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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35 thoughts

  1. Leslie

    2010-09-06 10:42:51 -0400

    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 :) !

  2. Sonja Chandler

    2010-09-06 10:58:24 -0400

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

  3. Veronica

    2010-09-06 11:00:17 -0400

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

  4. Sue Painter

    2010-09-06 11:50:45 -0400

    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.

  5. Liz S.

    2010-09-06 12:20:48 -0400

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

  6. Jackie Bremer

    2010-09-06 12:40:14 -0400

    I love your journaling Ali

  7. Gabi

    2010-09-06 12:42:01 -0400

    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.

  8. Sue

    2010-09-06 14:09:32 -0400

    BELLA <3

  9. Aino

    2010-09-06 14:51:57 -0400

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

  10. Jennifer

    2010-09-06 16:28:17 -0400

    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.

  11. Lorraine

    2010-09-06 19:58:30 -0400

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

  12. ale

    2010-09-06 21:01:33 -0400

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

  13. Kaly

    2010-09-06 23:11:03 -0400

    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!

  14. Amy K

    2010-09-07 05:47:31 -0400

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

  15. EmmaJ

    2010-09-07 09:34:36 -0400

    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.

  16. Carrie

    2010-09-07 12:04:21 -0400

    I adore this. :) I can already see the layout coming together with these words + photo.

  17. Monique van Duren

    2010-09-07 14:21:26 -0400

    she is so cute!

  18. Elena

    2010-09-07 15:23:23 -0400

    What an adorable picture, the look on her face and the smile could not be any cuter! Love that you are documenting this. Wish I could do the childhood of my grown kids over again, I'd take pictures of this kind of thing and write about it but I love that some parents are doing it today. :-)

  19. Melanie Brooks

    2010-09-07 15:39:02 -0400

    Ali- thank you for this post. We just celebrated my husband's birthday and I thought I had captured a perfect picture of him and the kids blowing out the candles of his cake. Only to realize it isn't all in focus... your post made me realize it is still worth keeping and treasuring!

  20. dona

    2010-09-07 22:03:44 -0400

    What a gorgeous smile!

  21. Melanie Hughes

    2010-09-09 13:02:54 -0400

    Funny, I scrapped a set of photos not so long ago where NONE of them were in focus, in fact they were only developed as they were film photos. I love the layout I did and the fact that I've kept a story alive of a fun time. In my blog when I showcased the LO I pondered on the fact that we are possibly losing stories due to the non development of "not so good photos" due to the age of digital. Made me realise I want to scrap memories not just perfect photos.

  22. Jennifer

    2010-09-09 21:48:28 -0400

    That is such a cute picture! Anna is gorgeous!

  23. alicia king

    2010-09-12 21:01:55 -0400

    she is so cute!

    so hard to get pictures of little ones when they are constantly moving :)

  24. Kathleen

    2010-09-15 10:28:30 -0400

    Thanks for reminding me that almost is OK! What a cutie!

  25. Erica Hettwer

    2010-09-17 23:39:46 -0400

    Miss Thing bounces like that when I come to get her in the mornings and after her nap. She's on one nap now and I gotta say...I miss nap number two! LOL! She'll be 18 months soon so she's about Anna's age. :)

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