Yes, my first baby girl! Larisa! Distinctly I remember the day I took her to Walmart and had this photo shoot done. We lived near Edmonton, Alberta… where the weather can be less than congenial at times. And Larisa’s blonde hair could be limp in minutes… so I brought the curling iron and hairspray INTO Walmart for final touches. I found an outlet in the middle of the children’s clothing section and she sat in the cart while I fixed the golden curls to perfection. She posed up a storm…. like a true beauty queen. I didn’t even do any coaching… she had the moves even at two year old!
When Daddy got home that night, for some reason I decided to tape record Larisa telling Daddy about the Walmart photo shoot. We still have it. It is PRECIOUS! Her little scratchy voice saying, “Affer Mommy do the curlen iron in Wamart, da laby take my pichers. Den I went like dis.. and like dis… and like dis….” And she re-enacted the entire posing scene. A cherished family memory for us.
A week later when we took Daddy into Walmart to help us choose the three photos that were included in the cheapest package…. he stared at each one of the 15… then uttered the unthinkable words for Mr. Wallet, “We will take them all.” Unbelievable.
We may have a re-enactment of that extravagant purchase when Larisa’s senior pictures arrive!!! Please stand by.