LeaBelle Photography

Friday, October 24, 2008

Blonde curls and bright blue eyes

She's enough to make me want a little girl with blonde curls. Think her mom will notice if I steal her?

Today's Everyday Hero

This tiny girl's "real" mom will be out of jail on parole on Monday. The man pictured has enough kindness to bring a baby that's not his into his home and love her as if she were his own, knowing she may move on tomorrow. He is an ordinary car mechanic; grease is permanently embedded in his fingers. The one nail is black from an injury, and he was wearing a hat to hide a shaggy hairdo. He held that foster baby with a tenderness that belied his callouses and a prayer that one day she will be his. And in that moment he became a hero.
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Once upon a time there was a little girl with a big dog that she loved very very much.


That little girl and her dog went everywhere and did everything together.  He protected her.  They would read stories and play make believe quite often.


Sometimes she would make believe he was her knight, her barbarian, fighting for her honor.

Other times she made believe he was one of those bad boys like all the girls want.

And sometimes he was a little boy to play with.  :)

Or perhaps a little dog, not a big one?
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But when all was said & done, he was just her big brown dog and that was just delightful all by itself too. 





Monday, October 6, 2008

Baby Gray

Baby Gray is a year old. And wearing a size 2T. I do believe the child can nearly palm a basketball already. lol He's such a happy guy; willing to try most things and LOVES being outside.

He's not much of a talker, but we the fall weather definitely brought a few shouts of glee all the same.

Although he does have his strong serious side as well. ;)
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Happy birthday Baby Gray, we're glad you're here!

Monday, September 29, 2008

I Want to Show Keifer the Ducks

"Quack!" she says to me as the ducks swirl noisily on the other side of the fence. The little white dog is riveted. She feels like such a big girl holding the leash; to my eyes she looks like one too. She's even starting to get her timing down on treating the dogs; she keeps this up and she'll have them listening to her in another 6 months. She can count to 20 an say her ABC's. She turned 2 years old last month. Surely they don't grow up that fast, do they ? She's breaking my heart at the same time she's making me so proud I could bust. How can that not be confusing?
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I've never understood the big appeal of pictures where the subject is walking away from the camera. I like to see the emotion of the subject, and that's pretty hard when their back is turned. But when this came out of the camera I fell in love all the same. Maybe it's an aquired taste, like blue cheese dressing. :)
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Little Rascals: Kids and Dogs

I think every kid should have a dog (or 3 in my case ;) to love. To scold. To learn to be gentle with, to read stories to and to share adventures with.

A couple of my own personal little rascals, doing what they do best. :)