Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Friday, August 24, 2007


Miss M is 2. And totally fits the sterotypical 2 year old...tantrums, trying to surpass her big brothers whenever she can, thinks she is 12, etc. She is supposed to be napping now but has plans of her own. I'm sitting in my office below her room and I can hear her banging her feet around, clapping her hands, giving a good shout out every now and then, and basically refusing to fall asleep. Oh, I think she just threw her baby doll out of the crib. Lovely child sometimes ;-).

I received this in an email...not sure where it originated, but it so fits our little "princess".

Toddler's Rules of Possession
1. If I like it, it's mine.

2. If it's in my hand, it's mine.

3. If I can take it from you, it's mine.

4. If I had it a little while ago, it's mine.

5. If it's mine, it must NEVER appear to be yours in anyway.

6. If I'm doing or building something, all the pieces are mine.

7. If it looks just like mine, it is mine.

8. If I saw it first, it's mine.

9. If you are playing with something and you put it down, it automatically becomes mine.

10. If it's broken, it's yours.

Even with all my complaining she is so incredibly wonderful in my eyes. I'm constantly amazed by her and love to photograph her. We went to a state park over the weekend that had a magnificent waterfall. The sun was warm, we had a picnic, frolicked around in the stream and pool from the waterfall, and listened to the calming sounds of the cascading water. I guess Miss M got all zen that afternoon...I think this is her lotus position and I swear she was saying "om".

Most likely, she was just recharging for the tantrum she new she was going to throw later in the day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

looks like she's practicing tai chi!