Friday, December 4, 2009

Best of the Worst

So every year I have a horrible time thinking about what to get my mom for her birthday (Dec. 21st) and X-Mas.

I noticed while we were visiting in August that she has like NO pictures of my kids around her house. She has tons of all the other grandkids. Why? Duh. I don't send her any pictures! I can't fault her for that.

So this year I decided that I was going to take a picture of all my kids and buy a nice frame. Genius. Except for the photo part. Here's how the photo shoot went down: (notice I did actually get all the kids dressed yesterday, specifically to get a picture!).

Shot One: Baby girl covers her face

Shot Two: Have Tweenie hold her arms and Say Cheese - someone got a little too cheesy!
Shot Three: Hmmm. Not bad, but neither of the boys are looking anywhere near the camera...

Shot Four: I Tell them to look at the camera...then Tweenie does, which gets their focus ;) and I get her pointing.Shot Five: Lazy Baby = Done

Shot Five: Lazy Baby Out! ;)Now which one of those do I put in a frame for grandma? ;) I guess I'm going to keep trying until I get one that's somewhat passable...

Though after your comments about the photo for my Christmas Card, I totally see the genius in taking all their pictures separately!! So now I'm thinking multiple collage photo frame. Hopefully I can find one that says Grandma... or maybe I could craft one up? How hard could that be? It would probably take much less time than trying to get 4 kids to look and smile at the camera at the same time. Plus, we would still have the step-tweenie issue - she needs to be in the photo too... so I just managed to take most of the pressure off myself in two little sentences ;) So glad I have smart bloggy buddies!! ;)

8 comments:

Valeta said...

I like the second one.

They are all so cute!

Helene said...

You know what I would do...buy a frame that has like 5-6 openings of the same size - a vertical one. Then put each picture in it, in order of the way you shot them.

It's actually pretty funny when you look at the pics from first to last. The kids' personalities really shine through in each picture.

Yaya said...

Haha! CUTE! So much cuter than when I am trying to take pictures of all 4 kids I nanny for together. I about want to rip my hair out!

2 Toddlers and Me said...

That's generally how our photo shoots turn out whenever I want my kids to stand still for a minute near their cousins. I don't know how Jon and Kate ever got a family photo!

April said...

I like the idea of seperate pics but just so you know I LOVE 2 and 3!

~~Mel~~ said...

I also love 2 and 3...your kiddos are all so cute and tweenie is your little mini-me lol.

Beth @ Spots On My Apples said...

I'm a big fan of giving imperfect photos to family members. One of my mom's favorite pics of my daughter is of her on Santa's knee, red faced and screaming. It was such a Norman Rockwell shot and completely captured the moment. Those are the moments we want to remember right- the real ones that show everyone's personalities? I would send one of the ones you took. So cute! :D

anymommy said...

That is exactly what would happen at my house. Right down to the tipping over crying baby. Love it.

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