Have I mentioned Ashlyn's way of showing love is to headbutt? She headbutts your face, your arm, the book you're holding - whatever is in front of her to get your attention and a smile. This was breakfast. She headbutted breakfast.
Moving on...I'm not very good about following up on posts but I wanted to say thank you so much for leaving me your thoughts on studio portraits the other day. I felt SO much better knowing I wasn't the only one who hadn't dragged the kids into Sears for a portait session. Since we live in Eastern North Carolina, I do plan to save up for a beach picture of the kids next summer - you know, in big bows and white dresses and bare feet...can't you see it?
I agree that the pictures we take of our kids are sometimes the best - I often show mine here. You all spoke so convincingly about taking your own pictures, that I got curious...show me! I'd love to see your personal favorite picture you've taken of your kids. Use the comments section to leave a link to your picture (flickr set, a blog post, or wherever else your favorite kiddo pic resides). I'd love to see what you've done! (We all do!) If you don't have a blog or flickr account, you can email your pics to me at crystal0901(at) hotmail (dot) com.
Here are a few favorites I've taken:
[Evyn's birth announcement, 2004]
[Ashlyn's birth announcement, 2007]
[Evyn's little feet]
[Gates of the Mountains, Montana 2006 - I love my girls' lashes]