Smile for the Camera

Jan 3, 2013 by

A while back I posted about my failed attempt at taking pictures of Jake every month during his first year.  As you may recall, I was totally on top of it for the first three months.  (Which conveniently coincided with my being at home on maternity leave).  And then I went back to work, and the wheels fell off.  Sure I still took tons and tons of pictures of him on my iPhone, and captured holidays and first teeth like a champ, but those obligatory once a month shots were donezo.

I’m now on the once a year plan.  It’s a pretty good plan!  I love looking back at pictures of Jake from “a year ago today.”  It’s amazing to see how much he’s grown from one holiday to another, and from one milestone (going on family vacations) to another milestone (visiting my office on Christmas Eve).  While the pressure’s off me taking those once a month onesie shots, I am still constantly snapping away at my little Spud.

Jake at the Tour de Noank 5K last year (2011)

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Jake at the Tour de Noank 5k this year (2012)

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Jake on Election Day last year (2011)

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Jake on Election Day this year (2012)

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Jake on New Year’s Day last year (2012)

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Jake on New Year’s Day this year (2013)

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Marie

Marie loves running, sewing, manis & pedis, gin & tonics, and giving her loving husband agida by her endless hunting and gathering of handbags and statement jewelry. She is the proud Momma of Jake and Olivia, the Twosome, and in constant hope of a full night of sleep and late weekend morning sleep-in sessions for her little family of four. Always up on the latest trends for both fashion forward moms and the kids they tote around, she can be found on twitter, trolling fashion and lifestyle blogs, and in the magazine aisle at Walgreen’s feeding her obsession for the perfect kids crafts, Crock Pot recipes, felt flower baby headbands, BB Creams, and bright pink shoes. Oh, yes, and she works full-time as a lawyer for the House Republican Office in the Connecticut General Assembly.

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