Ahhhh….the excitement of turning 2!!! August 6th. Part of me was a little sad knowing that I no longer have a baby anymore – I have a full blown little boy…and he plays the role to the tee! “AJ” (Amarii Joseph) was such a calm and low key baby. I thought…“this is good..I have balance between him and Miss Bobbi.” But not so fast! In the last few months – its like he turned on the switch and is now operating on ALL cylinders. He has such a bright personality to match his big and bright smile. He’s super affectionate, very independent, makes his voice heard – and is willing to battle for some shine when he is around his big sister. He started pre-school in May, and that has really helped to accelerate his communication skills…he can now speak in full sentences, knows how to count from 1 – 13 (he’s stuck…he thinks every number after 13 is…13)..he knows his ABC’s, loves books, and loves identifying animals and their sounds. We’re still working on his colors 🙂
As has been my tradition – I once again partnered with Erica Melissa to shoot AJ in all of his glory. She has captured every key moment including our birth journey and his first year photo shoot. For this shoot, we went back to the location of Miss Bobbi’s two-year old shoot in Miami Lakes. FL, a shopping area that has become our little photo shoot playground…we just used different backdrops. I also (smartly) enlisted the help of my friend/stylist, Toni Lowes to help create the looks, and we bought along his favorite bike, his favorite toy – a football…balloons…and his favorite bear…I’m in love with it all!