Tuesday, November 30, 2010

What happens when you combine a two year old and a mock photo set

Well, what do you think happens?  The two year old wins of course.

Now that I am thinking about it when doesn't the two year old win???  Ahhhhh, the twos...I think someone once mentioned they were terrible.  I wouldn't go so far as to say terrible because developmentally the twos are amazing.  The tantrums, well, yeah...those are terrible.  Those will drive even the calmest person crazy.  Ava of course inherited my temper...the poor child.  This said temper has been passed down from generation to generation.  It is combined will complete and utter stubbornness.  The kind that even a mule would give in against.  The same stubbornness that I can 100% attribute my success in breastfeeding.  If someone tells me I can't do something then no matter what I have to do it.  It's feels so great to say insert foot in mouth now thank you.

Now however I am having to deal with myself through my child.  It's an interesting journey.

So where were we....o yeah the photo shoot (insert ominous tones).  Well at least an attempt to create a nice setting for our holiday card and the attempt at trying to get my child to agree to be in the gereral vecinity of said setting all the while trying to operate a camera.  Not so fun.

Well they happened and surprisingly the card looks great.  I was able to get them ordered today.  I won't show the three shots that appear on the card so you'll just have to wait for that.  I will show the rest of the decent shots.  Unfortunately only one of the 15 or so family shots turned out...I may post that after the cards have gone out.  All the rest are either a blur of us trying to restrain a wild child or our wild child giving an awful evil look.

First let me just say how hard it was to convince her to sit...you would think that would have been the simple part.  I mean it is a bench.

(that is an orange hair band by her shoes...she thinks they are bracelets and wears them...this one must have fallen off.)

She finally sat for about 10 seconds and then climbed down and ran off.  We had to snatch her back up for the family shots and that ignited her fire.  She was DONE but Mommy wasn't so Mommy had to fight back a little to get our shot.  So far the best attack method seems to be grab, sit, tickle, and never take your eyes off the camera....now smile.  It may not result in her actually looking at the camera but it does result in her smiling.

By the way, isn't that the cutest outfit ever :)


  1. I absolutely love that outfit! (where did you get it?) Those pictures are adorable and I can't wait to see more!

  2. Isn't it the cutest...I swear she wears it like once a week. The outfit is koala kids from babies r us...my Mom got it for her for her birthday. The leggings are hugalugs. I ordered hers through everythingbuttheprincess.com