Week 20. It was Sunday afternoon and we just got home from church, which explains why the girls were wearing extra-girly dresses and ribbons. The dresses were from New York, sent by their Lola, and I was excited to take photographs of them wearing their new outfits. But once again it was impossible to have a decent photo session with the duo.
They just wouldn’t stay put! We would place them side by side but within seconds they would have moved, climbed on each other, crawled, or rolled all over the bed! There’s a lot of screaming and chuckling too.
If they could talk, I probably heard something like, “Mom, are you seriously taking photos of us again?”‘
But how can you get frustrated over not being able to take a couple of “decent” shots when these *points to the pictures* are the moments you captured instead?
“If you can’t beat them, join them,” is what their Daddy would always say. I think it’s his secret to maintaining sanity, having to live with 3 girls who drive him crazy.
Soon the energy started dying down, and Dawn was the first one to get knocked out, then me, then Rain. My husband, the last man standing, took this last set of photos, and although it’s not a very flattering portrait of me sleeping (LOL), I had to post this one because I love how our little quality time ended with a sweet, quality nap. Shortly after this last frame, Daddy fell asleep too, beside Rain.
Keeping up with these two is definitely far from easy. But I cherish everything—the rowdy moments, the quiet moments, and every moment in between.
20/52: A Year of Dawn & Rain | Week of July 7-July 14
Portraits of my children, once a week, every week in 2013