My photographer daughter Lauren gets everyone set with the help of her sister Crystal and the camera starts it's rapid fire of clicks trying to catch that just right moment. I amused myself by taking pictures of my own of all the action. That's right, I was of little help with the actual true photos. When you are the grandmommy you get to do the fun stuff and leave all the fussing to the parents.
We didn't last long here before it was time to move on. Once released from the pose they all took off in separate
directions and immediately thought the photo session was over and it was time to play.
After a few choice threats by the photographer, they regrouped and moved on to the next pose area. Mckinlee whines because she has sand in her sandals but I quickly brushed it out and that crisis was over. It took some compromise on who would hold the baby and who got to sit in the chair or on the ladder but we were still all smiling. Yippee!
All moved and reset and Miss McKinlee has had about all this picture taking stuff she wants. Nothing will do, she is just not going to smile. Mikey clasps his head in disbelief that we have to wait for someone to smile.
Grandmommy decides maybe it's time for us to make a silly face picture. This gives us a little time to cheer up and possibly smile for just a few more shots. Tanner is too cool to make a face for us of course and Kambri is just trying to hold a pose and a baby.
Looks as though one of those bugs flew up Deuce's nose and when Lauren counts heads she notices someone is missing in this pose. Uncle Mike is having a good time playing with the baby. Lauchlan is delivered and the photo taking proceeds.
Crystal and Lauren think maybe we can get a quick shot of Grandmommy and all the kids so I hand off my camera to Mike and have a seat. The wind kicks up a bit and by this time control is soon to be a thing of the past. Check out Deuce in the bottom left corner of this picture. The final blow is being dealt to Mikey's tummy as baby Lauchlan looks on! Smiles turn to tears and it's unanimous, THAT'S A WRAP!
So at the end of the day, Lauren did manage to get some good shots and we made a fun memory. Now it looks like maybe we should go and work on our spelling!