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The Daisy Photo, Volume 12

I'd like someone to please explain to me how it is possible that this child has been on the Earth long enough to have done anything annually TWELVE TIMES. How can that be? How has it been 11 1/2 years since she made her reluctant entrance?

For the uniformed, I've had Alexis' photo taken with daisies from my garden every half birthday for her entire life. It also always involves a white dress, except for that one time that I preferred one of the images without the dress. 

Initially I paid someone else to take the photos, but you can definitely figure out when I finally just started talking them myself.

And that's not just because the watermarks magically go away.

That actually happened first because the photo place in the mall became less dumb.

ANYWAY. The biggest difference between previous years and this year was that I didn't have to talk a certain awesomely hair-gifted kid into wearing her hair the way she was born to wear it.

Because finally, FINALLY, I think maybe Alexis is learning to appreciate her curls.

Which didn't happen because I told her that she should love her curls. It happened because her baby sister has the same curls and you can't hate that kid's hair. You just can't.

So Alexis had no choice but to embrace her hair. If Mila's rules, her's must as well.

I'll take it. I'll also take the fact that this kid is growing up crazy fast.


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And she's crazy amazing.


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Reader Comments (3)

Wonderful photos of a wonderful young woman.

July 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJenda

I always look forward to these. I can't believe how grown up she is.

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMary

Wonderful! Happy unbirthday to Alexa

July 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDenise
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