We are on full-on birthday mode here at my house. Which comes when I have all of my children at the same time of the year.
A few days ago, my son, Andrew, turned four. FOUR! I can not believe it. It feels like yesterday that I met my 9.5 lb baby boy with the most vibrant blue eyes for the first time. And now, he is such a big boy. Time is going by so quickly.
Andrew just finished up his year in pre-school and so excited to start Pre-K in the fall. I think he is most excited about being one of the big kids at school.
Andrew is my goofball. He is always trying to make me laugh and he loves being silly. He is my messiest child. He is typically covered head to toe in dirt and mud. An encounter with Andrew usually means that you too, will end up dirty. Andrew loves to dig in the dirt with his trucks and loves to build epic cities and play police all over the floor. He likes to have blankets over his head and constantly building forts. The boy does not sit still for long. He's always on the move. He is a bit mischievous and keeps me on my toes. But he is a mama's boy. He loves cuddle time and for me to sing to him (which says a lot, because I could be the worst singer on the planet). He's a caring little guy with the biggest heart. He loves when family comes to visit us, which isn't often, but when it happens Andrew will be attached to their legs always loving up on them and will talk about the visit everyday for months.
Andrew has really been interested in building. He loves stealing his brother's legos and making big creations with them. Typically a police station or boat, all with his imagination, and they are really good. He loves playing "city". He gets all his police guys out and all his police cars out and lets his imagination run wild. (The imagination explosion that happens around 4 is my favorite part about this stage).
This past weekend, we threw him a police birthday party. Lucky for us, one of our best friends is a police officer. He kindly put on his uniform and drove his cruiser over. The kids loved being about to check out the cruiser and when the lights & sirens were going. Officer Mike came in and talked to all the kids about what police officers do and why they are important and then all the kids got "sworn in" as actual police officers, themselves. Which was great fun! All the kids had a blast!
Right before his birthday, I took Andrew out for his yearly pictures. He is a typical photographer's kid who doesn't like to look at the camera, and he took a little time to warm up to his mom putting her camera in his face, but I do have to say, I was able to catch his personality at this season of his life perfectly. His mischievous grin, his bright blue eyes, his silliness, this is truly who Andrew is today.
Happy 4th Birthday, sweet boy!
Quiet Side Photography specializes in simple, organic and timeless maternity, newborn, family and child portraiture in Loudoun County and throughout Northern Virginia. Including the cities of Purcellville, Round Hill, Ashburn, Leesburg, Hamilton, Berryville, Aldie, Fairfax, Reston, Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax County and Washington DC.
I would love to create a custom portrait experience for you and your family. Contact me to begin planning your session.