Sunday, April 21, 2013

Springtime Toddler Photos Without the Fuss

To give her parents a break for her mother's birthday, our nineteen-month-old granddaughter spent four days at our house last week.  When she was younger, we got to spend a lot of time with her while they were working second shift.  But they recently moved to third shift, and now we usually only get to see her when she's sleeping.  So having her for several days and nights was not normal for us.  In the past several months, she has turned into a busy little thing-so excited about the world, and constantly on the move.  I knew I was going to have to go all out to keep her happy.

One afternoon, just before some thunderstorms started moving in, my daughters and I took her down to the local park to play for a few minutes.

Her mom had just bought her this cute little cheetah-print dress, and I was hoping to be able to get some good photos with her in it.  There was no use in trying to pose this little bundle of energy, so I just followed along and caught what I could get.  And I wasn't disappointed.

You can't tell from the pictures, but from the edge of the bank down to the water was a good three to four-foot drop.  There were several times I was certain she was going to jump.  She loves the water, and was determined to swim.  She wasn't the least bit concerned about how she was going to get down there safely.

She loves all the kids, but Madison is her hero.

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Just look at how much she has grown since this time last year,  in my posts Springtime Fun and How to Get a Baby to Sleep, and My Favorite Time of the Year!