Last weekend, I tried to take some photos of Chloe amongst all the fall colours. All the pieces were in place... the sun was shining, HandyMan raked up a big pile of leaves for us, I took out the red chair to use as a prop, and Chloe was happy to wear her favourite polka dot sweater. I had visions of coming out with vibrant, happy photos that I could use for our holiday cards. Great plan, right?
Right. But someone should have told the 18-month old that getting these photos would actually require her to sit still. She didn't get the memo so here's the photos I got:
Sigh. I was at first a bit disappointed in these photos (we have so few sunny cloudless rainless days here in the fall so a reshoot is iffy!) but then I came across this post from Under The Sycamore and I realized something I hadn't seen before - these photos, while not perfect, truly capture "Chloe". Chloe is a busy busy busy bee. She is always running about, touching things, examining things, poking, prodding, shaking, throwing things. She never sits still. She thinks she is superwoman and will lift and push heavy objects. She is curious and fearless. A ball of energy and determination, all in a tiny 30", 20lbs package.
And I should celebrate that. Thanks ashleyann, for reminding me to take another peek through the lens and look for the true picture.