Small Steps Photo Contest!
A couple of weeks ago we announced our Small Steps for Catholic Moms photo contest in celebration of Danielle Bean's and Elizabeth Foss's new book. We've already received some great entries. We'll keep adding new entries to this post.
Bloggers! Don't forget to link to this article and spread the word about the contest.
#37 From Stella:
Here is a picture of my son Liam’s feet at 7 months old.
He is my sparkle boy, as happy as he can be and always a ready smile.
From Stella, Mom of 3 with one on the way.
#36 From Karen:
I couldn't resist snapping a picture of my youngest daughter's sand encrusted feet last summer. I particularly love how it looks like her right foot is waving to the camera in this picture, not to mention it gave us a peek at her pretty pink toenails.
#35 From Katie:
Here's a picture of our three little girls, Amanda 2.5, Christiana 9 months, and Talitha 2 months. Amanda was adopted in August of 2007, Christiana was adopted in July of 2009 shortly after we found out we were expecting a baby six years after my husband's vasectomy reversal. Doesn't it look a little like neopolitan ice cream?
#34 From Jen:
This is a picture of my baby Collin's feet at one day old! We were still in the hospital when we took it!
#33 From Denise:
The is my third daughter Clare on her baptism day. The caption is "May she always walk with Christ"
#32 From Melisa:
I Took this picture of my kid's feet ages 5, 3, 1, and 3 months old and used it as the cover of a calender I made for the grandmothers for Mother's Day. With the caption, this past year our family has grown by 2 feet!
#31 From Ellen:
My daughter had just turned one a month before I took this picture. I couldn't resist her cute "piggies" in the sunlight and it was only after I had snapped the shot that I realized she was crawling over a book turned to a page with piggies. She and her brother are a source of constant joy for my husband and me, and we look forward to welcoming another baby into our family any day now--with more adorable little feet to kiss and take pictures of!
#30 From Diane:
Noah Joseph taking a nap on his Baptismal day, and his 6 week old foot peeking out of his christening blanket. (:
#29 From Lori:
These little feet belong to our long awaited miracle- our precious adopted baby boy, Ethan! As a new mother, I couldn't wait to go out and buy him cute little running shoes. :)
#28 From Maria:
Here is a photo of my sweet Michael Joseph's feet just shy of a month old.
What an amazing blessing from heaven he is. I am reminded of our Fathers's infinite love every time I look at him!
#27 From Susan:
Baby #6 was sleeping on my sheepskin rug for this photo-shoot at 2 months. She is the light of our lives!
#26 From Maureen:
This is a shot of our 3 little ones, 3 1/2, 2 1/2 and 6 months. The toes are a little dirty and not all the feet are in perfect focus but that's life in our house - lots of time outside in the dirt and only still when fully asleep. We're so thankful to have been blessed with these little feet.
#25 From Jennifer:
This is Bridget. At nearly 1, she’s suddenly more difficult to keep up with. Here she’s getting up once again to journey across the room – no longer content to just crawl.
#24 From Peggy:
This is our little Blaise Andrew, at about 2 mos. old. I tried to get a picture of his cute feet the day after he was born. (He was a week 'late', and had such wrinkly little feet). Alas, I couldn't figure out how to get such a focused picture with our camera! So I snuck in when he was sleeping to take this shot.
#23 From Joann:
I love these pictures I took last summer at a nearby state park. The kids were playing at the base of a waterfall. We had stopped on the way home from church and enjoyed a wonderful afternoon together.
#22 From Lisa:
My daughter is our miracle. After years of infertility and lots of tears and prayers, We were blessed with this beautiful child.
While she is no longer a 'baby' in the true sense of the word, she will always be *my* baby.
She attends and loves the local Catholic school and is just finishing first grade. She enjoys playing and dancing and also relaxing! Here she is chilling out in our yard on a lazy Spring day =)
#21 From Mary Beth:
I took this picture shortly after our youngest son’s baptism. The white baptismal gown, the rings from our wedding, and those kissable toes! All the things I love most about being a Catholic Mom: the grace of the sacraments, my husband, and…those kissable toes!
Thank you so much for this opportunity to share. I’m looking forward to seeing all of the other little feet!
