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3/4/11

Friday's Free-4-All



We're still spending our days outside...and came 
upon this fallen soldier...








...then, Luke presented me with a gift...


one of last year's hydrangea blooms.


The Paper Mama





And, speaking of Luke...

He turns 3 on Sunday!!  I really can't believe it, either.


He tells me (at least) 20 times each day that he loves me.
He gives me tons of random kisses and hugs.
He brings a smile to everyone's face.

100% pure joy...







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44 comments:

Our Beaten Path said...

Can't say I feel bad for that fallen soldier. ;) Happy early birthday to your little guy! They grow quickly!

Uyen said...

I can't believe Luke is turning 3 already! Happy, Happy Birthday!! Also, that's such an awesome macro picture of the bug. I need to get a macro lens.

deb duty said...

Hydrangea blooms look good even when they're dead! Enjoyed your photos!

Buckeroomama said...

Your shot makes that "fallen soldier" almost beautiful. I generally go all "ewww" over those creatures...

Your little Luke is so sweet! Happy birthday, Luke!

The Frat Pack + Me said...

Love that photo of Luke + his gift!

Susan said...

What an interesting macro. But I like bugs.
You have a beautiful son. I know boys can be beautiful, too, because I have a beautiful son as well!

Kathleen said...

As much as I HATE those critters, THAT is a really cool shot! AND I'm so glad that the critter was not Luke's gift to you! Happy birthday to him!!

SouthernSass said...

Great macro! Happy birthday to your sweet boy -enjoy every minute of it because it passes by entirely too fast. Have a great weekend!

Renegades said...

Happy Birthday early!

Raymonde said...

Cute Luke, Happy Birthday! What a wonderful photo of the gift he gave you. I love it. Keep well and be blessed. xxx

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Naomi said...

Awesome macro, as are all of the other pics! Happy Birthday to your little guy!!

Nicolle said...

I love when my little monster picks flowers for me too, or leaves. love it! :) Happy Birthday to your baby boy! :))

Natalie said...

OMG I dislike wasps! They are so scary .. we always have them around our front door in summer LOL .. and awww..Luke is so sweet! He's gonna be a heartbreaker someday...I can't believe he's gonna be 3! Happy early birthday to him!

Ashley Sisk said...

I love the two pictures of Luke - so sweet that boy!

~Shari said...

You have captured some great photos. The mirror photo tugs at my heart strings. I love it. I am also a hug sucker for black and white!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

happy birthday to Luke! He is so cute and sweet. Love the bug shot.

lisahudson said...

I just got the willies! Thanks for adding the shots of your absolutely adorable little guy. That totally made up for the willies!! :-) Lovely shots.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Sometimes there is nothing better than being a Mommy. I remember those times when mine were little. V

julie said...

Love that bug shot! So colorful...and yes, I am finding the beauty in dead hydrangeas & weeds too! Gorgeous reflection shot of that sweet boy of yours! :)

jayayceeblog said...

Great pictures. You could just fall into those pretty brown eyes. Enjoy all the I Love You's now. Our 14-year-old granddaughter has been staying with us and, sweet as she is, when the hormones kick in, you don't always hear I Love You! =D

Beth P. said...

Ew to the bug! Great photos!

Anne U said...

Beautiful reflection shot, he looks so cute.

Seizing My Day said...

Fabulous bug shot!!

Tara said...

Aw, Luke looks so cute! Love it. Happy Birthday to Luke! 3!!! Yay, Jack is three in May...they are all about "love" aren't they? I hope you have a great weekend!

Mama Zen said...

That second shot is a stunner!

Kristy said...

Lovely images! Happy Weekend!

Lesa said...

Bugs are creepy but they do make great macros. I posted one last summer of a wasp on rotten banana peel-- weird.

Happy MF!

Teachinfourth said...

That first shot is wonderful. You have a great eye!

Dianne said...

poor fallen soldier
I bet he had a wonderful time in the dirt and sun before he moved on :)

Luke is so handsome and soulful
Happy Birthday to him

Marla said...

I love that last shot. Its adorable.

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Karly said...

Great shots, I love them!

made by gen said...

Oh so cute shots..Happy SSS!

chubskulit said...

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Ms. Burrito said...

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Candace McClintick said...

Nice shots! I love his eyes peeking over that bloom!

Hey Harriet said...

Poor fallen soldier! Nice capture of it! And a very happy birthday to you little man! I hope Luke enjoys his special day!

thatgirlblogs said...

It's after midnight, so: Happy Birthday, Luke!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

"Fallen Soldier"....love the reference. And the photo. But your gift is precious. Y'know, he has an eye for the artful beauty of nature!!!!

My grandson has a birthday today too.


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Joan said...

Awwww, so cute. Lovely image.

Rachel B said...

That's a very colourful bug! Great shot!

bea said...

Great pics, my best is the flowers, given with pure love-have a wonderfull week.

Evelyn S. said...

Strange looking winged 'soldier'....so colorful, too! Flowers from a little boy are truly special. Beautiful photos.

ALWAYS IN LOVE said...

I am so not a bug person but I love this shot. i like your perspective. glad i ran across your blog.

L. said...

Fabulous photos! Happy birthday to your little guy!