So hard to actually say this…. but my little girl turns FOUR today (April 8th)! Time really does fly by. I had planned to take her four year photos late this afternoon (read: Daddy home to help and Nicholas would be napping.) We went and picked out the perfect dress for her photos and I had her bathed and ready to go. My darling husband went outside to do some yardwork to get ready for Madalyn’s birthday party this weekend and she joined him with a promise that she would “stay clean for her photoshoot Mommy!”
I should have known better. While trying to settled Nicholas down for a nap I heard her come inside and go back outside and didn’t pay much attention. Once the baby was asleep I grabbed my camera and went to find her to change her into her new dress….. and look what I found.
Heck, if you can’t beat them, then why not join them. She had come inside to change into her bathing suit (thank goodness for small favors since I could toss her right in the shower!) The umbrella, if you must know, was keeping the water off of her while she played in the mud.
These photos are so much more Madalyn then any posed, dressed up photo would be. I don’t have enough photos of my kids at play.
And just in case you didn’t know…. she is turning FOUR.
And what better way to relax after an afternoon of mudpies and sprinkler running? Laying in the hammock.
Madalyn Jean, thank you for all of the love and laughter that you have brought to my life. This world is a much better place with you in it. Happy fourth birthday sweet baby girl.