Yesterday I rounded up the littles and begged my hubby to put down the garden trowel so we could capture a family photo. We smoothed our hair, plastered on smiles and came up with one lovely gem. But, what good are family photos without showing you the outtakes. I'm all about keeping it real around here...
Ethan: "Mom look, I'm flying with my elbows!" Me: "Dude, put your elbows down! Everybody smile big! Seriously, Ethan put your elbows d..."
"Oh, hey. This one isn't too bad...wait, the baby's eyes are closed. Okay guys one more time!"
Ethan: "Ummm guys...Emerie's pulling my hair. Oh wow, this really hurts!"
"Wait...everyone come back we're not done yet! Eva, stop jumping! Guys just one more pic..."
"Okay guys...suckers for everyone if we can make this our last one!!!"
Aaaaaaaaaaaaand that's a wrap...
A friend of mine saw this photo on Facebook and commented that it was a "sweet family photo." I had to laugh, knowing all it took to capture one good shot. Can you imagine the film we save by using digital cameras these days?