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Monday, April 4, 2011

Let me tell you a story.

A few months ago I had some not nice things said to me in regards to my daughter.

Granted, this person was not talking bad about her, more so, ME. She made a comment about the fact that I dress her up & set her up for photoshoots as if she were a doll & that I parade her around like a prize. [Um, hello? Fact: She's the best prize ever.] This was also coupled with some other slams against me.

But, let me just say this. 

I am so glad I took photos of her while she sat still and in one place. Whatever. Call it what you want. You're darn right I set my kid up for "photoshoots" (non-professional, done by moi, photoshoots, that is). 

Because now that she's all over the place?? There is NO such thing as a good sit-still photoshoot. In fact, it's pretty much impossible.

So now? Now? I wait for the most perfect opportunity to snap some photos. You know, I keep my camera always at an arms length and when she's doing something cute, or happens to be wearing an adorable outfit that so and so got us, etc, I take the opportunity.

I'll simply just let her play and do her thing, and click away like the mamarazzi I am. 

Yesterday, I followed close behind her (sans camera) as she went up 3 flights of steps like a champ. When we reached the top of steps, facing the bathroom, I watched her eye zero in on the toilet paper hanging on the wall. 

I just knew it. She finally discovered "it". There would no longer be a nice-rolled roll of toilet paper in my house again. 

She crawled toward it with gusto. She reached her little arm up as if she's been wiping her butt for years or something, she unrolled that toilet paper like an old pro, she did. And you know what my first thought was in that second?

Grab The Camera.

In 2.5 seconds, my camera was in hand, documenting "The Discovery Of The Toilet Paper Roll". 


Call it what you will. Crazy mom? Maybe. But, I'm a documenter.

I'm glad I caught it. 

Girlfriend was so proud of herself and had a good 'ole time playing in it, too.
























I guess it's a good thing I always buy my toilet paper on sale.


























'Cuz, I mean, really? Look at how proud she is of the mess art she made. 

It's all about the moments.

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Happy Monday!

59 comments:

  1. People act and say things out of jealousy or envy! From what I read and see on your blog you are a darn good mother! I would document everything too! There is NEVER enough pictures and after all you do have to treasure EVERY moment! They grow too fast so enjoy her while she is still small and take as many pictures as you want! She is too precious to not photograph and set up for photo-shoots!

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  2. Seriously the best prize ever! Look at that face!!

    I take a million pictures of my girls, too. And really, if you didn't take lots of pictures, someone would probably slam you for not caring enough to document your child's life. Mamas are such easy targets for people to criticize!
    We don't need no haters, is what I say!

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  3. I document my own life like this (without kids, lol) so I agree! Snap away:o) These are too cute<3

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  4. Aww she does look so proud of what she did. Too cute!
    People are always going to say stuff about the dumbest things. If only people would mind their own business. You're not putting her in baby pageants - your being a proud Mom and taking pictures of your daughter.

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  5. Your pictures are A-mazing!!! I think its wonderful that you take so many pictures of your little girl - you and your family will always cherish them!!

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  6. Do what you want Katie. It's your life, not theirs. She's your daughter and these are your moments. Your daughter will be so thankful when she grows up of all the pictures you took of her. My mom wasn't into picture taking. Of course we didn't have the fancy cameras that we do now, but 25 years ago there were polaroids and disposables. Mom didn't seem to care for either since she wasn't a big photo taker. Trust me, I wish there were more of my brother and I and a lot more of pictures taken with my parents. Snap away! :)

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  7. It IS all about the moments. Good for you for capturing them. You will cherish them always (as will she).

    (Just wait til she discovers the water INSIDE the toilet...oh boy!) ;)

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  8. I can't believe peple actually make comments like that. Don't listen to them. There is nothing wrong with taking pictures of your child. In fact my baby album has tons of "photoshoots" my mom did with me and they didn't turn me into an awful person. You need to document these moments because they grow so quickly. You go girl!

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  9. Awe so so cute! What kind of jerk would say such a thing? Aren't moms supposed to take millions of pics of their pride & joy?

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  10. Are you joking? How could you NOT take a milion pictures of your kid? I'm guilty of the same thing with my daughter, and I know that some day, when she is not so small and tiny, I will be so happy I have all of this proof of how much she has grown. Pictures are the only physical proof we have that the past existed... I document everything and just figured other moms did too!

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  11. People need to mind their own business. gah! Just drives me nuts.

    Anyway, I think you captured some incredible work there! Touche! You g'on with ya bad self and take all those photos. You and she will appreciate them down the road. Too cute!

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  12. I can't tell you how many moments I forget. How many things that were amazing that I don't remember AT ALL, until I look back at my photos.

    I think it's awesome. And some day? She's going to love the fact that you have that toilet paper pic.

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  13. Best prize ever is RIGHT. Heaven forbid you LOVE your child and document the days that are flying by SO FAST.

    Good job, mama!

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  14. What a great memory! She is too cute!

