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goofy’s toddler bed | bethesda, md children’s photographer

Well, it had to happen one day.  More than a month past 3 years old, my son greeted me after his afternoon nap by throwing his leg over the side of his crib and hanging there like a monkey — a very PROUD monkey!  This effectively ended his crib days.

Over 3 and still in a crib, you might ask?!  Well, why not?  He loved his crib, had never shown any interest in climbing out, slept GREAT, and so I always knew where he was.  Very convenient.  But obviously it was time to grow up, so he’s my BIG boy’s toddler bed (aka, converted crib).

FYI: to my complete shock, he just LOVES his toddler bed.  Never had a moment’s hesitation about climbing right in, and still doesn’t climb out at night or after naps!  I am SOOO lucky.  Plus, it’s so much easier to lean over and give him a big hug goodnight….

- Photography By Danie | Danie Smallwood

Ron Kuebler - March 6, 2010 - 12:19 pm


Sometimes things fall into place…

William - February 6, 2013 - 12:01 pm

Hi Danielle, Can you tell me who the manufacturer and model of the bed is in this picture?

Theresa Jeanne Custom Paintings | Charlottesville, VA Photographer

A giraffe, an elephant, and a monkey, children
Children playing on a beach, childrenPolice Car childrenFire Truck childrenAmbulance, childrenFairy, flying, childrenFairy - children
Yes, I am shamelessly promoting a family member, but you would too if you had a sister this talented!

My sister, Theresa Jeanne, is currently studying art education in college, and over the summer agreed to do several custom paintings for my childrens’ rooms.  We were so excited about the results (as are the kids — okay, the 3 year old at least; the 8 month old just wants to eat hers) that when my son’s school, the Clara Barton Center for Children in Cabin John, MD, started looking for donations for their annual spring auction, I asked her if she would like to do a couple paintings to be auctioned off.  She agreed, and here are the results!

If you would like to see some of her other work, check out her website: [Note, 4/16/10: website is now] You can contact her through the website (hers or mine;)) if you’re interested in commissioning your own painting!  We can also work as a team — Theresa will create a unique portrait painting based on a portrait from our child or family photography session.  Contact us for a quote.

Quick notes:

  • the trucks (my son’s request!) and the fairies are mine;
  • the beach scene and the animals are for the auction;
  • the siblings picture, painted on wood panels, is based on a photo I took of my own kids, but sadly belongs to my mother now

Snow in Wood Acres | bethesda, md child photographer

If you’re looking at my site, there’s a good chance you lived through this snow yourself.  These pictures are from only the first of the two storms (about 25 inches?) that hit us a few weeks ago, closing schools for a week or more, etc. While I have it on good authority that the homework situation is now out of hand for all those kids, as teachers try to make up for time lost, I did notice that there was a lot of sledding fun (and shoveling work) to be had that week!

My own little Goofy (featured shoveling and holding his sister up his first time in a sled) and Goosie (sporting her brother’s old snowsuit, in her first time in the snow) were not the biggest fans of the snow that was over their heads, but here are a few other kids from the neighborhood who were tall enough to take advantage!