Toppled Nolan on Christmas Eve
Taking photos of infants can be fun, lots of fun actually. It can also be fairly frustrating, but mostly fun.
A year ago, on Christmas Eve, we were attempting to take photos of Nolan in his Christmas pajamas in front of our tree. Nolan, however, had other plans, and he didn’t really feel like sitting nice in front of the tree. Instead, he plopped down on his back and started trying to grab any ornament he could reach. It was, as usual, funny just to watch him play around, and it’s nice to get non-posed photos of babies just being babies. We’ll see tonight if Nolan wants to get Christmas Eve photos in his pajamas again…and if he won’t mind sitting still in front of the tree for a second or two.
Have a Merry Christmas tomorrow!
Nolan Loves Saint Nicholas
Christmas is fast approaching…and as you can see, Nolan is super excited!! Well, he has enjoyed the finding-a-Christmas-tree, and the house decorating (especially all the lights), but he was not all that thrilled to be sitting in Saint Nicholas’ lap last weekend. At least he didn’t cry and wail, and he had a fun rest of the day checking out the Bethlehem Christkindlmarkt.
Winter is On the Horizon
I’m back! The last photo was posted back in February…but semi-regular photos haven’t really been posted for a much longer time period. I don’t want to get your hopes up (or my own), but I’d really like to get back into a routine of sharing photos…so we’ll see how this goes!
Here’s a bit of background to get us up to speed — since starting this site 6 years ago (11.15.2008 was my first entry), a lot has certainly changed in my life. Starting in 2012, I had a bit of difficulty posting a new photo every single day with both a new home and a pregnant wife, and there were multiple stretches of more than a couple weeks where I wasn’t able to post any photos. By the time 2013 rolled along and our son Nolan was born, I completely fell off the bandwagon! Time I might have spent picking a photo to post and write about was spent changing diapers or sleeping… By January 2014, I hadn’t posted anything in 9 months and I attempted to get back into regular monthly or weekly postings, but even that just didn’t happen. So now it is November 2014, and I’m giving it another go-around…the upshot of having not posted much of anything over the past 2 years is I definitely have plenty of great photos to share!
So to follow up yesterday’s Thanksgiving photo, here is a sunset shot I took this month with Nolan in our backyard. We were doing some posed family shots in the last light of the day, and after sitting still, Nolan enjoyed being able to roam around. We’re mostly set for winter, and we hope you are too!
Leggs and Nolan, 14 Weeks
Nolan likes taunting Leggs…and Leggs mostly tries to avoid Nolan if he can. But once in a while, Leggs will get cozy with Nolan, especially if he is on a blanket that he wants to lay on. That’s what Leggs did back in July as we were taking some photos at Nolan’s 14 week mark, and they both smiled (kind of) for the camera while chillin’ on the sheep blanket.
I’m sure Leggs cannot wait for Nolan to become even more mobile than he already is!
I think his name was Jeremy…Whatever happened to him?!
After nearly 9 months since my last post, I thought I had better post something or else I’ll even forget about this blog! The short answer to this question is that primarily great things have happened in the past year. Of course, these great things have also been time-consuming/life-consuming, so it has been difficult for me to really carve out a chunk of time to get back into my Daily Photographs.
The main life-changing event since last March was the birth of my son, Nolan Thomas, in mid-April. He is nearing 9 months in age, and it is really remarkable how fast this time has flown by. A few words that come to mind to describe the past ~9 months — tough, exhausting, rewarding, incredible, joy.
In terms of this photo blog, for now, I’ll be shooting for posting at least a Weekly Photograph…maybe I’ll be able to work back up to Daily photos at some point! So please check back periodically, or just sign-up with your e-mail near the bottom of the page to receive new posts as they are written.
So with that, I’ll leave you with an all-smiles family photo from Christmas. Here’s hoping 2014 is a great year!