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  15. I wouldn't feel bad at all for setting her up to take photo shoots or just take photos of her in general. I do both, I set up both my girls for little photoshoots and then I also take pics of them just playing. It's your baby you can take pictures of her how ever you want.
    She is adorable and the best price ever. When they discover the toilet paper its so cute to watch them.

    Happy Monday =)

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  16. I hate when ppl open their mouthes with nothing good to say. If this person was concerned about babies being involved in photoshoots against their will maybe she should get in touch with toddlers in tiaras...

    I got a nastygram comment from "anonymous" poster (seriously don't hide behind your words at least leave your name) That told me to get over it, just becuase my daughter is dealing with ear infections doesnt mean I should blog about it... and reflux isnt as big of a deal as I made it out to be, she said "all kids get sick"....

    why are ppl so mean

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  17. Seriosuly, Katie. How DARE you take photos of your baby. What kind of mother are you?

    These pics are super cute and I agree with Jess (from first hand experience) that she will love them some day.

    To this day, my grandma has a framed photo of me sitting in a pile of unraveled toilet paper hanging in her bathroom. I'm about a year old. And I love to look at it while I'm sitting on the can at her house. LOL

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  18. My words of wisdom: "If you don't take pictures, then you won't have them."
    Keep doing what you are doing!

    When my daughter discovered toilet paper, I busted out the camera and took LOTS of pics. Here's the post, if you're interested. She and the weiner dog are partners in crime!

    http://annajanef.blogspot.com/2007/12/fritz-anna-trouble.html

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  19. hahah! she doesnt look remorseful at all.

    and seriously ... please dont stop snapping photos. your family is beautiful and photos are a wonderful way to document how quickly the times flies (which you know!) im sorry for the negative poster (i will cry with my first negative comment - im so damn sensitive to what people think of me).

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  20. She's having a blast in there!! Hahaha. Yeah I'm sure said meanie is going to think you planned that toilet paper shoot, because (did you notice?) her top matches your shower curtain. lol.

    Seriously though, some people just have a good 'ol time judging up a storm. For no real reason. Just because they don't have anything else better to do.
    I have 1000's of Noah pictures, and I'm glad I do. My mom took SO many pictures of me as a baby, and I'm so happy she did. I love looking through our old albums. So much fun. And Emeline will be thankful you treated her like a prize too (a darn cute one), because her whole life has been well documented. :)

    Um... I'm pretty sure half the fun of having a kid is getting to dress them up like a doll and show them off. No? Just me? Oh well. Call me superficial. :)

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  21. LOVE that you caught this! Keep taking pics girl! We love them!

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  22. Love it! She looks so pleased with herself!

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  23. She has such a sweet face. Love the "mess"!

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  24. Love the pictures!! And wow about the crappy (pun intended) comment from someone clearly unhappy about something.

    My dad died when I was 22 years old, I LOVE looking at and taking pictures of EVERYTHING! I'm so grateful my mom did too!

    Keep on, keepin' on, Katie!
    xoxox

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  25. Who the heck criticizes a baby? Or a mother for caring enough to capture baby's precious moments? People will find anything to nitpick. Sheesh. I had no idea. I'm so annoyed for you.

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  26. I've noticed people who have bad things to say are also the same people who say "I wish I would've done that..." OR THEY DONT HAVE KIDS! The one thing about being a parent is that if you're a good parent, you know it. You never second guess it. Its not like putting on a dress and asking "do i look okay in this?" You just know when you're a good parent. So when people have terrible things to say...ignore them. I feel bad for bitter people. I couldn't imagine being that unhappy with life. You're doing a great job!

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  27. For Pete's sake! My daughter is nearly 9 months and I have a zillion+ pics! I love going back and looking at them, they change SO MUCH! And they are super fun to dress up! When you have a baby, they become your life... and entertainment! As long as she's not suffering, snap away I say :) **Also your daughter is too cute! and she'll LOVE seeing these pics when she's older!

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  28. So is it just me, or does Emeline coordinate very nicely with the shower curtain in there? Both are adorable, of course (the baby AND the shower curtain).

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  29. I just found your blog for the first time. And, reading this I just got extremely frustrated for you!

    I'm not a mom - but someday, if I am - I'm going to have my camera right there, too!

    Keep on snapping those pics!

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  30. Ok, so you're obviously going to have like, 80 BAZILLION people coming to your defense on this one, lol. You mean one of the perks of being a mom isn't dressing up your adorable child for photoshoots?

    I.AM.SCREWED.

    And my cat does the same thing to the toilet paper, lol. Although with her I can just turn it around so it doesn't unravel. I have a feeling E is a little smarter than my cat.

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  31. Oh my goodness, how cute!
    And at this age they are totally adorable when they get into "trouble".

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  33. I agree 100%! take as many pics as possible! there is nothing wrong with is! She is supposed to be all dolled up :) thats why she is a girl! great job on the pics BTW!! i will be following for more pics <3

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  34. I love Brittany's comment "who criticizes a baby?" haha. That cracked me up. Mean people can suck it.

