Friday, January 29, 2010

talkin' about my girl

I wasn't sure what I was ever going to do with a girl, but it only took seconds before this girl was my daughter, forever and ever. I don't know what I would do without her. So eager to grow up, so independent, so astonishingly capable. I cherish the moments wherein she forgets she's not 21.

The Life of Reilly:

Summer girl, with blonde streaks and blue-eyed Kevin. He disappeared and Todd lost his mind and replaced him with a puppy.

Specifically, this puppy, Bella. This shot makes me wonder how such a small creature can be so infuriating. But she makes my girl happy, and that's what matters.

Rei is a warrior for animal safety/rights, and she always budgets to donate to animal charities. Todd took this picture, and when I saw it, it brought a tear to my eye. I am so proud of my kids, and their generous hearts.

Perhaps my favourite shot in years. This is the first look she ever gave me. She had me at hello, and I cherish every time she casts those beautiful eyes at me.


Mensa Family said...

Stunning, that one. Feisty as hell and the sweetest thing. I love the black and white, those eyes, that innocence. Both your kids are the whole package, and yet could not be more different. I love how much you love them.


stone hunter said...

She really IS the most amazing girl in the world. Her intelligence and kindness and clarity about life around her just blows my mind. She is going to succeed in anything she does.


owlishly said...

god, that kid is so amazing. her humor is always spot-on and she's quick-witted, just like her mama. said...

she's a beautiful girl! you must be very proud :-)

Cheyenne said...

Yeah she was made for me. I love her so much.

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Anonymous said...

I love the way you love your kids! You have an amazing family!

Cheyenne said...

Thanks Dana, I do indeed love these guys more than life itself. The world is crawling with such unbelievable bastards, I am determined to either love them so much they don't notice very much, or make sure that they restore some decency to this wretched world. At this rate, it will be the latter. But I didn't make them great, they came great, I just added water. ;)