I got Nora’s 3 year photos back from the photographer. I love them! I wonder if people think I’m crazy when they come to my house and just see huge pictures of my girls all over my walls?!
I received the proofs from Nora’s photo shoot last week. OMG, I seriously love them all. Here is one I have access to as the photographer always puts one sneak-peek on Facebook. I’ll post the ones I’m purchasing as soon as I have them!
I can’t remember, did I ever post their school pictures? I have class pictures too, but I’m not sure how others feel about me posting pictures of their children on the internet, so I’ll skip those for now I guess 🙂
OMG, I’m so excited to see Nora’s 3 year photos! I think the session went really well! I ended up going with the light blue dress, the flowered dress with the white background, and the peach dress with flowers. Thursday evening I realized the flowered dress with the white background was too large though… which sort of dictated our Friday plans before the shoot. I had gotten the dress at the Gap outlet about 45 minutes from our home… So after we dropped off Nadia at school it was back there to obtain a smaller size. Thank God they had it! After the exchange we walked by the Toys R Us outlet, which was going out of business. Was I the only one not in the know on this one??? We purchased a few items, some coloring books and sidewalk chalk. Then it was to McDonald’s for a Happy Meal to recharge our energy!
During the photo shoot I tried to stay hidden, as I realized quickly Nora was far more obedient with the photographer if I wasn’t around. Why are children better behaved with others?? We had an hour and the three outfit changes, so it was over before I knew it! I’ll post some proofs as soon as I see them!
I fear there is something wrong with me… All these years I’ve longed for little girls, to dress them up, and here, Easter is soon, the perfect excuse to purchase frilly dresses. And I have no desire to do so. Well, I actually did buy them matching dresses, but I’m seriously considering taking them back for these reasons.
So do I suck it up and put them in dresses because I feel like it’s expected of me? It’s what you do with little girls on Easter, right? Will I regret not getting cute Easter pictures if I don’t dress them up? And oh gosh, I guess I need to do Easter baskets too. Ugh, see? Why am I behind on everything? Everything is the last minute. And most things I do are because I feel like I should….
It’s Friday ladies. (And gentlemen? Do any men read this?) Eric is on-call again this weekend as his partner is (still) in China. It sucks that Eric’s partners are essentially single. I feel like Eric picks up a lot of extra work because we have kids and they know we are usually in town with no big plans. Pisses me off. Actually, Eric has the week of April 15th off, and I guess maybe we are boring, as I can’t think of what we should do. I’m still afraid to fly with the kids, and driving locations from Iowa are somewhat limited. I was thinking Chicago, or Omaha. There must be things to do in both locations for kids. What, I don’t know. But do I want to sit in the car for hours and hours with the girls? Waste half our days while they nap? Struggle to get them to sleep in a strange, different place? Try to find kid-friendly restaurants? Please tell me this gets easier as they get older!!! The thought of traveling with kids overwhelms me.
Last night I decided to get out one of the knitting looms I recently purchased. I watched one YouTube video and also had the instruction guide that came with the loom, it sounded and looked so easy. No. Hell no. Not easy. Disaster. This happened. Maybe knitting isn’t for me.
Thank you to everyone who commented on the photos I recently had taken of my girls. I got a mix of responses, as I expected. Many of you loved the pictures, and I love some of them too, but others saw what I saw, how plain the pictures are compared to my previous photographer’s work. So I emailed my old photographer and asked how soon she has openings, as she recently had a baby. In the meantime, I guess I need to learn how to use Lightroom and Photoshop. I have the software, and I see there are tons of tutorials, but I have no idea where to even start. I’ve tried playing around in Photoshop on my own, but it doesn’t seem very user-friendly for the unexperienced. Any recommendations?