Monday, May 4, 2009

Photo Shoot: Ethiopian Style

Marlie is one of those girls that LOVES to play dress-up. When I had her closet open, she happened to spot a beautiful yellow Ethiopian dress I bought from Ethiopian Orphan Relief's online store. Marlie wanted to try on the dress. As soon as it was on, Seamus gasped and said, "Marlie you are soooo beautiful in that dress!" Remembering that the boys had Ethiopian shirts as well, Seamus asked to wear his Ethiopian shirt.

I already knew I'd have to take some pictures of Marlie in her Ethiopian dress. But with Seamus dressed up in his shirt, I HAD to get Haven to wear his too for our little photo shoot. While Haven had no problem wearing it two and 1/2 years ago for Marlie's baptism, apparently things have changed. Haven said, "Mama, that looks like a GIRL'S shirt!!!". It took a bit of begging on my part, but Haven finally humored me and put on his shirt.

Finally it was time for me to start the photo shoot! (and by ME, I really mean Marshall)

Here's my Ethiopian Princess in her yellow Ethiopian dress.

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Marshall also got a shot of each of the boys. If there is one picture that would adequately describe Seamus' personality, it would be this one!!!

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And though Haven didn't want to wear the "girly" shirt and much less want Daddy to take a picture of him in that shirt, he was still a good sport and gave us a nice smile.

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If you put these two together, there's no way they can sit still. They kept jumping and dancing despite our pleas for them to stand still.

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And finally, we got a nice picture of the three of them together.

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Now why won't they pose like that when it's time to take the annual Christmas picture?!

23 comments:

  1. Such cuties! Marlie's dress is adorable!

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  2. Very Cute! And I guess you'd better make THIS the Christmas picture! :)

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  3. The pics are cute! Haven is such a good sport for wearing his shirt. Those moments are precious....

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  4. I could just eat them all up - I LOVE all of the pictures!!! :)

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  5. I love the photo of Marlie with her hands on her hips. That was my oldest daughter's favorite position. I used to tell her to, "Take your hands off your personality!"

    Beautiful children, lovely dress and I don't think those shirts are "girly" at all.

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  6. so cute and you should use those for next years christmas pic :)

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  7. I don't think your kids could get any cuter. :)

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  8. Oh she is a Princess indeed!! And the boys were wonderful to make this a special moment for their sissy!!

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  9. Thanks for the EOR linky love!

    Please send a picture of your delicious children (or just one delicious child in her sunny yellow dress) to me so i can post it on the EOR blog. I'm eager to show off our wares on actual children (besides my own).

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  10. photo shop a christmas tree in there and you have yourself a great christmas photo...lol..your kids are beautiful....

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  11. Adorable kids! Marley is growing up so! What a cutie!

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  12. So cute! I love how Haven has his arms around his younger siblings and Seamus has his hand up to Haven's. They look so happy and close. It's a wonderful thing to see.

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  13. Oh my, that girl's so photogenic, not to mention cute!

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  14. Seriously -- do any of your kids take a bad pic? They are all so cute and happy too. I love the headwrap on Marlie.

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  15. They are soooo beautiful. I love the dress. And the boys were such good sports! I don't know if I couldn't have gotten my oldest to be a good sport about something he thought might be a "girlie shirt".

    Marshall is a talented photographer.

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  16. For some reason I didn't think Haven would be that much taller than the other kids when there were individual shots. They are all adorable of course! That picture of Seamus makes me think of a Scottish Warrior like in Braveheart when they are throwing the rocks. Do you remember that scene? LOL

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  17. Oh I don't know which is my favorite -- each is better than the last. Adorable!

    And ummm, I think maybe this IS your Christmas card this year ;)

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  18. love the pics! what cute (and handsome;) kids you have.

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