Today, my Lovey turns 2! I spent the last several days reminiscing about the day she was born and bringing her home from the hospital. I remembered all the times I fell asleep with her snuggled in my neck and all of her "first" milestones from rolling over, to saying Mom-ma, to walking! Gosh, time seems to pass so quickly!
I am a photographer Mom. So, of course, in the last several days, I had also been dreaming up ideas for her 2nd Birthday portraits. Finally, I thought of the perfect place with a dress I had been waiting for her to wear!
I was so excited, but she was not...
She wanted her shoes off. She didn't want to smile.
So, I tried to just lay low, let her do her thing...
But I wanted THE image of my baby girl. You know, the one with her genuine smile/laugh, that every Mom wants of their daughter.
So, I used the secret weapon of every child photographer...I offered her candy if she listened. Normally, I am not an advocate for sugar, but sometimes you gotta do whatcha gotta do.
I love her more than I know how to put into words.