Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Memorial Day Memories~ 2011 ~ Dreams Do Come True Photography ~ Bloomington, Indiana

We had a very busy and very relaxing Memorial weekend. Hope you all enjoyed yours! I have several photos to share including some of some gorgeous girls who modeled for me on Saturday. Those will hopefully be shared by Friday.
But this gorgeous little model, is all mine! And against her will or not, she always will be!
We went to Bobby & Cindy's house on Saturday night and lucky for me, the neighbors don't mow their lot. So we had a hay field in the city!!! :-) Perfect for photos, but not for allergies. I dealt with the consequences all night after this little tromp.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dance Recital ~ Dreams Do Come True Photography ~ Bloomington, Indiana

Josie had her first dance recital this past Sunday. She did a really good job. I kept telling her to do me a favor and she would ask what, I would say please don't put your finger in your nose on stage. She would say "Okay, Mommy! I do that at home!" I guess I can't ask for more! :-)
We also asked her on the way in there if next year she was going to do dance or basketball and she told me basketball. So I guess we'll wait and see, but I do have a feeling it will be basketball.
We went out to the fairgrounds Thursday night for practice before the show. They also got their class photos done that night. We ended up with two, because two of the girls didn't make it in time, so after they were done practicing, we went out and took them outside.

In the first photo we have two girls missing and in the second one we only have one missing.
After that Kayla and a few of the others wanted photos by themselves taken.

Josie was too busy watching all the other girls and Riley. She kept wanting to follow him and climb the fences. Not a good idea in panty hose and tap shoes little missy!
So we took her photos when we got home.

Is she posing, or what?!
Then comes Sunday at the show. The girls had to sit in the bleachers with the teachers and surprisingly most of them did really well. We caught Josie & Kayla pushing each other a few times. But that's nothing new.
Josie helped one of the girls onto the stage that was crying. Most times she is being bossy and a bully, so this was surprising that she was being nice. And guess what! No nose picking!!! YEAH!!! I have figured out that I think it is a nervous habit cause she does it when she is in different situations. If it's not the nose, then she is chewing on her fingers.

Check out the expression! Does she look like her mother or what?! Am I suppose to admit that?
Then at the end of the show, all the participants were asked to go on stage to receive awards and ribbons. Josie & Kayla were the only two left from our class.
And remember about me saying, she's bossy and a little bit of a bully. Well, we finished off the day with this!

I have no idea who this girl is, I have no idea why she did it. Other than, this is my Josie!!! By the time it was said and done, she had pulled her all the way over to her and had her on her back. I don't really remember now how and or who stopped it. All I was trying to figure out was how I was going to stop it. When we asked her why she did that and that she's not suppose to do things like that, she would reply "But I helped the girl that was crying!"
So I guess she thought she deserved a bad thing for doing a good thing. Lord child! There were a few comments in our rows, that she gets that from her mother. And right after this photo was taken and it was all broke up, finger straight up her nose!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Meet Our Newest Member of our Family

This past Sunday, I finally made the big decision on our new puppy! I have been wanting a doberman for as long as I can remember, but never wanted to bring one into the house until we had a child. Well, we have lost all of our dogs, and we have Josie now, she is potty trained, so I figured now is the best time. Plus we need new flooring in our house now anyway, so might as well house train a dog before we change it.
Anyway, meet Gertie! (Gertrude)
Josie wasn't too sure about her the first couple days, but she was also sick. Now that she feels better and is use to the dog being there and Gertie is now not jumping on her, she won't even let the dog sleep. Wednesday night when we got home after work, Josie and Gertie were going to "French Lick, school, and Florida". Josie packed her bags up and would tell me bye, and then tell Gertie to come on. She follows that girl everywhere! I hope they have a great relationship growing up together and that Josie will always remember her. There's nothing like a pet when you are a child.
Speaking of pets, Blue, the cat, still isn't too sure of her. She hides in the loft under the couch all day, until Gertie is put in her pen. Then she may come out. Last night, I took Gertie to get her ears cropped, so she had to stay the night at the vet. Once the cat figured out that the dog wasn't home, she wouldn't leave Josie and I alone. Poor thing! I figure this weekend I'll work with them being in the same room. I don't want Blue to have to live out the rest of her life, hiding! :-)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Piper~ Dreams Do Come True Photography~ Toddler~ Bloomington, Indiana

This little girl was so much fun to take photos of! The first year of photos are my favorite to do! Other than her trying to crawl away from us, she was great. Full of smiles and giggles!!! Thank you Heather for allowing me to take some precious photos of your daughter in this time of her life!

I know that is a photo overload, and if you made it this far, thanks for looking! But she was just too cute to narrow it down!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Robertson~ Dreams Do Come True Photography~ Family~ Bloomington, Indiana

I have had this session edited for over a week now, but have been busy behind the scenes getting ready for my first "show" tomorrow. I will be setting up a booth tomorrow at the SavvyMomsDreamSale. I am so nervous and excited! I hope to make an impression and book some new clients.
Anyway, here is the Robertson family. We met on a rainy weekend at Lower Cascades but the rain didn't stop us. We got some great shots!

Thank you guys! I had a blast with you all!!!