I have really looked forward to taking shots of my baby against Christmas lights since my sister-in-law posted gorgeous pictures of her baby girl in a wrapped box playing with lights last year. I bought the props for this photo shoot weeks ago (I even ordered a special red diaper for this!), and finally got around to taking and editing them!
Ben helped me a lot with this photo shoot. He distracted Whit while I cleared a space and set up, then helped get Whit to smile and focus for the camera. He got frustrated after a while though, after I repeatedly promised, "Just one more!"
The thing is, though, that I cherish every extra shot. I just can't get enough of this little boy. I want to soak in every moment of him, and when I take pictures or video those become moments I get to keep forever. He is growing up right before my eyes, so, believe it or not, I pore over this blog re-watching, re-reading, and remembering all his milestones I've captured and recorded. Am I afraid he'll leave me soon, or that I'll wake up and forget everything about him? Not sure. But I am obsessed with soaking in every expression, gurgle, and yes, even cry.
What can I say? I'm his mom, and I think he is absolutely perfect.
*****PHOTO SHOOT BLOOPERS*****
"Don't let go, Dad!"
Let's get a close-up of that:
"Uh... Guys? A little help, please!"
"I think I'll just take a little rest..."
"Did I do that...?"
Ha! Isn't he the absolute BEST? I mean, EVER?????