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like Papa . . .

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. . . like dumpling. Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II 50 mm · 1/50 s · f/2 · ISO 400 Guest photographer: Mama. The expensive-but-totally-worth-it-’cause-of-all-the-NUMMY-goodies afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel has become something of a Christmas-ish (and March-ish, and summer-ish) tradition for us and, now, with offspring in our midst, it’s becoming both better …

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bipedal Kairi

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Little Kairi, now seven months old, nearly walking. Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II 50 mm · 1/125 s · f/2.2 · ISO 100 Yes, only after did I become a papa did I actually analyze and break apart the word ‘toddler.’ See, they ‘toddle’ around, right? And now, my little niece is toddling around almost …

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Lucas

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Lucas, one year later. Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II 50 mm · 1/25 s · f/2.2 · ISO 200 You may remember him from when he looked like this. This was my sixth attempt, taken in rapid succession, to get a clear shot of him. What? A kid, holding still? It is to laugh! And, …

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Kitara

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Our wee ninja. Our itty-bitty. Our little dumpling . . . Our Kitara. Canon EOS 450D (XSi) · Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II 50 mm · 1/160 s · f/2.8 · ISO 800 Mama’s photo. Papa’s hands. Our new life. There aren’t many more words I can muster to describe her, and the amazing, overwhelming and heart-bursting feelings of holding …

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Kairi

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Squished against mama, this here is itty-bitty Kairi, introduced to the world last Thursday. Canon EOS 1000D (XS) · Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II 50 mm · 1/50 s · f/2.8 · ISO 400 Happy birthday, Kairi. Welcome to the world. Way to go, Meaghan and Matt. You made one cute kid. Kairi, by the bye, is a Japanese name, …

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Gwendolyn

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Young Miss Gwendolyn, celebrating her third birthday by enjoying ice cream cake with both her mouth and her cheek. This, by the way, took place right after an odd tradition which developed through her babyhood: placing her hand, palm down, onto the face of the cake presented to her. It’s so cute, I could just burst. =)