I think I’ve started a new tradition with these antique pedal tractor pictures. I didn’t really do it on purpose, but now I think I have to do these tractor pictures every year. In reality, probably twice a year, since I also did them in the fall last year.
It isn’t such a bad thing. Especially since they are this cute.
This whole “session” idea was really Grandpa’s idea. My father in law is actually an amazing photography assistant, and somehow always knows exactly what I’m asking him to adjust, or what might be a good angle. He was the one who thought up this session, and then suggested the behind the pedal tractor shot, which I love for so many reasons. I love seeing the little John Deere logo on the seat of the pedal tractor. I love seeing the Osh kosh tag on the back of his bibs. And I like the poetry of him looking off down the road, like he is headed straight into his little farm boy future.
I just can’t believe that my little guy has grown so much in just a year. I used to be one of those people who laughed at parents who counted how old their kid was in months. But now that I actually have a little one of my own, I get it. He has changed so much since his first birthday, and I know he will have changed even more by his second birthday. An 18 month old is not the same as a 12 month old.
Anyway, I know I’m rambling. I can’t help it. I just love my little guy so much. One last photo for this post, comparing June 4, 2020 to June 4, 2021.
Next time I’m gonna have Grandpa John get the real 4020 out and we will photograph them side by side.