Archive for August, 2009



Outstanting grumpiness — Dad Declan who submitted the photo, says his daughter (now 13) has honed her abillity to make even meaner faces for the benefit of her parents.

(Thanks, Declan! Declan’s quite the shutterbug and you can catch his photos and other musings on his blog.)


Hello beach, goodbye smile



Born and bred a Californian — still, it looks like it will take more than 3 1/2 months to get acclimated to the water. (Hint: move back to Southern CA).

(Thanks, Alison, and congrats on your little girl!)

Safety First

high voltage

Mom got quite the high voltage reaction as she tried to extract a makeshift teether from her son’s mouth. What a shocker!

Holy Guacamole, Batman. It’s a newborn!


Her face conveys that she is a bit nonplussed about her going-home outfit… but just wait until she gets home and sees the nursery! Dad Mike (described by his brother as a “big ol’ nerd”) not only picked out the outfit (shocker) but suggested they go old school retro in baby room decor… Behold: 8bit NES-themed baby room complete with Duck Hunt, Mario Bros, and Toadstool characters.

My only thought is WOW — there is a very tolerant and cool wife behind this enthusiastic Dad. I hear she’s also the artist behind all the cool artwork (it’s not like Pottery Barn carries “chic-geek” — not just yet.)

Can’t resist posting some photos of the room. True awesomeness:




(Thanks to Justin V. for the photos!)

Hat Trick


Hat Trick

Photographer Hillary Gardner found that shooting this lil’ 1-year old with his adorable birthday hat was a little trickier than she thought it would be.

(Thanks, Hillary! Be sure to check out Hillary’s Southern CA location-based work on her web site.)

Bee Happy


Could this pout BEE any cuter??

(Thanks, Lil’ Debbie! Debbie’s rockstar newborn has been featured on babyblooze once before.)

First Scare-cut

First Scarecut

Everyting about this salon was “child-friendly” but this little guy was convinced otherwise on his very first haircut.

(Thanks, Ashley B.!)