Last night our friends Paule and Warnoud came over with their daughter Faela. You may have heard me mention Faela a few times. Cutie patootie that can talk the hind leg off a mule? Ring a bell? I am so completely enamored with this child, I almost pushed her parents out the door and kept her all to myself. I was just worried that Warnoud might refuse to ever make his creme brulee for us again, so I reluctantly let them take her.
One thing I love about Faela is that she allows me to take her photo and doesn’t shy away. Photos have become a common theme in our visits lately as she has started enjoying taking them as much as being in them. I especially loved how when she’d see a camera, she’d stop dead, smile and look pretty.
Oh those were the days…
You have no idea how much I went through to get this adorable photo of her last night.
Sweet, isn’t she?
As I said, a lot of work went into getting that photo, because before there was that, there was this.
The Melty Face.
and this… The Silent Scream.
The Cheek Squasher.
The “Eye Spy”.
The Wacky Winker…
Oh and my most favorite of all…
The OH NO YOU DI’INT!!!
The only way I could get her to smile or do any pretty photos was with the promise of first taking as many wacky photos of her as I could. I even tried to get a cute one of us together, some came out blurry because I couldn’t stop laughing.
OK Faela, now show us your mad face! I say to her…
If you can’t beat them, join them, right??
Ok, now a normal one, smile pretty!
Yeah right, dream on! MAGIC HANDS!!!
Oh Faela, I love you so, you crazy crazy girl!
P.S. I also love her parents, just in case they were feeling left out!