Sunday, October 20, 2013

Family Pictures!

Every year my mom's only Christmas request is an updated family picture from each of her children. I was planning to hold out and not show her the pictures until December 25, but then Jeff posted a picture on Facebook, unaware we were supposed to keep these pictures under wraps. So then I gave in and gave up on keeping the pictures a secret for the next two months. Because, I mean, what's the use in hiding these adorable pictures?!?

My brother-in-law, Dallas, took these pictures. We are so happy with the way they turned out! Other than the part about neither of my kids ever smiling or looking at the camera on demand. But hey. Dallas did a great job snagging a shot whenever they were willing to somewhat cooperate.

 *My favorite*

 Carson was chasing two gigantic geese. And he nearly got his finger bit off by one of them.
As we were wrapping up, he-who-refused-to-smile suddenly started striking poses faster than a Baby Gap model. It was so funny.

It wasn't until the last five minutes of our shoot that I remembered the one sure-fire way to make my kids (and apparently me) smile -- bathroom noises.

Maybe next year my kids will look at the camera...and not spit all over their shirts...and smile. Am I asking too much here?!?
Take your pic (ha! Get it?) Mom! Thanks again Dallas!


Dallas Golden said...

Hey Thanks for the shout out. I appreciate it.

jlthomas said...

Great pictures! Great photographer! Great toy car!

I think my favorite is the one where you are holding Eli's hand and then his body is making some sort of a weird shape. This might sound weird, but the way his body is makes me think of a Dr. Seuss book. And I don't understand why.

Kim said...

These pictures are adorable!! Dallas did a super great job on capturing all the looks of a very cute family. Love all the family shots. Love all the up close shots. I guess I just love all the photos because I love the people in the pictures so much. Can't wait for my Christmas present this year!!

Thanks for your efforts to keep me happy every year. (Jeff, I know it's not your favorite thing to do, but thanks for humoring your wife as she humors your mother-in-law.)

Kenzman said...

Sarah these are so adorable! You are so pretty and I love your little family! Also (gasp) you wore a scarf?!

Laura said...

They turned out so good!