I’m going to just say it, I’m a lame friend.
See Sarah and I always photograph each others kids/families. And last year I did do that. We said that we also needed to blog each others kids. And I agreed to that because we like showing off our kids. And then things started to pick up and I moved and … I’m a lame friend because I didn’t do that. So here we are in January and I’m getting ready to show you pictures of Natalie turning 2 LAST April and De ‘Quan turning 16 (SIXTEEN?!) last MAY. I’m so sorry guys. These kids should have been shown off MONTHS ago.
(Do you accept my apologies? I really hope so!)
So let’s pretend that this is June 2015. Gosh, it’s so warm and lovely outside. (Ok, it’s not really. I’m inside my office looking out at a rainy and grey day, but whatev.) And I’m getting ready to tell you all about the Gaikwad kids! Natalie turned 2! Seriously, where is this time going? (Especially considering she’s going to THREE in like 3 months.) Now Miss N’s birthday is in April. One thing I’ve learned over the years is that people with April birthday’s can’t count on celebrating outside, want to know why? Because as soon as you start to believe that it’s nice and sunny and warm, the temperature drops and it RAINS. This was exactly the case with Natalie’s two year pictures. We had chosen the most perfect PINK spot for a little gals pics and the day of it was a little dreary. But her mom and auntie decided to push through. We got there and it was WET. I’m going to tell a secret about this little gal…she doesn’t love getting her picture taken. So when we got there and it was also wet? No, no, no. Sarah and I spent the first part of the shoot trying to convince her that ‘Pictures are great!’ and ‘Smile!’ and ‘This is so fun!’. And she let us know we were ridiculous. In the end, we let her climb a tree. Now that was FUN! And that’s where this little girls smile really came out (insert heart eye emoticon).
Less than a month after Natalie turned 2, De ‘Quan turned 16. 16! He is T-A-L-L. I think he’s pushing 6′ 5″. Want to know who is not 6’ 5″? Me. This year for his school year book picture the portrait photographer made De ‘Quan hunch down with bended knees so he would fit in the frame. The result was hilarious, though definitely not something he was itching to display. Needless to say I tried VERY hard to gap our height difference without making him look like a skinny hunchback who was peering over his glasses. Luckily he is the best at laughing at himself (and me) and rolls with whatever direction you give him. I loved getting to hang out with him just the two of us, and without all the little’s around. Here is DQ at 16:
This big & little have a piece of this Auntie’s heart. Sarah and Jon thanks for sharing these two with us. What a treasure they are (even if it is 9 months late).