Thursday, November 17, 2011

Family Picture Failures!

My preoccupation with getting a good family picture of us have continued this fall, but they've pretty much all been failed attempts. The main reasons for the lack of success with this are:
1) a 2-year-old who is not at all interested in getting his picture taken,
2) wind, which makes my borderline okay hair totally not okay, and
3) overly bright sunshine that makes us look like squinty-eyed ghosts!
In the following pictures I have identified the culprit that ruined the picture. 

 The culprit: Too  much sunshine and a toddler struggling to escape.

The culprit: Uncooperative toddler and a little too much sunshine.

The culprit: The wind making my hair look funny and my squinting. Sam for once is sitting still and even smiling, though! That's progress!

The culprit: Uncooperative toddler. That kid!!

 The culprit: Obviously, bad timing on my part to blink my eyes! The photo is overexposed too.

The culprit: Six-year-old in a daze. This one is cute, but it's not quite "the one."

I guess these pictures aren't complete failures, though, because they capture the reality of our lives, and the reality of our lives is overall a beautiful thing that I'm thankful for.
But I'm still going to keep trying for that ideal shot that I have in my mind!

P.S. Sometime soon I'll post some pictures that were taken of us sitting in a giant rocking chair! They're pretty funny.


Kristina P. said...

I think they still work!

Donna said...

Then you are either being nice or have low standards for us! Ha ha.

The Crazy Coxes said...

I like the pictures. I think they are REAL! I love the bottom one at the Halloween party!

Amelia said...

Cute pictures even if they're not perfect! I like your thought at the end about the pictures capturing the beautiful reality of your lives.
I can't wait to see the rocking chair pictures! Sounds like a hoot. (That was for you since you like owls so much!)

Ann Marie said...

Keeping it real!!
We all have a few bad.. and not so favorite photos.. but I bet when we are all much older... they will be better-- or end up on awkward family photos!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

I think your photos are still so cute! A struggling toddler just makes is believable. :)