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  1. Galit Breen
    April 16, 2012

    Oh yay, you!

    There are so many ways – and reasons – to love our littles, aren’t there?

    Love this work of heart!
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      Yes, there absolutely are. And I’ve discovered I spend at least a week thinking through what I want to do for memories captured, and that I am so much more patient with them when I’ve been editing adorable pictures of them!

  2. Alison@Mama Wants This
    April 16, 2012

    I think you did a lovely job with the photo editing, and capturing these gorgeous memories!!
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      Thanks Alison! In spite of your claims to the contrary, I think you’ve got mad skillz in the scrapbooking department!

  3. Coffee Lovin’ Mom
    April 16, 2012

    I love the silly faces – mine do that more often than not when I’m trying to take pictures!
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      I’ve started encouraging them to make silly faces. Those are cuter than the scowls they often give.

  4. Life As Wife
    April 16, 2012

    Is he on the top of the monkey bars or is it a garden terrace? Whew you have your hands full!!
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      It’s a garden terrace at Callaway Gardens in Georgia. We couldn’t get him down, so I figured I’d take pictures. The next time we went, those terraces had ALL (and there were twelve of them) been chopped down. New ones are being installed, but I’m pretty sure our little monkey precipitated, or at least accellerated the project.

  5. Kerstin
    April 16, 2012

    wonderful! Memories captured is my favourite link-up, just love seeing those happy little glimpses!
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      I’ve been driving my kids bonkers with this new camera I got in December. And yet the results are so compelling that I’m unlikely to put the thing down in spite of their (really adorable) eyerolls.

  6. Carolyn
    April 16, 2012

    I love how you did this.
    I’m a photoshop person 🙂
    Great captions and photos.
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      Thanks Carolyn,

      Photoshop is AWESOME. One year, when all six of the cousins got together for a photo and there were none with 6 cute kids (some of most, none of all, you know how that goes). One of the uncles photoshopped smiling heads onto the nonsmilers in the ones with the most smiling. Worked like a charm.

  7. Trina
    April 16, 2012

    Adorable kids, great pictures. I need to work on my composition, but I love taking pictures as well. Over from SITS.
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      Hi Trina,

      Thanks for visiting! I’m really not great at the composition thing, either. This kind of challenge totally energizes me to keep trying, though.

  8. Lucy
    April 16, 2012

    These are such great photos! You really captured your beautiful kiddos in a fantastic way. I’m trying to become a better picture taker not photographer yet. It can sometimes be a bit challenging. I love your blog so glad I found it through SITS. 🙂 http://www.findyoursparkle2.com

    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      Thanks for dropping by! My kids are half the reason the pictures turn out right. Even though they’re complete turkeys (especially Sam) about those pictures, they’re so darned CUTE that if I can get the right body parts in the frame, it has a fifty-fifty shot of looking good in spite of me!

  9. Jennifer – Treading Water in the Kiddie Pool
    April 16, 2012

    This is great! I love the photo/words combinations you made. I think the butterflies photo is my favorite.
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      Thanks! That one of Sam with his eyes closed leaping in the air is fantastic. And it’s such a contrast from him holding completely still to get a butterfly on his finger.

  10. andra watkins
    April 16, 2012

    I knew I liked Sam. Posing with open mouth is so awesome. It is still my favorite way to pose. 🙂 Great story in pictures, Jessie.
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      I love love love your wide-open gargoyle face!! It’s one of the funniest adult photos I’ve seen.

  11. NV
    April 16, 2012

    So much life! Love it.
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      Thanks! And thanks for visiting!

  12. Diane Turner
    April 16, 2012

    This is a priceless strand. Love the goofy faces and the butterflies. The interplay of words with photos – wonderful. You have a sweet family, and they are lucky to have you.

    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      I am by far the lucky one. I just hope my kids still like me when I’m in a nursing home and still irritating them with my camera.

      • Diane Turner
        April 16, 2012

        They will. My kids are in their 40s now and they immediately strike a pose because my camera is still up in their faces every time I see them.
        Love your blog and your writing.

  13. Julia
    April 16, 2012

    Hehe, so sweet! Goofballs are the best. 🙂
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      Those silly moments where they aren’t so worked up that they’re hysterical and are able to enjoy their craziness are the best.

  14. Mercy
    April 16, 2012

    Tks for visiting my blog and telling me about that meme. I decided to link my last post to it and will link up every time. I love photo meme’s
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    • jesterqueen
      April 16, 2012

      Hurrayyy!! I knew you’d fit right in. Your picture is just exactly what Galit and Alison are doing with the meme. Thanks for the return visit!

  15. Julie
    April 17, 2012

    What a sweet family you have! That last picture is adorable.

    I saw that you had migrated from WP.com to WP.org! Congrats on the move! I’ve wanted to do that for quite some time, but it’s a daunting task.

    • jesterqueen
      April 18, 2012

      It is VERY Daunting, but it is worthwhile in the long run. I’m going to write a series about it when I finally get over the trauma. Have you been following the helpful series about it on SITS?

  16. Suzy
    April 17, 2012

    I love the pictures! Looks like you have some adorable kiddos.

    Suzy {visiting from Memories Captured}

    • jesterqueen
      April 18, 2012

      Thanks Suzy! They get away with FAR too much based on that cute factor!

  17. The Laotian Commotion
    April 17, 2012

    Cute kids! While I do appreciate how goofy my toddler is, it makes me happy to know that goofy older children are just as adorable! 🙂
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    • jesterqueen
      April 18, 2012

      Absolutely! Your kooky toddler will be a crazy funny preschooler before you know it.

  18. JDaniel4’s Mom
    April 18, 2012

    I truly love how your words and pictures were woven together.
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    • jesterqueen
      April 18, 2012

      Thanks! I hadn’t even thought of putting words ON the pictures until Memories Captured!

  19. Mel
    April 18, 2012

    These pictures are so expressive . Love the butterflies! Those are some seriously cute kids, JQ!
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    • jesterqueen
      April 18, 2012

      Thanks Mel! Sam wouldn’t dance yesterday in ballet, but he totally went around the room charming all the adults after class. And got AWAY with it.

  20. Bonnie Way
    April 18, 2012

    I’ve also been learning more about photo editing lately… it’s almost addicting! 🙂 I have Gimp on my computer but I don’t really like it (buttons are too small!). I adore Picmonkey so I usually use it (especially now that Picnik is disappearing). Cool pictures! 🙂
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    • jesterqueen
      April 18, 2012

      I agree one hundred percent. About all of those things. I like Gimp because I can do more than I can in picmonkey. But I like picmonkey because there’s stuff in there I can’t do (or can’t figure out how to do) in Gimp. And when both of those fail, I use pixlr, though I’m kind of clueless in there still!!!

  21. Mirjam
    April 20, 2012

    This post made me smile, I love that you did multiple pictures and words.
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