4.04.2012

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caedmon's snaggletooth finally fell out.
which meant that i could finally take his 8 year old pictures.
my boy is ridiculously cute, but that tooth, hanging by a thread was not.
i didn't want to document nanny mcphee.

i like to take pictures of each of my kids, every year around their birthday.
here was caedmon's 6 year old pics and 7 year old pics.
it's fun to see how they grow.

he was not that into it...so i had to pull out my mom resources and make up a funny story...let's just say it involved daddy and poop in his pants.
hilarious in any 8 year old mind.
{that's my secret y'all...tell a funny story involving poop...it's sure to get them to have genuine smiles in any photos}
here he is in all his 8 year old gloriousness (and looking exactly like mr. anderson, i might add):












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i love these few that i snapped of caedmon and elsa.
he was telling the funny poop story to her.



precious. 
they remind me of an old married couple.

39 comments:

  1. Adorable. It's hard to get good pics of older-ish boys. I'll try a poop story next time :)

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  2. Beautiful photos! You are a talented photographer!

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  3. Love your pictures Emily! He is such a cutie!

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  4. he is DARLING. your photos are captivating, not just because they are good photography or because your kids are so durn cute, but because you seem to be able to capture the essence of their personalities and relationships.

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  5. He is such a little cutie. I love little toothless smiles. My daughter recently lost her first two teeth, exciting! I love the second photo of him and his friend.

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  6. They're all great but I LOVE that first b&w one. He's so handsome!!

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  7. seriously. He is soo handsome! and so adorable!!

    Those pictures with him and elsa are adorable!

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  8. AH! That toothless grin is awesome!

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  9. PRECIOUS pictures.
    he is one handsome little stud! :)

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  10. So wonderful. Be sure to get that one with the both of them laughing framed.
    That is absolutely precious!

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  11. he is beautiful.

    i will keep the poop story suggestions in mind.. we have a few of those.

    are caedmon and elsa close?

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  12. wow...you have an eight year old...doesn't that just seem so crazy?! my oldest will be five this summer and i am already feeling the shock of how fast time flies...have a great day!

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  13. He is such a handsome little guy.....even with teeth missing. He sure does looks like his daddy. I had to laugh outloud about the poop. Why is that word so hilarious for kids. I worked in a toddler room where they were always saying it esp. at lunch. So I told them it as a bathroom word and they could say it there but no place else. One day I walked in and all these little two years old were saying POOP.......I looked at them and they told me that I said they could say poop in the bathroom. I had to turn away and laugh.
    Also like the comment about an old married couple......esp. with the missing teeth, hah.

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  14. Gosh! He is so cute! And yes, he does look just like his daddy! Great pictures!!!!

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  15. Oh my these are precious! The ones of Caedmon & Elsa made my heart swell!

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  16. Um he's gorgeous, lucky momma!

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  17. Seriously, that toothless grin is too much! Sooo cute!

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  18. Such great pictures! I cannot believe how talented you are Mrs. Anderson!!!! Happy 8th birthday to your son and hope he has an epic year! Can't wait til our coffee date soon.

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  19. Why is it that poop will win every time?
    Love his outfit, love the shots, and love the ones with his sister. Beyond cute.

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  20. his outfit is the cutest thing ever :)

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  21. With that college shirt its almost like you can catch a glimpse of when he is headed to college. Caedmon is going to be such a good soul, you can tell from his smile and just the way he tells his jokes (even if they are poop jokes) to his sister. Great pictures

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  22. it is grey and blah here today - and my mood kind of matches that. these pictures made me laugh out loud! thanks! I love the one where he is killing himself laughing over the poop story - going to have to use that myself I think! I LOVE the third one! That would be so awesome blown up really big! I wish i lived near you so you could take my family pictures! Coming to Canada anytime soon???!

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  23. I have seriously wondered for awhile how people get their kids to cooperate when taking pictures and you just opened up a door of possibilities for me. :) I don't know why I never thought of telling a poop story. Perfect.

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  24. Awesome photos, his energy is pouring through them. Just great, even if it did take a poop story to get the smiles :). I'd say well worth it!

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  25. I seriously love those pictures!! He is adorable and you did an amazing job!!! :))

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  26. Could he be any cuter in these pictures? I think not! You did a fantastic job at capturing his toothless smile.

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  27. will you take pictures of my children?
    I love the moments you capture.

    Actually, will you adopt me???
    I kind of have a small obsession with your awesome family.
    Please consider this.
    I sleep through the night.
    I am potty trained.
    I get along well with other children.
    And I bake.
    You'll love me.
    think about it.

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  28. that last picture is just so perfectly sweet! and your dude looks so cute without those front teeth!

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  29. I have to beg my little guy to look at the camera! He'll smile for me but he looks in random directions! I'll be trying the poop story! Thanks!

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  30. That's the most perfect, brilliant here-comes-the-tooth-fairy smile I've seen in a long time.

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  31. i love the smile without the front teeth! these are some beautiful pictures!

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  32. Great pictures ~ poop always seems to work with boys ~ and little sisters :) My 8 year old has a bad case of snaggle tooth right now. He won't touch that thing or let anyone else touch it ~ boo! Maybe I'll sneak into his room while he's sleeping and give it a few good wiggles ~ Ha!

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  33. That toothless grin is SO adorable! It makes him look like a little old man! SO Sweet!

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  34. In profile, I think he looks a lot like you!

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  35. LOVE these Emily! The very last one is my favorite.

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  36. oh he's sooooooooo handsome!
    love me some toothless pix!
    I think the mcphee photos would have been FUNNY too!
    love the elsa ones too! he looks like he adores her!
    tara

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  37. Those photos are too cute! You are excelente with the camera!

    The one of him & Elsa looking at each other & laughing about the poop story is my fav! :)

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  38. That boy is one handsome little man! And the missing teeth... it's almost painful to look at, yikes! Great pics.

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