Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Damn, she's cute

Grandma was here this weekend and bought Bella a new fall wardrobe. She's gone through a bit of a growth spurt and all of her pants are too short now so she was in need of some new fall clothes. The temperature drops a serious 5-10 degrees here in fall/winter, so we need to make sure we have plenty of warm stuff to bundle up in:) Thanks grandma!
She wore her first new outfit to school today and I wanted to take a picture of her since it's the beginning of a new school year, she's in a new class, and we've been at Tiny Tots for a year now. Here's how it went down....
"Bella, lets sneak outside and take some pictures of you while Matea's playing."
We go outside.
"I can't stand there! There might be bugs! I think I see a spider web."
Lots of pulling and dragging to the position I want her in. Her scooting the other way.
"Fine, forget it. I wanted to take a picture of you to show Grandma how cute you look in your new clothes and do a scrapbook a page about your new preschool class but whatever!"
"Mommy, come back. Look, I'm standing by the tree where you wanted me."

After all the fighting, she totally posed for me and took some really cute pictures. A rare occurrence for Bella since she always wants to call the shots (a trait she must have inherited from Steve).

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Um, what's going on here?

I woke up this morning, stumbled into the living room and this is what I found. Matea all dressed up and Steve kneeling down in front of her with the camera shouting, "Matea! Matea! Cheese! Cheese! Smile Baby!". I suspect he's secretly turning her into a child model. Oooooo, that reminds me, did you know that at least once a month a stranger stops me to tell me Matea looks like Suri Cruise (Tom Cruise and Katie Holme's baby for the celebrity-challenged readers). For some reason, Steve is really bothered by this but I think it's an opportunity. So, I'm going to take some scandalous photos of Matea, aka Suri Cruise, and then sell them to People magazine. Steve won't be bothered anymore when he can quit his job and live off of all the money I'm making marketing Matea as Suri.