While Christian and Michaela were at Bible study tonight, Eliana and I went for a walk around our block. We had our respective missions.
Mine involved being still. Hers involved a lot of movement.
There was some conflict.
I was hoping to get some pictures of her eyes. Have you tried to photograph a two-year-old's eyes in the nice light just before the sun goes down? It requires a very wiggly person to STOP WIGGLING.
I got a lot of this...
(although her eyes do look nice there)
and pictures along the lines of this one...
(no eyes, but you can see that she had M&M's as well as milk earlier in the day...note to self: wipe off your child's mouth before photo session)
Oh, here's a good one for "Mission: Shoot Eyes"...
(but look at her fingers...aren't they sweet?)
Now. This one I love because it looks like pictures of me when I was little. (Not the afro one, but further back, when I was actually cute.)
Oooh, there are her eyes!
And then some girls on bikes came along and they were much more fun to look at than my camera. I got her cheeks, though. I could kiss them all day.
Eyes, elbow dimple, and paint-bonus!
She is a people watcher...the choir members were showing up at church for rehearsal and she wanted to know what each person's name was. "Who is that?"
I will say that while our missions were not fully synchronized, we each were able to accomplish what we set out to do. And we had fun, too.
(You better believe I touched up that picture...man, I've got some wicked wrinkles.)