Today I accomplished great things. By great, I'm referring to a few golden minutes in which I had THREE SLEEPING TODDLERS and the sun peeked out AND Heidi was awake AND I had the clarity of mind to realize the photo shoot opportunity. If you've ever tried to put one toddler down for a nap, you'll bow to my greatness. Am I right? Granted, it was short lived and now, an hour later, I have one toddler staring at me and Heidi has fallen asleep.
I quickly sneak around the house, grabbing the photo props. I arrange the sheep skin, infant scale & fuzzy blanket. I tuck Heidi into the basket, balance her on the scale and while she happily reached for her feet... I begin to snap pics. EXCEPT... my camera batter is dead. You've go to be kidding me!
I charged the camera for a few minutes and headed outside again, already cursing the sun which was now a distant memory. Oh well, at least it's not raining, right? This time, I plopped Heidi into the basket... in too much of a hurry... this will be the LAST scale picture (without a spotter near by). Here's the only pic I got (look closely and you see that the basket is starting to tip).
I knew that the bruising would only look worse with time, so as soon as Heidi was soothed, I continued my work. I've never been accused of being overly sympathetic ;)
The sleeping photo was just a whim after the official photo shoot. I laid her on her sheep skin under her play gym so that she could enjoy a little free time after her strenuous modeling schedule. She promptly wiggled herself around and fell asleep. I happen to love the way her lips and chin look when she's sleeping so I decided to take a few more pictures.
And simply because I always like it when other bloggers show the unstaged part of the photo shoot... here's what the shot would have looked like if I hadn't hung a cream blanket up behind her:
**Do you find it wonderfully amusing that I hang her baby doll by the head in her play gym? I rotate out various toys to spice things up... but hanging the baby doll by the head is my all-time fav!