there
Kiss the baby everywhere
Taste this cheeks and chew his ear
Knead his tummy and stroke some hair
Grab his toes, a pinch of knee
Squeeze his wrist and taste to please
Fat little fingers dimpled chin, How many rolls?
They do not end….
Cream and sugar, eat him up
Squeeze him tight to fill a cup
Toss him high into the air then watch for drool it’s everywhere
Not enough for me to eat
Warm and luscious, chunky feet
Smile and laughter, giggles too
A gulp, a burp of baby food
Sweeter than a pumpkin pie
He’s curious and then he’s shy
Feast up him night and day
He’ll soon be done and on his way
Salt and Pepper him with love to spread the gift from up above
Sip and store the memories sweet for he’ll grow
up and will not keep.
p.s. notice the lovely flash marks in the windows!!!