Tuesday, July 18, 2006

.... "One of them days"....


Yes, it has definitely been "one of them days", as the old-timers around here are wont to say. It all started at about 8:30 this morning. We took little Miss to the photographers to have her" one year old" pictures taken, and of course, she DID NOT want to cooperate. Now, don't misunderstand me, she was in a perfectly delightful mood, but would she be still??? Even for 2 seconds... noooooo. She had to investigate the backdrop, the camera, the photographers glasses, the crumb on the floor... and do absolutely anything but look at the camera. She repeatedly climbed off of the little chair she was sitting on, and crawled OFF of the backdrop. After finally managing to get a few decent shots, we headed outside to the little garden area to take some more. Then, the camera lens fogs up. Of course. While we are waiting to the cover and lens to un-fog (he didn't want to wipe them because of "streaking") little darling dumps a fistful of dirt all over herself and WHITE dress. And laughs. Meanwhile, photographer is ready for a shot, and we position her, and by this time, my hair is sticking to me, I have rivers of sweat pouring down my back (already 92 degrees, and who knows how much oppressive humidity) and am jumping up and down like some sort of maniac making animal sounds trying to get her to look at the camera. And everybody driving by is staring at me like I am a crazed lunatic (which I won't deny) and wondering why this woman is making monkey gestures and hanging from a tree branch. For the finale, little angel stuffs dress in her mouth and just stares at us. With a smile, of course. Ah, yes the adventures of taking photos with young'uns. I appreciate you some much more now, mama!! After packing up and leaving photographers, had to go to craft store, and mall. Craft store was uneventful. Mall was not. After Little Miss pulled a pile of shirts on top of her head, and big brother pulled shirts off the hanger on top of his ("we were just hiding from each other, mama", says big brother), and I made a couple of other little stops, we finally made it back to vehicle. A big sigh of relief until I discovered that ANDREW'S SHOES WERE GONE!! Yes, gone. I looked at him in disbelief, and he smiled the sweetest little angelic smile and said "Mommy, wook, I taked my shoes off". And mommy just wanted to melt into the pavement. So we backtracked. And found the shoes. And promptly came home. And I think I will stay here for a while, thankyouverymuch. Unless you count going over to my friend (and neighbor's) house for pizza with the girls tonight. THAT, my friends, is a necessity after today.
Happy Tuesday and
Much Love,
Jennifer

11 comments:

Joy said...

You poor girl...I hope that you have a better day tomorrow! Enjoy that pizza!

Blessings!

Becca said...

Oh my...sounds like a VERY eventful day. Hopefully tomorrow will be more low key. Then again...that leaves for no fun blog entries! lol

Becca in IN

Michelle said...

I'm sorry, I just had to giggle. It always seems cute the way children act until it is yours. I have had my share of days like that and it is NO fun!!! We may have one today, we are off to the doctor for Sarah's check up and hubby can't meet me there. So it will be me alone with 4 girls (one is a friend) in a room the size of a shoebox

Zach said...

Wow sounds like you're having a fun day :)Hope you are enjoying the heat just like I am here. Yesterdays high 106! I've need to mow the front but when it gets cool enough it's dark.

Love you hope all is well

Wendy said...

I've been there before. Pictures can be such a nightmare, but I'm always glad I did it later. I've had to lower my expectations on how I want the picture to look.

Lindsey @ Enjoythejourney said...

Here's to a better tomorrow! Photographs with the kids no matter what age always throw me into a tail spin. Cleo's 2 year old portrait has her holding a sucker because that is the ONLY way we could get her to be still!!! :) Makes for memories though, remember you and I will be old with grey hair one day and think it was all such fun :)

Shereen said...

Oh man!! The shoes missing was the icing on the cake. By the time I finished reading your post, I was stressed. lol ;0) I hope you can share the pictures when they are done.

Mrs Blythe said...

Oh no that sounded difficult to say the least. What is it with little ones and taking shoes off?? I don't know. I had to laugh though at the image of you jumping around, lol. We are so grateful for our digital camera because we end up with millions of pictures of the back of our kids heads, etc that we can just delete.

Blessings to you. Sarah

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