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Stop and Smell the Barn

We pass by the barn two or three times per week. At least half the time, I ask Alexis if she wants to stop, get out of the car, and explore around the barn. She nearly always says "no."

This time, she said, "yes." I have no idea why, she just did.

So then I pushed my luck (no whammies!) and asked if I could take her picture while she explored around the barn. She said, "yes." Nothing short of a miracle.

I started with my usual trick. I asked Alexis to make the funniest face she could. I got this:

I showed Alexis the preview of the photo and she immediately cracked up. There isn't much funnier than looking at yourself looking like a dork, apparently. I whipped the camera around while she was still laughing and got this:

Miserable, isn't she? Then I showed her The Cute on the camera. She loved it.

And suddenly She Who Does NOT Pose For Photos decided it just might be fun to pose for photos. In ten minutes, I got a kajillion of my new favorite shots.

Now THAT was worth stopping for.

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Reader Comments (16)

It's always a good day when the child will pose nicely. The middle one is my favorite, the smile is beautiful and the color came out fantastic. Lucky you to have a willing subject today!

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMirth

I love that she let you take those pics. She's awesome. Lurrrrve the one with her posing with her hands on her chin. I need to stop by soon (I know, I just have to ask, but I'll get to it soon!)

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterpghrugbyangel

BurghBaby, my breath actually caught looking at those photos. Those are incredible. I hope you frame them!

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermattieflap

a kid posing for photos is like the stars all aligning at once and you've won the lotto! So adorable.

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDesignHER Momma

Love Love LOVE these photos!! These are perfect for framing!

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDina

Wow, for all the shots you post of her, I always thought she was a total pose-monkey.

Today's shots could be used as the pictures that come with picture frames.

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbluzdude

Perfect pictures of a perfect little subject :)

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKellie

Yes, MOST defnitely!! You BOTH did great.

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

LOVE them! She's great at posing, for someone who doesn't normally like it!

May 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteramy2boys

Fabulous photo shoot! Love the one of her lying in the grass, so sweet.

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTara R.

How gorgeous! Hope you're going to frame the last 2!

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeanette

Those are AWESOME! What a great impromptu photo session and what fun to enjoy the afternoon outdoors!

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

Awesome! Those are frame-worthy!

May 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNicki

Adorable pictures! I always try to have my camera with me to snap pictures when the boys and I are out and about. Especially when we are downtown. I am new to your blog and love it.

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

She is SO stinking cute. Those shots just melted my heart. Looks like you have some frames to buy!

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBeth

Oh my gosh! Those are the cutest, sassiet photos ever!!! I can't even pick a favorite.

Now I want to see Alexis's pics of YOU frolicking about the barn. I think those would turn out just as cute. ;)

May 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie in MA
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