Well my little one turned one year old! Time flies! I put on his little birthday outfit I made him for his Very Hungry Caterpillar themed birthday party (you can buy the leggings here and the bow tie here) and we headed out first to Boulevard in Mountain Lakes and then to Tourne County Park in Boonton, New Jersey to grab some photos! I love this little field I found on the west side of the park and keep finding myself returning to it.
I grabbed my compulsories--Jon with his newborn photo, Jon with his lamby, and Jon with the strat. Then I pulled out The Very Hungry Caterpillar book and got some shots of big brother James reading it with him. I hand painted an O, N, and E and got a shot of him with each letter. Then we just freestyled until the sun was gone!
I love letting one year olds take the lead because they find the best stuff to get into! He loved the tall grass and checking out the fuzzies. He was also sure to assert his independence from his brother and let him know that he most certainly did not need his hand held! This guy is such a character!
Jon is full of smiles and giggles and independence. He has been an explorer since he was able to move (and maybe before). He is wild and crazy and adventurous and LOVES being out and about. I'm so lucky to be his mom. Enjoy!