Because I was curious, and we recently had this conversation at our family Christmas; I had to research family structure. From what I read and understand, Olivia & Grace are my first cousins once removed & second cousins to Jameson. Figuring out all that once removed, etc....can drive you a little crazy. Anyways, my cousin Cory & Dani asked me to take pictures of their daughters, Olivia & Grace. I had to laugh because during our conversations leading up to the shoot, Dani mentioned how she might need to say some extra prayers to get shots of Grace:) Come shoot day, I found out just how quick Grace can be! Whew, that girl was FAST! While we didn't get tons of posed pictures of Olivia and Grace together, I can't help but love the pure 'Grace-ness' (haha that word describes her perfectly....right?!) of each shot. Like I've said many times, this IS Grace (& frankly most other 2 year olds) & you wouldn't want to look back and remember it any other way...mud stains on the knees, hair flying in the wind, and all!!
I have really enjoyed looking back on these pictures; & frankly, the pure cuteness of these two! Big sister, Olivia, was so interactive and helpful with Grace! It really took me back to my youth and helping out with my younger brother, Corbin!
I also have to reiterate here how much Grace has grown and matured in the past few months! I have to say this because Dani refuses to believe me:) I have the privilege of being one of Grace's Sunday School teachers, & she has become the best little listener. She participates in the songs & listens to the stories (often while other 2 year olds are running around like crazy)!! While she might flood her home kitchen with water from the fridge:), I have really enjoyed working with her & watching her grow!
I have to start off with these first shots of big sis trying to get Grace ready for action!
*The last one is kind of like, 'You're on your own, woman'!!
I LOVE these next few pictures! Actually, they are probably the most 'posed' shots we got from the day! Notice the sassy knee/hip pops on photo #3?! Too cute:)
Now, this is more like it!! I hope Dani agrees with me in that I wouldn't have these pictures any other way! Just a day in the life of Olivia & Grace!
A few individual shots:
And finally, I'll leave you with this shot! As I revisit all the pictures from this shoot, I keep going back to this last one! I feel like I'm discovering it for the first time! It's overall cuteness & youthful innocence just stand out to me!
Check out Olivia & Grace's GALLERY for more pictures!
Cory, Dani & Family,
I hope you enjoy looking at these pictures again as much as I did! Love you guys!