Monday, August 29, 2011

s.p.d.

(Can you tell that John got a cell phone...and we're texting more?! I'm all about abbreviations, and shortened phrases. s.p.d. That's my lingo for school picture day.)

See the young'ns here at home want to be doing all the same cool stuff that the big kids do at school, so today they fancied up (i.e. washed the lunch off their face without my nagging) and begged for a home-school picture day. (Okay...I don't really home-school...I won't even pretend to be equipped to know how to do that...but we call coloring, and cutting/pasting, and sorting skittles by color into little cups "homeschool." And everyone's happy.)

So anyways...kids wanted home-school pictures. 'Cept there's one problem...I stink at photography...and my camera stinks even worse than me. So it went something like this...







lets see...that's my big foot and Anne's tiny too-cute toesies. Apparently not as well balanced as I first thought...









oh, but this is a little better...or at least it would have been if my camera took the picture when I pressed the God-forsaken button. What's with the seven minute delay?!







there's that dang delay again! Get back here Annie!!!!









"What do you mean the sun's in your eyes?!"



Work with me, Frank!










Yep...go ahead...eat that mulch...I can wait. (probably need a little more fiber in your diet anyway.) No really...it's okay. AhhhhhH!!!!!!!!










Aaarggghhh. The frustration of it all. Seriously.



Okay, luckily...not so seriously.


We regrouped...laughed a little...and came out with some good ones. Maybe not school yearbook worthy...but perfectly imperfect for this (not-so) homeschoolin' momma of many!








There's my Frank-o! (hold the ketchup, heavy on the CHEESE!)



And Rose...what's not to love about that laugh (and the thumb-suckin' gap in her teeth! Yumm!)






Oh, and Princess Lucy...why yes...she would LOVE to have your vote for Prom Queen!





This belly laughter is priceless...better than any posed smile I nearly hurt myself trying to capture! Love you Annie!!!








and of course...every class needs a couple of clowns...pictures are so much better when we're "dressed up" for them!











1 comment:

Martha said...

Kate and I had a blast and a good giggle looking at these pictures and reading your captions out loud. Thanks for the cute smiles! SO HAPPY to be reading your blog again!!!