It's pretty hard to capture Lexi's personality in photos. I've been told that I've done it pretty well, but there are still so many facets to her energy and liveliness that don't come through in photos, or even videos ( though the latter has a much better chance of being true to life). It is mostly due to the fact that a lot of her actions are centered around us, as parents, or other people, not objects and, as the main "photographer", I cannot both be in the moment and have fun with her and take photos/videos. So I choose to laugh with her and goof around and rough-house and enjoy her cutest giggles and smiles.
If I were to pull out a camera or an iphone at that moment, everything would be ruined.That's not to say that I haven't been able to capture some of her fun personality on video.... Like her singing, drumming, running, jumping into the pool. I have! The reason why I started the post like this is because for once I was able to step back a few times and take photos of Lexi doing what she does in her true "habitat". Andrew and I decided to go to her music class together. I happened to have my camera with me.... As a result, you can finally see Lexi the way she is, a crazy fun girl who's full of energy and spunk. I absolutely adore these photos as they show her true self and I know will cherish them for years to come.
Notes: This is a Kindermusik class for children aged 18 months to 3 years. Lexi and her friend Alexa are the youngest of the group. They started this class when they were 13 months old because the birth to 18 months class became too "boring" due to lack of movement. Lexi's age in these photos is 16 months. The theme of the class is Zoo Train. And finally, I would REALLY recommend that anyone with a baby or toddler research Kindermusik classes. They are a wonderful way of introducing babies to both music, singing and social interaction with peers.