so my sister in law emilie works for del sol. they make apparel that turns color in sunlight. shoes, jewerly, accessories, clothing, stuffed animals. so they were shooting their annual catalog and needed a 5 year old girl. she said she had a niece that was 5 and was the cutest. so they took a look at my blog and all of m's pics. called me an hour later and said they were interested and if she would be available on such and such date. i said of course. so today was the such and such date. we went to their studio and they had created a really beach with sand and beach balls, a real log to sit and eat ice cream on, a hammock, the works. it was so cute. m did such a good job. we curled her hair and painted her toes and fingernails, with del sol brand polish (way cute) and we were off. she smiled so cute and made friends with 3 other girls in her same shoot. she had so much fun. she got to keep her 2 outfits, sandals, hair clips, watch, rings, and a goody bag. she was way excited. all the girls were ADORABLE. what a fun adventure she had.