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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Take a Look at These!

Here are the pictures I was talking about in my previous post. These are a few of Lily's six-month photos.

How sweet are these pictures?!

They were shot by Kristin Farnsworth of Whispers Photography in Madison. She has shot all of Lily and Ann Catherine's pictures. She has such an interesting technique and style. Every time someone sees a picture of my girls, they ask, "who shot these?" And she is so amazing with the babies. She is so energetic and enthusiastic and children just feed off of it. I truly can't say enough about her!

And she's not just a friend of mine. She's a friend of Melissa's Fund. Last year, Kristin put together a calendar with pictures of local children, will all of the proceeds going to Melissa's Fund. And this year, she's giving a silent auction item to the Miracle Bash (our signature event in August). She hasn't decided yet what she's going to do, but it will include some type of photo package. And here's something cool she's doing for NICU families - she's offering a free session to any baby who spent two weeks or longer in the NICU. The family will receive one spiral bound book of the original images taken at the session and 50% off their enlargement order. That is an amazing deal! If you have children, you need to call Kristin!!! I promise you - you will not regret it!

To learn more about Whispers Photography, click here. To check out Kristin's blog, click here. And to learn more about her NICU discount, click here.

On a completely separate note, today was pretty traumatic for me and Ann Catherine. It was her two-year checkup and moms, if you have babies let me warn you, the two-year checkup is a rough one. There's only one vaccine but the problem is, your child is finally old enough to realize he/she is getting a shot. Up until this point, Ann Catherine never really knew she was getting a shot. I always felt guilty because she would be laying on the table smiling at me, and then - WHAM! - the needle goes in. But once they reach two, they know what's going on. Ann Catherine started acting nervous as soon as we walked into the room.

Is there anything sadder than watching your child get a shot? I mean, you know it's for a good reason, but wouldn't you rather walk on hot coals than watch your child in pain? I would have taken that shot for her if I could.

The good news is, there are no more shots until she starts kindergarten. The bad news is, the next time we go to the doctor, she'll probably freak out as soon as we walk in.

Kids are just too smart!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those pictures are totally gorgeous. Lily is so adorable. I love her chubby little cheeks!

Poor Ann Catherine. I know what you mean. I think I always cry more than my daughter does when she has to get shots.