Remembering Poppy’s first year as we close in on the end of her fourth year… How is it possible my big girl is soon to be four?!
Here’s a wonderful walk down memory lane!
I wanted to capture on the blog our weekly photography project of little Poppyseed’s first year. We had so much fun completing this project, and it wasn’t too difficult. Chris spent a good deal of time working on this, and I love how you can see how his skills further developed over the course of the year.
Some of the fabric backgrounds are meaningful (the blanket used in her first shot was my baby blanket!), and some are cute prints we picked up at Joann’s. Enjoy!
Our family are photo people. We value capturing moments in time by which to remember these days God has given us.
That means, we usually have a photo project or two that we’re keeping up with. I wanted to share one such project of Bumblebee’s first year:
To be happily continued…
My mama taught me to write thank you notes when I was young, and I grew up with the practice following each Christmas and every birthday. Even now, I still love to write and express gratitude in this way. And, I’d love to encourage my girls to do the same.
Last year, I decided to take a photo of Poppy with a sign that read, “Thank You!”
She was too young to be too involved in the thank you note writing process after her birthday, so I thought this would help personalize her notes a bit more.
I loved the result, and I think they were well-received. I decided to do the same thing this year.
There are a few key things I love about these:
- The aforementioned personal touch
- The low expense
- The fact that there’s no need for special envelopes
- Sending loved ones a photo – I love receiving such “fun mail!”
- And the fact that I’m not simply sending another piece of paper into other’s homes. They can (and many did, I noticed) hang the photo on their fridge. They can also add it to an album, or simply toss it.
I know many don’t care to send or expect to receive written thank you notes anymore. If that’s you, no worries! I’d love to hear your ideas on expressing gratitude to those around you.
Here are a few outtakes: