Anyone with kids knows that a family picture is interesting.
HA! Interesting! Boy isn't that putting it nicely.
Want to know what happens when you have seven kids and try to take a family picture?
Nothing fancy, just an attempt to capture everyone at a little family gathering.
We hand the camera over and ask the poor unknowning photographer to just take as many pictures as possible for a period of 2 or 3 minutes. Heck, we're optimistic!
Watch closely. (sorry, nothings cropped, so the background is kind of big)
Go ahead and scroll back through those.
Did you notice how #5 (far right) keeps moving further out until I grab him.
(after which he checks out his arm to make sure he's not damaged)
Notice that #6 (far left) is just having the time of his life.
And did you catch that my oldest daughter is posing?
Oldest boy is trying his darndest to look bored until Dad turns to check his facial expression.
And the lovely child on my chair-he goes for the subtle face making.
Charli kept trying to take off her shoes.
Then dear little middle daughter figured she'd just lean in as much as possible and try to look smug.
My Hubby is completely stoic. You'd think he's not enjoying himself or something. HA!
I won't even begin to comment on myself.
And this is just a fraction of the total photos taken.
As soon as we get a copy of the one we decided to print, I'll share it. It's classic. I've decided that perfect family photos are HIGHLY overrated. At least for my family.
Hey, I'm just trying to keep it real. Why not look back in 20 years and remember what life was really like?
Maybe next week I'll share the one we tried to get of all the grandkids (disclaimer: 7 of the 8 are mine).
Those pictures are just......really, wow.