Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bluebonnets and Blue Eyes.

After my friend Holly posted her hilarious pictorial of trying to get her annual bluebonnet shots, I was reminded of what an amazing time of year this is in Texas, right before it starts to get stink-hot.

Two years ago my daughter gave us some glorious shots in the endless state flowers, and I was reminded today about how difficult it was to coax a smile out of a 2 year old, who only wanted to try to pick the protected flower.

So whaddya do? Ask her what she wants for her birthday, and snap away.

"Belle, Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, a princess bike, a princess dress, a princess party, a princess cake... "

An amazing time of year for the Bluebonnet,

An amazing time of year for Daddys.







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40 comments:

angie said...

You definitely coaxed some good shots out. Her eyes really pop with the blue flowers behind her. Gorgeous!

Eudae-Mamia said...

Oh, that last one - professional, totally!

I could so hear her "and a pony, and ice sculptures..."

Soxy Deb said...

Pretty flowers, but a GORGEOUS little girl.
Great shots!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

Beautiful! The flowers AND the princess! Love it!

Susan said...

Beautiful pics! Found your site through Hot Dads - they have put out a ransom to see which of us can get you to post over there! Come on!!!

Krystyn said...

You got some good ones! We're headed to Texas next week...wonder if we'll be able to get some good pics?

Under the Influence said...

Adorable.

Honestly, I am so sick of the cold, stink-hot days sound wonderful!

dad-blogs said...

Kids are so photogenic. Great shots, either you have talent or it's just easy taking picture of that kid.

kel said...

She is sooooo pretty!!

Beth said...

Fantastic pictures! My favorite is the last one!

DaddyKV said...

These are great photos. There is nothing better then a good photo of your kid. My wife and I can not stop snapping pictures. We have 100's and our daughter is only 5 months old. Nice shots.

Sera said...

She is such a doll! That last one is my favorite. And I just love her face in the ones where she's telling you about all the princess things she wants. Way too cute, Jay. :)

Andrew's Daddies said...

Great pics of your daughter. She is a total cutie!!
You gotta be nothing but proud for sure.

MamabearMills said...

awww too cute

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

Jay, you are blessed man. She is beautiful. Keep doing the arm curls and loading up the wife beater tees as your going to need them when she starts to date.

Mocha Dad said...

Bluebonnet season is a beautiful time in Texas.

Beadiful Things said...

That last picture is quite to-die-for. She's a beaut.

Bella Daddy said...

Amazing pics....gotta love the little posers eh?

Kudos!

Isabella said...

Beautiful photos! I like your element of distraction to get the shots. Brilliant! :)

I'm just itchin' to see some sort of flowers around these parts. Though, once they are up they don't last long...they become lunch for the rabbit that lives under our porch.

Happy FF!

Lori of I'm no super Mom said...

So precious!

Sharlene said...

Wanna hear what a horrible person I am? My son laughs when I yell obscenities so if I am desperate I start shouting cuss words his way to get him to laugh.

Lee said...

Oh god those are the cutest pictures ever.
It's stuff like that that makes me go "I'm not a photographer. I'm a person that clicks a camera."
My pictures aren't anywhere near as good as yours

Michelle said...

Great job Dad!

ciara said...

beautiful photos...your daughter is adorable.

MLC's Mom said...

GREAT pictures...the last one was priceless.

WeaselMomma said...

Your daughter is was prettier than the blue bonnets, those eyes!

blueviolet said...

I love her expressions as she's chatting away. :)

Candice said...

Adorable!!

Crafty Christina said...

She's gorgeous!

Saundra@ItalianMamaGoneCrazy said...

aRE YOU KIDDING ME? Have you seen her???

Wow... what a gorgeous child!

Oh... there were flowers in the pictures?

Kristen Zirkle said...

Just as beautiful as her Mama

Stethoscopes and Stilettos said...

No offense to you, but she looks just like Mrs. Lessons....adorable ;)

Jenners said...

These are amazing photos! And your daughters eyes are beyond amazing!

Metamor4sis.com said...

*Speechless*

ShankRabbit said...

Such a beautiful smile! And the way you got her to open up and look natural is so cool.

Happy FF!

Brittany said...

Those photos are amazing, and she is stunning!

21stcenturyman said...

Great photos of your daughter, especially the last one! Happy FF!

texasholly said...

So cute! It really is one of the best times of the year.

Jenni Jiggety said...

She is just gorgeous! What lovely pictures, Jay!

Elaine A. said...

So sweet. I love that last one - pure joy! : )

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