Friday, April 20, 2012

P.52 photo challenge: week 16.

Things that Grow is this week's theme.  Naturally, my go-to is buddy.  And since baseball is in the air and we just went to our first game of the season, let's make it a themed theme - got that?  

Ok - here we go. Same shot (pretty much), three years in a row.

2010 - Buddy in the belly
2011 - Buddy at six months (Spring Training)

2012 - Buddy at 19 months

I think it's inevitable that Buddy will be a White Sox fan. After all, he's gone to dozens of games (many in utero). Going to the Cell probably feels like home to him.

This also makes me want to formalize some sort of yearly photo/project of Buddy.

A lot of people do that during their baby's first year - you've probably seen those monthly t-shirts or decals.  Another great idea is to take a photo of your child next to/in/near the same item/object every month, three months, etc.  I've seen some really fun ideas on Pinterest - a baby in a laundry basket, next to a favorite stuffed animal, in their rocker chair  -

And here are a few really cute way to track the ever changing size & looks of your little one as he or she grows year by year.

Favorite Things
Every year on your child's birthday, create a photo print with their picture and a list of their favorite things. Make a memory book.

Yearly Interview
Every year, ask your child the same questions - see how they change from year to year.

If anyone has any other good ideas, I'd love to hear them! 

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  1. I love those ideas! I like that you have used something your family loves for your annual picture. Theres nothing better than sharing baseball with your little ones.

    1. Thanks. Most are pinterest's ideas. And thanks on the picture comments! We are starting our little one early - and it's really cute and sweet to see how excited he is! Julie

  2. Those ideas are great. My friend went on a baseball honeymoon last year. They went to major and minor league games across the country for three weeks. They even visited the Field of Dreams. They plan to visit more stadiums this summer.

    1. Thanks Donna. I must give the credit to the pinners! That sounds really fun to have a baseball trip for three weeks! That is a LOT of stadiums to visit. I'm sure they took a lot of pictures!