Sunday, August 28, 2011

Not as Easy as it looks...

Isn't the above picture sooo dang cute?

This idea is floating around blogworld and Pinterest (yes, I've finally been sucked into the vortex known as Pinterest and I have to say, I LOVE it! ...but more on that in a different post).
Using chalk to write out the childs name and have the child be a letter (more specifically the letter 'I' or 'L'). Now from what I've seen from people doing this are kids that lay down nicely and the pictures turn out fabulous like here and here.

But I have to say...not as easy as it looks folks!

Now since I didn't want S drawing all over it with chalk before I snapped the pictures, I decided to do the names while she was down for a nap. It was a hot summers day, so I put Baby in the stroller and after sweating profusely I was able to finish both names and snap a couple pictures of T before heading back into the house.

This was the best I got of her:

Yup, she is complaining in this one....I'm a horrible mother.

Now after S woke up I was pretty pumped to show her the surprise outside.
Well she was really excited about the drawings on the ground but wasn't to keen on laying on the you can see:

This was the only one where she was looking and sort of in the right spot:

And of course the name is cut off! What I was really hoping for was a couple of great pictures to hang in the playroom but these will have to do.
I took T out again the next evening when the whole pad was in the shade and she was happy to pose for me (the first picture). I had also done a butterfly, which I didn't even attempt to get S to lay down for, but T did. I think she looks adorable with wings!

This may be an idea I try again when both girls are quite a bit older, but it was worth a try!

Linked to:
I heart naptime
tatertots and jello


  1. Adorable! Thanks for linking back.. some of those candid shots can be the greatest, I love the one of Miss Sadie standing in the spot where the "i" goes. Precious!! :)

  2. How fun...too, too cute!! Love this idea! :)

  3. I really really love this idea, your girls are too cute!

  4. Haha, don't you love toddlers and their willingness to do something? Nothing ever happens the way I invision it. The butterfly is gorgeous!


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