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Almost

It's almost in focus.

She's constantly in motion.

In this instant she was in-between jumping up & coming back down in her crib.

Up & down. Up & down. Laughing. Jumping. Smiling. And then diving (seriously) down onto her mattress.

All this upon waking up from a mid-morning nap.

I'll take almost.

Almost is pretty darn cute.


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  1. Nancy says…
    09/06/2010

    I can so relate this post :)
    I have so many out of focus photos.
    And they're just as precious - or maybe even more - than one that is in focus.
    I'm just jealous that she still naps in the morning and Morrison and Anna are just a few days apart. He only naps between 1 and 3pm, 2 hours if I'm lucky, just 1 if I'm not :)

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    1. Ali says…
      09/06/2010

      She seems to be moving towards one nap - just in the mid-morning. Yesterday she took just this one.

  2. Madeline St Onge says…
    09/06/2010

    Oh Ali she is a doll baby

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  3. Lain says…
    09/06/2010

    Such a great reminder - almost is often perfect!!!

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  4. Terri says…
    09/06/2010

    Toothy grin and eyes that sparkle. What more could a mommy ask for in her favorite girl?

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  5. Denise says…
    09/06/2010

    Some of the almost photos are the best! Love her happy smile!

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  6. Kate says…
    09/06/2010

    ahh she is so cute!

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  7. ErinK says…
    09/06/2010

    Thanks for the post. It is nice to know that even the pro's have a hard time getting their kids to sit still for pic's. I love the idea of this quote. I think I will use my stack of almost pics to make a mini book! Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  8. dawn says…
    09/06/2010

    I love almost pictures of my cousin I babysit for. She will never sit still or smile when I need. Well the almost pictures I have of her are always my favorites and shows how truly happy and playful she is. She is so precious Ali love her sweet face.

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  9. Sudie says…
    09/06/2010

    So so cute! She is just darling. Growing up so fast.

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  10. Christie - Childhood 101 says…
    09/06/2010

    Sweetness personified :)

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  11. Leslie says…
    09/06/2010

    She is precious, just as the moments she is growing up are too. Your children are so expressive and happy! That is a sure sign of good parents :) !

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  12. Sonja Chandler says…
    09/06/2010

    I have tons of out of focus shots. That's life. Still totally adorable.

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  13. Veronica says…
    09/06/2010

    If she starts singing a little song at the top of her lungs while jumping up and down and mattress diving....you have my third born! (it's just to let you know that she's awake now!)

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  14. Sue Painter says…
    09/06/2010

    I think every picture I take is out of focus! But I scrap them anyway, they still give me the memory and the feeling of that moment.

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  15. Liz S. says…
    09/06/2010

    She is adorable and growing up SO fast! MY daughter just graduated from college this year! Enjoy every minute!

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  16. Jackie Bremer says…
    09/06/2010

    I love your journaling Ali

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  17. Gabi says…
    09/06/2010

    Anna is so adorable, Ali. There isn't anything better than watching children having fun. Well, there is one thing better than that, having the fun with them.
    Thank you for sharing this cutest photo of Anna with us.

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  18. Sue says…
    09/06/2010

    BELLA <3

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  19. Aino says…
    09/06/2010

    Awwww.... she has gotten SO BIG!! She is adorable. Little princesess are the BEST!!!

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  20. Jennifer says…
    09/06/2010

    Ali,
    She is so cute! I noticed that her crib is against the wall, I think it was in the middle of the room in the old house...cannot wait to see what the kids rooms look like now.

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    1. Ali says…
      09/06/2010

      Yep. Changing things up. I took some shots of her room and hope to share later this week or next. Simon's is going to take a bit longer.

  21. Lorraine says…
    09/06/2010

    I wish my hair looked that good and I was that happy when I wake up in the morning

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  22. ale says…
    09/06/2010

    she is so, so cute!!! and looks *a lot* like you.

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  23. Kaly says…
    09/06/2010

    Wow! This post completely reminds me of my 15-month old son. He, like Anna, is in constant motion. And he, like Anna, loves to jump in his crib and dive into the mattress. I put him down for a nap the other day and about ten minutes later I heard a big crack... silence... then a big wail. He had dived right into the railings and given himself a huge red welt on his forehead. Guess what we were doing that very night? Family pictures. *sigh*
    They sure are full of energy and keep joy in the home.
    I always love hearing about your family as well as all the crafty things you do!

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    1. Ali says…
      09/06/2010

      Oh that sounds familiar here too. If you look closely she's got a bump on her forehead too. Full of life that's for sure.

  24. Amy K says…
    09/07/2010

    Awww, she is absolutely adorable! I remember those crib-jumping days all too well....and miss them terribly! Thanks for sharing your moments!

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  25. EmmaJ says…
    09/07/2010

    I have had a lot of those almost in focus pictures lately, but I think that is what life with kids is like. I don't think I am ever completely in focus myself trying to keep up with my 2.

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