Monday, October 26, 2009

How the camera saved the day.

Miss E wasn't sure she wanted to come to my house today. She seemed tired and we thought perhaps it would be a "Couch Day." But what's a couch day without a few "squares" in your stomach first? So with Caillou on tv and squares (Life cereal) in her bowl, Miss E ate her breakfast. But she was having nothing to do with the camera. All requests for her to look my way were skillfully avoided. So I clicked away in spite of the ignoring I got.

But no smiles ensued. In fact for the first time in the last 6 weeks I heard her say "I want my mom." After trying to encourage her with toys, and offer snacks and to play with her, I finally decided to leave her be. But I didn't put the camera down. I clicked away. And ever so slowly, I caught her wanting to peek at me. She'd try to look away, but I'd catch her. And a game ensued. I wasn't sure of what I was getting so I finally plopped the card into the reader and looked. That is when I heard it. The giggling. "That's me!" She exclaimed. "Do it again!" The morning flew by. The smiles were now out in force. Who knew it would take a camera to save the day? Turns out it wasn't much of a "couch day" after all.


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LINK LOVE

I am so inspired sometimes by the powerful voices of so many different bloggers. If you love solid and powerful writing you will not want to miss this post. Please visit Janine at Sniffles and Smiles for this most moving piece of writing. Beth at Be yourself everyone else is taken gives you some food for thought in her beautiful piece about not being too quick to rush to judgement and has great photos to boot!

11 comments:

  1. She has the cutest upturned nose I have ever seen! What a sweetheart...sometimes we all get those Monday morning blues!

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  2. I'm lurking today, Vicky...not supposed to be out...(shhh! Don't tell my husband)...but here I am ...and MUST make a comment to thank you!!! You are so kind to recommend my post!!! It means so much to me that you would share it!!! AND...I love all the fun holiday changes you've made around here!!! AND what a beautiful little girl!!! Kudos to the fabulous photographer as well!!! Love you so much!!! "See" you later this week!!! Much love,Janine XO

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  3. Great pictures of Miss E! She's such a cutie! Drop by my blog when you get a chance, I left something there for you:)

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  4. Vicky...a lovely series of shots....and she brightened right up, didn't she?? Cute as a bug, she is.
    Love,
    Jackie

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  5. She is so beautiful! Peanut butter commercial beautiful!

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  6. Great pictures Vicky! Maybe you could watch my kids someday...?!

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  7. Alicia, now that you mention it her nose does have that little upturn to it :) Total sweetheart!

    Janine, all the better now that I fixed the typos :) Boy did they jump at me. I would love to see that one published and receive a wide audience. Kudos to you for using your writing talents so well!

    Kaleena, will do :) Couldn't let you have all the fun yourself!

    Missy, now that is a great visual :)

    Jackie, she did well at going from "tired" to not in a short amount of time!

    Bonnie, bring them on over :)

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  8. Haha I love the huge grin!!!!!! Cameras can work miracles!

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  9. Like the new look of your blog! Is Halloween coming up shortly?

    And those are such perfect shots!! When Miss E grows up a little more, she'd love to look at these pictures :) You are such a thorough professional at photography!!

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  10. you are too sweet to write about me...thank you so much for enjoying what I love to do....

    and that little one is just too precious, although like any little girl that age, I bet she can be a stinker !

    my last photo shoot that you asked about, is at an old house....some people bought it with plans to renovate and maybe ran out of money before they even began...I have met them and they told me I can shoot there anytime....and the barn is also on the property !!
    If I thought we would live here forever, I'd buy it from them in a heartbeat :)

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  11. I just LOVE your new format and the photos are GREAT! That mom is lucky to have a photographer as well as a loving caregiver. And what a great think to link everyone to Janine. She is SO deserving. I'll have to check out the other one, too. :)

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