Danielle has just begun to crawl on her hands and knees. Hopes for her to sit still, stand, or pose for a picture are almost always fulfilled. Michaela had something else in mind. With the hot weather Michaela had no intention of changing into her flower girl dress, posing, or even smiling for a snapshot. Asking her to change attire was met with screaming and emphatic expressions fitting of a two year old.
We took the dress with hoping that she would change into it later. After walking briefly outdoors Michaela threw a short fit wanting to return inside. Christine took the girls inside and came back outside with Michaela in her dress. I was completely shocked! How did that happen? Christine informed me that Michaela had unsuccessfully searched for the model trains (which were here in the winter) and afterwards was easily bribed into wearing her dress. A promise of ice cream on the way home was all it took.
We quickly took some pictures, trying not to test Michaela's short fuse. Her sunglasses seemed to help the situation. After pictures Michaela informed us that she wanted purple grape ice cream and Mommy, Daddy, and Danielle could share green ice cream. A stop at DQ for a grape and lemon-lime freeze and everyone returned home happy.