I am long overdue for updating my blog. I have had so many high school seniors lately I haven’t had time to update like I should, but smack dab in the middle of all of them I had a session with a 2 year old little girl. I just wanted to update my blog and I will warn you now. This is a looooong post. So here goes. I want you to close your eyes for a minute. Well, how can you read this blog with your eyes closed? I hope you have opened them now. OK, now think about a beautiful autumn day in the country on a working farm. Listen to the combine in the field, the sound of the breeze and then a little girl’s laughter and chatter. This is where little Miss Amelia lives. Actually she has the best of both worlds. She lives on a large farm just on the edge of town so everything she or her family needs is just a few minutes away but they get to enjoy the country life. As far as I’m concerned, that’s the best life.When I arrived I was greeted with a smile from sweet little Amelia. I don’t think she remembered me from last year (you can see some of those pictures here), but maybe so. Then I had something to show her, a big number “2” since she is going to be 2 soon. She really enjoyed playing with it! And by the way, what country girl’s wardrobe would ever be complete without a pair of cowboy boots?After a few minutes, we walked down the driveway…to smell the flowers. Amelia knows that you must never become too busy to stop and smell the roses.Of course while we were there we had to take some pictures in front of the roses.
Next it was on to a horseback riding adventure. Well, maybe not the kind you are thinking of. I brought my little horse along with me. He is a rocking horse.
Amelia liked him just fine.We then continued on a tour of the farm. Amelia showed me a couple of the fields, a barn and a silo.
By now, I thought that a little two year old might be ready for a break. So I decided to spread out my quilt. Amelia decided it was time to get her ever faithful and well loved bear named Barry. These next several images just melt my heart. If you have had children, think back to the days when just the feel of their beloved bear could bring them such joy. It was just yesterday (or at least it seems that way) thay my own children were rolling around playing with their bears. **sigh**
It was about this time, as I was actually rolling around on the ground with a sweet little girl, that I heard Amelia’s mom say something I didn’t quite catch. I asked her what she said and she said “You have the best job in the world!” I could not agree more. What a blessing to get to play with this little angel, make her giggle and smile, and all the while helping this momma capture what I hope is the essence of a day in the life of her two year old daughter. I am so blessed to get to do this wonderful work. But I digress, back to Amelia…
In the words of Hank the Cowdog, “Meanwhile back at the ranch…”
By the way, if you don’t know who Hank the Cowdog is, google him and then rush to buy the books, or better yet, the books on tape or dvd or however they come where you can listen to them. They will have you rolling in the floor.
Up next we had a very exciting adventure. We got to ride in the mule. Yes, in – not on. This mule is the 4 wheeled kind, not the 4 legged kind. The modern working farm has all the latest ways to get around. We went way out to get to the corn that had not yet been harvested. I ask you, what could be more fun than playing in the corn with Amelia? Well, and Barry too. He was getting a little hungry and needed some field corn. You’ll see. (She’s the cutest!)
As our time together was winding down, I hated to say goodbye to this adorable little face. But time marches on and so must we. Amelia, I am so happy your mommy let me take your pictures again this year. I had so much fun playing with you. Let’s do it again. Maybe when you are 3. Danielle, you are very blessed with this vibrant, happy and energetic little sweetie. God bless you and your family.