Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mission Impossible

Last Sunday, the weather finally warmed up, so we took the kids to the Cincinnati Zoo.
Whenever we do things like this, I feel the need to try and get a great picture of all the kids together.
My mother-in-law and my brother-in-law's wife (I had to say it that way so you can understand the two are only related through marriage, so this is nothing genetic!) are amazing photographers.  They just have this eye for good pictures.  They also have this ability to pose everyone just so.
I want to be able to do that.
Except I wasn't blessed with that eye.
I also don't possess the patience that it takes.
This doesn't stop me from trying.
I would try to say that my issue is the sheer numbers I'm working with, but I'm sure they'll get amazing pictures of my kids the next time we see them.
Here's an example of my lack of skill.  I didn't actually take these photos, Matt did, but I was the one who threw them all up there together and should have gotten them arranged in a good manner.
At first glance, you may think this is a picture of the boys.  And I must admit, it's a decent pic of the boys, but look down low.  Miss Emily is there, barely!  What happened???

Everyone look here!  Decent smiles.  Except those pesky bugs must have been getting Dillon!  Oh and who is Emily looking at?
I then decided that since everyone was acting semi human, I would add Natalie.  I had been wearing her, so she wasn't happy about leaving me and going to Dillon.  Zachy, however, finds this amusing. Emily almost looks like a floating head.

She was trying so hard to get out of Dillon's arms.  At least Emily has a body here.

After lots of me jumping up and down and making faces and crazy noises, we got a halfway decent shot.  Too bad Nan isn't looking forward. 
That's it, that's a s good as it gets!  How sad is that??
Dillon seems to have a pretty good eye though!  He caught this fish.

Perhaps it will be our Christmas card photo this year!


DyLinn said...

I think it's a great shot!

GinaBeana said...

HA! I love that you said the fish would be the Christmas card! Miss you all and can't wait to see you in a month! YAY! And now that you say that, I'm sure I'll end up taking horrible pics! :O) But, thanks for the compliments...made me smile!

Christy Parfet said...

this post made me laugh! thanks for the pics! I sympathize.

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