Did you know that cameras are snobs? They are. Because there are some people that cameras just don’t get along well with, and one of those people is Emily.
I’ve been working on this 52project of taking a photo a week and sharing the story that goes with it. Last week I shared a photo of Madeline and how she managed to get some extra attention from Mommy and Daddy by rising at dawn on the weekend. This week I was really focusing on Emily, because, well, twins. What you do for one you must do for the other (Don’t worry, Logan and JP, your day in the spotlight is coming ).
I have recently learned that it is next to impossible to get a good photo of Emily. Toddler behavior aside, 9 times out of 10 the photo is a stinker because Emily is doing something weird in it.
She is just so wiggly! In each shot Emily is either jumping away, running out of the frame, giving a last-minute, “Hold my hand, Mommy!” or randomly slouching out of the frame. I know she’s a toddler but, geez. I mean, I have another one just like her and she’s not nearly half as much trouble.
You can’t tell, but she’s sitting in one of her favorite seats: The bouncer that we used when she was a baby. We got it out of storage to use with baby JP, but he doesn’t really use it and Emily has reclaimed it as her seat.
Emily is so darn sweet.
She loves babies. Well, she loves baby dolls. Our own baby scares her when he cries. She takes his receiving blankets and wraps them swaddle-style around her baby doll and then ever-so-gently picks the doll up and carries her around. The girls each got baby dolls for Christmas (thanks, Mom and Lisa!), so pretty much everywhere you turn there is a baby just waiting to be swaddled. She’s even happier if you can locate a bottle to go with the baby.
Emily loves babies, blankies, and kitty cats (pronounced “key-cat”). Up until recently, all colors were yellow, according to Emily. Am I a total sap for getting a little teary at the fact that she now knows color names? My baby is growing up so fast!
As far as this weekly photo project goes, next week may be tricky. I’ll be going back to work (wah!) and I’m not sure if I’ll have the time or energy to get any photos. We shall see.
It’s really fun to digitally document your year. I encourage you to do the same, whether by sharing photos on Instagram (#52project maybe? Oh, and follow me on Instagram too!) or by using a photo app on your camera. There is an iPhone app called 1 Second Every Day that creates a movie every month by using one second of your daily videos. Check it out, and keep your eyes open for the good things around you.