Tuesday, January 25, 2011

the year of the rabbit

Chinese New Year is on February 3rd this year. Wow, that's just 9 days away!

Yesterday morning I was telling Lilah that the Chinese Zodiac Animal for 2011 is the rabbit. And then I made a suggestion: "Wouldn't it be nice to wear your bunny ears and I'll paint you a pink nose and whiskers? Listen, I did not have to repeat or beg. She was SO excited! Don't think I've ever pulled a 'photoshoot' off as well as that before! So I slipped her into her pink qípáo, same one as she wore to the reception at the Chinese Embassy in September. Might I add, the dress is a size 4 and is creeping up her legs like crazy, now if I washed it I would totally blame myself, but I didn't!

And then while I was taking her picture, I gave her 'The Velveteen Rabbit' book off the shelf and it was a seriously big hit for her. And by doing that, I got some of my favourite shots.


  1. What a cute idea! I love this set of photos, but you really can't go wrong with Lilah as the subject. I didn't realize CNY was so soon. Guess I'd better get moving!

    Gin =)

  2. Chinese new year is creeping up fast this year... and what a very creative idea for a photo shoot!

    Lilah looks beautiful in the bright pink.

  3. What fun! I especially love the ones of Lilah reading (the illustrations look beautiful, btw) and the one of her standing with the light streaming from behind.

    I adore the playfulness of this set!

  4. Great pictures Jill, I can't believe how quickly Chinese New Year coming!


  5. What a cute little rabbit! Love these!

    Ok I know that Chinese New Year is around the corner but when you say 9 days ..... OH MY.... I am not ready.....

  6. She is the cutest little bunny I have ever seen!!! dx