Smile For The Birdie

With so many friends expecting [and being invited to so many baby showers], my wallet started sweating bullets.  I decided to go out on a limb and give them something completely different.  Something that couldn’t be rubbed on a baby butt and hopefully would never be spit up on [but you never know with babies].  My wallet might be a bit skinny but I have time.  And since I have time  – and a camera – I gifted my photography.

One baby has already been photographed.  Little Liam.  But this afternoon I’m heading to another friend’s house to fulfill my gift to her and meet her baby girl, Evangeline  I’m quite excited to meet la niña (who we could easily call Evita) (which happens to be my favorite from Andrew Lloyd Webber) and stick my kahuna in her face.  But for a little inspiration, I’ve flipped through Liam’s photos a few times already this morning.  And I thought you might like to see how darn cute he is too.

I could not get over how much hair this bambino has.  And boy does he have a set of lungs on him.  But the most exciting part though was seeing my pals with their new baby.  How they fawned over him and shared with me little pieces of his personality.  All while smiling.  The kisses that baby got in an hour outnumbered his fingers and toes.  And I got to see my friends transform into parents.

He’s quite the tyke.  I can’t wait to see what this kid does with a football.  Well, we’ll let him tackle rolling over first.

Little Liam

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July 12, 2010 - 8:59 am

Jun Belen - Wonderful idea. Wonderful photos. And what a handsome boy! What’s with people nowadays? I also have a lot of friends having (and expecting) babies! Yesterday, we visited our friends Joe and Mary with their new baby girl Hattie, so adorable. Makes us want to adopt our own — seriously!

July 12, 2010 - 9:01 am

Brooke - @Jun I know!! Everybody is procreating! After seeing the cookies Stanford gets, I say go for it! But I can saw with all my heart and with every ounce of conviction in my body I still don’t want my own. I’m A-OK with damaging other people’s children. ;)

July 12, 2010 - 9:04 am

Ben - I really like the middle one on the right! Great colors and composition!

I’ve been gifting alot of photography lately too, lol.

July 12, 2010 - 9:49 am

Jessica - There are babies EVERYWHERE! I feel like it’s a hint or something…also – rolling over is the first step to quarterback, I think.

July 12, 2010 - 11:12 am

Todd Pack - That’s a great idea, and those are great pictures. Your friends will treasure those pictures for years.

July 12, 2010 - 12:58 pm

Wendi - Awesome idea Boo. The toys and bibs and stuff will be outgrown but photos endure.

July 12, 2010 - 2:42 pm

omawarisan - That is priceless.

Can you come to a shower 18 years ago? I’d love to have shots like that of my son!

July 12, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Brooke - That’s very sweet, O. But unfortunately my flux capacitor is on the fritz so the DeLorean cannot make it to 88 miles per hour. Who knows how long it will take to repair. Lo siento.

July 12, 2010 - 5:00 pm

katie o. - i love it! and yes, photos are forever. my friend, who’s only 14wks along, already asked me to take photos of her baby…at birth, at 1st birthday…and so on. hmm, maybe i should start practicing on other kids first.
and jun- do it! adopt! stanford needs a sibling!

July 12, 2010 - 11:43 pm

Doo Doo - A picture is a moment frozen in time.

Nothing is more precious than memories.

July 14, 2010 - 11:48 am

Melissa - I have been gifting so much baby photography lately that it has gotten me a few “pay me” jobs too!
great pics. I love love love baby feet!

July 19, 2010 - 10:00 am

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