I took Iyla to a local pumpkin patch over the weekend, so
I could have a photo shoot she could have fun playing with all of the pumpkins.
She was SO not into smiling for the camera. Totally distracted by the grass, pumpkins, and other fellow pumpkin patchers:
This was the extent of looks I got from her- serious stink eye!
And then..... THEN I remembered one of my picture party tricks. A sure thing these days. I started singing 'The Itsy Bitsy Spider:"
'Oh! I know this one!'
'And I LOVE this one!'
'I can do all the motions!'
The Itsy Bitsy Spider went up the water spout....
Down came the rain and washed the spider out...
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain....
And the Itsy Bitsy Spider....
Went up the spout again!
And... we're done
I had one other picture party trick up my sleeve. I turned the camera around so Iyla could see herself in it, and viola- INSTANT SMILES! This kid seriously loves to look at herself:
'Oooo- I'm adorable!'
She was again displeased when I tried to steal the spotlight and get in a couple of photos with her:
'Eh- not as adorable with you in it, Mama.'
All in all the pumpkin patch was a success. We came away with 3 pumpkins, 6 oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and a gazillion photos. And how adorable is Iyla's little orange pumpkin booty below? I figure the day will come soon enough when she is picky about what she wants to wear, and until that day I am going to enjoy every.single.second of getting to dress her up- especially for important holidays like Pumpkin Patch Day. ; )