That's a true sign of giving in to this whole growing up business...
While saying her bedtime prayers tonight,
I broke down weeping.
I couldn't help myself!
She is my precious little baby and I love her so much.
It is so incredible how much you can love one small person.
I can't even describe it.
So all I could do was just cry, while she lovingly looked into my eyes.
I am so thankful to have her:
My tiny best friend.
We do everything together! And I love her more than anything.
You're 11 months old, sweets.
I love you forever!
*She crawls - fast! *She says "please" in sign language. *She's definitely a mama's girl *She says mama, dada, and papa. And of course: up. *She loooves cheese. (true Allred right there!) *And she's getting too big, too fast!
Here's a video of her having her first sucker on her first halloween :)
Remember that daddy-daughter shoot I was so looking forward to?
The one where Annabelle was gonna smile her guts out, and be cutesy-go-happy in her daddy's arms.
Here's how it went down:
1. Got every jingly toy and treat packed up.
Gotta keep the babe's attention.
2. Packed tiny girl's clothes - Made sure I had every hair accessory that could possibly match.
3. Timed the naps juuust right. Baby's gotta be well-rested. This is KEY.
4. Drove to location and got the guts up to ask stranger if I can shoot on their property. (Be ready for refusal.)
5. Request granted. Time for set up.
(Remember those creativity juices?)
6. Let them flow.
7. (I wasn't prepared for this step):
Be ready for 600 shots like this:
(OOh, yes. Wave at the camera! And sling shot that bow right off your head! PERFECT!)
and praise the heavens, this:
Gosh. Adorable right?
Yes. I wanna scream too, sweet tiny one!!
But then you get this face.
And you can just tell she's regretting that adorable outburst.
And she looks up and gives you this.
Sigh. We're getting closer...
OH, you like those peaches?
This might work.
Mmm. Finally. A smile!!!!
Holy COW! Talk about gah!!! I'm not sure why I thought this shoot would be easier. I was honestly ready to cry on the drive home. Haha. I was just so frustrated! But it was good for me. I learned a lot and have 100x more respect for what Marie does! Wow. ((That girl is un-der-paaaaid!)) She's amazing. And inspiring. And my life will go on.
Next daddy-daughter shoot should go better. (Oh please keep your finger's crossed!!!)
I mean, the chances of this happening twice are slim. Right?