Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pictures That Crack Me Up

This series of pictures makes me laugh every time I look at them, so I thought I'd share.

The Family Photo
I love this one because it is reminiscent of a certain Blondin Family portrait circa 1980 or so. Erin was around Corinne's age and I was 9 or 10. Erin was being awful, crying and carrying on because she wanted the stuffed animal that the guy was using to try to make her smile. My parents were getting progressively more annoyed looking, which was clearly seen in the proofs. The final photo, the one my parents ended up going with because it was actually the best in the bunch, shows my dear sister with finger in the air about to pick her nose. Classic. In our version of this you can see that Pete is pushing an irritable Corinne off his lap, having told her to just go away. It took us literally around 40 attempts to get the one that we sent out in Lillian's birth announcement. But look: we're wearing our home-made shirts.
The Aftermath

My mother said she'd kill me if I posted this picture but really, how could I resist?!

It Would Have Been a Nice Picture...
Do you know how hard it is to get four kids between the ages of 1 month and 4 years posed with no one crying, all eyes on the cameras, and get the two dads quickly into the shot before the timer runs out, only to have the dog get all worked up from all the excitement and jump up at just the wrong moment?

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