“A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014. My goal for the year: highlight her most recently acquired and/or favorite skill, activity, or milestone, in hopes to document her blossoming personality and mind as well as her physical appearance. ” See my series HERE.
Mia: You’re an animal lover (when the animals are your size).
This photo is taken at our local farmer’s market that sets up every weekend. This was your second visit in their little “petting zoo”. As soon as the animals are in your sight, you light up and take off towards their enclosure, circling all around it trying to figure out how the heck to get in.
Once inside (after paying $2, which is totally worth it to see your smile), you don’t even know where to begin. You give each and every animal your Mia love, which consists of a few pats on the back and an air-kiss (you don’t actually make contact with your lips, you lean in their direction and make a kissy face and sound). You also give them a few tickles with your fingers. You’re so gentle with them, too. We’ve seen a few other kids chase the animals and harass them and cause a ruckus but you’re so good with them. Makes me proud.
What also makes Mommy and Daddy proud is that you can identify every animal in there. When you approach each one to pet it, you greet it with a “Hi, goat”, “Hi, bunny”, “Hi, sheep…piggy…bunny…duck…chicken.” I love going to the farmer’s market, just to watch you play with them. And, it’s your new favorite activity, too.
Okay now just for fun, this is the portrait from last year’s week 11 in 2013. It’s a complete coincidence that you’re wearing the very same top! I remember how you were swimming in it last year, it was so big. Now it’s just right. *side note: what was I thinking, applying that bokeh effect to the image?! I love seeing how my photography skills have improved in the last year. Yikes!*
Like last year, each of my weekly posts will include the following list of my favorite few portraits from the week prior at Practising Simplicity’s linkup. You can check out the rest of the entries from week 11 here.
- Red Cat Inn– These two bookworms are the sweetest! I love to find my daughter nose deep in a book, too.
- The Adored Journal– Oh that first photo. Doggy kisses are the best! And what amazing lighting to boot.
- Two Cent Sparrow– Like father, like son. A few great captures of a very adorable moment over a bowl of soup.
- Live, Love, Simple– Sweet Roman, glowing in the daylight. How handsome is he, right?
- Sunny + Scout– The flying ballerina! Looks like fun.
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