A cousin of mine recently moved back to Colorado and they invited us to their 3 year old girls birthday party. We hadn't been to Monkey Buziness since the boys were a lot younger and I was worried that they would be too old and Blane would be too young.
We had dinner with some friends last night. They have two girls a little younger than our boys, but they all played beautifully together, literally. They ran around wearing tiaras and the boys found the one weapon in the house, a glowing sword.
I stubbornly refuse to hand over artistic control or $10 to Walgreens so I insist on doing the photo myself. Here you get a behind the scenes look at Blane and I working on the photo together. Then I paid Walgreens 29 cents to print a 4x6 with six identical copies of the square photo, one of which was cut out and used with his passport application. It never occurred to me that each copy could have been zoomed in slightly differently. Not until the woman reviewing the application said that the photo might be zoomed in a little too much. Then it seemed like a great idea. Luckily for me, however, it turned out okay and little Blane's passport arrived just a couple weeks later.