We have photos of our kids hanging in the hall. One of Ryan & Taylor, Jillian & Molly, and Chloe & SaraGrace. I have single photos of each child, but the photos of two, together are kind of special. So far, I have been totally unsuccessful at getting photos of the little boys and the little girls together. I had one taken of Jordan and Jake taken at WalMart last year that was so awful I never framed it.
So...today. I suddenly realized that decent weather is slipping away and I still haven't gotten the photos I want.
The day was also slipping away, so I dashed upstairs and threw together some outfits for the kids. They dutifully got ready with the promise of a 'treat' dancing in their heads. (No...I am not above bribing them for photos. I realize this is an ugly thing about myself.)
As we pulled out of the driveway, it's started sprinkling. Hmmmph. We must press on.
I was able to get a few so-so shots, but man, so many of them didn't turn out. The kids are just at the age where they give me these totally fake smiles that make them look constipated. Then there were a few photos that were perfect...except...slightly blurry. argh. That's what happens when you don't use a trained professional to take the photos.
Bless their little hearts--they were good sports about the whole thing. I rewarded them with a stop at McD*nalds for little bags of McD*nald land cookies. By the way they pounced on them with unbridled glee, I'm guessing I could probably drag another photo shoot out of them. Or maybe not.
Can you tell that Zoey is saying, "Cheeeeese?"
Now they are both saying 'Cheeese.'
Not totally happy with this, but it might have to do.
"Hey, Katie-bug, you should come up here!"