Friday, July 11, 2008

Keepin' It Real

The picture of DoriGrace that I posted yesterday is one of my favorites. It was taken on the 4th of July. I was sitting in a lawn chair waiting for fireworks down by the river in Tulsa, and she was trying to crawl up on my lap and grab my camera. I've been carrying that shot around with me for a few days. See, folks always seem to want an update on Little Sister and that picture draws comments like, "She is absolutely beautiful!" And, frankly, I love to hear that. So, that picture-it's a winner..does the trick, every time.

I'll just post it again...cause it's my blog...I can do stuff like that when I want to!



(Now...say it collectively..."She is absolutely beautiful!" Oh, she is, isn't she? Thank you very much!)

But that picture,

the one with the angelic smile,

the one in the pretty dress with the perfectly-placed bow...

folks, that picture...it ain't my reality.

This...

This picture...




This is my reality.

Ain't she grand?!

Just keepin' it real...

14 comments:

Julie said...

Seriously that is a lot of a hair for a little one. I'm so jealous!!! DG is just rockin cute.

Nadra said...

Wow...hair...wow....a lot of hair. BUT....she IS beautiful. Awwwwww. :)

Kim said...

She is adorable...fabulous hair and ALL!!!!

Our Family said...

Haha! Your reality is still pretty darn cute! Love it!!

Heather said...

Wow! I love your reality!!! She's got those 2 bottom teeth goin' on!!! LOVE the HAIR! She's so stinkin' cute!

Heather M.

rachel said...

She is adorable either way! I am in awe of her hair. Ava's hair was pretty thin until about 3 y/o, and Sera's is still baby fine. Little DG is one lucky girl!

The Efirds said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

David, Shelly and the girls said...

DG~I loved you before crazy hair and I still love you!!! We've got to get our moms hooked up so we can share a bottle or something soon.......Your K-Man

M & M Girls said...

Very very cute....she is adorable! I remember when my 6 year was just a small itty bitty one. wow they grow up so fast.
My 3 yr from China would be jealous of all that hair! LOL Hers is so very slow growing. LOL

Jessica said...

WOW! That is a LOT of hair! She is absolutely adorable! I think Emaline will be 3 before she has that much hair.

ourfamilyfun said...

I just love both pictures and she is beautiful in both. Tons of hair and just beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Are you going to bring that beautiful girl with all her hair glory back to enjoy "Papa's" pool this weekend?

Erin said...

Oh gah I just want to hug her! LOVE HER HAIR!

Melissa Cz said...

LOVE IT!!! I am actually laughing aloud right now.

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  • 12/18/07 - Travel
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