We visited Santa twice today. The first time Zoe was not into at all and the photographer was determined to get a smile out of her...only Zoe was not going to smile. The woman would not take a picture unless Zoe smiled!! Ugh. I would have been happy with a frowny picture. So we left. Then we ate lunch and Zoe said that she had a lot of energy and was ready to take a picture with Santa.
I like this one a lot. Another image captured by one of the photographers at the workshop from April. Love those little jeans Zoe has on. Mary gave them to her. She can still fit in them, but they are too short now. Sniff. That is all right though. We just roll them up and wear them as capris. The green sweater was bought (for this shoot) at the Gap on the clearance rack and it is one of Zoe's faves. It is on the small side now as well, but she doesn't care. She wore it out today! Zoe doesn't let painful heat put a damper on her fashion sense! Tim Gunn says that being fashionable can't always be comfortable and if Tim Gunn and Zoe says it is so, then it IS so.
Last April, Zoe modeled for a photography workshop that I hosted. You should have seen her, she totally worked it for the photographers! Someone said, "You can tell she is a photographer's child, look at her work it!"
I chuckled when I heard that because usually, what you see above is how she "works it" for me. For me she makes silly faces and picks her nose, but for other photographers she does this:
She is so beautiful that she actually takes my breath away!
I should say that she was actually cooperative with my camera today. Yes, I got the usual silly faces and booger picking images, but she did work with me a bit. I'll try to post some tomorrow.
Anyway, I'm hosting the same workshop again in November and she is going to model once again. I can't wait to see what the other photographers come up with.
This was taken after Zoe rode her bike down to the park for the first time today. She kept telling me, "I don't know if we're going to make it, Mom." It wasn't easy, that is for sure, but she kept at it. She would get out and push her bike when she needed to, but she refused to give up.
And she was very conscientious of cars getting ready to back out of driveways, which made me happy. She spotted them without any prompting for me and insisted that we wait for them to back out even when they would wave us to go on.
I confess to making a call to Ray to ask him to come pick us up from the park instead of walking/riding back. Not because I didn't think she could make it, but because it was HOT!
I always check on my girl before I go to sleep and this is what I found on her floor:
I'm always on the look out for vintage wooden blocks whenever I go to flea markets, etc. When Zoe and I went to Canton, we found a small box of blocks for a couple of bucks. I couldn't believe it since most people want at least $1 a block! Well, we snatched these suckers right up. Anyway, I was intrigued by what she had done with the blocks.