Saturday, January 19, 2013

You know it's been a good day


This morning a really fun couple from our ward at church came over to take some family portraits on location here in our home. The husband does all the photography and his wife helped with setup and getting Olivia to smile. (It helps that she's Olivia's primary teacher at church, of course. Olivia loves primary.) The photographer is working on a project for his masters photographing Mormon families. If our family portrait turns out cool we'll get to be on his website. I know, I know, so famous of us. Mostly we were just in it for the free family portrait, but it's cool to help him with his project at the same time. Win-win! 


I braided Olivia's hair for the family pictures, which, ya know, required a little bribing. So after we were all done being models we went for cookies at the swanky grocery store. Then we went to a high school rummage sale. Then we went to the zoo. Then to the grocery store. Then to the library for movies. Whew!


We ended the evening by watching "Cinderella" while we ate quesadillas and had chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream for dessert. It was Olivia's first time watching Cinderella and even though she felt super fancy eating dinner in the living room, she was so entranced by the magic of it all that it took her almost the entire movie to finish her little dinner. And even though I'm so, so glad that Olivia hasn't been consumed by Disney, I do love that a fun old movie from the 50's is just as magical to a little girl now as it would have been back then. 

I just came down to do some work on the computer and realized we hadn't even turned it on yet today. Guess you know it's been a good day when you're so busy having fun that the computer doesn't even get turned on until late in the evening. I'm so grateful for our little family and all the fun we have together.

3 comments:

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Becca just watched Cinderella for the first time a couple weeks ago and has watched a couple times since then. She's funny because she calls the step-sisters the "mean friends" and doesn't understand that Cinderella lives with them because she keeps asking about the mean friends and when Cinderella goes to their house. I guess she doesn't understand how the people you live with can be that mean (although it's not like life with her siblings is all sweetness and roses.)

Kathy Haynie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I'm so glad for all of you! Love you all so much...

Kristie said...

Love days like that. Oh, it makes everything worth it. Hope tomorrow is fantastic as well!