Happy Mother's Day! Today has been a beautiful, sunny, breezy day here in Raleigh, NC. We enjoyed a great morning at church then I took the kids to the park. Then I thought, "Mother's Day can't be complete without a picture of my cherubs!" No problem. It will only take a minute or so, right?
So, I send the kids out on the back deck. Okay, how about boys in the back, girls in the front. Great! Here was our first attempt:
Not terrible for our first shot, but we can definitely do better, right? Here's our second try:
Hmm, not quite what I had in mind. Samantha is the only one looking at the camera. Daniel, stop sulking - it's just a picture! Andrew, come on. You're the oldest, you know better. And Emily, are you asleep? Alright, maybe I wasn't clear. This is a picture, so SMILE! Here goes our third attempt:
Really, is taking a picture that hard? Daniel, stop sulking already! Andrew, thanks for putting that tongue away and Emily thanks for looking at the camera. Samantha you are being sweet as always, but you're just looking at the wrong person. Look at me! Okay, getting desperate now. So, I try a bribe - you can have a snack if you all smile at the camera! This will work for sure:
AAH!! Sweet Samantha, look at me! Way to go Emily! Andrew, take it down a notch. And Daniel, your half smile would be more convincing if you weren't crossing your arms!
Okay, I know our perfect picture is out there some where. Come on guys! Did I mention there's ice cream for smiling children:
Houston! We have a problem!! Mission control- we're losing them!!! Okay, let's try something different. How about a group hug:
Great job Andrew! Daniel, stop pinching Emily! Emily, I think you're choking Samantha!
Wait! Where are you going? We're not done yet! Sigh...
Oh well, I should have stopped after the first picture. Here it was:
Gotta love em!! Happy Mother's Day!