james & the giraffe

Before I was even pregnant with James, Jimmy and I bought him his first toy- an adorable big-legged giraffe from the MGM gift shop in Las Vegas.  I thought it was so cute and would be good to have something “baby” in the house pre-baby.
I started photographing James with the giraffe when he was 2 months old, but missed months 3 and 8 (oops!)  It’s so funny to see the progression of him just sitting like a lump next to the giraffe at first and then take more interest in it.  The giraffe started out much larger than James, but he quickly caught up!   James’ shoulders didn’t even come up to the armrest of the chair at first, and nine months later, he’s got his arm slung casually over it!
At month 5 and 6, James was tackling the giraffe, then at month 7, he wanted to crawl out of the chair.  By month 9, I could barely get him to sit still and at month 11, he was only interested in his book!  The last picture I took, he was slinging the giraffe all around and almost fell out of the chair because he was climbing all over!
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  1. March 3, 2011 / 5:16 am

    this is so sweet! my aiden has one like that too!!!



  2. March 3, 2011 / 8:05 am

    My goodness, he's such a cutie!

  3. March 3, 2011 / 9:20 am

    So cute and such a great idea! He's adorable!


  4. March 3, 2011 / 10:19 am

    How cute! I love that you took a picture of him (almost) every month with the giraffe! What a lovely idea!

  5. March 3, 2011 / 11:29 am

    So cute! He's growing up! I loved your design board over at simplified bee!

  6. March 3, 2011 / 11:59 am

    What a great way to measure his growth!! So cute. I love what all of you picked over at Simplified Bee!!

  7. March 3, 2011 / 12:05 pm

    Thank you so much for visiting our blog. I have had the most fun reading yours this morning and James is precious! I love the photos — it is amazing to see how much he as grown. I can't wait to add your blog to my list of faves. It's so inspiring.
    XOXO Hooper

  8. Lauren
    March 3, 2011 / 6:37 am

    I'm always lovin' James' hair in all his pics!

  9. natasha {schue love}
    March 3, 2011 / 7:12 am

    Oh I just LOVE James and his giraffe! Such a great idea and so fun to see how he's grown! πŸ™‚

  10. March 3, 2011 / 2:03 pm

    I love this. This is great way to watch him grow every month! I am a new follower and love your blog!

  11. March 3, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    He is so cute….Happy Birthday James !!


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  13. Katherine @ Grass Stains
    March 3, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    I love the pictures with the giraffe! I have three boys (and one child on the way), and I haven't done this series with any of them. I take lots of pictures and their lives are documented to the nth degree, but I haven't done this particular thing. Maybe with the new baby!

  14. Ashly@Moon Walk
    March 3, 2011 / 3:24 pm

    so sweet! He is getting so big.

  15. Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma
    March 3, 2011 / 3:26 pm

    That is so sweet. It reminds me of Making It Lovely's chair pics…

    I did it with Moose on his bean bag,but Monkey? yeah, second child syndrome rears its head…

  16. Elsa
    March 3, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    He is just too cute!! I love the 9 month picture…it looks like he's just chillin' out, telling jokes with his giraffe. Absolutely precious!

  17. March 4, 2011 / 5:21 am

    What a little cutie James is!!! Love the idea of taking pics every month with the giraffe to show his growth!!

    Thanks so much!!
    Michele R.(CA)
    LuvkittysFandF at Gmail dot com
    Butterfly Whispers

  18. Natalie
    March 3, 2011 / 11:48 pm

    He is adorable! Don't you just love looking at the pictures each month, they change so quickly. He gets the award for best hair ever. His smile looks just like you! Happy 1st Birthday! Enjoy his party this weekend! xoxo

  19. Lili
    March 4, 2011 / 2:18 am

    i wish i did that photo session with our little guy! james is a cutie pie!

  20. Cristin @ Simplified Bee
    March 4, 2011 / 3:58 am

    Thanks again for participating in the series!!!

    Your son is just darling. Fun to see him grow.


  21. Allison
    March 4, 2011 / 4:49 am

    Such adorabel pictures! It's fun to see how he's grown each month. What a doll he is! I enjoyed seeing what you did with the upholstered bench over at Simplified Bee. Very pretty, Megan!

  22. Rambling Renovators
    March 4, 2011 / 2:54 pm

    Such a great idea. I love how his personality starts showing through over the months.

  23. Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    March 4, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    Sooo cute, and funny. I did the same thing with lilly's favorie doll, but forgot 2 months too πŸ™‚

  24. March 4, 2011 / 10:37 pm

    What a lovely idea! I wish I had done this for my daughter, Payton! (21 months currently)I had her picture taken every month, but not with the same "lovey"! So smart you are! πŸ™‚

    p.s. love your design for the bench on Simplified Bee's!

  25. sarah @ life {sweet} life
    March 5, 2011 / 4:54 am

    Oh my goodness, he is SUCH a doll! I can't believe he's one! I can't wait to hear about his birthday party. πŸ™‚

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