Monday, October 15, 2012

Dress Up and Memories


I can't even fib.  I set out on this adventure on purpose.  I honestly hadn't picked up my camera in about a month.  I just couldn't find inspiration.  But I forced myself today.  I dressed my little girl up.  She's now at an age where she finds it fun.

We sat in front of our closet mirror and played with mommy's make up.  She giggled and then glared in the mirror at her reflection.  She was stunning.  She is stunning.  With and without make up.  We dressed up in play clothes and she slipped on my heels.  I had waited for this specific moment since the first time I breathed in her little infant scalp as she rested on my chest in the hospital the day after she was born.  

And here it was.  

I told her we'd make an adventure out of it.  Mommy needed to reignite her inspiration.  So she was ready and willing.  This time, no bribes.  Just a little girl willing to pose here or smile there and then walk around the park for new fun spots.  

She would stop me and say "here mommy" then pose.  She's two.  Only two.  

Then she would grab my hand and sing her made up song about adventures.  Mostly just rambles.  But it was sung to a wonderful tune.  

So this morning.  We left with the intent to take pictures.  But ended up with a memory that I had waited two years to have!  And so now as she sits and watches an episode of Max & Ruby, I sit in awe at how beautifully big my little baby girl has grown.  


14 comments:

  1. Holy Cannoli!!!!! These are so so so amazing! I'm so inspired:) Her hair..its glorious! Watch out for those boys daddy!!

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  2. sooo lovely:) seriously, your daughter is precious! beautiful pictures dear! love Katie

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  3. Your child is a radiant one to be sure. And I am quite sure she radiates the love of Christ that her momma and Daddy have taught her. She is an absolute doll Jhen!! Love her outfit and her long sweet hair. Mine is just barely starting to get hair these days! lol. It's taking forever! I haven't taken my camera out in ages either...I've been feeling the same need to get back into my groove. Thanks for the nudge! xo

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  4. Your daughter has to be one of THE most beautiful children I've ever seen. She is just breath taking! All that hair!!! I'd die if my daughter had hair that long and pretty!

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  5. She is absolutely gorgeous! HOly MOLY! She looks like a small 25 year old (I know, you didn't want to hear that!) She is just so pretty for being so little! WOW!

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  6. Look how long her hair is getting! Oh wow! SO gorgeous and so beautiful.

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  7. crazy. what a beauty. Its like a blessing and a curse. but the curse part doesnt come for a few years so lets all stare and enjoy the blessing of people with beautiful looking kids :)

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  8. your photos are beautiful! & J is just stunning!

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  9. OMGOSH - she is getting so big! Very beautiful young lady! Looks just like her Mama! Always love visiting your blog!! ♥ Nicole from www.insidethemindofnicole.blogspot.com

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