15 Jun a thrill a minute
Posted at 03:53h in best shot monday, family, motherhood 32 Comments
With children you never know when you’re going to really tickle their fickle fancies. I’m happy to report that this birthday was an overall success on all accounts. The celebration lasted for days and yet it was refreshingly simple and easy. The joy for me was that every little thing was appreciated, each gift brought a smile and I heard more than one ‘this is the best day of my life’.
My Best Shot today epitomizes a perfect birthday and yet another candle on my daughter’s cake. How about your week? What delighted and thrilled you?
And yet again, this is my weekend SOOC shot as well.
BertaPosted at 05:06h, 15 June
We took a well-deserved ride to the nature park and just ‘chilled’. This calm and peaceful time together DELIGHTED AND THRILLED ME to no end! The weather was cool and looming clouds brought more rain and calm.
I love your daughter’s picture of surprise – how sweet is that!
JoannaPosted at 05:34h, 15 June
We have a birthday coming up in a couple of weeks too. To hear your child say ‘this is the best day of my life’ really tickles a Mommy’s heart. How wonderful that she was so happy.
Here’s my BSM. I cant get enough of my macro!
DawnPosted at 06:59h, 15 June
What a sweet shot, she is so full of expression! Happy belated b-day to your lil one 🙂
I was thrilled to reconnect with a long, lost friend….
Have a wonderul week!
golightlyPosted at 07:17h, 15 June
I can’t tell you how much I LOVE that picture! It’s perfect. It’s wonderful. what a day for both of you.
LeePosted at 11:10h, 15 June
What a fantastic shot! Mine is on my site: BSM
AmandaPosted at 11:13h, 15 June
There’s nothing better than pure natural emotion. Great capture! Thanks for sharing!
Here’s my best shot
Jessica NewPosted at 12:28h, 15 June
Happy Best Shot Monday to all!!!
We are taking it to ANOTHER LEVEL over here!!
Happy Birthday to my niece!!!
susiejPosted at 12:54h, 15 June
Incredible timing for that shot. The face speaks volumes. We’re growing a fort, but I think it’s really for me, not the kids.
Jack’s Magic Beans
Donna KPosted at 13:19h, 15 June
I remember all the birthday parties that did go "perfect" when my boys were little and I remember a few comments from them when they thought it was perfect too. I liked the homemade crowns instead of bought ones. Have a great Monday. My best shot today is on my blog http://www.kirkville-acreage.blogspot.com. I look forward to these "best shot Mondays’". Have a good day.
ChristinaPosted at 13:44h, 15 June
What a perfect moment you captured! Even better that it’s SOOC. Seeing her excitement must have made you positively guiddy!!
We enjoyed a day at the zoo with friends!
HeatherPosted at 13:54h, 15 June
My oldest just turned five and she likewise was just ecstatic about every part of this year’s birthday. You captured that very moment so well–such a spark of personality and unedited joy. Love this!
With Father’s Day coming up, I thought I’d share a Daddy’s Girl shot.
MelodyA.Posted at 13:57h, 15 June
Aw, check out that expression!! Priceless. Happy birthday to your sweet big girl.
What thrilled the girls this weekend does not thrill me. But what a great experience: Gross
Amy JoPosted at 14:18h, 15 June
That expession is PRICELESS! Happy birthday!
We celebrated a friend’s birthday this weekend, and we started collecting our bounty!
JenPosted at 14:29h, 15 June
I love her expression it says it all. Sounds like your week was much like ours. We celebrated a couple of birthdays and ate lots of cake. My daughter was the same way this year. Every gift she opened was exactly what she wanted and the best gift ever. It is so fun to give them gifts when they get so excited.
My best shot is birthday related too:
lifeinedenPosted at 14:32h, 15 June
Such a great moment captured! We celebrated a 6th birthday last weekend, and I didn’t exactly get any best shots. My camera is being replaced. But I’m hoping by next year I will have pictures like this. Maybe even in 2 weeks, when we celebrate a double 1st birthday for our twins.
Our 6th b-day celebration was full of gratitude also — perhaps it’s a milestone age. I hope so!
carriePosted at 14:44h, 15 June
Oh that really is priceless! What a fantastic shot. I am thrilled that we are finally winding down this week.
meganPosted at 15:24h, 15 June
mine involves a birthday at our house, too :).
LisPosted at 15:28h, 15 June
Here is my girl in action:
I tend to keep most of my photos private … but wanted to share this one. I wish I was strong enough to hang on to a rope swing!
CaraPosted at 16:41h, 15 June
I love the expression on her face.
Here is my baby with his new do.
Happy Monday to all!
MaggiePosted at 16:52h, 15 June
If that isn’t the perfect birthday expression, then I don’t know what would be!
My best shot this week has me craving some more vacation…
MandyPosted at 16:58h, 15 June
What a thrilled look she has on her face! Looks like she had a wonderful birthday! We had a thrilling time previewing Disney’s Nightastic (can’t thank you enough, Tracey, for the connection there!)
nataliePosted at 17:40h, 15 June
I LOVE your MBS. What a perfect picture of a childhood birthday! Doesn’t every mother dream that her child would look just like that on his/her birthday?
I haven’t played along in a while. I’ve felt rather uninspired with my pictures, despite taking lots and lots of images. I did a series of photo shoots this past weekend, but this little guest appearance deserves to be MBS.
ChrisPosted at 18:12h, 15 June
That shot is priceless! I love it! Here’s my SOOC Saturdayand here’s BSM
NTEPosted at 19:01h, 15 June
What a perfect birthday… I’m glad your girl had a great time.
Here’s my Best Shot
NTEPosted at 19:02h, 15 June
Sorry about that, I thought I had the code right…
DaniPosted at 19:52h, 15 June
My husband and I took an anniversary trip to Devil’s Lake in Wisconsin last week. I’ve posted to sets of photos on my blog already! Many more to come!
Melissa GPosted at 20:17h, 15 June
Love it! I think the drawings on her crown may be my favorite part.
Here’s mine, from a recent trip to San Antonio.
FoodPaperScissorsPosted at 22:01h, 15 June
What a joy for a mom to hear ‘this is the best day of my life’ from the birthday girl.
My daughter had a birthday this week too….and my photos were also SOOC!
maryPosted at 10:53h, 16 June
Awww, this one really brought a smile to my face this morning! Happy birthday to your sweet daughter. 🙂
elkPosted at 13:31h, 16 June
tracey I just wanted to pop in and let you know your post made my heart swell…to hear your kid say that is SO MUCH fun!
JuliePosted at 16:52h, 16 June
What a great capture!!
arizaphalePosted at 21:21h, 22 June
Oh what a brilliant capture! I think I have a very similar one from a very similar age somewhere in the archives. We used to clal this the ‘Wow Factor’. Happy Birthday to her and to you Mum!