A Beeeeee

“A Beeeeeee!”

Hee hee.

“A Beeeeeee!”

This is the conversation that my daughter Lucy and her good friend Teddy would have with each other. No one at the school knew what it meant, or how it started, but the two of them would see each other, run up to each other, and just giggle and say, “A beeeeeee”.

Teddy’s dad came in to the classroom about a year ago while I was still droppin Lucy off and said, “Hey, how do you know Chris H.?” I said, “Um, he’s my cousin…how do you know him?” Turns out they both went to Notre Dame and they lived together in Washington D.C. after college. Small world.

Lucy will have to move rooms next summer because she is younger than most of the kids in her class and, while they will be moving to pre-K, Lucy will in the regular daycare again. This makes me very sad because now she won’t be in the same room as Teddy (or any of the other kids but, according to Lucy, Teddy is her best friend).

So that was a long way of saying that the way I know this family is through Lucy’s school.

They are such a fun family! They also have a younger son named Grant who just recently turned one and is so close to completely walking on his own. This is such a fun age. Like, can I do it? Maybe…eh, let me hold on to this couch a little longer. I was so excited to do this photo shoot with them because I knew it would be fun hanging out with them for a few hours. We had an impromptu  play date after taking pictures which was great fun (and nice for us because it tired Lucy out so she actually took a nap that afternoon).

We originally were going to meet at a park by the lake but the weather was a little icky and so we decided to just meet at their condo and walk around their neighborhood.

They really are a beautiful family. Enjoy!

Abbey Road anyone?

Like Lucy, Teddy is obsessed with Garbage trucks…but got a little cautious when the opportunity arose to have his picture taken in front of them.

So, if this were a movie, Teddy’s family would move away (it’s my movie and we aren’t going anywhere for the foreseeable future).  Then, some day 15 years later Lucy would call me on the phone and say, “Mom! Would you believe it, I just went into my physics class and I met a boy named Teddy and we realized we both went to daycare together!” Why am I using a physics class as the future meeting point? Because my husband and I met as randomly assigned physics lab partners in college. Yep, I’m just that nerdy.

I think Teddy is learning to wink! That picture on the right? That’s what I look like when I try to wink. Seriously, I can’t do it. I don’t know why.

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  • DAd

    Absolutely great photo shoot and a great story to go with.ReplyCancel

  • Sue

    Amazing! All families should want you to photograph them. You have such a wonderful perspective. One parents and children will cherish forever.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy

    These photos are GREAT! You have captured so much emotion. I forwarded the link to Chris; I’m sure he will enjoy seeing the shots of Aaron’s family. You are a VERY good photographer. Sarah is so pleased that you are willing to do a newborn photo shoot of Baby S. I’m pleased too :)

  • Bob Tilden

    Good job! Like the spontaneous ‘got something in my eye’ shot at the end.

    I wonder if they were saying their version of ‘Baby’ to each other.ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    Thanks for shooting us Leah – the pictures are beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

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