9.10.2010

the tutu and hi-tops revisited

Perhaps the Tiny Tornado has gotten a bad rap on my blog. Sure, there's no denying the Livi-tude, or the fact that she neither walks nor runs (she "barges") ... or the fact that she will fling herself backward at the slightest inkling of a perceived injustice. But in addition to the 9 million lovely, wonderful, sweet qualities she possesses...those little characteristics are really quite endearing.

I am constantly turning my head so she doesn't see me laughing when she is having a moment. Her brothers adore her more than anything that walks the face of this planet, and so do I. And her daddy? Well, he's just plain in love.

I don't know what was in the air on this particular occasion, but this might have been the most perfect photo shoot of Livia to date. I'm not saying the photographer or the photos are perfect by any stretch, but my little subject was a dream.

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There were smiles abounding,

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there was twirling,

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there was a dash of tom-foolery,

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and there might have even been some *gasp* cheerleading.

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Of interest, I have taken Livia out for pictures two times since this photo shoot, and both times were veritable nightmares.

So you needn't worry.

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I have humbly returned to my rightful place.

You know, taking 75 pictures to get 5 salvagable ones.

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Must've been the tutu and the hi-tops.

23 comments:

Ashley Sisk said...

What a great photo shoot - the third shot is my favorite. And I completely realize that she's not all that bad...no kid is, but it's more fun to call her the tiny tornado!

happy me said...

The next to the last one? You need to frame it.

Karli - how do you get that muted-vintagy-faded-wash look? Is it an action? LR?

Have a wonderful w/e!

Debra

Jess said...

The high-tops kill me! She is so perfectly adorable.

Angela said...

These are adorable! And it looks like she was having a blast!

Nicole said...

I love these photos! So cute. What a precious little girl and I know what you mean by taking 75 photos just to get a few good ones. I'm so there with you, but those days that it all works out are just a dream. Great job mom and photographer. They are wonderful!

Karen said...

She is adorable, and mom did a great job capturing the moments. You have some great treasures.
Karen

Natalie said...

Feelin' sassy and cute in her tutu and tops. These are adorable!

Anna said...

OH! These are SO GOOD, Karli--I am loving them all, how perfect. and your cute descriptions of that lil firecracker, I'm dying over all the cuteness. The last 2 especially made me swoon. Lovely, lovely.

Mandy said...

Her outfit is adorable and those high tops go perfectly!! Beautiful shots, beautiful little girl!

Mama Hen said...

Karli these pictures are so cute! I love the hightops and the outfit is really great! Your daughter is so adorable! Look at that smile! I take so many pictures too! Thank goodness for digital! I am ready for the funny story! :) Have a great night!

Mama Hen

Jodee Leader said...

I love, love, love these pictures! What a treat to have her cooperate! My kids are just now starting to cooperate at ages 4 and 7! I am dying to know where you took these pictures!

Mom of M&Ms said...

Love the cheerleader one.. but what a cutie in all of them... Awesome job.. and I would say the photographer did well!

Mindy Mc said...

What a magical little day for you two! Glad you finally have some great photos of the Livi you see everyday when you're not behind the camera. She.is.precious.darling.adorable.and anyone can see, very loved<3

Adeena said...

She is too adorable! :D

I love the "cheerleading" one. ;) I have a cheerleader here.

And that second-last one is so cute.

Lindsey said...

Karli, I can't take the cuteness anymore oh my goodness what a doll, love it! I so wish you lived nearby to take pics of my girls you have such an amazing eye for detail. And I have four friends who are photographers too. LOOOOVE the Tutu and hightops love it, love it!

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Mom of M&Ms said...

Yes, Those are my babies on my blog.. Every once in a while I put them up there.. The brunette hates to be photographed and the redhead poses WAY too much. LOL. I had to ask a Nebraska fan about the game.. We are not native, so we are not required to root for the big red...I personally am a boilermaker fan.. alma mater and all....

Nicole said...

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AmyLee said...

oh my gosh the tutu & high tops combo is way too cute. i love it! great pics :)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Oh the cuteness! :)

Hannah said...

She is just too cute! These pictures are really wonderful! I just absolutley love high tops! I am going to have to take some pictures now of my boys in theirs!

Jill said...

awww....I love the tom-foolery pic. :)

Clare B said...

Great photos. I was that little "dynamite" when I was little. There are all these photos of me literally pulling at the reigns of my "lead" (for want of a better word) trying to get away. I was (apparently) furious about anyone wanting to stop me from, say, jumping of a bridge or running onto a busy street. I just remember being cross that I wasn't allowed to see something that interested me. Anyway, I sympathise with little Livi - she just wants to explore. Quickly.

pdbonnie said...

Her face just lights up when she smiles. Love the pictures.