Delaney. 3 Years Big.
Beep, beep. Who got the keys to the Jeep, vrrrooooom. (A little Missy Elliot for ya on this terrific Tuesday. Does anyone remember this song? )
So it’s cold. It’s snowy. It’s windy and brisk. Too cold for anything outdoors other than sledding and skiing. I do love the four seasons but it makes it terribly hard to do winter photo sessions. I’ve wanted to do a grocery store session for years now. Every winter, I’ll mention it to my clients and no one has jumped at the chance. Until Delaney…
And I’m SO happy she did. I’m just in love with her little personality. And we found lots of fun prop and cool areas to photograph this little gem.
She has the biggest sweet tooth. Just like her Momma! (I photographed her wedding, I know! Sweets everywhere!)
Scoping out all the cereal boxes and finding her FAVES!
Delaney was like a kid in a candy store.
I’ve been photographing this little girl since she was in her Momma’s belly. And she invited Lucy to come watch. Thank you, Kim, for always being so wonderful. For always loving my littles. For being you. It was so nice to catch up, to vent about our girlies and their tantrums, and to reminisce on the days when we didn’t have babies. XO bunches!
Favorite food, snack, junk food, candy, etc...
Delaney loves blueberry yogurt, mini muffins, macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, pretzels, fruit snacks and almost any kind of fruit!
Favorite song and/or book..
Her favorite book is Pete the Cat – she sings the Pete the Cat song all the time too! She’ll even point out your groovy buttons if you happen to be wearing any that day.
Favorite show and/or character…
She could never pick just one! She loves Scooby Doo, Dora the Explorer, Cinderella, Tom & Jerry, Super Readers, Curious George…what can I say? She loves her shows.
What is one thing Delaney can’t live without?
She always has a parade of stuffed animals and toys with her – she brings them down each morning and drags them all up with her before bed every night. If you try taking her up without them, she shouts out, “Nooooo! My seeengs!” (my things) Also, her iPad is a close second (it used to be her dad’s, but that ship has sailed).
Favorite memory from her second year…
My favorite memory from this last year was seeing her meet her baby brother for the first time. Ryan carried her into the Children’s NICU and up to Owen’s ICU bay – I was rocking him and she peered over the top of the rocking chair, still in Ryan’s arms to see him for the first time. She said, “Hims my brudder?” We told her yes and she had the biggest smile I’ve ever seen stretch across her face…she couldn’t stop staring at him. She said, “I’s so happy!” She has been so smitten with him ever since – it’s so amazing to watch them interact with each other. Wouldn’t trade it for the world!
Share her personality with us!
Delaney is incredibly independent and very, very busy! She has an insane amount of energy, but is not a morning person – totally a night owl! God help you if you try to wake her up when she’s not ready…you’ll definitely regret it! She loves playing with her friends at school and is incredibly social. She’s goofy too – loves joking around and pulling pranks (mostly on dad)! Delaney is also really, really smart – too smart for her own good sometimes! She loves writing her name, coloring, painting and watching her shows. Her current funny phrases are: “are you kidding me?” and “of course!” instead of yes. If you ask her what the fox says, she’ll tell you! “Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!” She makes every day fun, interesting and absolutely memorable – we love our Laney Love.
Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.