This whole 365 Project (actually a friend reminded me that it's a leap year) , so 366 Project is reminding me to be conscious of picking up the camera and paying attention to our lives here at home. I really am loving the photos that show our real lives so much as time goes on. I was just working on my 2011 album and laughed my head off at the picture of Tymen weeping with a chocolaty face, holding up the forbidden Godiva bar that he got caught with. It's the everyday parts of life that get crazy and noisy and messy but I know I'm going to be the kind of old grandma reminiscing in her rocker, forgetting about how desperate I was to get the kids to naptime some days, and remembering just how much fun they were. Two weeks ago, I told Ben to get the camera. I was going to cut Theo's hair. I got a bit bossy, telling him where to stand and what to shoot and he's great about it. He listens but he also does his own thing. I loved what he got. I posted one of these pictures on my FB page and my friends were asking why on earth I didn't give him a lollipop. Aha! Next time!
We started out at Ben's sink and Theo kept turning the water on, of course.
Before he scalded his feet, I hugged him and then untwisted the handles.
We were doing pretty well for a while.
Then he started to bounce and wiggle and plopped himself in the sink. No worries as the water couldn't go on.
Then the first bit of trouble came when he wanted my comb. He wanted it bad.
Really, really bad.
I laughed and sent Ruby for a bowl of craisins.
I cut fast while he munched.
But then he spotted the scissors and wanted them.
Really, really badly.
So I snipped as fast as I could, sent him with Ben for a nice bath, and then gave him a big bowl of applesauce when I was done cleaning up the bathroom. The applesauce made everything better.
I haven't been posting much but I have been one busy girl. I am completing family photo albums and am working away on my new website. I am so excited to share it soon, hopefully in a week or so :) ! It sure is making me happy to see all those beautiful people I photographed in the second half of 2011. I am excited for 2012!