Monday, January 10, 2011

Tiny Dancer

A while back, we noticed that Nate would sometimes start an almost involuntary-seeming wiggle when he heard certain songs. It's cutest when he undertakes the full-body version, but he'll still get his shoulders going when the music plays. We, of course, thought this was hilarious and did our best to encourage his funny little dance. Suddenly, within the last few days, he's learned how to "dance" upon request.

(A smile usually accompanies the dancing, but he seems to turn all serious when he sees himself on the computer screen.)

Tiny Dancer from Lauren Petron on Vimeo.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Vote for Nate!

Obviously you all know that I think Nate is a shockingly adorable kid. Well, apparently, our photographer does, too. The wonderful Crystal Hardin of lily-b photography took our family photos back in November, and we were thrilled with the results. You can see all of our favorite shots here, if you'd like.

Crystal has decided to run a little contest on her website, and, unbeknownst to me, selected a photo of Nate as one of the entries. The prize is a lovely photo frame with a print of the entered photo. The real prize, though, is the joy of sweet, sweet victory.

Now, I think y'all know that I would never have entered Nate in any sort of contest on my own. I hate to lose, and the prospect of some misguided people selecting some other child as cuter than my little guy (other than YOUR children, of course, who clearly equal Nate in the looks department)--well, the thought of it makes me sad. And yet here we find ourselves entered in this contest, and so it's up to YOU, dear readers, to see to it that this contest doesn't make me cry.

So would you please take a minute and go vote for Nate's photo? You can vote once a day, every day, until next Sunday, January 9th, at midnight. The website will ask for your e-mail address, so that Crystal can make sure folks are only voting once per day, but she will not share or publish your address.

You may vote every day at Crystal's site. Nate's photo is NUMBER FOUR. I really wish she had selected the color version of this photo, because Nate's blue eyes are just to die for, but again, I didn't make the selection. In case you need a reminder about how cute this kid really is, here's the color version.

Please go and vote for my little guy, because the parents of the baby girl in photo one were apparently recruiting votes last night before I even knew about this contest, and she's currently in the lead. Let's win this thing! I want the pretty, pretty photo frame . . . but I want bragging rights even more.