The Doghouse

August 24, 2010

You just can’t plan for stuff this good.? :)? This was one of those moments that I celebrated being a photographer and capturing the moment.? :)

This past weekend, a bunch of us went up North for the Payson Rodeo.? Jodi’s Dad lives in Payson so we stopped there for a quick change.? His yard had a beautiful green landscape and I was a happy little bee buzzin around taking a few pictures before we left.?? While snapping away, Sweetie suggests that I may consider removing my daughter from the doghouse.? I turn around and sure enough – Tori was IN the doghouse.? Literally.?? And the sign above the doghouse door?? TWO???!!!? Really?? Is the dog’s name really Two?? Jodi??? How perfect could that be?? Of all the pictures I take of this kid this year – this one may go down as the most memorable for me hee hee.?? What a word picture huh?? My little girl, at the age of TWO, finds herself in the doghouse with Mama on a regular basis.?? I need to thank Jodi’s Dad for the PERFECT prop for my baby girl.? :)

Mom?? How great did this turn out?? LOL!? Tooo funnny!? Huh?

Conversation with her today:

Tori:? Your two.

Me:? I am not two.? Mommy is 37.

Tori:? I thirty eight.

She is such a one upper.? 😉

And you know what we did before bed?? Gave her a bath because she washed her hair in the toilet.? Again.? With the boys I didn’t get the whole “terrible two” thing because the threes were harder.? I get it now.


Tori:? Oopsy Susie.

Me:? Do you mean “Oopsy Daisy?”

Tori:? Ya.? Oopsy Daisy.

(Scene:? Me reading a book – Tori softly patting my leg)

Tori:? Mommy.? Stickers?? Cut it!


I don’t tend to book much in August because it’s too darn hot and I take the month off of school with the kids so it’s play time.? We have had like five day trips so far this month and we are gearing up for camping.?? Once fall hits, you’ll see more client shots but I expect my kids to dominate this blog this month.? I am trying to pack in as many clients as I can this fall so it should be a busy one.

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4 Responses to “The Doghouse”

  1. Natalie says:

    Truly perfect. :)

  2. Jodi says:

    I love it! And yes the dogs name really was Two :).

  3. susie says:

    When my kids were little I had this poem framed and up on my wall. It now sit’s collecting dust in a box. I love your kid so much and all of her little stunts. I take her with 100 percent grace. Thought you might enjoy this. I am sure you could add a few lines to it. LOL :)

    The Toddler?s Creed

    If it is on, I must turn it off.
    If it is off, I must turn it on.
    If it is folded, I must unfold it.
    If it is a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled.
    If it a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.
    If it is high, it must be reached.
    If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.
    If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
    If it has leaves, they must be picked.
    If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
    If it is not trash, it must be thrown away.
    If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor.
    If it is closed, it must be opened.
    If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
    If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
    If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, or table.
    If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
    If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.
    If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
    If it is stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest. It must be pushed by me instead.
    If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
    If Mommy’s hands are full, I must be carried.
    If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
    If it is paper, it must be torn.
    If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
    If the volume is low, it must go high.
    If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.
    If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon.
    If it is a toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.
    If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
    If it is a phone, I must talk to it.
    If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.
    If it doesn’t stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.
    If it is not food, it must be tasted.
    If it is food, it must not be tasted.
    If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.
    If it is a carseat, it must be protested with an arched back.
    If it is Mommy (or Daddy), it must be hugged.
    I am toddler, I must be loved!!

  4. heidi jo says:

    i’m loving this picture!!!! SEE SHE IS A PUPPY GIRL!! SHE IS SHE IS! this can be posted side by side with her puppy love scrapbook page. :) hee hee!!!

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