Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Four-Year Photos

I took the kid in for her four-year photos on Friday. Handling the "talent" sure has gotten easier over the past couple of years. When I took her in for her two-year photos, I think we were both crying by the time it was all said and done.

This year's primary challenge was . . . bruises. Copious, obvious bruises. I'm pretty sure the photographer called Child Protective Services and filed a report after we left. It occurred to me that I should probably wait until after the bruises went away before scheduling a photo session, but the risk there is that she may have come up with a whole new crop in the mean time that were much more sinister-looking. I had to sign several accident reports at Kindercare last week. In one incident, she was leaning forward to put a book on the bookshelf in her classroom, and somehow pitched forward and smacked her face on the shelf. In another, she collided skull-first with a classmate. Yes, that's my delicate little ballerina.

I asked the photographer to do the best she could to work around the bruises. There is a series of reddish-brown circles headed down her right calf in addition to the collection on her forehead. The photographer, despite her youth, did a great job. I don't think I've ever had so many decent shots from which to choose. So, I just went with the ones in which the contusions were less obvious. I have to say that my kid is downright photogenic. The manager of the studio said that my daughter puts her own spin on the poses. I imagine she says that to all of the moms, but I actually do believe the kid is bound for a career on the stage. We'll be rich, rich I tell you!


Susie said...

You're so right--she's very photogenic! I can't wait 'til you're (I mean SHE'S) famous someday!

Great pics, and no visible bruises--way to go!

Sammy said...

Such a beautiful girl!

Steph K said...

The big question is: How do they learn at such a young age to use that cuteness to their advantage?
She's freakin' adorable!

Beth said...

A is absolutely gorgeous! I love her curls! We're doing four year pics next month...hard as that is to believe!

Mary said...

ADORABLE!! How does she sing?? I mean looks and voice sometimes go hand in hand!;) I can see the little ham trying out for all the plays, its's a great thing to get into I'll tell ya!! I hope she does!! Don't forget to call Aunty Mary when she does!!;)

Audreee said...

That kid is plain adorable. She has Aunt Craggy's curls!