Sunday, June 1, 2008

Best Shot Monday - Me and My Girl

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It doesn't happen very often that Nadia asks to take pictures. It's even more rare for her to ask to take pictures with Mama.

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So when she said "let's take pictures of Mommy and Nadia together" a few days ago, I didn't waste any time grabbing the camera. She's a fickle being; I need to seize the opportunity before it's gone!

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We took one goofy shot of us after another. Just because it was her idea to take pictures doesn't mean she's going to sit pretty and smile!

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Nope, she's still her crazy little self, making silly faces and climbing all over me. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

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But when she stopped to unzip and re-zip my pants? Even I must admit that was a little bizarre.

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But still, I took a picture of it!

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She comes by her craziness honestly, though. I mean, just look at the faces I make.

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Click, click, click. One picture after another with either me or her - or both! - looking "weird." Or out of focus. Darn than f1.8 for crisp pictures indoors!

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But among the silly pictures a few gems were tucked in. Like this last one, which is my Best Shot Monday, and my new profile pic.

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I'm glad to have some new pictures of me and my girl together. I'm even glad for their imperfections; more personality shines through that way. Who wants a boring look-at-the-camera-and-say-cheese portrait? Not me!

Nadia told me yesterday that we are "very best friends." Or course, 10 minutes later the squirrel we saw scamper up the tree was her new best friend....but still, that's special, right?

38 comments:

Vered said...

Weird? Funky? You are both GORGEOUS.

:-)

Maggie said...

Those are great! What a great thing to have -- it's always nice to be the one in front of the camera for a change!

Andi said...

I love your series...what a treaure! I love the faces, the deep BLUE eyes, your freckles (adorable), and Nadia's expressive face! You are both just beautiful. Every photo tells a story- love and laughter- the best things to share with a daughter!

Lara said...

you are both very precious. :)

Allie said...

Beautiful girls! Can I tell you, I love how positive you are. It really shines through your blog. Always makes me smile.

I love the tongue sticking out while fiddling with your zipper . . . concentrating to the max. "Best friends". Must have melted your heart. My oldest still wants to live next door when we are older, and I relish it because I know she will eventually change her mind:)

Megan said...

you can never have too many mom & kid pics. hard to get them, but so worth the effort :)!

Bonnie said...

I love this set of shots !! You both look like such fun loving people and these photos really show that side of both of you !!

That last one is really fantastic !

Corey~living and loving said...

Your eyes are the same amazing color. :)
these are so fun. :) certainly photos to be treasured.

Kara!!! said...

And to agree with others - your eyes are gorgeous!

The Mom said...

Those are beautiful and fun!

Blessed Nest said...

what fun,amazing pictures...I really love them all, the goofy ones what treasured, fun memories

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Brittany said...

These are seriously CUTE! I love the one where her nose is wrinkly! :)

Mia's Mama said...

What awesome pics of your daughter and her very best friend. WoW! 1.8 indoors...amazing! So Love that I can see your arms...I love that in self portraits...maybe I'm weird :)
Hope you have a beautiful day!

Andrea said...

I think us mamas need to get in the shots with our kiddies more often. The only reason I have shots of me with my daughter is because my good friend is now armed with an SLR too.

All shots are great, but I puffy heart the last photo!

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alissasanderson said...

Those are so awesome. And she *so* looks like you :-) You guys are adorable.

I'm glad she's your best friend. I love hearing things like that from my boys. They tell me I'm their "favorite mom" :-)

Michelle Potter said...

What great pictures! I especially love your new profile pic. :)

Jen said...

Those are some photos to cherish. It is great to finally see you in some shots.

carrie said...

She is gorgeous just like her Mama! I love it. I want to do a little photo session with my girls too and get some photos together...ah, add it to the list!

I'm trying to catch up - I might not comment on all of the posts I missed but I am trying to get through all of them!

Oh, and I love the last one, too...

Elaine A. said...

Oh! The eyes on you girls just slay me! So beautiful!! These are all great Christina and I think I already told you I love the new profile pic. What a fun photo shoot!

Natalie said...

that looks like lots and lots of fun!

Stacy said...

What a fun series! I love your new profile picture. She looks just like I imagine her to be...crazy cute...with her cute mama, of course!

Anna said...

Love the new profile shot! So gorgeous! And the whole series, too. So fun.

Dawn said...

So cute!!

Golightly said...

I love the new profile pic, too! I saw it while leaving a comment somewhere else this morning before I ran out the door for work.

But I also really like the second hot of you two. It got the blue of your eyes so nicely.

Cara said...

All the pics are great, you both have beuatiful eyes.

Blueberry said...

he he he! adorable!!

Nina said...

SURPRISE!!! AH ha ha Christina...I took your advice and started blogging...we'll see how this goes....any who...the pics are just wonderful...and to all of you reading this, both ladies are as beautiful in person as they are in these pictures..... :)

Phyllis Sommer said...

how very sweet!

alli said...

Beautiful pictures. Some of my favorite pictures of Fuller and I are from where we were "wrestling" and I was trying to take a picture.

Childlife said...

Just gorgeous -- both of you! :) Love your new profile shot -- it suits you to a "T"!

Arizaphale said...

Number 4 is my fave. Great little photo essay. Really captures the moment. I can just imagine her climbing all over you and making faces. no doubt about where she got her eyes though! :-D

Maya said...

I was just thinking this morning that I needed to take a photo of Zane and I. Great inspiration! These are so cute and real!

Mandaroo said...

That last one is a gem. How sweet. And I love her little painted fingernails!

Jaimee said...

I meant to comment on how much I loved your new profile pic before you chose it for your BSM! The lighting,great...the faces, even better! Got to get more pics of me with my kiddos...it is so easy to stay behind the camera!

Sarah-Ji said...

These are all so AWESOME! You're going to treasure these for years to come, I'm sure.

kim said...

Oh what fun.. I should see if Lauren would do this with me.. now that she's older, I think it'd be fun. I love your best shot. I noticed as soon as the blog opened into my window. Fun pic.

Laura McIntyre said...

What a wonderful series of shots Christina, i love how none of them are perfect but just show the goofy side of you both,