Friday, February 20, 2009

Posing on International Day

This week has been International Week at school. They study different cultures, they get special snacks from countries all over the world, they do a potluck dinner of international foods, and on Friday, they have international dress day.

Reagan's classroom had Italy. That was a bit challenging to find something specific to Italy. But then I had an idea to dress her as a Gondolier. I think we got pretty close with what we could find to work with.

Bailey's Chinese dress is a special dress. I bought it in Hong Kong for my niece many years ago. She was just a year and a half old had been crowned Baby Miss Macon. I brought back that dress and she wore it in the Macon Cherry Blossom parade. That niece is now ten.

Bailey's shoes were a gift from my mom. When I was pregnant with Reagan, I was working in NYC. My little brother was singing right across the street from where I worked at none other than Carnegie Hall. So my mom and Bill joined me in NYC so that they could attend my brother's concert. My mom made a trip to Chinatown and came back with the shoes. I don't know that she remembered we still had the Chinese dress, but the shoes matched perfectly. Reagan wore that outfit at about a year and now Bailey gets to wear it too.

Reagan was pretty excited to wear her costume today. You'll see she was quite the poser. Especially when we got to the steps. She would lay on a step and say, "take a picture of me now" and then she'd hop up and say, "hmm, let me try this..." or "how about I go here" and try a totally different pose. She even intentionally winked in one pose. She'd always want to see what the picture looked like after I took it so she knew how to adjust the next pose.

Bailey proved to be difficult to photograph this time as she just discovered that she could see herself on the back of the camera too. So she just kept coming at me and wanting to see the pictures on the camera.

So here are the girls, striking a pose, working it for the camera.

Bailey getting mad because I wouldn't let her have the camera...

Bailey looking wide eyed and innocent after being busted for trying to strangle Reagan with her hat cord...

Reagan in her first of many poses...


Here's looking at you kid. Perfecting "the wink"...

Bailey's wondering what is with all the posing...





Reagan kept jumping in front of the camera when I tried to take a picture of just Bailey...

15 comments:

Kara said...

Oh I love seeing pictures of the two of them together. It reminds me of my girls! Sisterly love!

Joanna said...

Your girls are so adorable. I love Reagan's flair for life. She lives in a very vibrant world and it looks like she spreads the joy.

Maria said...

I love Reagan's costume, but you totally forgot to draw on a cheesy moustache! They look adorable.

Mama Mia said...

Those pics are GREAT! How creative for Italy!

Jennifer said...

Sooo cute! I love Reagans personality...you can totally see it in her pics! Bailey is just precious...love the pigtails!

Mel said...

They are both so adorable. Love Bailey's piggy tails! Analese still does the same thing that Bailey does running to the camera to see the pic right after I snap it. Frustrating trying to take her pic sometimes!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Your girls are so stinking cute!

Kelly Deneen said...

Reagan cracks me up with her poses! The wink photo is the best! lol. And Bailey is adorable. Love those two!

Megan R. said...

OHhhhh the cuteness!!! They are so adorable. How great does their school sound! I wish there was one like that around here when C is ready to start!

AmyLou said...

Oh wow! Those shoes do match exactly. How cute, both of your girls are adorable & know how to work the camera. :)

Stacey said...

Your girls are beautiful. Reagan is so cute posing.

Rebecca said...

What little models! So cute!

Shauna said...

I'm new here! What a great blog :)

Steph said...

Love the pictures and Reagan's posing... too cute!!!

Michelle said...

Oh the little cutie pies! I love the outfits -- brilliant, really. I'm thinking we need to someday find a way to do something similar for our preschool. It's a great idea all around :)