I STILL have more to tell you about our trip to Atlanta, but for now, I bring you the play-by-play of an extraordinarily adventurous pursuit: a Photo Shoot of a 7 month old and a 2 year old.
I bring you, Ali and Woods:
Woods started out too interested for Ali’s taste:
WAAY too interested:
So of course she strongarmed him in a typical two-year-old fashion:
Which made him say, “ooooh. Pretty Bracelet.”
Nope, she didn’t like that either.
So of course, hold it out of baby’s reach! He giggles evilly with glee at his success in getting under her skin:
And goes for it again. And gets another strongarm:
Since that wasn’t working out for her, she tried to “let me be your friend – will you sit still then?!?” approach:(I love that picture. They look like a little old couple, grumpy at the world.)
So she thought and she thought and she thought. . .. . .and she prayed. . .
Discussing their thoughts:
“Can you believe this woman?!?! SO snobby!!”
First picture of them both looking AND smiling. It’s a miracle!!
Ali busts out laughing. Woods takes this as an opportunity to make his move. . .
Oh yeah. Hand on the girl’s back: achieved.
She’s flattered. He’s proud.
OOH!! I see!!! You just put the bracelet on the other hand!!!
Trying the hand holding approach again, since it worked last time:
Not this time.
Resorting to The Ultimate Strongarm.
(I promise, no babies were injured, or really even discouraged from their mission, in this photo shoot.)
Maybe I can fool her into thinking that I’m asleep. . .
“We need to talk. This just isn’t working.”
Now everyone’s awkward.
Please? Just one more chance?
And then, finally then, I got the picture I was after: