Saturday, January 23, 2010

{old fashioned} - austin area child photographer

Last night I had the girls here with me.  Actually, Masyn and I had been together all day because she left school early with a fever.  I guess she just needed mama time because her temperature returned to normal within 30 minutes of me getting her from the school nurse's office.  I must be good medicine. ;)

As I was saying though, the girls were all here and since it was Friday we just sort of had a party.  My poor neglected pantry offered no easy outs for dinner.  Since I'm not really an "easy route" girl anyway, I decided that I would make something I've never tried before.... cinnamon rolls from scratch!  I mean, can't be that hard, right?  The reality of this for me, was that I had a blast getting flour everywhere and trying something totally new.  Yes, I am easily entertained....duh.

{first attempt}

After the dough was rolled, coated with yummy cinnamon goodness, and in the was playtime while we waited and our olfactory senses were tantalized.

There is a YouTube video that my girls adore.  If you haven't seen it, the next two pictures will not make a lot of sense to you, however, if you have seen it, then you will probably appreciate the "double head!" joke.  Sometimes we get funny looks in public because often one or all 3 of the girls will shout random lines from this silly little recording.

{double head}

Of course this is the "triple head!" version.  Masyn was really squashing Evelyn so we had to rearrange before they let me shoot.  I love this because Evy really was THAT happy, she wasn't being cheesy.

{triple head}

A rare a special big sis/lil sis moment.  Evelyn is super affectionate, but Avery isn't always so ready to snuggle.  Makes me smile each time I load this picture.  My sisters are some of my best friends and I truly want my girls to know the value of a good relationship with their sisters.

{big sis ~ little sis}

The moment of truth dawned as the timer sounded.... What would the outcome be?  How would the rolls look and taste?  Who cared?... not me, I was in euphoria watching my girls play and snapping pictures.


The result was extremely positive!  The girls all devoured their cinnamon rolls, asked for seconds, and gave me "thumbs up" with request that I make these every morning (or night, or both).  Hurray...success all around, beautiful.

Next was the "capture and kiss" game.  I'm big on hugs and kisses so I am always looking for fun ways to keep them flowing in my house and with the girls, I want to encourage outward display of affection.  Anyway the game is just like it sounds, I yell "kiss Avery" and they run to kiss her... or I yell "everyone kiss Evelyn!" and you get the idea.  This is my little kiss-collage.

{kiss collage}

No real story behind this except that Masyn refuses to be excluded from anything, even when I am shooting inanimate objects, she wants in the frame.  I can't blame her though, if I looked like her I would definitely want my picture taken non-stop.  Oh, and the plate was on the floor because Evelyn and I were having a little picnic style dinner, so Masyn literally laid her face to the kitchen tile for this shot.  LOL

{never left out}

Just one last image that I love so much.  My littlest beauty, Evelyn Blair with her special "Night-Night" that she carries everywhere.  I can't really tell you why I am so fond of this picture, technically speaking it's nothing amazing, but I keep picturing it on a canvas or gallery wrap.  Hmmm...sometimes pictures just strike me, this is one of those cases.

I want to remember this night with her forever, a picnic on the floor with my 3 year old... life at it's best!!!

I bet you are all sorry you asked for more pictures!  Be mindful of what you ask for when asking me...sometimes I go overboard you know. ;-)



Lisa~ said...

yummy! I havent been able to make cinnemon roles this year because our new house doesnt have a working oven yet. We usually make them every winter. I love the picture of Masyn on the floor and the one with Avery hugging Evy. You always have all these special times with your girls, I love that about you:)

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

Incredible capture of your girls!!

Love it!

callmelacie said...

I know I don't comment much but I had to speak up after reading these last few posts...

What a truly beautiful time with your girlies! Thank you for sharing. If only there could be more mommas out there like you. You have shown the world that you are a strong woman and that is really something to be proud of. Sometimes we need to do what feels right for us.

PS- BetteDavis is unbelievably adorable and I loove her name.


LEAH said...

AWESOME Day...I wish I did stuff like this more with my Ava and Wyatt. I would so love a link to where you got the cinnamon roll recipe or if you wouldn't mind sharing. I've tried a couple and nothing touches grandma's. :) The photos are amazing, and super fun to look at and that last one, so precious. Actually I think all of them are. It actually looks like you have some calm in your life...where it seems i do not.

Amelia said...

Hey Leah email me and I will get you that recipe!!

Thanks all!

Xo, Amelia