I used to not like writing or reading Instagram posts. I felt the photography was lacking and I like “purdy” pictures. But I am starting to love Instagram photos more and more for one reason. As Alexis gets older and more mobile, it is becoming harder to have my big heavy camera with a big heavy lens on hand for those cute fun and precious moments that happen in a blink of an eye. In addition to that, she is obsessed with pressing buttons on my camera, which means as soon as I pull it out, Lexi crawls to me which makes it impossible to take A picture, let alone a candid one. So taking cell phone pictures is the only way to really capture the amazing girl that she is. I really don’t like to have become on of those moms that ONLY takes and posts pictures of their kids, but that’s most of what I do all day and it’s hard NOT to take pictures of your kid. So lately, as I have been going through my Instagram photos, I’ve been loving how real authentic and fun they are. Just our life: dirty, messy, funny, real every day life. So this feature is here to stay, as evidenced by its newly created category 🙂
A massive Zulily order of books. We actually really like these and most of them are impossible to find otherwise.
Eating breakfast with mommy
One of my favorite pictures of Alexis. I surprised her with flash while we were having fun after a good nap.
Always watching. Even in the loo.
Another favorite of mine. She crawled away from me trying to put her to sleep, plopped herself down by the bookshelf and starting pulling out books one by one and “reading” them. We’ve moved the lower bookcase up, like suggested, so now she tries to get to the one up high.
Mommy meet-up. Someone asked on Instagram “Are you standing on a step?” LOL Looks like it doesn’t it?
My loves hanging a picture while I work on a post.
2 Months ago when she first figured out how to stand.
The middle face is my favorite: the scrunched up nose and heavy breathing 🙂
Happy clapping in the car
Ah! This one kills m! Dad? WTF?
Turning faucets and testing water
Sleepy head in the playyard
Oh swoon! My little girly girl!
Begging for daddy to pick her up
This on cracks me up! She loves licking the ball. She’d stick out her tongue and goes back and forth on the ball like a mad person.
Dad fishing food out of Lexi’s shirt
I triple dog dare ya!
My beautiful girl! Love that fishy face!
What sleep if there are books around? After we were done reading and I turned off the light, she still managed to crawl away from me, get up to the bookshelves and get some books. I just don’t get how a kid can be sooo tired and so sleepy but as soon as you lay her down, all she wants to do is play and read.
Her supermodel pose!
Clean playroom for about 3…2…1
After nap, her favorite thing to do is to crawl next door to daddy. Here she got distracted by shiny objects covering the floor adjacent to Andrew’s desk.
Evening walks with my love
The weather finally getting cool enough to do outdoorsy stuff
Tunnel vision for mommy
Getting ready to go to the pool
Hard at work
More of what she does literally 3/4th of her awake time.
And more… (I have a million more, but I won’t bore you)
A day in life: walk, pool, dinner, post-bath play
And sometimes we get very very upset…:(
Wearing a Disney’s tigger onesie for her Halloween music class
Out voting with mommy and daddy
While daddy stood in line for the both of us, we quickly ran over to the neighboring playground.
Here’s the famous crawl to daddy. Except that she got kind of tired and lay down for a bit.
Weeeee are the chaaampions, my friend!!! Spaghetti is conquered.
Our typical dinner.
At her first Halloween party