i'm going to start by giving you guys a little present:
twinkle light pictures for the win.
i wish i could fully make you understand how evil taking these pictures were.
the plan was to setup, convince children to smile with m&m's & marshmallows, snap pictures, edit pictures & pat myself on the back for a job well done.
20 mintutes tops. right?
wrong. so wrong.
setup alone took a good 40 minutes thanks to my tiny house. also, children seem to have a fascination with anything they're not allowed to touch. like setup stands. light. white blankets (for the love of God- do NOT touch that white blanket with your toddler hands). etc etc.
eventually i set up & attempted to wrangle them in. i shook a bowl of m&m's in front of their faces (much like you would do with a puppy) & this got their attention. but said attention was soley focused on getting m&m's (& marshmallows for brynn) into their mouths.
"ok- but only if you smile..."
"...no...::lip shakes, eyes fill up, tears flow::"
"ok ok- fine. here! see? m&m is yummy! please stop crying!"
::happy alex. unhappy me::
and brynn- she was actually a little better. but she just kept moving. you know, like babies do. the nerve.
eventually i called it & they somehow got their hands on the entire bowl of candy/marshmallows.
we won't discuss that.
out of 100+ shots i got those 2 up there. both girls clearly have marshmallows in their mouths & brynn's smile can only just be called that. barely.
but whatever. i did it. i win. go me.
in other news. it's Thanksgiving week. i have the rest of the week "off".
i'm stoked for an addtl 4 days with the girls. i'm also wary that they've already devised a plan to make me question ever taking time off again.
we shall see.
so this week is going to be filled with playing, diapers, milk, Yo Gabba Gabba, baking, cooking, pictures, naps & attempting to reason with 2 little girls.
i'll also be doing a sweet Canvas4Life review/giveaway. think, Christmas gift ideas...score.