I stumbled across the absolute best idea on the Making it Lovely blog. The best idea. And I am going to shamelessly steal it. And for those of you with new babies, I recommend you shamelessly steal it too. Here's the deal: Making it Lovely blogger Nicole Balch takes a picture of her adorable daughter, Eleanor, in the same chair, each month. She then compiles the photos into a kind of timeline portrait. Best. Idea. Ever. Not only does she dress Eleanor in a cute little pink outfit, she attaches a pin. The pin is yet another genius idea, since it gives perspective to the photo and shows how Eleanor has grown over time. So in order to shamelessly steal this idea, I would need three things: 1) A chair. Luckily, we bought Tate this adorable orange chair from Cielo. Check. 2) A pin of some kind. Luckily, while out shopping, we discovered the perfect pin at, you guessed it, Cielo. Check. 3) To go back in time a week or so. Because I discovered this genius idea approximately one week after Tate's one month birthday. Of course. I was disappointed and thought about giving up the idea, but decided that if we start one month plus a few days, we will still get the general idea. So I set out to set up a photo shoot. You can imagine how it went, with a 5 week old baby slumped on an orange wooden chair. There was a harried preparation to get him in his white onesie, attach the pin (which, at this point, looks large enough to attack the little guy), set him in the chair while he was not crying, and snap a picture before his head lolling caused him to fall off said chair onto the wood floor. Luckily, we took a number of pictures without any accidents. All in all, it was a flurry of action which led to lots of blurry pictures, but in the end, we got the shot. And here it is, Tate's Month One (give or take) birthday shot. More to come each month!
(Yikes! I am having second thoughts. Should it be this shot instead?)Zach and I can't agree, so friends, what do you think... pic one or pic two? This is important as it will set the tone for the entire two-year series. So please weigh in!