20 October 2008

What a stinker!


Truly-root canal would have been more fun! Saturday we had to go have pictures taken for my in-laws anniversary. My mother-in-law asked for a portrait of her 5 grandchildren together-this is easier than my side of the family which has 25 grandchildren, but it was still a feat nonetheless. My sister-in-law drove in with her two kids. We had an 8 year-old, 2 five year olds, and 2 three year olds, and it is my little Michael who was the problem child (the other 3 year old is a girl-enough said!).
So we arrive at the studio, and are ushered into a small room. The photographer starts to pose the kids-can I say here that they don't get paid enough? The first round goes off fine, then she tries another pose. Michael decided he was done. I threatened time out, Andy threatened no pizza for dinner. He wanted this huge pumpkin that was on a shelf. So we did the next shot with him sitting on a pumpkin. In the end, this was the one we went with (when I get the email link, I will post the picture). We have a huge plastic pumpkin in the picture.
I also wanted to try to get Michael's 3 year old shots done as well as a picture of just my 3 boys to use as a Christmas card photo. Although he was really naughty for the individual shots (he threw the pumpkin, and then tried to play chase behind the backdrop), she got a ton of really cute pictures! He is such a little stinker!
The picture of just my 3 boys? Never happened. We'll end up doing something ourselves probably on Thanksgiving.
As we were waiting for our photos, my sister-in-law said, "well, you could come back for the Christmas shot." Umm, no...I think I'll pass!

6 comments:

Sometimes Sophia said...

We have group photos of the kids taken every year from the time they were babies... from toddlers holding infants to becoming new dads holding the next generation. It's awesome. Keep up the good work!

Susie said...

I have enough problems keeping mine to sit still. I can't imagine 5!! Nightmare! But, I can't wait to see the pictures:-)

Kim H. said...

I can barely get photos done of one - let alone get everyone together. We had a church directory photo taken a few weeks ago and I'm afraid to say - that although I thought I looked FAT - I'm going with it. I don't care anymore. Everyone was clean. Everyone smiled. Over. Done!

And btw, my daughter Molly, our delightful three year old is a BEAST when it comes to pictures! Does that make you feel better?..... :)

Amy said...

OH when my girls were little, I always came out of the studio sweating buckshot! THey made me so nervous...lol!

Shannon said...

You should get some kind of prize just for attempting that! Whew! My MIL wants to get all 7 of her grandkids together for a portrait...

wish me luck.

Cassie said...

I gave up getting formal pictures done years ago. My boys were always too antsy for that. We've had much more succes just taking them ourselves at home and one time we hired the photographer to come to the house for family shots. In the end, she wasn't any more expensive then going up to Sears or something! I do feel bad though because I have no shots of my daughter at all - I mean formal portrait shots. And she is almost 2!! :-(