#20 From Kathleen:
I just love watching my husband interact with my 14-month-old son, Isaiah Martin! He is such a great dad and will be a positive role model in Isaiah's life as he grows up. Here is a picture I snapped of the two of them on the playground slide one evening. Isaiah's got some big shoes to fill! :)
#19 From Julie:
I am attaching a photo of my 2yr old son’s feet. I had to chase him down the beach to get this shot. He is so fast, but FUN!!
#18 From Blair:
Here are the feet I chase all day, which belong to my little Steven Joseph. At age 2, he is becoming so independent! He insists on going sock-less and putting his shoes on by himself, which usually end up on the wrong feet as you can see in this picture. I love his scratched up legs, and imagining him running around with his baseball in this grassy field while his sisters are at swim practice. What a joy little toddler feet are!
#17 From Stephanie:
Here is a photo of my daughter's foot. My older daughter took this photo. Her caption is " A new path to direct..."
#16 From Gretchen:
These are my little boy Simon's toes. He is 3 years old in this picture and will be my forever baby as he is very handicapped. These toes are as kissable as he is!
Our third child and fourth boy tries desperately to keep up with his sisters... yet he is constantly distracted by the wonders of the world. These irresistible puddles were no exception! ( mother of 3 with 1 on the way)
#12 From Ruth:
This is my baby Maria's little feet doing what she likes best- playing in the back yard in one of her pretty dresses :-)
#11 From Kelly:
This is my photo entry of my child's feet. I hope I'm a consideration even though technically it's not showing his "tootsies". I snapped this photo sitting on the driveway one day because I always wanted to remember these 18 mo old legs. The chubby 8 in legs, the one sock up ~ one sock down look, the classic skinned knee and the double velcro sneaks that all kids sport in the beginning.
Thanks for letting me share!
Peace & joy :)
#10 From Linda:
Attached is a picture of our 3 year old's feet, Clare Therese Meyer. She is swinging and enjoying the sheer joy of swinging and being barefoot on a warm spring day, soaking up the sun.
#9 From Emily:
Here is a picture of baby Matthew Karol's foot held between his daddy's hand in the NICU before going home to God. Matthew's precious photos will always be with us. Thank you for hosting this contest.
#8 From Kylene:
This is of my daughters previous favorite shoes. Doesn't every little girl love ruby red slippers. She had them in 2 consecutive sizes and wore them with EVERYTHING, especially pink!
#7 From Carolyn:
Spring has sprung.
#6 From Kira:
Jimmy and his shadow on the playground. . . .
I am attaching a photograph of my two and a half year old Jimmy's feet. I took this on a warm March day at the playground. Last year, Jimmy needed my or my husband's help when climbing on the playground equipment. This year, he scales the ladders with no fear and runs across the bridges with such confidence. I took this photo because I was touched by this, both proud of his accomplishment and saddened by his sudden step into the world of being a 'big boy.'
Good luck with this contest. Can't wait to see more cute feet photos!
#5 From Jill:
My 10-month old was climbing on my 4-year old's back for a piggy back ride and I got this picture of their feet as they played. He loves to play with his big brother and wants to be just like him. I hope they are always close friends as they are now - that one is always ready to carry the other if he needs it!
#4 From Nicole:
These are a photo of my son's feet when he was 11 days old. It was the morning of his open heart surgery and I took a photo of his feet since they were one of the few parts of his body that was free of wires, tape, and other medical devices. He's my miracle!
#3 From Candice:
Small, Chubby, Sandy Baby Feet, um, Steps for Catholic Moms
#2 From Emily:
Here is my favorite picture (or two) of baby feet. These are Micah's feet--taken Labor Day weekend 2005--right after he turned one. We were all on the beach on a gray day, and we looked up to see him crawling off at top speed into the forbidden sea-grass zone where turtle nests were being protected. I snapped a few pictures before snatching him up. :-)
What a fun contest idea!
#1 From Kellie:
Our (almost 2-year-old) daughter, Abigail, refuses to wear socks, so I love sneaking up behind her while she snacks or colors at the dining room table, and tickling her toes.
I had taken this picture a week or so ago and it made me smile, so I was excited to see what the contest entailed :)