Sunday, May 10, 2009

i heart faces: week 18



This week is all about laughter*, something Baby C does very well. In fact, if I am not actively trying to make her laugh, she will sit around and start fake-laughing herself. I'll try to get a video of that because it is hilarious. She'll "heh...heh...a heh" for a while until I get the hint that I need to do something to really make her giggle.

The first time I remember her laughing spontaneously was when we took her to the playground swingset. She immediately loved it! Now, whenever she sees a swing, she squeals and there is guaranteed continuous laughter for at least the first couple minutes of swing-time.

Since we are now in Florida, I knew I wanted to get her in the swings before we left home. Unfortunately, the only time i left to accomplish that was immediately following her 9-month check up and shots. She cried and screamed. So sad! (and quite the opposite of laughter). Fortunately, we whisked right out of the doctor's office and over to the park where she had the time of her life.

It was so so hard for me to choose a photo for this week's entry from my top 6 but here is my
Kids Entry
for Week 18:

(i think you may need to click on it to see the whole picture--silly 3 column blogging truncates my photos!)

*honestly, when i took these photos i thought the theme was "joy" so, while C may only be giggling in the above photo, she is also most definitely full of joy!

Speaking of being in Florida, for those of you who follow our adventures, you know we are here for my grandpa. For those of you just visiting my blog just for I Heart Faces, here is a little background info--my 81-year old grandpa was diagnosed with Astrocytoma Brain Cancer. Unfortunately, it is malignant and the tumor is already at a stage 3. We couldn't get down to Florida to be with him soon enough!

While this photo will most definitely not win any honorable mentions, here is one i shot today of my beloved grandpa, laughing with his great-grand-babies. My grandpa is hilarious. Stinkin' funny. We are always laughing around him. I'm happy to report that he is still extremely funny and we are still laughing.

Adult Entry



As always, please head on over to I heart Faces and check out some more photos guaranteed to bring a smile to your face!


74 people think...:

My Two Seasons said...

Those are fabulous entries! I love the motion and the pure joy in your babies picture!

Boybarian Dad said...

What a cute pic of the baby. The image of your grandfather is definitely one to treasure, great capture there. Nice work.

B Dad

The Animator's Wife said...

Oh, what a special shot of Grandpa. I lost my dad to brain cancer and know how fast and awful that can be. Grab those laughing moments any way you can and enjoy every bit of it.

Blessings to you!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

great shots this week

Life with Kaishon said...

I love your pictures! Your baby is delightful and your grandfather- well he is wonderful : ). I can feel his kindness thru the screen. Great pictures of laughter and happiness!

Brooke said...

I love both your entries! The one with your daughter, I am in awe of how you can capture a swing in motion (I've tried, but yet to succeed).

And the one with your grandfather is so special! You said it may not win any award, but wow, it will forever hold a place in your heart.

Great entries!

P.S. Great blog too.

amy said...

Both of these are fantastic pictures.

Ter said...

great photos, for sure!

Treasure those moments you can get... I lost a very, very important person to cancer (in fact, that's who's featured on my i♥faces this week) ... cancer is a horrible thing....

Anissa said...

Love your first entry she looks like she was having a blast.
TFS

Pam D said...

Lump in throat on the grandfather pic... he just looks like a wonderful man. I'm sorry for what he and you are going through.. and happy that you get to spend special time with him and record those fleeting moments. I love your kid pic, too.. she is defintely, joyfully laughing! blessings...

Mireille said...

I love the contrast between the young and the old, but it proves that a laughing face NEVER gets old! Great shots, I love it!

Colleen said...

What wonderful photos!!! The one of your Grandpa is one to treasure!

Tess said...

Wow, the motion in your baby's picture is awesome! I love the joy on her face! I also really love that your Grandfather gets to enjoy his great-Grand-daughters! Treasure every moment! Great capture!

Chris said...

its my first time here.. and i really like it :D

i also love both pictures!!!

Tiffany Walensky said...

I love your photos, they radiate joy. I lost my grandpa to brain cancer 2 years ago. Im glad you are getting to spend time with him.

Melissa said...

I knew you were going to have great laughter pictures!
It's great to see a picture of your grandfather.

Mama Joe said...

Simply perfect. Both of them.

Heather said...

Oh, those are simply fantastic!! They certainly made me smile :)

Rebekah said...

Those are both fantastic enteries!! Love the babies picture in motion, so cool!!

Katarina said...

LOVE the kid pitcure. I love the movement and the sheer happiness on her face. What a sweetie.

Mandy, Dustin and Thomas said...

I love both your entries! The baby is a doll face!

Dianna said...

Your kids pic is so cute. It made me giggle. Infectious.

rowas said...

I love both entries, but especially the second one. Such joy showing in his expression. Great work.

Upstatemomof3 said...

Baby Cs picture is beautiful!!! She looks so happy! I am so that you get to be there to spend this time with your grandpa.

Julie Rivera Photography said...

