Thursday, August 2, 2007

Free Stuff Rocks!

Today was totally awesome. I'd been telling my friend Hayley that she should take her son in to Kiddie Kandids since they've taken so many great pictures of Caleb. Plus they'd given me referral cards so my friends could get a free picture (well, it's more like a montage) and I had given one to Hayley.

So we finally went today. Her son turns two on the 18th. I never realized how hard it is to take a 2 year old's picture. He was so fascinated with the different props (baseball bat and ball, football, soccer ball, truck, train, building blocks, ladders and other fun things to climb on, etc.) that we had trouble getting him to smile for the camera. He would smile or he would look at the camera, but not both at the same time. Hopefully they ended up with something Hayley liked.

The previous two times I've been in, I've had the same photographer. And she's great, as you can tell by all the super adorable pictures of my baby. This time, there was a different lady working who I've never seen there before. She offered to do a free montage picture for Caleb too. I'm not one to turn down free stuff, especially when it's cute pictures of my baby.

As you can see from the photo above, we had yet another successful session. Actually, this photographer wasn't as good as the other one. Either that, or she'd used up all her energy already and didn't have much left in her to try and get Caleb to smile. Still cute pictures though (more below, of course).

We put together our free montage thing. It's like an 8 x 12 with one big picture and then three little pictures toward the bottom. I'm not sure how I'm going to frame it, or what I'll end up doing with it. But it's cute. And it's fun to see lots of cute pictures at one time. I loved loved LOVED the basketball one (which, as usual, was my idea for a picture). Our photographer heard me telling my friends how much I loved it and decided to print us out a free 8x10 of it. I was so excited. Totally wasn't expecting that -- they've never given us bonus free stuff before, despite the fact that my baby is always so adorable. So that made our day awesome instead of just good.

More cute pictures:


Patti said...

love these pictures! Especially the fingers picture. Mama