Program Note: I’ll be in Canada for the week and don’t believe in scheduling posts way too far in advance. I don’t want to wait until Wednesday to post this anyway.
I mentioned before that Addy is getting sassy. Brownlee and I have been cracking up about this video where this little girl is telling her dad to worry about himself while she buckles herself into her carseat.
And we’re like “ha! ha!”. But then Saturday I was trying to supervise Addison’s teeth brushing process and she pointed to the living room and told me to go watch TV. Apparently I should worry about myself.
Anyway, I used to go to Sears to take pics for Addy’s year and half year pics. I mean sometimes you just want someone else to do the clicking. The lady did a decent job, the prints came back quickly, and I always had a coupon. But they up and shut down and I had to do Addy’s pics on my own.
For the birthday pics, it was easy(ish) to keep Addy occupied while I fired off some shots. We were on a pier. She had a prop. They came out fine.
But she also had less sass six months ago and was still kinda into looking at me when I had my camera.
And now it’s August and I needed half year pictures and Sears is closed. See how post is starting to make sense?
The other week, Brownlee and I went to brunch at Max’s Wine Dive (if you are anywhere remotely near Houston, Texas, I highly suggest it) and saw this building covered (Alva Graphics) in gorgeous graffiti. And I’m like “Brownlee we HAVE to get some pictures there”.
Friday, it was hot and hell, but not hazy. The sun was good, that Dianne vonFurstenburg dress I bought for Addy from Gap Kids was washed, and Addy was in a good mood. We haphazardly hopped in the car (I forgot to bring Addy’s backpack) and flew down I-10 to Shepherd and Washington to Up Art Studio.
In my mind’s eye they would be ubranly gritty gorgeous pictures of a little girl in a pink heart dress. Looking at the camera. I’d get all these clean line shots and the background would be all blurry and all that jazz.
In real life Addy ran from the camera. And was only semi interested in touching the walls. And very interested in telling me what she wasn’t going to do. If she knew the word “worry”, we could have had a video with 2.5 million hits on YouTube.
So when I got home to look at my pics I was very worried it was a wasted trip. But then I got this
Here’s all of the shots. And all the sass.