Taken in September 2012.
Getting our pictures done was a comedy of errors though. We did them up in Temecula, so since we were going to be up there, I met up with a girlfriend for lunch. We don't get to get together very often, and we very frequently have all four of our children (two each) with us when we see each other. This time, we left our kids with their grandmas, and so we ended up just chatting for hours. It was great, but I was gone during Felicity's naptime, and she didn't take one. So, we knew we would have a wretchedly cranky girl on our hands, but we thought we would still get some cute pictures. We drove over to old town Temecula and parked, and looked back, and Felicity had fallen asleep. So, we decided to get a few of Charlie first, and then try and get some with Felicity while she was still semi-asleep. Charlie hops out of the car, and immediately bends down and fiddles with a sprinkler in the planter. He breaks the sprinkler off (sorry, City of Temecula) and completely drenches himself with muddy water. We now have one muddy child, and one sleeping child.
Our photographer wasn't quite there yet, and when she got there, we took some pictures where you couldn't see the mud as well (the one where he is sitting with his back to the wall and you can't see the front of his shirt was the first picture she took) so he had a little time to dry off. That's just how things started off. Then we woke Felicity up. She was as cranky as possible, in several of the pictures she was pouting. Off in the corner as we were trying to take a picture, pouting. This is so typical of my little monkey girl. She doesn't care what anyone else is doing, she just cares how she feels about it.
Anyway, as you can see from above, we got plenty of nice pictures (that's the good thing about having her take pictures pretty much constantly for 90 minutes... something has to turn out), but also some pretty comical ones, so, for your entertainment, here are some of the gems.
I actually loathe photos of us kissing... not because I don't love my boy, but just because I feel so awkward while taking them, and I feel like the awkward comes across in the picture. (Our wedding photographer told us we were the worst kissers she'd ever seen.) But really, it's just in public (and for a camera) that I find it weird. Anyway, I included this one even though I don't love it because Charlie's face is too funny.