Anticipating that we’ll actually have Spring this year, I’m offering my first ever Spring Mini Sessions! I know I need to get out of the house and I figured you could use a reason as well. So, if you need to update pictures of your beautiful family and/or those growing kiddos, don’t wait … email me now to book! There are only eight time slots available. These sessions will take place at Ellington Agricultural Center. Of course, if you want a more personalized session at your home or elsewhere, hit me up for more information on my regular sessions. Hope to see you soon!
It was a big day in the Wood household yesterday … a certain 4-year-old kicked fear in the booty!
I’ll back up. Every Friday for the last several weeks, London gets full rein over her wardrobe, meaning she gets to wear whatever she wants. I leave the room and she emerges to surprise me with her choices. She’s so proud of her growing independence … afterall she IS four now (as of last Tuesday). Yesterday started as a typical Friday. When she came out I knew we had to document it. So, I suggested we go into her room and play. We opened the curtains and blinds (which we never do) so I’d have some good natural light. She looked out the window and said she felt like a princess in her castle. We played “princess,” we played with her new birthday Legos, she modeled her clothes for me, and then she found the box of Hello Kitty Bandaids …
Bandaids. My sweet girl has been terrified of Bandaids for two years. She’s only four, so that’s half of her life (I’m good at the math). She’s not afraid at the sight of them or to touch them, but she WILL NOT wear one. She had surgery when she was two and removing the surgical tape was worse for her than the surgery itself. Obviously, she has no memory of the surgery, but she does remember having to remove that dang tape over her incision. Even after soaking and using things that are supposed to help in the removal, I was sure we were going to tear her skin trying to get it off. So, she’s had a fear of Bandaids ever since.
That box of Bandaids has been in her drawer for two years. When we first discovered this fear, I bought them hoping that their cuteness would outweigh the fear … it didn’t. I tried talking her into them on several occasions. She wasn’t having any part of it. And so, they’ve sat … until yesterday! It started out innocently enough. She found the box and decided she wanted to put one one me. Sure. So, in yet another attempt to persuade her, I suggested she try one and we could be Bandaid twins. She said, “yeah, Bandaid twins,” and proceeded to unwrap another one for her. She bravely held out a finger and wrapped it around. I sat on there on the floor … floored! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I told her how brave she was, and she said “I’m FOUR,” as she held up four fingers for emphasis. I guess that explains it … she really is big girl now. Well, then she couldn’t be stopped. She used up EVERY. LAST. ONE!
So, it was a big day in the Wood household yesterday … a certain 4-year-old kicked fear in the booty!
Every great once in a while, people cross your path that you just click with … instantly. It’s like your “chance” meeting wasn’t really left to chance at all … like it was divinely orchestrated! Christine was one of those people for me. Our first meeting together was our planning appointment and was supposed to be maybe an hour. Over two hours later we were still sitting in her comfy living room chatting away … about our families, about our businesses, about our faith and the way God was currently working in our lives. We did manage to get some session planning in there somewhere.
One of their favorite places to relax and recharge is at their cabin at Fall Creek Falls State Park. So, this was a perfect choice, especially given the fact that Fall Creek Falls in the Fall (yes, I’m a little behind on my blogging) is absolutely gorgeous! So, I met up with Christine and her two favorite people, Jon and Laney, at the cabin. We spent a beautiful late afternoon walking, making s’mores, drinking iced tea and lemonade on the front porch, crafting and watching football! By the end of the session, I felt like I was part of the family … I was piled on the couch watching football with them (Jon let us girls into his man cave). It’s an understatement to say that I adore this family … all three of them!