So today is the last day of 2011, and also our last full day of vacation out at the ranch. Yes, sadly, we’ll be heading home tomorrow. But not so sadly we’ll get to see our pups and be in our home!
We spent our last day relaxing. The boys finished up some wood projects. Then we hunted for some rocks. While Munchkin and Gi-Gi puttered with rocks in the garden, I whipped up another fascinator. Didn’t take me very long, as I’m getting much faster at them. I managed to scrawl out the pattern as I went today, but I need to review it because I know I threw in some stitches that were not in my original write up.
After I was finished with it, Gi-Gi directed Munchkin and I on where to hunt for a bobby pin to hold it in place. Well, in our quest we found something even better than a silly old bobby pin. We found a loooooong alligator clip! We clipped it to Munchkin’s hair and it was like Frosty’s magic hat. She turned D-I-V-A. She actually wanted me to take her picture. Yes, you read that right. WANTED me to. So we headed outside, and I let her pick the spots.
Her first spot was an old rocker in the front yard.
For this one she told me that she liked looking off somewhere else instead of straight to the camera. Whatever lets me get a picture, right?
Here she was thinking about what spot she wanted next. With so many choices, what’s a girl to choose?
She decided to head over to the hammock. So up she got and went that way. We did snap some pics in the hammock, but due to this Mommy being vertically challenged and not having anything to stand on, they just didn’t turn out the way we hoped. Well, that’s what you get when you do an impromptu shoot.
After much failure and laughing at the hammock, she decided on the cabin. Up the stairs she went. She wanted some shots of her on the second floor, but me on the ground. The sun was terrible, so those were also not the best, but we did get some.
From the cabin we snapped our way to the barn and the hay. Boy are hay bales fun.
She then wanted a picture of her kissing the horses. Miss Dolly in particular. She loves Stormy, but she also loves giving Miss Dolly kisses. (I think it’s because Stormy has a snotty nose right now. Really, he’s blowing snot rockets up to 2 feet away. So it’s best to steer clear of the kisses for him and stick to petting and loving him.) Well, Coco wasn’t really wanting Dolly to get all the pictures, so she was staying in a spot that was completely detrimental to my angles for shooting Munchkin and Miss Dolly. You an see here that Miss Dolly seemed to just want to kiss the tank. Also, it is very apparent how Coco feels about getting the least amount of kisses. LOL.
Well I wasn’t too disappointed because I had snapped some good pictures of Munchkin smoochin on the horses earlier in the week. So we headed back to the hay bales, this time without the fascinator.
I can’t believe how big my baby has grown. She’s no longer a baby and won’t be a little girl much longer either. Sometimes I wish she would stop growing up, but I know she’s going to grow into the best young woman she can be. I love her no matter what. Thank you, Snickles, for letting me spend time with you and capture you at this moment. Mommy loves you!