That picture of your grandfather most certainly could be in contention for a win! I think it is spectacular, with or without the back story. But, knowing your moments together are precious, this picture will long be a favorite for everyone in your family. And you did a great job on the swinging baby set up1 that is a hard picture to take, so extra kudos to you!

Michelle said...

Both of these are great!

momof3darlings said...

LOVE the perspective of your Grandpa! I wish I had gotten photos of my Grandmother before she passed. She also had brain cancer, stage 4 by the time they found it. TREASURE this photo! It is just breathtaking...

Nell@SheSnaps.com said...

They are both so awesome. really! But that last one...it melts my heart.

Nell
SheSnaps.com

Krista said...

I love the picture of grandpa!

American in Norway said...

Both a SUPER photos... the one of you grandfather is one of my FAVORTIES... in the adult cat. I think it is a beautiful shot of him! Nice job!

All Things Family said...

great pics! Love the swinging picture...those are SO tricky to capture! I try and try...and usually the swing ends up in one corner of the entire picture!

Pam said...

Great photos!! Love the motion of your little one!!

Jaime said...

I love that first one...so genuine.

Kidd Family said...

What great entries this week. I love the editing on your kids entry. so cool.
~Becca

Day to Day Tripper said...

Love the swing photo. I too have a swing photo but only a point and shoot. I love the difference a nice camera made with your photo!

Mandi said...

Oh I love both your entries. What a great expression on the face of your little one!

Lisa said...

What beautiful captures...both are such treasures.

Taylor said...

Great shots. It feels like I'm swinging with her!

Michelle said...

I adore my twins! They were truly gifts from God:)

Foursons said...

I LOVE the adult entry!

Erica said...

i love both your shots! they are precious and beautiful! great job! :)

kathleenjean said...

Love these! That first one is SO CUTE!

Julie said...

love those shots... and love this theme... such wonderful pictures!

Liese said...

I love the swing motion and your Grandpa!

Becca said...

Both of these are great! I went and checked out your top 6 - they are all great! No wonder it was hard to choose :-)

Jayci LOVES to swing too!

Donna said...

Okay, that's cute! Both photos!!

Donna
Our Blog: Double Happiness!

ღJessicaღ said...

Wow. I love your photos. I am speachless! I wish I had your talent! Love, Love, Love it!!

ellie said...

Both are incredible :) I love the blurred background and sense of movement and joy in the baby photo! The Grandpa photo is amazing. Frame it!!

Emily said...

Both pictures are amazing. The colors are beautiful and the story you shared of your grandfather makes it that much more so. I'm sorry for your loss but praise the Lord that one day you will have the opportunity to be together again.

Isabelle Lafrance said...

Definitely joy! Love their smiles!
Thanks for your visit on my blog!

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Oh what great entries!!
I love the pure happiness in the swing, and the g-pa shot is stunning!

Fresh Mommy said...

Wow, great pictures!! Love the laughter theme this week!! Love your shots!

:)
~Tabitha~

freshmommyblog.com

joanne nathalie said...

very cute baby and captured it at the right time!

skoots1mom said...

so so adorable...luv it!

Carrie said...

I love that these shots are so very special to you. Your baby girl is a doll and looks like she is having the time of your life :)

Jen said...

Are you kidding?! That picture of your grandfather is amazing, and I know that your family will always treasure it. It may not win any contests, but it could ;) Good Luck!

DawnS said...

Beautiful!

Josh, Steph, The Boys and Maddie said...

Your daughter is so beautiful! What a great shot! You are a very talented person! I love all the beautiful hats and bows you make! Your pictures are just as great!

Mommy Kandra said...

I love the kids entry! So darling!

Laura said...

Both of these are priceless. Love your adult entry.

julie said...

Both of your photos are so sweet. I am glad you are getting some precious quality time with your grandpa. Enjoy every minute of it!

Thank you for looking at my photo too! :)

Sonya said...

I love the picture of your little girl!! How wonderful.

A Psych Mommy said...

These pics are wonderful!

Karli said...

I really like both the photos, but the last one I LOVE!!!

mommytoalot said...

Oh those are some pretty awesome pictures. Love the smiles.

Crystal Rae said...

These are both amazing shots. I love the smiles, you just can't help but smile back! :)

Herb of Grace said...

I reallyreallyreally hope your grandpa shot wins. It touched me. My own grandfather is in his last days and also a special man...

Ali said...

Thanks for stopping by, I love your entries! Beautiful captures!

two red heads and two brunettes said...

I love the grandpa picture.

Tamis said...

Baby pictures are always darling, it is expected. Cuz'they are just so...darn cute.

Your adult photo is fabulous. The color of his shorts really plays it up. Super choice.

Amy said...

Ooooh, I loooove these pics! I can "hear" them laughing!!!

Shannon said...

I am in love with the adult entry, such a real capture and so nice. The first one is super sweet.

McFadden Family said...

both are fantastic entries. I love the adult one, that will be a photo to Cherish for many years.

Leia said...

These are great entries! I love the one of the baby. She looks so happy.