Baby Hadley at 13 months

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There are many reasons why I love shooting for Baby Hadley.  Numero uno: that smile!  And she’s definitely won my heart by either crying for or puking on other photographers who have come to her school (OK, I’m not actually happy about that.  But dang it if it doesn’t make me feel special.)  And because Hadley is just one week younger than my son, the act of looking at her family through my lens is a bit like like looking into a mirror of our life.  We’ve got a lot in common:

Spirited, blonde, 13 month-old baby, not quite walking but very much on the go?  Check.

Dog lovin’ baby lovin’ dog?  Check.

Lots of drool, laundry, tickling, laughter and dirty knees?  Check.  Check, check, check and check.

And back to that smile…

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I was about to ask Louise what Hadley’s favorite thing to do was but Hadley read my mind and went right to it.  She unstacks the diapers under the changing table, scatters them around, and then carries them in her mouth like the dog.  This sequence makes me laugh out loud, its one of those things all parents can relate to because there’s always that one thing your kid wants to do that drives you nuts.  And that’s exactly why they love to do it…

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We took a quick trip to the park before snack time.

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What gets rid of the crabby crabs?  String cheese, please.  This is a picture where its definitely appropriate to say, “cheese”.  And I couldn’t resist paying homage to the sippy cup.

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And play time resumed…

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And then BAM, out of nowhere, an attack of the Tickle Monster!  No one ever expects the Tickle Monster…

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Nala, the family pup, wanted to get in on the action too.  It may look like an attack if you aren’t a dog person but trust me, these are very gentle puppy kisses eliciting screams of delight from their recipient.

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And after all that playing, a little quiet snuggle time was in order.

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Here’s a slideshow with more and click here to see the online gallery.  Thanks to Louise and Brian for continuing to share your parenting adventures with me…

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