Hey guys, I’ve been absent for awhile, sorry! Always lots to do, and the poor blog gets ignored. Anyways, today I started writing a list of all the naughty things my son Brady does…and that seemed a little bit negative~haha! He is such a monster….wrapped up in a cute, snuggly 4 yr old body. He tests my patience on a regular basis, and we battle daily. But darn it all…I still love the little booger to pieces. This is just a goofy list I wrote up…so please don’t call child services if I occasionally ask if anyone wants to adopt a child.
You remember Jeff Foxworthy’s skit, If going to the bathroom at night involves shoes and a flashlight…you might be a redneck?
*If you ever…burst into song in a public restroom, just to cover up the sound of your kid screaming “Mommy, wipe me“…you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…took the long way home, just because he finally fell asleep in his carseat and the silence sounded so good….you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…locked yourself in the pantry, just to eat a piece of candy alone….you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…played the whocanbethequietest game more than 7 times in one day…you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…told your kid that you’re going to the store to buy him a new family…you might have a 4 yr old. (come on, no one else?)
If you ever…found enough baggies of dry cereal in your vehicle to feed an entire village…you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…wished that your child was old enough to sit and play video games….you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…realized that withholding episodes of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was your greatest weapon….you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…lied about random animals in your backyard (“Look, it’s a zebra!”), just to distract your kid for a few seconds…you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…use the term “stop mooning me ” more than once a month…you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…played hide and seek with your kid, then purposely let them stay hidden while you raced to cook supper…you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever….called your kid ‘buddy’ so often that he stops responding to his actual name…you might have a 4 yr old.
If you ever…got so sick of telling your child to ‘stay by the cart’, that you hid behind a rack of clothes, just to see if he would care…you might have a 4 yr old.
Grandma has been eagerly awaiting some shots of her little troublemaker…so these are for you! People ask me all the time if my kids get sick of me taking their pictures…the truth is, I don’t do it nearly as often as I should. I knew that Brady was due for his ‘official’ 4 yr session, but I hadn’t had any inspiration for a location/theme etc. (I usually put a little planning into each kids pictures). A few weeks ago, the whole family was outside shooting hoops (it’s the one game we all enjoy doing together…come over sometime, I’ll beat you in Horse), and the sun shine in my backyard was awesome….hazy and golden. So I grabbed Brady’s Easter outfit and a bench, and got some really cute shots of my buddy…since his brother and sister were watching, most of his faces are being goofy and silly…but that’s him (at least it’s him when he’s not crying/whining/screaming).
I’ve never ordered a print larger than a 30×30…so last week, I went all out and got a 30×40 of this next image….and the kicker…I have no idea where I’m going to hang it. I just wanted it…big. Dang, I should be my own client, I’d love myself.
Love this next one…even though I wish I would have styled his hair, if only I knew how to add gel in photoshop.
This next shot says to me: I gambled and lost.
So many shots with his giant tongue, it’s disturbingly large. Gene Simmons large.
These last two shots make me laugh. Brady wanted me to first take a picture of the sky, THEN take a picture of him looking at the sky. Will do, son.