Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort

Old meets New, the Flusche Family at Bahrain Fort
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Monday, August 31, 2009

Mom Tip #5


"Are we there yet?" Since the dawn of time children everywhere have harassed their parents with these 4 little words.

Two years ago on a trip from Corpus Christi, TX to Houston I ran into the local grocery store that claims "Here Everything's Better" and on this occasion I have to admit I agree. I picked up a 4 pack of Tonka trucks (we have also had great success with a multi-pack of Matchbox cars) for $5.00. By the way have I mentioned: the best $5 we ever spent? :) Each hour of the 4+ hour trip, just as Tanner began to squirm and get cranky... "Oh my goodness! Look what Mommy just found!" WooHoo, an hour long distraction. He loved the idea of something new and would tell me all about the vehicle, what it does, the sounds it makes while working and of course who drives it and how only superheros can make it fly... now really, who doesn't love a flying combine with Batman at the controls? Roadtrip anyone?

Mom Tip #4


Really, who hasn't run into a major "issue" when having those precious little ones photographed? The next time you take the kiddos to have their portraits taken remember this helpful tip. Pack a damp washcloth in a Ziploc bag. I started doing this when Tanner was an infant (he is now almost 5 years old) to document his growth and milestones on film.

Tanner had WILD hair when he was an infant, and when I say wild... just picture Kramer minus the curls. The damp cloth was used to lessen some of the fly-away "height" that his hair displayed on a light background. As he got older it was helpful in wiping up any last minute mishaps. Now back in the documenting mode of infancy with Gavin I have used the helpful little piece of cloth for catching projectile seconds on breakfast. It also came in handy to clean up the shirt that was "hit" while the sweet photographer was positioning him into that adorable pose. All in all it's something very easy to do and just may save the day at the studio! Now say CHEESE and smile for that poor underpaid college student!