Taking a picture of my 2 year old is as difficult as keeping my sanity when my mother-in-law visits.

Recently, I dressed my daughter in jeans and a cute top that she picked out herself from the store. When I say “picked out” I mean it’s the first shirt she grabbed good thing it wasn’t the fuzzy lingerie with hearts that she tried to rip off the clothing rack but because of my awesome shopping cart skills, she couldn’t reach it in time.

I was amazed at how grown-up she looked excuse me while I cry and wanted to get a picture. The problem? She rarely stays still and this day was no exception.

The little hummingbird was playing in her room and we got her to sit down so we could take a photo but she was up and running within a few seconds.

One of our laundry baskets wanted to steal the spotlight from the hummingbird so it popped up in several of the photos. This laundry basket is really fame hungry so you can only imagine the ego it has. All it does is hold our dirty clothes but it demands that we call it a wardrobe assistant. And the basket insists that it’s natural even though it’s so obvious that it’s been pumped full of plastic.

Aaand she's off...

Cool, a sock puppet!

Fine, I'll stand still for just a second.


Can I get a little help here?

At least the cat wasn't in her bed this time around.


Total fashion statement.

But the sock puppet really adds something.

Forget the sock puppet. This tutu brings the outfit together.

Afterwards, my hubby took her to the playground and even that didn’t wear her out. I’m convinced the hummingbird steals our energy from us while we’re sleeping.

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8 Responses to Taking a picture of my 2 year old is as difficult as keeping my sanity when my mother-in-law visits.

  1. L.A.C.E. May 16, 2011 at 08:27 #

    Your daughter and my daughter would get along swimmingly. She’s a fashion plate too 😀 Does your daughter have an obsession for shoes as well? I have to avoid the shoe department at all costs otherwise she is sneaking shoes in our cart.

    • Elle May 16, 2011 at 23:31 #

      My daughter likes putting on shoes then taking them off, rinse/repeat and it’s usually only one shoe 😉 but what she really loves are hats. I’m sure she’ll be shoe crazy soon enough. 🙂

  2. Marianna Annadanna May 16, 2011 at 12:35 #

    Precious! And exhausting : )

    • Elle May 16, 2011 at 23:34 #

      Very exhausting. I didn’t realize how exhausting having a toddler would be and I’m pretty sure it’s too late to exchange her for a lazy kid, plus I’ve lost the receipt. 😉

  3. Elle P. May 16, 2011 at 15:00 #

    Wow, I never realized that pictures alone, could convey the busy-ness of a toddler. 🙂

    • Elle May 16, 2011 at 23:39 #

      I felt like I needed a nap after looking at these pictures. 😀

  4. Lisa May 17, 2011 at 06:33 #

    I love reading your blog. Especially the MIL horror stories. Your daughter is just precious!

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