Tiptoe Through The Bluebonnets With A Terrified Toddler

Hey, mom… dad? Did you mean to leave me in these…weeds?

Kendall? Where are  you going? Please take me with you!

Daddy? Really? 

Oh! Wow! Lookout… they’re everywhere.

Come on, seriously? You guys, there are totally lots of bugs out here and, like, these flowers are really itchy!

Ew! God! Make them stop TOUCHING me!


Oh, look. Now mommy has her mean hands out and is yelling at us through her clenched jaw. Okay, lady… sure… yeah, we’re REALLY going to do what you want now.

Dad, I don’t care what you say, they may be “pretty” but I don’t want to touch them.


That’s right, big brother, you tell them HELL NO, WE WON’T SMILE! Thanks for coming to my rescue, man.


HELP! Nature is GROSS!

Leyna is 15 months old, and I guess she doesn’t love “wowers” as much as her brother did.

  • Erin - Oh my goodness, that made me laugh so hard! My girls are totally like that so I feel your pain!ReplyCancel

  • MegglesP - Haha oh man these are great. I love the captions! Your kids are too cute.ReplyCancel

  • Jo - I. AM. DYING. HERE.

    Seriously, people are peeking their heads out of their offices to see why I’m laughing so loudly.

    Cute, way cute.


  • Kelsey - LOOOOOOVE it. Favorite post in recent memory. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Val Witt - Oh.Em.Gee. Cutest pictures ever!! Leyna actually makes misery look absolutely adorable!! I SERIOUSLY LOL’D throughout this whole post. Even though these are probably supposed to be your “outtake” shots, they are amazing! Your photography has definitely progressed into the “professional” territory! Kudos to you!!ReplyCancel

  • Brett - hahahahahahahahaha. STILL laughing from last night. Best bluebonnet photos EVER.ReplyCancel

  • Tara - You motivated me to post pictures of my little one in the Bluebonnets too! Of course, mine are six years old. 😉 http://mama2aidan.wordpress.com/2012/03/30/aidans-first-spring/ReplyCancel

  • caitlin - HAHAHHA best captions ever!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle Gahl - I agree! Nature IS gross!ReplyCancel

  • Tara C - Seriously laughed so hard that I may have peed a little. That cracked me up.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - That last picture is making me cry I am laughing so hard. It’s good to know my kids are not the only ones who don’t always cooperate for the lens!ReplyCancel

  • erin m - bwhahahaha!ReplyCancel

  • mae - I’ve tried for hours to pick a favorite. Alas, I cannot.ReplyCancel

  • Vivian - I love them all! Leyna’s expressions are priceless, you can’t help but smile even though you know she’s not happy haha. Great photos as usual Jill. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - HAHAHAHA, oh, I think I love the outtakes even better than any wonderful photo that I’m sure you managed to get but didn’t include in this little photo essay 😉 I think that would be my face if you plopped me in a field of flowers and bugs (but Leyna is WAY cuter making it!)ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - Thoroughly enjoyed these pics, not the misery of course, but how adorable Leyna looks when she’s angry. And, that’s easy for me to say because the meltdown wasn’t happening to me. You did great Jill, you’re doing great!ReplyCancel

  • nebuchudnessar - so cute, poor girl, being traumatized by the pretty flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - SNORT! The first picture is classic, but I’ve got to say the one with the Dad Hand Point is the winner. You HAVE to print them all and make a big wall collage showcasing your happy nature loving family!ReplyCancel

  • MomEinstein - Make them stop TOUCHING me! = Best caption ever. So perfect.ReplyCancel

  • Elaine - I just love her dress! And ALL of these so real shots!

    I hope to see some pretty Bluebonnets while we are visiting TX next week for Easter. One of the things I miss the most about my home state… 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Loleta - I just laughed so hard I cried!! The captions are hilarious!! I miss the girly days, I now have an 18 month old that just had to have a worm (ALIVE) removed from his mouth!! LOLReplyCancel

  • Carol DeAnda - haahahahaha I love you narration
    here!!! So cute, I wish there was more, this would be such a cute little book 😉ReplyCancel

  • Andrea @ Our Little Gems - i was chucking as i was going along your photos until i got to the last one… i really lost it. that is hilarious! hate nature, good one! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Abigail - These made me laugh so hard that I left the tab open and showed them to Joel when he got home. Then I laughed just as hard all over again. They all are so funny but that last one just kills me.ReplyCancel

  • ramonaruby - My friend sent me this link after I told her my bluebonnet photoshoot fail with my toddler and his two preschool age cousins last weekend. I don’t think I have one pick of my little one smiling (kept screaming “don’t want to!” in fact). Fun times! And the flowers are so beautiful this year!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - @amadisonmom - That Leyna… she’s a smart one. I totally agree. Nature is gross. I’m perfectly happy to just look at it from afar.

    Absolutely hysterical photo post!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Oh my gosh, I was in TEARS laughing at the captions on your pictures!! I had the same experiences with my little girl the past couple days when we’ve tried to do pictures!!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer hutchins - I think I look at this everyday and it STILL makes me laugh so hard. I absolutely love it…I think I should pin itReplyCancel

  • Courtney - I love the one with big brother coming to the rescue – that’s framable.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria S - Laughing my ass off! Hilarious! /deadReplyCancel

  • Janalyn - Hilarious!! I’ve been putting off doing our bluebonnet pictures because my little girl likes nature about as much as yours!ReplyCancel

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  • Kristy - …. and here I thought the best pict was the last… Then you went and added freakin hilarious commentary! 😉
    LOVE it!!ReplyCancel

  • Christy Rodgers Hale - So awesome! Great laugh for in the morning and your kids are gorgeous.ReplyCancel

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