Thursday, March 18, 2010

Do You Remember Miss Hannigan?

I certainly remember her, Annie was one of my favorite movies growing up. This week, I have had a well-known Miss Hannigan ditty running around in my head, as it has been the week of being a full-time super (although sometimes not-so-patient) mommy. I've been carting children to and fro and kissing boo-boos, "but why don't you want to go to school today, honey?" and attending this birthday party. I'm proud that I started this "just for me" blog apart from our family blog, but this week I sort of feel like my blog is laughing at me. Ha-Ha, Traci, you thought you'd be able to actually find 10 minutes a day to think about something inspirational too feed that inner artist you seem to think you have? This time around, the laugh's on you, dear blog--because I have loved this crazy week of little girls, little girls, little girls. . . Miss Hannigan, take it away:

Little Girls, Little Girls, everywhere I turn I can see them. . . 
Little Girls, Little Girls, night and day I eat, sleep and breath them. . .

Little Cheeks, Little teethe, everything around me is . . . little!

Some women are dripping with diamonds, some women are dripping with pearls. . .

Lucky Me!

Lucky Me!

Look what I'm drippin' with:

Little Girls!

These were taken at a 5 year old's ballerina birthday party that my daughter and niece attended this week. I made it a full 5 minutes before I had to run out to my car to grab the "big" camera (can any photographer resist a backyard swimming with tutus?). I'm so glad that I did, I captured some really special moments to give to the family and had a great time practicing my photography skills. As a mom, sometimes the hustle can take over my body, mind and soul, leaving nothing for me at the end of a day. And then I load up the pictures after everyone is asleep. Smiling in the dark at my computer screen, I realize that today, I did absolutely everything I wanted to do. 


  1. Beautiful photos, Traci. And what a wonderful, fun idea... a ballet party!
    Have a happy spring-y weekend!

  2. What a lovely party. Beautiful do amazing work! Oh, how I wish you were in NY to take photos of my daughter's "tiaras and tutus" party this weekend. Great post.

  3. Sooooo cute! I sang along AND smiled as I gazed at the pictures! Love the photo of the "little girl" standing on one foot and pointing her toes- I am sure there is a ballet word for it, but I do not know it!

  4. The official ballet word for that is: my sweetest Meg! I love the last one with the cupcake face--my sweet Emeri!