31 March 2011

Quarterly Favorite Photos | Jan–Mar 2011



What a great idea to look back and do a summary of our top 5 favorite photos of our children for each quarter! 

It was hard for me to choose which five are my favorites.  I ended up with six.  Couldn’t help myself.

In no particular order (even though I’ve numbered them), here are my Top 5 6 ~

1.  Zoë loves ballet.  She gets all excited about twirling and dancing and wearing pink and feeling pretty.  She loves having her hair done up in a bun.   I was just really lucky to get this shot of her.  She was prancing around, showing off to my parents who were visiting, when she plopped down and decided to do up her ballet slippers.  Looking at this pic makes me wonder if I might see a similar “moment in time,” say, 10 years down the line… if I might see a 13-year old Zoë in her ballet costume, putting on her shoes, getting ready to dance.
Ballerina2a


2.  Sometimes I do wonder if there isn’t anything that Zoë doesn’t take to wholeheartedly.  She loves being on the carousel.  Just seeing the joy on her face as her horse went up and down made me just feel all warm and fuzzy.  She was absolutely beaming and was exclaiming over and over, “I love the carousel!”  Definitely made the wait to get on the ride worthwhile.Zoe---Merry-Go-Round


3.  This is one little girl whose name so fits her.  Zoë means “life” in Greek and she is so full of it.  WE. LOVE. HER. TO. BITS!
zoe-red-hat


4.  Zoë has got to be the luckiest little girl with a brother like Josh.  I wish I had an older brother like Josh.  He’s always been very, very good with Zoë –looking out for her, reading to her, explaining things to her.  Yes, they do bicker and fight at times and I know that sometimes he gets jealous of the attention that Zoë gets, but he does not take it out on her.Kiss


6.  Josh has always been a serious boy… even when he was a baby.  It’s like he has an old soul.  But every once in a while, we catch a glimpse of his smile, a natural smile (not the grimace that he passes off as a smile when I ask him to smile for me) and it just lights up his whole face and makes us just smile big along with him –no matter that we’re not sure what it was that he found so amusing.  He very easily gets amused and tickled (literally) over the slightest thing, like finding a Sugus candy in the Pass the Parcel game.  I. LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. THIS. BOY!Pass-the-Parcel


6.  Oh, I like this just because.Josh-Carrots

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22 COMMENTS:

tinajo said...

They are so darn adorable - love their faces! :-) You´re one lucky mama (and it takes one to know one, haha)! :-)

Lisa said...

I have a ballet dancer daughter. Although injuries prevent her going all the way to professional, I believe to this day that the discipline was really good for her academic focus. Just make sure that Zoe's body type is suited for the environment.

Tamar said...

These are all great! I love the ballet one, I was a dancer for many years and that captures the delicateness of it all so well! And the second one of Josh, what a face, I agree with people being old or new souls, too!

Tamar

Nezzy said...

Zoe's name suits her well...she indeed is full of life! What a sweetheart she is. You can tell by Josh's pictures that he is a tenderhearted soul, he's just a precious fella!

As usual your pictures are amazin'!!!

God bless and have a super day sweetie!!!!

Marlene said...

I can never tire of seeing these adorable babies. I some how consider myself to be one of their American grand parents!!! Their cool American grand parent...okay, maybe not grand parent, but definitely Aunt. Yeah, Aunt Home Girl. I like it.

Life with Kaishon said...

She is full of life and wonder. I adore her. : )

Maddy said...

I never get tired of seeing pictures of your kids! I agree with Becky...so full of life! And you capture it so well :)

Ashley Sisk said...

I love them all but I really love the one of Josh kissing Zoe.

Jess said...

What a great idea! I'd never be able to pick 5 either!

amber's articles said...

Since I have never told you......I love the name Zoe!!! If we ever have a girl that is what I want to name her.

These photos and the descriptions are WONDERFUL. I love the ballet shot, as you can tell she is so focused. And Josh kisses her is so sweet. Def. a framer!!!! Wow, what a carrot?!?!?! Josh looks so proud of it.

Thanks so much for linking up with us!!!

Natalie said...

These photos are all amazing. I really hope #4 of Josh kissing Zoe is hanging somewhere in your house. I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful I think that photo is! Sweet, sweet, sweet!

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Sarah said...

I love these photos. Soooo adorable. Love the second photo. Wonderful job. Thanks for linking up. I am going to feature you on my facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/NapTime-MomTog/1...

Kathleen said...

These are all AMAZING, but that first one is just absolutely PRECIOUS!!

Dandy said...

I can't even pick a favorite!

How did you get the rotating pictures on your blog- I've been trying to do it for a while and it never works! Last week I just gave up in frustration.

Lindy said...

I happen to love the merry-go-round picture. She looks to be having such a good, innocent moment there.

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Those are amazing! I often have those same thoughts when I capture my girls in their ballet clothes. So precious!

Sharon said...

Oh that first image...my all time favorite. LOVE.

Janell said...

amazing photos! I just love the 1st one.

Jennifer Thompson said...

Wow, fantastic captures! I had a hard time picking only 5 photos as well.

Serline said...

Sorry, but my eyes and heart stopped at the first shot. I cannot wait till Narelle is old enough to learn ballet!

Izzy, Emmy 'N Alexander said...

I love #3! So vibrant, right down to her smile that just screams "happiness". Awesome! ;)

Courtney said...

I just love the one of the two of them! Such emotion and love you were able to capture!! I sure hope that one is framed somewhere in your house! That photo of Zoe for sure just screams life!! Love your black and white conversions!!

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