Monday, March 23, 2009


So, since even before I opened the studio I've done pictures with live bunnies every year around Easter-time.  This year was no different.  Oh wait - it WAS!  The bunnies arrived at the studio a couple of weeks ago, and of course, the girls were excited.  They asked if they could keep them (this always happens), and I of course said no, but we could probably keep them for the weekend.  They came up to the studio to pick them up one night.  They all held & pet the bunnies.  After a few minutes, Clara began sneezing.  To make a long story short, she ended up in urgent care due to a serious allergic reaction to the bunnies.  Hives, welts, sneezing, swollen eyes, etc.  She ended up on steroids for a week.  So, no more bunnies for Clara.  She even had a hives breakout one night just from the bunny dander on my shirt.  It really stinks.  I was extremely bummed by the prospect of no bunny pictures this year - this will be the fourth year in a row I did a bunny picture with the girls.  SO... I decided we'd still do it, but it would be strategically planned.  Clara took some Benedryl beforehand, and was in the studio pretty much a total of 10 minutes.  We shot fast and furious, Clara did NOT touch the bunny, then we all came home and took showers!  I know I'm crazy, but I still really like the pictures.  :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Through their eyes...

Ask your child(ren) to answer the questions and type their answers in. (Taken from my Facebook circle)
(I had them each answer at separate times so they wouldn't copy each other)

1. What is something mom always says to you?
M - Don't bother your sister.
L - I love you
C - Love you

2. What makes mom happy?
M - When I'm nice.
L - listening to her
C - go potty in the potty

3. What makes mom sad?
M - When I don't do what she tells me to.
L - being mean
C - poopoo in the floor

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
M - When she makes a mistake in cooking or something like that.
L - being funny
C - hehehehe -

5. What did your mom like to do when she was a child?
M - read
L - play jokes
C - take pictures

6. How old is your mom?
M - 32, right?
L - I don't know. That's hard.
C - 4, no 5!

7. How tall is your mom?
M - Maybe about 6 foot and a half
L - twenty, I think.
C - BIG!! And Daddy is big too!

8. What is her favorite thing to watch on TV?
M - American Idol
L - UM... outter SPACE
C - um.. Cinderella

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
M - go on her computer
L - cook
C - Make supper

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
M - photography
L - um... a trophy?
C - be angry

11. What is your mom really good at?
M - photography
L - playing games
C - kissing

12. What is your mom not very good at?
M - cleaning the house
L - playing Jack & Jill
C - not kissing

13. What does your mom do for her job?
M - photography - that's the third time I've said that, isn't it?
L - work at her studio
C - go to the studio

14. What is your mom's favorite food?
M - Pei Wei
L - guacamole
C - macaroni & cheese

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
M - that she's my mom
L - Eating all her food.
C - um... put dresses on

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
M - Daisy
L - Mrs. Amanda
C - Cinderella

17. What do you and your mom do together?
M - cook
L - cook
C - Go at the hospital

18. How are you and your mom the same?
M - we like to do the same kind of things.. cook, read, help with pictures
L - we have freckles
C - because they just are

19. How are you and your mom different?
M - she is older and I am younger
L - we don't have the same hair
C - because we just are

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
M - I just do. Because I love her.
L - because everybody loves everybody in their family
C - because she just do

21. What does your mom like most about your dad?
M - That he loves watching the girls.
L - loving him
C - Hugs

22. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
M - Pei Wei
L - I don't know.
C - At church

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Our Little Rock Star

So her sisters were playing next door and Clara was forced to entertain herself.  I heard her jamming out in the other room just 'a singing to herself.  I went in there and saw this...

Of course, she noticed me, and I got this...

... and a request to come sit down in the chair and listen to her performance.

She does have quite the stage presence, wouldn't you agree?

Check out the tap shoes.

And this move... Wow!

But you just can't get the full effect without the vocals... here's a clip from an actual performance.  Gotta love the lyrics!!