Self-Portraits for All Mankind

March 22, 2013

It’s been a long time since I took any pictures of what I was wearing (my bathroom door was starting to feel a little neglected, what with not being featured in any photos), but apparently not so long that Ella had forgotten how it worked.

She woke up from her nap, just as I was finishing my photos and as soon as I was done, she hopped in front of the camera, smiled, and said, “Take some of me!”

So I did.

Top: Pottery Barn Kids hand-me-down, Jeggings: Target

But she quickly decided she needed her hair combed and also some shoes. We took many photos.

But even supermodels sometimes get tired of being in front of the camera and wants to be the one pushing the button instead.

Ani, as I predict will happen many times in the course of her life, was recruited to play along. I believe she was thrilled:


And who even wants to see ME after those pictures? Too bad, I’ll be forcing them on you (even my own mother would rather see pictures of the grandbabies, I’m certain).

I love those silly little girlies. They can stick around.


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  • Reply Ash March 22, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I was just thinking the other day, because I'm strange and maybe a little prescient, that "Janssen hasn't posted an outfit in a while… I miss that." Love what you're wearing! Although I have to agree that Ella and Ani are show-stealers 🙂

  • Reply Carole March 22, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Your mother was thrilled to see new photos of all three of you! Such beautiful girls.

  • Reply Elaine March 22, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Sorry, Ella, but my favorite is the toussled hair barefoot one. Great job taking a picture of your baby sister too. Mommy looks fabulous as always.

  • Reply Erica March 22, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I know I've said this a million times, but it bears repeating – your girls are the most darling children I've ever seen, barring my nephew. But he's a boy (obv) so I can say that about your girls.

  • Reply Señora H-B March 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Oh man, that Ella. And now that Ani! They are so cute.

  • Reply Momma Miles March 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    What a great family! You're a blessed mom.

    And you look great!

  • Reply Jessica March 22, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Such pretty ladies!

  • Reply Jenna Hatfield March 22, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Oh goodness, you're all adorable!

  • Reply NGS March 22, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    The adorableness of those girls may make me rethink my NO KIDS EVER stance!

  • Reply Rhi March 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    Ella gives me hope that Henry's cheeks are here to stay for a while.

  • Reply Becca March 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    SO CUTE.

  • Reply Jodi March 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    So darling!

  • Reply Kayla March 22, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Your little girlies are so darling! Ella is a real cutie. 🙂

  • Reply Jenny March 22, 2013 at 10:45 pm

    SERIOUSLY. Aren't post-nap kids the CUTEST?!?

  • Reply kimmie March 23, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Oh my goodness, your two girls are the cutest things ever! Ella's smile is just too darling, and awww Ani is getting big! SOOOO CUTE.

  • Reply Chelsea March 23, 2013 at 6:50 am

    I just love her little expressions! Such a doll. What a little mini-you!

  • Reply Amy March 23, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I have missed the outfit updates! Ella is too cute and soon enough I'm sure Ani will want in on the outfit photo fun 🙂

  • Reply Brynn March 23, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Your little babes are so cute!!

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife March 24, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    These photos are adorable! What cute girls! And wow – Ani has such lovely red hair!

  • Reply Jillian March 25, 2013 at 12:14 am

    3 beautiful girls-that Bart is a lucky guy!

  • Reply Laura {a spoonful of joy} March 25, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    oh my goodness, that is too precious! all three of you look beautiful!

  • Reply Bethany March 26, 2013 at 2:41 am

    All caught up on your blog and just adoring you and your babies more and more every day, if that's even possible. 🙂

  • Reply Alli Aars {You have your blog, we have Aars} March 27, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Oh my gosh, this is TOO cute!

  • Reply Lee Blume April 11, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Hello, I just stumbled across your blog and found this post. I had to post because your older daughter looks sooooooooo much like my second daughter. I showed my husband the first picture of her and he thought I was showing him a picture of our daughter. I'm new to the blogging world so I don't have a ton of pics of her online right now but here is a link to a post with a picture of her in it.

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