The thing about taking pictures with small children, though, is that anything is a distraction. Not just loud noises and such, but things like pinecones and the sky are distracting. It's hard to blame them, really; who wants to look at a shrieking adult with a camera when you could look at a cat?
Norah Mae desperately wanted Ed the Cat (that is his full and respectful title, thank you), and the magical powers of The Ed made Charlotte smile. Kelli and Aaron are just well-trained.
We tried bringing Ed into the shot, to see if it would be less distracting, but the lure of his soft fur proved irresistible to Vada.
|I have thirteen photos of Vada petting Ed, who is very tolerant for an elderly cat.|
Ellie was more interested in petting humans, but she's one and hasn't yet grasped the difference between a gentle stroke and a sharp tug.
Char is upset because she just got her hair yanked. Ellie is upset because she got scolded for yanking.
Aren't pictures fun, children? Are we having a good time yet?
Because they obviously weren't having a good time, at one point we took a break and the children instantly scattered, darting into the trees.
Eventually we got all the children in one photo with Mom and Mark. As for everyone all smiling, well...
Let's be honest: I think we all know I'm using this post as an excuse to show you how adorable my family is.
Not to mention these two, who are clearly MFEO. (Made For Each Other. Name that movie!)
They're also the ones to receive the latest quilted offering from my mother.
It's their wedding quilt. We won't discuss how long they've been married. (HINT: I was 8 1/2 months pregnant with Caedmon at their wedding, and somebody just had a birthday...) A quilt that size has to take forever, though, and I love how it looks like stained glass. To me, anyway.
Next time, my mother sports a halo of daughters and we discuss why you should feel sorry for her!