Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes... and Cheeks

February 28, 2011



We got a rare pass for this week's I Heart Faces challenge: no human face required.  When I saw the "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" theme, my mind went to this shot (p.s. does instantaneously recalling some random image taken almost a year ago perhaps cross the border from "passionate" to a little nutty??  don't answer that.)  Anyway, this was last spring, when Molly had just started walking and was intrigued by her shadow.  But it takes me back even further, to a conversation I had years ago with a co-worker.  I believe I was newly pregnant at the time, and my friend was lamenting that her little girl was growing too fast; so fast that somehow she'd blinked and the dimples on her daughter's hands had disappeared.

Once they hit two, they learn so much so quickly.  The big changes are of course obvious-- their vocabulary, sassy personality, an independent streak.  But the chubby hand dimples?  You have to look for those.  I double checked today and confirmed what I thought to be true:  Molly's are still there but not as prominent as above, and Charlotte's are just about gone.  

Sniff, sniff.   Colleen, it's happening.

More cute baby parts found here
 

13 Responses to “Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes... and Cheeks”

  1. I love the colors, the composition and the way you captured her shadow.

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  2. This is just darling and LOVE her shadow, she's looking right at it!

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  3. are those BabyLegs - i love those. baby look 10 times cuter when they put them on!

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  4. I love it! That shadow is so darn cute!

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  5. Christina, this is precious! I love how she's checking out her shadow... you captured so much here. Innocence, childhood, curiosity, and a beautiful baby girl too. Great job!!!

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  6. Beautiful. I know it's not supposed to be about her face, but I LOVE what you can see of her face here. It looks like she is really putting quite a bit of effort into standing or bending, or whichever....so cute!

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  7. This is a great shot! I love the shadow, her outfit, and expression. So cute!

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  8. Great bright colors! Love the little fingers and toes!

    Hana
    the MomTog Diaries

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  9. Love her little cheeks, and her shadow! Great image!

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  10. Well, I don't know about the photo composition but I do know about the quickly disappearing hand dimples...sniff sniff. way to make me cry. when the girls are old we'll make them smoosh their hand skin together and make new dimples for us ;)

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