Tuesday, March 29, 2011

March Quarterly Top 5 Link Up and Give Away.....Come JOIN Us!!!


As usual, it was difficult to choose only 5 photos that I would label as my "FAVORITES."  Since I have known for months that I would be posting only 5, I tried to save a few of my favorites to share for the first time today.  Remember, these are not necessarily technical photos, but photos I love, because they display my son's personality or a moment I want to remember.  Here they are in no particular order.


This photo cracks me up!!  We had been walking, when I decided to let B out to explore the area.  After looking at the fountains, he began crawling around.  In true Bennett fashion, the tongue had to be hanging out.


We were playing in Grandma and Grandpa's backyard when B discovered a bag of soil.  It didn't take long before he discovered momma with the camera.......again!!  There is something about little boys and dirt that makes me SMILE!!!


If you knew my little boy during this stage of his life, you would know why I love this photo.  Toes pointed down, one hand in snack cup, another hand searching for a lost puffy, mouth full of puffies, snotty nose, a curious look, and eyes anywhere, but looking at me.  That is where we were a month ago.  We are still there, but now puffs in his snack cup only keep him occupied for about 30 seconds.


There is nothing more precious than capturing memories in the making.  Almost every day, I open our pantry (remove the items he can't play with) and let him explore.  He loves to pull the cereal bags out of the boxes.  I have a box that is full of cupcake liners, sprinkles, pudding, etc.  This is usually one of the first things he goes for.


I love everything about this photo!!!  I love that B is sitting, as he always sits, with his ankles crossed.  I love the eye contact he is making with the camera.  I love how the backlight provides a nice glow around his head, highlighting even the tiniest pieces of hair.  I love how the sun is also highlight the twigs of grass he is chewing on.  I love the glow of the sun on the ground behind him.  Have I mentioned that I love EVERYTHING about this photo!!!!

Show us your Top 5!!!!!  

Courtney of Click It Up a Notch, Sarah of Nap Time MomTog, and I want to see them.  

Here's how it works:
  • Go through the photos you've taken of your children (and/or pets) from January, February and/or March 2011
  • Choose 5 and Post them on your blog or flickr account now through Wednesday, April 6th.
  • Top 5 photos (you've taken) of your children (or pets) from January, February, and/or March anytime beginning today through next Wednesday, April 6th 
  • Link up either here, Click It Up a Notch or Nap Time MomTog.
  • Include the banner (found below) and you will be entered to win this:

Shutterbug necklace from the Vintage Pearl

 or this t-shirt from Clickin' Moms

A BIG thank you to our sponsors!!!  Please be sure to click the links above and visit The Vintage Pearl and Clickin' Moms.  I have a custom VP necklace with Bennett's name and birthstone that I adore.  I am, also, a member of Clickin' Moms.  I can't say enough good things about what I have learned from those lovely ladies!!!!!

To be entered in the give away you must include the Quarterly Top 5 Banner in your post.


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The winners will be chosen randomly and announced here at Amber's Articles on Thursday, April 7th!!

Remember this is not a photo contest.  Two winners will be chosen using random.org.  We will be hosting a Top 5 each quarter for 2011 with a Top '11 of 11 at the end of year, so be sure to join us.

33 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

These are so great - I especially love the first one!

katy said...

Love it! Great photos, I hope to get mine up here soon, but since it is getting late and I was up with a sick sick Mike most of the night last night it may have to be tomorrow.

melissa said...

LOVE these!!! SOO adorable! xoxo

Mommyof2girlz said...

Aww he is such a sweetie. Love the "Oops" expression in the pantry....lol Thanks for hosting :)

Isabel said...

I love the first and last photos. He's such a sweetie! :)

Sarah Halstead said...

Love your photos. The pantry one is so cute!

Courtney said...

Amber these are fantastic!! That first one cracks me up with his tongue hanging out!! I need a boy so he will play in the dirt and I can get some classic photos :O) The one of him in the pantry tells such a story :O) Love how you were able to capture such a simple moment! Wow! That backlighting one! No wonder you love everything about it! Love the bokeh of the tree in the background as well! You should definitely frame that one and stick it in a baby book :O) I'm so glad we are doing this again!

Courtney K. said...

These are fabulous! I think the third one and the last one are my absolute favorite!! :) He is such a cutie!!

Janell said...

super duper cute. Love the lighting in the last one.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness he is so cute! Those cheeks! The third one is definitely my favourite, the bare feet, pointed toes, little snack cup and that sucked in lip, ADORABLE! I just want to pick him up :)
Thanks for hosting!

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Love these, Amber...especially the 3rd and last!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

wonderful diary of his year, he is a sweetie pie

Martha said...

oh my goodness...can we set up an arranged marriage between our kids?!

Tammy said...

Thank you for hosting this!!

These pictures are so great, how in the world did you chose with such an adorable face?!

Love the first one.. it's so different!

Katie said...

amber i love the pictures! how funny that he sits with his ankles crossed like that!

Selena @ Stoneyville said...

I really love them all, however the first one and the one with him pulling everything out of the cabinets are so funny!!!

Tara said...

These are all so great! I love them all!

Michelle said...

LOL, I love how his little legs are crossed in the last picture =)

Chelsea said...

So, so, so cute! I agree, I adore that last one!

Kathleen said...

Your little guy is so cute!! Love these photos!

Buckeroomama said...

He is super adorable!! I love the one of him caught raiding the pantry! Priceless. :)

Thank you so much for hosting this meme... it's so much fun!

Tiffany said...

love the 3rd and 5th shot!

Tracy said...

Hi Amber! Thanks for stopping by my blog!! And thanks for your very sweet words!! I look forward to following you. Your photos are just stunning as well! I am blushing and very humbled to be featured on your FB page! Thank you!

Kristin said...

Oh my goodness! He is such a cute cute little boy! These are the sweetest pictures!

Craig said...

The baby crawling with the Stop sign in the background is genius!! The toes and hand in a snack bowl are awesome – and he looks very helpful too – he’s gonna be a linebacker this one. Your picturea are always amazing.

God Bless and keep you and your family

Martha said...

My pics are now up at www.ourgypsycamp.typepad.com!

Nicolasa said...

Oh my gosh! Your son is SO adorable! I am your newest follower. Thanks for hosting!

Kimberly said...

You make it hard to pick a favorite! I love them all! And I agree with you about the last one ... gorgeous!

mommy of Five said...

i have to say i love that first photo! i was looking for a "don't Walk" sign!! very very cute!!

Kindred Spirit said...

Awww, these are so great! LOVE them all :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'll be sure to link up here by the deadline :D

Adeena said...

They're all so cute!! :D His cheeks are to die for. ;)

My baby girl always sits with her ankles crossed, too. So funny!

Sandy said...

I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite from these. I love how you've captured aspects of Bennet's personality in each of these. Your love of life and laughter has slipped in, too. :-)

Serline said...

They all bring smiles to my face, but the first one is the funniest!