Today we took a road trip to Beloit, Kansas for our first professional photo session. Our photographer, Stephanie Meier, came highly recommended from our friends the Murdocks and the Marshalls. We were a little early for our 11 a.m. appointment and took pictures for nearly 2 hours! Ledger was very cooperative for most of the session, but got hungry and cranky in the last half hour. I feel very confident that Stephanie got some great pictures and we can't wait to see the proofs online soon!
EDIT: Stephanie took some amazing photos, but we don't own them in digital format. The prints were outrageously expensive, but we couldn't help but order a few of them. Our favorites were a series of black and white photos where Chris is holding Ledger in his hands. The only way for us to share them online was for me to photograph the photographs... so they're not very clear on the blog, but you can get an idea of just how adorable the pictures are:
Since we had already driven ourselves into the wilds of north-central Kansas, we decided to drive an extra 20 minutes to Cawker City, KS and see the world's largest ball of twine! I had visited years before, but Chris (and Ledger, of course) had never seen this amazing Kansas landmark. It is so amazing, that we accidentally drove past it the first time. :) Unfortunately, we didn't take a camera with us, so we couldn't document our son's first visit to the twine. The paparazzi forgot their camera -- go figure! :) We also took some time to drive along-side Waconda lake on our way back home.
We really enjoyed our first road trip and look forward to much more family travel in the future.