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Dottie is 9 Months Old! (or will be, in 3 days)

We’re three days early with Dot’s 9 month pictures because, well, when you have a day with good weather in January, you jump on it! I’d planned to have at least 3 other shoots to share on the blog this week and next, but we’ve been rained out and snowed out and whatnot… I figured the regular blog-stalkers wouldn’t mind if Dot’s 9 month post was a few days early. 🙂

The bigger Dorothy gets, the bigger her personality gets. In these pictures, you’ll see her playing Patty Cake, showing us how big she is, attempting to escape, and playing with her sweet rocking horse.

In addition to becoming more and more playful and fun, Dorothy’s also getting BIG! She weighs nearly 20 pounds, has three and a half teeth, and wants to walk SOOOO bad. I’m quite afraid that her 10 or 11 month pictures will be much harder to take, because she’ll be fully on the move. 🙂

It’s been quite an undertaking to devote to doing a little photoshoot every month of Dorothy’s first year, but man… what a blessing. I’m so grateful that we have the time, equipment, and necessary skill to be able to capture her first year this way. It’s going to make an awesome little album!

Rather than saving my very favorite shot from our session for the end, I’m going to shake up my routine and START with my favorite. I just can’t help it… this picture is PERFECT!

If you say, “Dorothy… how big are you?”, our sweet girl throws her hands up in the air and squeals. SO BIG!

Once she learned how to clap, it became her favorite thing in the world to do. She now applauds herself dozens of times a day.

I need to get her another pair of Chucks… she’s almost outgrown these!

This is another favorite of the morning… Dorothy is prone to frequent escape attempts!

We did another little mini-set of pictures so that we could capture Dorothy’s love for her rocking horse. She sits up there and bounces and rocks and sings along with the song he plays. She really adores this toy, and will crawl all over the house to find it if it’s ever moved out of the living room.

Sweet baby girl, I can’t believe how big you’re getting. Sometimes I want to stop time, but then I’d miss out on the fun that is each new day with you.

  1. bobbileigh

    January 18th, 2011 at 7:00 am

    On the 3rd pic I feel like shes trying to reach out and give a hug (Im sure she is just clapping but I like hugging better)..and how cute is that outfit for the rocking horse!!!

  2. The Nan

    January 18th, 2011 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful! I am going to miss these little sessions!

  3. Christian U.

    January 18th, 2011 at 8:19 am

    I love the pictures of her trying to “escape”!!!! They are incredibly adorable!!!!!!!! LOVE them!! I can only imagine how awesome her album will be, I love that you are taking these every month! You guys ROCK as parents!!!

  4. Bre

    January 18th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    She is so beautiful! Those eyes, that smile…what a cutie! And I love the pink chucks!

  5. Ambo

    January 18th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Love love love. I cant believe she almost 9 months…where is the time going? Adorable shots as per usual. Love this “So big” little girl!

  6. Kayla

    January 18th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    I love the pics. She is absolutely gorgeous! Love the pony and boots.

  7. annie

    January 18th, 2011 at 9:17 am

    So excited to see pictures of my favorite little blue-eyed girl this morning! Such a lil cutie!

  8. Misty

    January 18th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    My goodness, if you look up “adorable” in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure you’ll find one or all of these pictures there! She’s amazing!!! LOVE all the bright colors from the first shoot, they fit your vibrant Dottie so well. But the rocking horse pics steal my heart, SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!

  9. Hannah

    January 18th, 2011 at 10:18 am

    I think we should all take a lesson from sweet, little Dot and applaud ourselves throughout the day. I’m going to make that my goal today. Thanks for the inspirations Dottie!!!

  10. Nicole

    January 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Last 2 pics FTW! Love the rocking horse in the field!

  11. Jen

    January 18th, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Ahw she is so precious! I love the chucks, and I love the lacey tights how cute!

  12. Mike

    January 18th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    these are awesome!! the boots for her cowgirl outfit are too cute! 🙂 and I love the vintage wash look on the last shot.

  13. Liesa

    January 18th, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Wowowow!!! She’s just so beautiful, inside and out (don’t tell anyone I haven’t even met her yet)! I can’t believe how big she is getting either! The second picture is just as precious as the first! And look and those pretty tights you have her in! Such a big girl!

  14. Bethe

    January 18th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Oh my goodness, she gets cuter every month! We used to play the “so big” game with my sister… love it.

  15. Sarah

    January 19th, 2011 at 10:40 am

    She is so cute! And I love the pink chucks!

  16. Meagan

    January 20th, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Bottom two are my favorite, hands down! I had a “flicka” horse when I was little. So special.

  17. Ciiku

    January 20th, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Things I love about Dot’s pictures; 1. The hair accessories are so cute! 2. The tutus!!! 3. She is just divine! You are so blessed!

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