"peyton and beckham, you each may choose one thing to buy!"
1 minute into the search for the perfect artsy fairish-you can't-get-it-just-anywhere-treasure...she spots this...
i actually try to get her to change her mind. cute as it is, i thought it was for a younger child, not my big girl. i asked her if she was sure because if not, we could walk around a bit longer and come back. i mean, seriously what the hell did i really care. i want her to make her own decisions, feel confident and secure when she does. SHUT UP MOMMY was looping around in my brain, so i did. the old man behind the counter graciously carved her name into the little wooden duck.
from that moment on...she let the duck follow her around...FOR DAYS!
i know this story about my baby girl and her wooden duck isn't the most riveting, but it is worth mentioning that i have found that i love that little wooden duck, with its old time charm of a simple, well-made, toy. one that she loves and i know will find a home on her dresser for years to come because it is engraved and i just love that she made her choice even when her mama was nudging her away. i love it when she makes a choice, sticks with it, and doesn't look back. i envy that. i lack that quality. i truly agonize for days/months/weeks on any given decision-making process. it sucks.
i learn from her everyday.
on the photography front...look at this little guy and his mama...sandra, my sister's bff. i love his little mohawk. i had such a great time photographing him and listening to his mama tell the most hilarious stories about life and babyhood and...oh my gosh, i about fell off of her couch ten times.
daddy came home just in time to nibble on the little one...
love the peace shirt with the rocco's mean guy look!
i have so much more to share and i am crossing my fingers that i will make time to do it. the good news is i am completely booked up for the holiday shoots in michigan. i am excited to start working on all stuff having to do with christmas. hello...christmas mailers!!!!
girlfriend loves a good christmas mailer...yes, it's designed. now we just need the pics. and a little birdy called me last night and said, "i'm at target. guess what they have here?!" okay, seriously i tried to guess.:)
NOT ONLY IS TARGET NOW CARRYING PUMPKINS...they also have a christmas aisle complete with big red, velvet bows, and the joyful penguins---all lit up! made me so happy!!!!