A couple of weeks ago, when I had the photography bug, I took Peanut outside for a little photoshoot. The weather was slightly cool — enough to make his little nose rosy — the leaves were perfectly crunchy and colorful, and the light was gorgeous. How could we pass up these perfect circumstances? Add an adorable bear hat and you may have my very favorite pictures ever.


He has asked to go play in the leaves every day since. I just freaking love this little man.

p.s. we’re taking family photos this week (for our Christmas card, you know), and planning outfits for the three of us may be the most difficult thing EVER. Heaven help me when I have more children. That’s it…just thought you should know.



  1. Saskia says:

    Yay for Christmas cards! I love family Christmas cards. And you do simply have an adorable little boy.

  2. Katrine says:

    He is the cutest little one!

  3. Absolutely adorable! The colors are amazing. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Carole says:

    This post demonstrates 2 additional good reasons why your blog is called Merrick's Art: photography and motherhood (the highest of arts, in my opinion). Love you.

  5. Brit says:

    Love love LOOOOVE these darling pictures – he is such a character!! And SO CUTE!!!

  6. Landen says:

    Oh my gosh, he is adorable!!!

  7. Packrat says:

    These pictures are just darling. Love how he is playing with the leaves and having so much fun. I like his expression in the last picture the best. He is so cute!

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