Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Compliant and Not So Compliant Cowgirls

Today was Go Western Day at school. I was so excited to dress both girls up but especially Hadley. I have some really cute pictures of Ellie when she was Hadley's age, in the same outfit and I was hoping to get some of Hads this morning. Got her all dressed, put on her pink boots, she was really excited about it all. That was until the camera came out. This girl, HATES the camera. Screams, cries, yells "NO" to me, and refuses to look at the camera. It's so much fun for a person who just wants a good picture. Ellie on the other hand poses and smiles. I'm not sure she LOVES the camera, but she does it because she knows it makes me happy. She is wearing the same outfit from last year...And the 2T skirt fits just perfect! We drove all around town yesterday in search for some cowgirl boots for her with no luck. I had found G's from when he was 3 and put them on her and they fit. So I tied some little pink bows on the side and she wore them proudly. :) Nothing like recycling.
I finally got to school 30 minutes late after trying endlessly to cheer the cowgirl up for a picture. She did great once the camera went away...then I'd pull it out thinking we were over the tears and as soon as she would see it the tears would come out again. We did this over and over until I gave up. So, these will have to do.
Here are my two little cowgirls this morning..

I started with Ellie as we attempted both at first but Hadley was screaming:
Hadleys turn..

Took the camera away and got this one a few minutes later but as you can see underneath...the tears came back quickly.

Got her happy on Rody...
That didn't work for long either..
Got ready to go in the car and she was excited to be going to school so I thought, what the heck, I'll try outside....nope..


Ellie was still willing to take some pictures to appease her Mama..
Running into school. Pretty happy...but won't look at me..
Nope.... NOT going to look....
Another parent stopped and tried to help me get a picture and she looked at us right here and said, "I go insi..(Inside) I see Ms. Renee."


The other parent put them down on the curb like this and Hadley refused to look at us...then when Ellie put her arm around her, she shrugged her off....

She was NOT having her picture made today. Not with my camera. She can be such a little STINKER sometimes. As soon as we got inside she was running and happy. The girl loves preschool....but obviously hates the camera. I was so DETERMINED to get a good picture...but Hadley won. She won today......And all I keep hearing in my head is, as my dad would say, "payback." Strong willed children- gotta love them!

13 comments:

Greg and Joy Ryan said...

too funny!!!

ChrissyK said...

You had me laughing so hard. What two silly girls you have. Ellie smiling beautifully while Hadley wont even budge a smile. Soooooo funny. Love this!!!

Tanni said...

that made me lol! Too funny....I have so been there...You made it into a beautiful memory on your blog.

Emily said...

That is too funny! What a cute little stinker. Great pictures for sure!

Jennifer said...

They both look adorable! Lacey, Hadley reminds me SO much of Anna! It must be because their birthdays are only 2 weeks apart! Every time I read an update, I laugh because they are so similar!

parsonsfamily said...

oh my goodness...they ARE so much alike! Cute cute pics anyways, I think those are the best that capture that "personality".

Ashley McWhorter said...

Okay, should I even tell you that Cash and I were sitting at the stop sign and watching all the outdoor pics take place? I am TOTALLY serious!!! I saw you bending down and "talking" to Hadley, so I didn't want to interrupt. Guess it's a good thing I kept driving!! HA! :)

Our Life Together said...

hilarious. hadley was not having her picture taken, but still looked adorable in her cowgirl outfit. Ellie, well she was cute as can be posing and all.

MKHKKH said...

Don't you just love those two year old moments? Why does it have to be so hard? Those strong willed kids make great grown-ups!

Courtney said...

I have one of those Strong Willed ones too! It's like the harder you push for something, the more frustrating it becomes. But she's still so "stinking" cute!

Mike and Jess Richey said...

Too funny! I LOVE the determination! =)

tayton said...

I kept hoping as I looked at the next picture I'd see Hadley's beautiful smile. Too funny. They both are beautiful little ladies!

ashley said...

Those are some cute cowgirls! That's so funny that Hadley hates the camera and cries when she sees it! I can't believe how big Hadley is getting! Maybe she'll outgrow her fear of the camera!