Life with kids is ALWAYS an adventure. And I have 3 who are only 3 years apart. (yes, we're crazy.) This is my place to capture the craziness in all it's glory, because childhood only happens once. (thank goodness!)
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Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Smile pretty for the camera
I have hundreds of snapshots of my children. But the above portrait is the one currently hanging on my front room wall. Because it's the most current one I have. And this particular photo session was over a year ago. So, I thought it was time to update my wall portraits.
And then I remembered why it had been a year since we last attempted portraits. Because you know that old adage they use in Hollywood, never work with kids or animals? Well, it's because of kids like mine!
Because I pick out cute clothes and try to make sure they are napped and fed and I have brilliant ideas in my mind of how they are going to turn out. But inevitably they always turn out something like this:
I can still hear Zoey screaming as Adam tries to climb out of the picture.
What is up with that look on Zoey's face? And apparently Adam was concerned about being included in the picture.
Or my personal favorite:
Don't they just look tortured?
Why I can't I have a nice portrait like this to hang on my wall. I would order a HUGE canvas of that print.
Or one like this, because they may not smiling, but it still looks great! Because at least nobody is crying.
These girls sat in a truck. So why wouldn't mine sit in a wheel barrow? Why? Why?
Of course there are a few gems. See, we were trying to get Zoey to lean against the fence all coy like.
And, as you can see, she just wasn't getting it.
So of course, the older sibling felt it was his responsibility to show her how.
And he did a great job, too bad he's still holding that stinking train that I kept begging him to put down!
Oh well. Now you'll all understand when I don't send out Christmas cards with a family portrait on it.