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Wordless Wednesday: Balloon Love

Posted by: Maggie

Boys and Balloons:
A Just for Fun Photo Shoot with
Teegan Photography, Part One

Posted by: Maggie

I had two fun photo shoots this weekend. One is for a little semi-secret project I’m working on, so you’ll have to wait to hear about that one. The other was a Teegan Photography Just For Fun Shoot that Amy invited me to tag along on. Thanks Amy!

Amy had styled a very cute shoot with her best friend Angela, a white Marilyn Monroe style dress, my black dining room chairs, and a whole bunch of balloons. Unfortunately, the wind did not cooperate and Amy wasn’t able to capture her vision. But I think she still got some good shots. I didn’t really get any good shots of Angela with the Balloons. But I was lucky enough to get some great Schubert boy photos.

Andrew and his brother Daniel came along to help out. Well, Daniel was there to help. Andrew just stopped by to say hello, but got stuck with balloon untangling duty.

Notice the horizontal position of the balloons. Super windy. Not the look Amy was going for.

Andrew also helped out by carrying the chairs back to Amy’s truck. I told him that Daniel had carried four at once when we arrived, so Andrew, of course, had to show him up by carrying all six. What a tough guy.

After giving up on the balloon and chair idea, I suggested we move locations to the loading dock. I got some great shots of Angela there, but you’ll have to wait until Part Two tomorrow for those!

A Fear of Balloons

Posted by: Maggie

Lately we’ve started taking family trips to the grocery store. Josh used to shop alone, because it is quicker and he can carry all the groceries up to the apartment and I can carry nothing. But I really like grocery shopping, especially at Trader Joe’s, so I decided we should go as a family on Sunday afternoons. A few weekends ago, as we were checking out at Ralphs, the checker grabbed a balloon and gave it to Eleanor after hearing her point to the balloons and say “Baaah-looon.” She recognizes balloons and knows the word because there is a balloon in Goodnight Moon.

She was so excited to get her very own balloon, but somehow between the store and the car she developed a fear of the balloon. I think it had something to do with the fact that it was windy out and the balloon was blowing around wildly.

When we got home we tried to get her to play with it and show her that there was nothing to be afraid of.

After a little while she was willing to pull it down and touch it. But when it hit her in the head, she wasn’t having any more of that.

I think her fear might also have something to do with the fact that they float mysteriously in the air and seem to have a life of their own. It is a little crazy if you don’t know what helium is or how it works.

She got over her fear the following weekend (unfortunately for us, because we thought it was hilarious) when the Trader Joe’s checker gave her a balloon. When she got it home she just wanted to pull it down and bite it. So our new answer to the question, “Would you like a balloon for your daughter?” is “No, thank you!”