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