Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
Here are the customary Maya's first Easter photos.

The bubbles were a big hit. Until she dumped the bottle into her Easter basket.

But what I really want to talk about is the saga of biannual family photo. Is it a huge ordeal in all families, or just ours? I only ask my family members to do this twice a year: Christmas and Easter. It's always so difficult in my family, you would think I was asking them to donate a kidney.
First of all, it's hard to get all of us in the same place at the same time. When Sarah was home, we had to wait around for over an hour while she showered, dressed, did her hair and make-up. By the time Sarah was ready, Matt wasn't in the mood anymore.
Today Nanna had to hit the road so we had to do it without her. Just as I announced that we were going ahead with the family photo shoot, Chris hit his head on the corner of the couch and gave himself a goose egg on the forehead. Since there was no blood or broken bones sticking out, I slapped an ice pack on it while he cried and Matt set up the tripod.
A few minutes later Chris was back to his usual cheerful self but then Riley was being uncooperative which made one of the parents mad, I won't name any names. So this is the best we could do. I've included some of the rejects for your entertainment.
I'm comforting Chris while Matt sets up the tripod.

Is the camara on? I better fix Maya's hair!

Okay, everybody smile!

I have no idea what was so funny, but right after this shot things went downhill.
I kind of like this picture the most, except that Maya is not looking at the camara.


Kelshel said...

Perfect! I loved the photos. Amelie doesn't like her photo taken, so that makes things difficult. She hardly ever smiles. They say I take too many pictures.
I love how everyone is wearing light blue.

No, I didn't really see Brad Pitt. He just sort of looked like him.

robandchristel said...

This is hilarious Irene! We laughed out loud...partly because it all looks and sounds way too familiar. We could create volumes of photo albums from just the outtakes. Priceless.


Stevens Family said...

LOL!! Thank you for the glimps of family photo time with 3 kids. These are just great. Hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

Fuson's in Alaska said...

Hey at least you do photos at home...I got this great idea to take some out at the beach this friday...want to come make funny faces at Steve so he'll smile???