This one doesn't like to get dressed, this one would stay in pj's all day, this one doesn't like to brush her hair, this one doesn't always care. So imagine my surprise when she came down the other day looking all pretty and grown-up. The first thing I did was tell her how pretty she was and that her new hair style looked great and then I said " CAN WE GO OUTSIDE AND HAVE A QUICK PHOTO SHOOT' she said YES!! I'm so glad she did this and that I have these photos of her and that I can look back and remember this special time in her life. She's on the verge of leaving the young girl behind and headed towards young woman and adulthood. She has so much going for her and I hope all the best for her to come. So glad she was willing to come out and pose and smile and be natural for these photos, made it so much easier for me to just snap away and enjoy.
Note to self..... do this with my other daughter who will be 13 in 13 more days and my son because before I know it he will be growing into a young man and then the tears will really flow.