Just around Valentine's Day David's school had this little game for the parents at pick up... guess your child's pucker. The only part of the child you saw was their kiss lips and well let me tell you, I've been kissed by David's lips a million times and I had no idea. So we lost. Parenting fail. This is what inspired my photos today...
Dominic, age 2 years: He does give kisses, on occasion. He prefers mouth to mouth rather than mouth to cheek but I'm just happy he likes to kiss me. What he doesn't like is when I bring out the camera for these weekly photos. My phone he seems to be totally fine with, even calling out "cheeeeeeese!" But not the actual camera. Ah well. And if he comes to hug you? Well just be sure you're braced for impact. Full contact hugging.

David, age 4 years: The sweetest little love bug there is. Always up for a hug and a kiss and preferably both and preferably every five minutes. You know in Trolls how they have scheduled hugging? He's the troll that would say I wish hug time was allllll the time. A hug and a kiss can really just make his day completely turn around. Who is going to kiss him next year? WHO!?

Letty, age 6 years: Oh her little pucker! I would recognize hers just about anywhere because of that little scar there on the left side of her mouth from when this happened.... Some days I can't see it at all and others I feel like it's all I see. She spent most of her Sunday just relaxing at home recovering from her week of fun so we will keep the actual kisses to a minimum.... Oh who am I kidding I'll always take a hug and a kiss from her!

Past weekly shots found here.



  1. haha that's a cute theme for the week. full impact hugging ha. and sweet david i mean - all the hugs in all the land! happy monday!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  2. beautiful babes!! that's a great theme idea!!! and oh the pucker guess would stump me for sure!! and HA!! m has watched trolls twice now at our friends but i haven't seen enough to notice schedules hugging! that's hilarious!

  3. Aww, I love these close ups of your beautiful kids!! And I love the theme of this post. You’re so going to be happy you wrote these when the kids are grown (tears…let’s not go there!). Mason is a big time hugger and kisser like his mama.

  4. Mia is obsessssssed with Trolls lol. That is a fun game idea, not sure I would pass the test either... I never noticed Letty's scar! I'm sure as her mama that IS all you see at times and have flashbacks to that very moment, but hope it gives you peace of mind that others dont notice!

  5. This is such a cute one! I have selfishly turned all my kids in to some kissy folks! Hugs and kisses all the time. Ace still plants one on me before he leaves me for school, in front of his friends. I mean. I just love it!

  6. Wonderful illustrated information. I thank you about that. No doubt it will be very useful for my future projects. Would like to see some other posts on the same subject!

  7. I didn't even notice Lettys scar until you pointed it out! All those sweet little lips


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