Monday, April 13, 2009

An Easter Tradition: Horrendous Pictures of My Children

Even though we have three degrees of higher education between the two of us, Greg and I are not very smart sometimes.  We decided to attempt some Easter pictures right after church but before lunch in order to keep the clothes clean.  Greg got them situated while I grabbed the camera.  He was attempting to put them in front of the Spring flowers, but strategically hiding the weeds.  Unfortunately, it was straight sunlight. 

For the Record: Empty stomachs + nap time + candy waiting inside the house + staring into the sun = Disaster!



It really didn't get much better when we moved into the shade.  My favorite part of this entire experience was Greg standing behind me yelling at the kids for not cooperating.  Thus, we add these beauties to the previous eight years of absolutely terrible and uncooperative Easter Day pictures. At least we are consistent.


This is probably the best one:

Easter wardrobe provided by Allyson (Austin's shirt), Jackie (Macy's dress), and Alexie (Paige's dress & shoes).  Gotta love hand-me-downs!  Thank you to all of you good, kind, generous people for thinking of us!

8 comments:

Kim and Brian said...

Too cute! I have to say that my fav is the second to the last with Paige's giddy face. Darling!!

Amber said...

NOT horrendous AT ALL! You should see some of the pictures I take. My favorite by far is the one with Greg's finger in the shot, scolding Macy!

Have you read themeanestmom.blogspot.com? She's hilarious! She has an article on picture-taking: http://themeanestmom.blogspot.com/2008/12/all-i-want-for-christmas-is-normal.html. You will totally relate.

Jana said...

LOL!! I love how we all have to learn that lesson about post-church, pre-eating pictures!!

Jackie said...

I think true personalities come out best in moments like these. :-) I remember trying to take Christmas pictures of the kids for a card about 3 or 4 years ago. I got so tired of none of the shots turning out so ended up using one where Logan and Claire fell asleep in their carseats on the way home from taking pictures with Nathan sitting between them. That's when they were at their best....

Lindsay said...

We have a whole slew of similar pictures taken on Easter, and every Easter they all look the same. I guess it will be pretty funny to look back on, seeing their personalities rather than a bunch of cheesey perfect faces.

Paige said...

I love all the pictures! You should do a huge collage of them all! It's hard getting 2 kids to smile at the same time...let alone 3...soon you'll have 5! Ours were all horrible too & I even tried to get ready in time to get some BEFORE church...still didn't work out. :)

Way to go on all the hand-me-downs! They all look so coordinated, you'd never know!

Fauset Photography said...

you are hilarious!! I LOVE them all!

Cherise Davies said...

CUTEnessss!!! :)