    She's just too cute playing with that TP. :)

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  35. I love your pictures of your adorable little girl. I think everyone should get as many pictures as possible to document children's growing up :)
    I always carry my digital camera in my bag for a "just in case" situation!

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  36. Oh how cute is she with her artwork?! I have a video of Jaxon discovering the toilet paper roll in our room. I won't post it because our bathroom was a disaster at the time, but hello, it will be fun to have when he is older!

    Keep on documenting with photos Mama! Like PP^ Jess said Miss. Eme will be so glad you took the toilet paper pictures (and the thousand others you take) when she is older! :)

    Oh and Jaxon found the stairs this morning big time. I turned my back for two seconds to put a dish in the sink and turned around and he had climbed two of them! YIKES!

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  37. Oh good grief! I mean I'm pretty sure God created cameras just for us paparazzi moms! People really need to mind their own business!

    Eme looks like she had the time of her life in that bathroom - so fun!

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  38. I guess the woman that said that isn't a scrapbooker.

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  39. Best prize ever is right! And how could you not take pictures? I take hundreds of photos of my girls every month, and I am SO glad that I have those pictures because it's already hard for me to remember how tiny they were just a few months ago.

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  40. .... She's too sweet and precious not to photograph and these moments are too fleeting to not capture them on film. we have no idea what tomorrow holds- so snap away, Mama. And pay no attention to those haters. They've clearly nothing else better to do that seek you out and say hateful things..

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  41. Okay, how adorable is she with that toliet paper?? Precious! And you know what? She will LOVE looking back at all of these moments you have captured. She will be so thankful that you took the time to document her moments.

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  42. I love that you take 100,000 pics!! I think it's fabulous!! She will have such wonderful pictures to look through when she is older. I always wanted more pictures of my sis and I. I love how you document her life :)

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  43. We took over 100 photos of L before we even left the hospital. That girl needs to come talk bad about me, especially now that I've grown a pair...wink, wink...

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  44. She IS a doll and I'd judge you if you DIDN'T take a bajillion pictures of her every day.

    That woman is seething with jealousy and that's quite obvious.

    Keep on keeping on, as if you didn't already know that. :)

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  45. What great moments you are capturing...you'll never have regrets...keep snapping away!!! What mom doesn't like to take pictures of their adorable kids and shares them ;-)

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  46. That's absolutely ridiculous! I would like to see what they think about my blog...makes me laugh just thinking about it!

    She is just precious!!

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  47. Keep taking those pics! Boo on whoever said that! You will look back and be so glad you did take al the pics!

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  48. i am sorry but kids grow way to fast and we have to snap as many freaking pictures as we can and blog about them all so that we can remember EVERYTHING.. it is the joy of being a mother.. remembering these silly moments like playing with toilet paper because she is so stinken cute while doing it.

    Keep doing it because I love seeing pictures of her and her cute little personality growing!

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  49. I'm annoyed that some biddy would be upset that you take pictures of your kid.

    Someday, Eme will look back at all the memories you captured and be glad.

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  50. Not that you need my permission, but snap away! We always get looks when we carry our camera around, but you never know when they will have a first. Or just be so darn cute you can't help but want to snap a photo! She will be very thankful one day that you took all those photos. And most of all, you're the mom, she's your kid, you do whats best for you both! Love the pictures and cant wait to see more :)

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  51. this is why you're an AMAZING mama...and i totally wanna be a mamarazzi one day =)

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  52. Whatever!!!!!!! I absolutely love seeing pics of Emeline! I have to say that these pics of her new discovery are awesome, she looks so proud of herself in the last one:o) Keep them coming, you have two fans over here! Even Nick loves to see them

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  53. I take pictures of everything I can. Just wish I was better at it!

    Who would criticize that? Reedic.

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  54. I think you are absolutely right to document every single moment in her life. She is your first, she is exciting, she is gorgeous and precious!!!! Darn tooting you will document it all. I know I will be snapping LOTS and LOTS of photographs of my son as he grows and I know he will be the most changed boy on the block for our photo shoots lol Keep taking those pictures, I LOVE seeing her progressions and you give me inspiration for photos of my son!!!! :) Keep it up girl!

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  55. What is WRONG with people. Sheesh. I can't believe the rude/innappropriate/hateful comments people make. I actually feel a little bit sorry for peopel who make them because I can't imagine being THAT miserable/mean/rude. Ugh. Seriously dislike those kind of people.

    Love all the photos of your sweet baby girl!

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  56. I love this! A man like this is irreplaceable, and it sounds like he feels the same about you<3 Happy Birthday-Enjoy! PS: I am a day older than my hubby:o)

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  57. I love this :)....shame on someone for talking smack about you and your baby!! Glad that you were able to ignore them!!

    I know how you feel about not being able to get a good pic...I cannot for the life of me get a pic if Blake anymore. I just posted about that today!!

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  58. Girl take as many pictures that you want! She is adorable and as I'm learning time flies by way too fast (except on the sleepless nights...those hours drag on forever!) I am right there with you snapping a million and one pictures. :) Precious pictures by the way!

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