And by strikes again, I mean she got my kids to strike some priceless poses for the camera again. I always love when she asks to come over to shoot the girls because I know I'm gonna have lots of fun, beautiful shots to look at and pick from when she's done. And then our time usually ends with a trip to Chick-fi-la for lunch because taking pictures of wee ones works up an appetite!
When she sent me the pictures last night, I loved each and every one of them. While looking through the ones of Mary Ellen, though, three thoughts kept running through my head:
1.) This child has some serious crazy hair.
2.) Mama needs to start cuttin' her rations :).
3.) And, seriously, did this child get ANY of my DNA? I mean, I can vouch for the dimples, but that's about it.
This one cracks me up. I feel like there needs to be a caption attached that reads, "Whatchoo lookin' at?"
And I just love this one:
Hattie had some great ones, too. She was all about taking pictures for the first 5 minutes and then thought it was more fun to just be silly and uncooperative. Such is the life of a 2 year old, I guess.
Can't you just feel her energy? It was bouncing off the walls.
Mimi, do you recognize these eyes? ;)
Then we decided to take some of the girls together.
Hattie wouldn't or couldn't hold Mary Ellen. Not sure which one. Either she thought it was just more fun to fall backwards or she just couldn't hold the weight of her almost 18 pound sister in her lap, so she fell backwards giggling. They were just sitting on the bed, so no one got hurt. All had a soft landing. But we had to try something else.
Hattie loved this pose, but it didn't really work out because Mary Ellen kept flopping over:
This worked out much better:
And this is my favorite shot of the two. It melts my mama heart into a big glop of mushy love.
And in about 10 years when they are fighting and ready to claw each others' eyes out, I will get the above picture out, wave it in their faces and remind them that they really do love each other.
Thank you, Katie!