I didn't book any shoots after Christmas, since I became full term on December 26th.
If you know me, you know that this is killing me.
I love my business and photography so much... 2011 was so good to me.
Starting a new business in a new town may have seemed crazy, but it was one of the best things that I've ever done for myself-- and in turn for my family.
I've only been "off" about a week or so and I feel, errr, naked.
However, I have big plans for 2012!
Turning away business this month was very hard for me. I.hated.it. Hated it.
It's hard to explain, but when you work so hard for something, the last thing you want to do is walk away from it!
And just so you know, potential picture peeps, I am taking appointments starting in mid February. I already have projects on the books and I'm glad-- this will force me to get back in the swing of things!
Hooooooowever, with all of that said... I'm trying to just chill out-- I am truly enjoying the time I have with Chappell this week.
I'm trying to savor every moment of our one on one time, even those moments where she's acting like a total pill.
Yes, I know, total shocker-- but, we all have our moments and she can be a pill from time to time. Ha!
Hope you all know I'm kidding. She's 3 and 3 year olds can be tough!
Last thing, just wanted to write down a few of the latest Chappellisms.
Yesterday, she said, "I want to fly airplanes when I grow up."
That was the first time she ever told us what she wanted to be-- I didn't even know that she knew the phrase, "grow up." Of course that made me want to cry, as well... but let's stay off of that topic for now.
I hate flying... so of course she'll be a pilot so I can worry about her non-stop... wouldn't that be lovely.
For the past few days she says "Okaaaaaaaay??" after each.and.every.statement.and.question.
It's actually really cute. She says it in this funny voice, and it's kind of sassy. I hope I remember the way she says it forever. I'm sure it's one of those phases but I love it.
The other day she told me that I "crack her up." And then laughed at me... Seriously?
Oh, have I mentioned that she has started stuttering lately??
It only happens when she is excited, but it's definitely something relatively new. I would say she started doing it a month or so ago?
It showed up right before she turned 3.
Funny enough, at her 3 year old well visit her pediatrician said (without even hearing her stutter) that they usually appear at this age and go away within 6 months. It's just the brain moving faster than her mouth. Makes sense. I'm not too worried about it.
While on the 3 year old visit topic... Chaps was 60th in height and 20th in weight. She weighed 28 pounds. She's turned into kind of a peanut in her old age... at least weight-wise. She still feels so light to me!
This afternoon we walked across the street to play with Windsey, Pollard and Penn.
Chaps was (of course) sad when we left and moped around for a while.
During dinner she looked at me and said in the most distraught voice:
Mommy, I can't breathe. I can't breathe because I can't see Pollard.
I die. It really was hilarious.
She also told them mid-space-ship-ride (he has a cardboard space ship that they like to blast off in) that she loved him. When he didn't respond she said it again.
Oh lawd. Already, Chaps? Be subtle!!!