The other day I envisioned a sweet little photo series I would take of my daughter for Valentine’s Day. I planned the shoot and picked the cutest outfit. The only problem was she refused to wear her pants. This wasn’t a surprise. She pretty much hates pants. And shoes. And socks. Drop by our house any time, day or night, and there’s an excellent chance our daughter will be wearing only her shirt and diaper.
Diaper shots weren’t what I had in mind for Valentine’s Day. So, on a whim I decided to see if she’d wear the pretty pink tutu her aunt gave her six months ago. Until now, she had flat-out refused.
Imagine my surprise when she willingly stepped into it. If you can’t imagine my surprise, well, just take a look at her outfit. That’s a whole lot of pink. Hard-on-your-eyes pink and wholly unplanned. But once I got her in the tutu I didn’t want to stop and change her top. I knew she wouldn’t be long for the tutu.
These photos are nothing like the series I envisioned. Not even remotely. They’re better because they’re so unexpected. They’re so her. So sweet.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
If you have a baby you know how much they change in the first year. It’s astounding really. They go from tiny little bundle to miniature person in the blink of an eye. My daughter is not even two-and-a-half and I can barely remember those first 12 months. Seeing these bright, inquisitive eyes and new little teeth brought it all back. It was such fun taking this sweet little man’s first year photos.
Happy! For all that 2013 holds.
Sad. That 2012 flew by so quickly.
Happy New Year!