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.