I purchased an old schoolhouse desk at an antique store last year and refinished it with a darker stain. I had just announced my new photography business and was going through a prop hunting phase and thought I just had to have it. (Of course it's been collecting dust in our garage ever since.) Since Mia started school yesterday, I thought it was time to dust it off for a few "Mia starts preschool" pictures.
I thought I'd share with you a bit of our conversation after taking these photos:
Me: "Mia, do you ever get tired of me taking your picture?"
Mia: "No, I like taking pretty pictures to show Daddy and I also like to get those pretty bow boxes in the mail."
It seems I've been ordering lots of bows and flowers from my friend Kimberley at Sophia Jane Boutique lately and Mia thinks they'll keep coming if we keep taking pictures of her wearing them. Too funny! I love how kids think. The two are not connected, but I don't mind feeding my bow addiction to keep my girl happy. lol. No matter what, I'm glad she likes hamming it up for me in front of the camera. And while I love her expression in these, I am equally sold on her adorable little feet. Oh, how I love bare little kid feet!!
And while I loved the shots in color, the black/white does a great job at camouflaging our horribly neglected grass. Last summer was so extremely chaotic around here with the adoption, preparing to travel, traveling to China and then adjusting to our new life, that a certain someone who shall remain nameless (and it's not my husband), neglected to call our lawncare guy and make sure he kept doing the fertilizing treatments and whatever else he does. Ahem. Fortunately, he has forgiven us and is going to try to get our lawn back on track. In the meantime, our neighbor's lawn looks like plush carpet and ours looks, well... this is how it looks. So Black & White Wednesday came at a perfect time. :)
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