I pull out the famous "ring pop" that ALL good moms keep in their bags to bribe their kids to smile on "picture day"....and it worked for a second...
But she quickly realizes I've gotten too far away and makes a run for me (and yes, i'm holding HER coat..and yes, it is slightly chilly outside..which could be partly the reason she is SO mad at me for having her picture taken):
So, more love from Mommy...She's ONLY happy IF i'm holding her....And, IF I'd known I'd be in the pics..I'd at least put some kind of make up or something on!! :)
Yes, it's true...after getting 5 kids out the door in the morning...I'm just lucky to have clothes on and my teeth brushed...I feel my day is a success WHEN those two things are accomplished!! :) LOL
Well, we attempt the chair....NOT a good idea:
Trying to make her happy...she's NOT enjoying this ONE BIT:
This is her "I'm mad at YOU TOO" look to Karen (the photographer :)
Oh, my!!...note to self...Don't try to set her down and walk away for a pic...it didn't work...Ok, giving up now...just not worth it:
How about a picture of Karen's son...He's dressed appropriately for this weather and seems to be having fun: (isn't he a cutie??)
Alright...we move inside where it is warm....
How about a picture of my 3 yr. old George (while Lucy Lane warms up..I mean..cheers up!!!) George was having a blast:
Ok, so LL starts enjoying herself....Karen's son shows some attitude towards her (in the pic below) and says, "I'M 2 1/2!!! " LL says, "Listen boy...I'm a NEW two...but with this hair...I'm bigger than YOU..so you better watch it with the attitude!!! " (ok..so she didn't really say that...but i know she was thinkin it):
LL showing some love for her big bro:
And, the moral of this story...IF AT FIRST YOU DON'T SUCCEED...TRY TRY TRY AGAIN MY FRIENDS:
CAUSE FUNNY GIRL can't stay mad forever:
Oh, hurt me cute...
And, yes, with THIS smile...she'll probably show attitude forever...cause she has us all wrapped around her little finger:
Oh...and I rejoice KNOWING I have another little Ethiopian coming!! :) Thanks sooooo much Karen!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! Seriously...JUST THE BEST!!! Had so much fun today!! Yall can check out more of her work at: www.karenhalbertphotography.com
**Happy Tuesday to you all, kj