It is truly ridiculous how much I love this face, all eyes and smile and those fabulous teeth that he hasn’t quite grown into yet. I love that I can see both his father and my father in that face, and yet it is totally his own. I love that right now he is equal parts baby softness and lanky boy-ness.
Yep. I love that face. And the boy who wears it.
Lola Gray had a fashion photo shoot yesterday for the SCAD student she is working with, so of course I had to lurk behind the scenes with my iphone camera. I think Lola is enjoying being a model. The shoot took a long time, as they photographed each girl individually and then all 6 of them together. But in the end Lo walked away with the pink balloon she had been coveting all afternoon, so all was well.
We still don’t know if the collection will walk the runway for the big SCAD fashion show next week, but we are keeping our fingers crossed!
And he actually does, without much prompting or arguing. I’m amazed at the improvement Fletcher has made in such a short period of time. He has, for the moment, stopped attending lessons as school in favor of a private teacher – the school lessons were both too easy and too early in the morning! His first big concert with the orchestra is coming up in less than a week now, and I can not wait to see him all dressed up and on that big stage.
The countdown is on. Christmas is less than a week away. Guess it’s about time I finally got it together for a Christmas card photo! We kicked off winter break last night with pizza at Screamin’ Mimi’s, ice cream at Leopold’s and a viewing of Home Alone on the big screen at the Lucas Theater. (I have never heard children laugh like mine did last night. Priceless.) Today was full with back-to-back birthday parties but we managed to squeeze in a quick photo shoot before dinner. I was not really optimistic – even though I’ve done a pretty good job lately of taking other people’s photos, with my own kids it is different. I think last year I did this 3 or 4 times before I got a photo I could live with. But this time the stars were properly aligned and I was pleased with the results.
Cards will be in the mail by Wednesday! Merry Christmas everyone!
It seems wrong, somehow, how much I loved the pig races. . . It was something about the late afternoon sunlight, perhaps, but the whole thing felt slightly unreal and oddly magical. And then it was over in a flash. Amazing. I’m seriously thinking about going back to Ottawa Farms just to watch another pig race!
The other weekend when we were in Hilton Head, I had the opportunity to do a quick photo session with our lovely hosts. We had to work fast as the light was fading, but the colors in the sky were just incredible. These photos have a very different feel than the ones we took last year, but I think they came out wonderfully. Of course, it is hard to take a bad photo of this bunch!
Last week I finally got the second image for my series of Fletcher and his friends during their seventh year. These pictures have been on my mind for months, but I just hadn’t found (or, I guess, made) the right moment until now.
I need to get busy again if I hope to complete the series: photographs of seven boys, all seven years old. Fletcher will be turning 8 in just 5 short months!
In just a few weeks, Fletcher & Lola are going to have a new cousin! Lola will no longer be the only girl in a sea of boys, and as her arrival grows closer we have been thinking a lot about all the things we want to pass on to baby Claire. This beautiful dress is tops among them. It was hand sewn by Grandmama Frankie years ago for Aunt Annie and it is exquisite. It is also now much too small for Lola . . . but I couldn’t pass it on without first having photos of my beautiful girl in that beautiful dress.
Lo wasn’t in the mood for much of a photo shoot and was instead much more interested in dancing with the quilt hanging on the clothesline. And while this was not the backdrop I had originally envisioned, in the end I think it was perfect. I made that quilt, just like Grandmama made the dress. It seems somehow appropriate to have photos of both together.