The Adventure Starts Here: Noah in June | Picture Perfect Project

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Noah in June | Picture Perfect Project

One of my goals for 2016, was to take a photo of Noah each month.  While I take lots of iPhone photos, I wanted to take the time to use my DSLR and get at least one photo of him each month that shows his personality, his interests, and reflects the current season.  I hope that at the end of the year I will have an amazing collection of photos that represents our year.   So when I saw Stephanie post about The Picture Perfect Project I knew I wanted to participate! Last month I shared some tips on  my photography process.  While I would love to do another post with more technical information, I would love to hear from you guys on what you would most like me to talk about.  In the meantime, I will be sharing a few current Noah-isms.  

rash guard | swim trunks (similar) | hat

This month we went to the beach, or the shore as people in NJ call it, with some of our good friends.  Noah's friend ended up having to go up for a nap, so we got some one on one play time with just Noah.  I figured it was the perfect time to get some photos of him.  And while I always picture a hot sunny day as being best for the beach, I'm learning that I kind of prefer an overcast day.  Not only do you stay cool, but it's perfect for taking photos!  

Now for some random Noah-isms...

On Mother's Day night, Noah out of the blue said his name correctly.  For the longest time he would say his name was "No-nah".  When he said it that Sunday evening, I didn't even notice it at first.  Noah then pointed out to me that he now says "No-ah", not "No-nah".  Not only am I so happy that he is now saying it correctly, but I'm impressed that he is aware of the change.  A very similar thing happened when he started calling my mom "grandma" instead of "mommy".  I kind of think that he knows how to say things correctly but waits until he's ready.  I've learned to not make a big deal of these things and that it will all happen when he's ready.  And then I'll probably miss when he pronounced things wrong.  

^^^ This photo represents Noah so much right now.  Obsessed with writing names, (Noah, Daddy, Mom) though sometimes he writes right to left ;)

After running around with daddy, he came to me needing a little rest...
"I need water and kisses"

When he was sick, I was checking his temperature a few times a day.  After his fever was gone, if I asked him how he was feeling, he would say...
"check my tentamure" 

I love his explanations for things...

We were at the zoo and he asked me how they know where to put each animal.  I told him I didn't know.  So then he said...
"I know... they look for the sign (on the cage) that says the animal"
Haha, of course!

Noah: "I want the Gup-???"
Chris: "Oh really, do you have a job?"
Noah: "My job is buying gups"
HAHAHA... well he is very good at his job then!

"When I grow up, I want to wear a watch"
"When I grow up, I want to be an Octonaut"

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  1. Yay for saying his name correctly! Though it's so sad when that stuff happens because the way they said something before is so cute. :) Why do they grow so fast? Great pictures. I love that hat.

  2. That's so great that he's saying his name correctly! It's amazing how those things can change in an instant! Love these pics!


  3. These photos are amazing. I hope to snag some similar this September when we go to the beach. I have a project in mind and would love to finish it with some water photos.

  4. It's both exciting & sad when they start saying things correcting! Liam said "'nola" (granola) for the longest time and I so miss that!

  5. Oh friend! You got such amazing photos of Noah! I am looking forward to beach photos next month! And I just love the things Noah says. I was kind of sad when Mason started saying some things correctly!

  6. I hope Mason never says things correctly! lol. Well not really, but him saying twenty-teen is the cutest thing ever, so I'll be sad when it stops!

  7. It's always cute to recall how your kids used to say things and to be able to reminisce on it with them! The shore looks great. :)

  8. Oh, I know! Share your editing tips and tricks! Noah sure does like his Gups :)

  9. I don't correct Myles on some words either. It's just too cute! He always says to part instead of apart. His newest is cattached instead of attached lol

  10. So awesome about the name and I love that you aren't making a big fuss over it. I didn't until Marissa got to be 7 and said things like hurted, lol. Even now I still try and just underplay my corrections the least thing you want to do is make someone feel silly. LOVE the beach photos too.


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