At almost 21 months, she uses full run-0n sentences such as “It’s a baby BARK, woof-woof!” (translation, “it’s a puppy”) and “Wanna see GG, knock! knock!” (translation, “I want to knock on GG’s door!”. Words like “lemonade” and phrases like “I WANT IT!” or “I LIKE IT!” are crystal clear. I was always told you cannot compare two siblings in their course of development (physical, linguistic, or cognitive) and this child proved that to me. My oldest was cautious, perfecting everything in her mind before doing or saying it. She didn’t speak full sentences until after she turned two. Lucy has been putting together phrases for about 6 months already, and her language seems to expand everyday! She loves games (hide and seek still remains to be her favorite, and has been since she was around 8 months old…) and knows how to use vocal tone and facial expressions to her advantage (aka, the puppy dog eyes and sad voice usually get the attention and/or toy she is looking to obtain.) And the wheels are ALWAYS turning in this little girl’s head. If she comes in contact with a tall object, she will instantaneoulsy try to figure out how to climb it. She even refers to herself as “A monkey O O, AH AH!” periodically.
Well, as much as I have neglected this blog because I have been focusing so much of my energy on my photo business blog (http://ninabethphotovisions.wordpress.com/) I will be, unfortunately, neglecting it even more for the next 3 weeks, as I will be spending some much needed time with family and friends in the great state of Montana. I have at least 2 photo shoots to do (possibly 3…in the process of scheduling) and I am so excited, I get goosebumps everytime I think about them! Someone told me this week, “That’s when you know you’re in the right line of work…it gives you goosepimples, and you think about it every spare minute you have!” Yep, that’s me! So, that said, here are just a few pics of the girls I took recently (they are Lucy’s 18 month pics, as she will be turning next week when we are in MT)…and don’t forget to pop on over to my other sight and check it out! http://ninabethphotovisions.wordpress.com/ ENJOY!
Lucy recieved a new tutu yesterday. She has always liked the look of them, but until now, didn’t tolerate the feeling well…so I jumped at the chance for some pictures. Enjoy! Of course Lydia decided her pink one for ballet isn’t “cool” anymore, she wants a “fancy different color one, too!” so we are now on the hunt for more tulle. I’m just thankful that, compared to some materials, it’s inexpensive (if purchased on a pre-measured spool…6″ width…in case anymore of you mommies out there want to make some dress-up stuff) $3.00 buys enough for a “Lucy-sized” tutu, and I’m guessing maybe twice that for Lydia. HEY! It beats paying a rediculous $40 for a tutu someone else’s mommy made, right?!
Everyone says, “Don’t wake the baby!” but somedays if I don’t, I’m nearly positive she would sleep through the afternoon and be awake until midnight, which happens to be WAY past my bedtime…just for fun, I thought I’d wake Lucy up using the click of the camera…just proves how much of an actress she is. She hears the CLICK and BAM she’s awake! HA! At least she wakes up in a good mood that way!
No explanation…just pictures, because that’s just the mood I’m in today. Enjoy.
Lucy had a few moments of sheer cooperation for me this morning after we dropped Lydia off at school, and it just happened to fall right when the lighting was PERFECT for a few indoor pictures! We were in the master bedroom, with the bay window behind me, lighting her (and her intense blue eyes) very well! Her eyes really do dance and seem brighter when she’s happy and having fun, and they literally turn close to grey when she’s tired or not feeling well! It’s a good way to judge her mood any moment of any day!
I still have so much to learn about photography, I feel as if I will never know enough! I have taught myself only a fraction of the things my camera can do for me. This feeling can be frustrating at times, but today it only increased my motivation to practice. That said, here are more “practice shots” of Lucy…can you believe she is almost 14 months old?! WOW! Time flies! These pictures catch her in her “natural state” (one of two that is…the one when she’s happy and active…), climbing and acting, loving dressing up (Mom’s scarf), batting her eyes, and playing peek-a-boo. Enjoy! Hope this Wednesday is finding you all well.
We have another visitor! As Auntie Katee departed, and we miss her terribly, Auntie Lauren arrived for a visit! It’s always great to see friends from MT…we took her on an excursion yesterday to Floyd Lamb Park to show her what we do in a typical day…today we are off to the library and to the “kids park” as Lydia calls it, “The one with stuff to PLAY on, not just grass!” The girls had a blast at Floyd Lamb, we met Julie and Faith there. Lydia and Faith decided to perfect their acting skills, “We’re pretending to be GRUMPY…” as they walked around glaring with their arms folded across them. It was quite humorous, but Lydia gave me one look straight into the camera that could pass quite easily as evil! (see below) DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA! I am told it’s just the “way of a 3 year old…” Hmmm…well, ok, we’ll go with it, for now….until she’s old enough to start acting school. JOKING!!! Totally joking…don’t freak out! I would never do that! Piano lessons, on the other hand…singing lessons, sure. Enjoy the pics!