^We are ready to hit the town, and I thought, they look so darling, so I went for my camera.
They aren`t in their pajamas… their hair is rat free… they don`t have crusties around their mouths and noses right now… no sagging diaper…they look so happy and loved…
So I run for Camera.
Above photo turned into:
Me: “Okay, stand closer to each other. CLOSER! Can you put your arms around eachother? Can you put your arms around eachother? CAN YOU PLEASE PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND EACHOTHER?”
^Here Elle tries but says,
“Laila does not WANT TO!”
Not sure when she started caring about what Laila wants so badly.
Laila is ready to pout.
^Here I had resorted to:
” I will give you candy.”
^Elle saw this picture and said,
“We look so sad, mom.”
So much for capturing the love on a picture.
^Okay, so now Laila has the Tic-Tacs. I`m holding my breath. All I want is a casual candid shot of them ready to go to the store. A picture that perfectly captures the radiance of the 5 minutes, right before heading out the door to Walmart…
…It`s the same old photo I`ll one day pull out of an also-old chest, when Laila has her serious, VERY SERIOUS, first boyfriend over. Oh, and she is 25.
I say to the boyfriend, (who is on fire for Jesus, and only holds her hand when G and I are around) casually:
“Oh yes, and here are the girls on a snowy day back in `11… Yeah, yeah, they just kinda always got along real good… I never really had to work with them to behave or anything much. Laila– did she ever pout? Well, does she look pouty on this particular picture? No way! So I think that answers your question. Steven. Can I call you that?”
^Oh no! Here is Elle nailing Laila in the back for not giving her the Tic-Tacs! Elle is wearing her Intense Mouth. Laila is wincing.
Well, well, we`ll just stick this one under the sofa cushion here…
^ A forced hug and a sorry. …No, it was probably fairly sincere. I put the camera back where it belongs. Fail!
Good bye impressive pictures.
On a side note: I always wonder what`s going to happen when my girls are old enough to be unhappy when I write about them.
I`ll just get a puppy and write about her.
“Yesterday Trixie was a naughty puppy!” Want to hear more?
^ Mom, do you think we have time for a few more pictures of me doing cool stuff?
Ok, Elle, I think we can fit that in…
^ Pink Converse.
^Elle, smiling about her bright future.
^Dinner with Gracie!
^As you know, I have a “thing” for vintage graphics on things. Like this. I found this game at the THRIFT STORE, where else. It`s such a cute game to play, and the game itself… So cute.
^My game playing model.
^Laila: “Mom, another Elle-esque post? Really, face-time city. We need to talk…”