Monday, September 5, 2011

Visiting Nina and Padrino

We went to visit Nina and Padrino (godmother and godfather in spanish) over Labor Day weekend.  It was loooong overdue and we thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it!  They gave us the opportunity to go on TWO dates. TWO!!  We got to spend a lot of time in discussion and ministering to one another.  It was fantastic!  The kids, of course, could have stayed and wouldn't have batted an eye if we'd left them there for a much longer period of time sans us. :)  

Ailey and Nina had an especially...special time together.  Nina totally dolled her up.  She painted Ailey's fingernails, put makeup on her, got her hair did and put her in one of her dresses and wedge shoes.  Ailey was in little girl heaven!  She loved every minute of it!
Here follows the fun of it all:

 Ailey was all into what was going on...
















 Ta-Da!  The finished result!

 She was being so funny about being in the spotlight...

 You could tell she liked it, but...

 she was a little shy about it, too. 





She wasn't actually posing here, though that's what it looks like.  Sometimes when she gets embarrassed she puts her hand back behind her ear like that.








The next day, I was determined to get a good pic in good lighting of Nina and Padrino and the kiddos together.  I used Braden for some test shots first....






 I'm tellin' ya, this kid has a whole bunch of silliness bursting forth!

 I finally got a good "normal" smile out of him. :)


Then the whole crew piled onto the couch.  The process was...interesting.  Keep your eye on Braden:

Wiggly Ailey. 


Nina, no making faces!

 Now Brea is causing confusion and delay (50 points to whoever knows where that phrase is from:)...

 ...

 yeah...

 Ok, 4 out of 6.

 Braden and Zekey!!!

 Braden!!!

 I'm losing them again...

 Braden!!

 Zekers!!

 Ailey, Brea, Focus! Padrino, you too! ;p

 Almost...


I think this is as good as its gonna get....I'm done, I'm done, I'm done!


3 comments:

Nessa and Jeebs said...

I feel like I was actually in that last photo shoot- wow :)

yellowbuttercup said...

Oh. My. I was laughing so hard, I was crying reading this. Been there, but with only half of the people.

DyessFam said...

Haha! Becks, I'm glad you got a good laugh out of that. :) This is pretty much how any of our photo shoots go... ;p