I started my day on Sunday with a wonderful little 2 year old girl. Her grandma called me months ago, and told me all about little sweet H. Her cerebral palsy means that she sometimes has a tough time in new environments, so her grandma thought an in-home photoshoot would be a great holiday present for her mom and dad.
What was wonderful to see was H and her grandma spending such nice time together... reading books is their favorite activity. H's eyes lit up as she looked through the books:
She did a great job holding her head up while they looked at books, too - pointing and recognizing her favorite sections of the books. This is really hard for her, and she did so well:
She took a break in the middle of the shoot to watch a bit of her favorite Mickey Mouse on TV, and I've found this with other children I've photographed who've spent a lot of time in the hospital - often for them, TV is almost a stimulant. It's really neat to see. Look at that grin!
Taking a quiet moment with grandma reading a book:
And Janet, you'll have to correct me if I'm wrong, but I think H is doing one of her signs here - am I right?
And after digging through her toys, she found a favorite toy :)
It was really wonderful to spend time with you guys. Can't wait to show you the rest of the photos!