Saturday, March 22, 2008

Adventures in Family Photos

It was a beautiful day here yesterday and since it was Good Friday, I thought why not try to take pictures of the boys outside dressed up. No dinosaur shirts, knee torn pants, and an attempt at brushing their hair that I cut the day before (it really is not their fault their hair always looks like it does).

We started off alright. They were very patient for me. But, here is a Buckaroo family secret, well not really a secret if you look through our photo albums - it is nearly impossible to get a good picture of us if there is more than one person in the picture. Cases in point, our wedding photos...honeymoon photos...babies being born photos... o.k. there are many examples.

It is a fact that a good family photo of us is few and far between, it is a fact that I have had to come to terms with. So, to not try to gloss over or misrepresent who we really are, let me let you into what really happens during picture time.

Littlest Buckaroo adores his big brother and looks to him for answers to questions like why is the sky blue? what's Walker, Texas Ranger's real name? why does mom have us sitting in the grass with this basket between us while we are wearing these uncomfortable blue coats? Oh, the knowledge this boy is acquiring from his big brother will take him far in life.

O.K., I am not above just giving my boys photo grief. We had to go somewhere last night that required us to be dressed up a little more than just blue jeans, so I thought (scary sometimes) that I would get Big Buckaroo to take a picture of me with the boys. I want them to look back when they are old and remember that they did have a mom since usually I am the one taking the pictures and am rarely in them.

Now, if it is hard to get a picture with just 2 people in it, think how hard it is to get 3 people to all be smiling and looking at the camera at the same time. Littlest Buckaroo is wondering why in the world did we come back outside with different shirts on and stand in the same place. Maybe he is looking for the basket that we had out earlier.

This is going to have to do, it was getting late and we had to be in town. Littlest Buckaroo was so tired of saying cheese that he might be lactose intolerant now.

We will try again tomorrow morning before church.... maybe, if we are not running too late, my hair does not look too horrible, the boys have not spilled food on their Easter clothes, Big Buckaroo gets dressed in time....etc. etc.
He is Risen!
The Park Wife


Sage said...

In the olden days, and in many churches still, the response to "He is risen" is "He is risen indeed!"

Have a blessed Easter!

Shirley said...

The pictures you don't think are great will be the ones you treasure most in years to come.

Happy Easter to your family.

OKGardners said...

I think each and every picture you take is great! Your boys are so cute. However, how could they NOT be cute with parents like they have. :-)

I might have this all wrong, but does the older boy look more like you and maybe the little looks like Dad? I seem to see evidence of this.

You will all four look great on Easter Sunday. Take pictures and YES, the Mom needs to be in the pictures, too. I find that I am usually MIA (Missing in action) in most pictures because I am taking the pictures.

Have fun - Make memories for a lifetime.

Betty in Oklahoma

Anonymous said...

Your boys are cutie pies!
I'm sure your pic tomorrow will be good.
Happy Easter
Ala Grandmother

:Jayne said...

Sage is right! He is risen indeed!

The boys are adorable, I just love the overly smiley smiles. Soooo cute.
How fun to a have a dig going on. Mine used to love digging for old things in my mom's back yard.


SharonB said...

those boys are so precious!

Patriot said...

Adorable family! Hope your Easter celebration was great!

Steph in AK said...

Aw, all the photos are lovely! You have a dazzling smile, and the boys are just sweetness, aren't they?

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

The last one was quite nice. We don't take good photos either, except that even if there is only one of us, we can still skew our noses, close our eyes, etc.

Happy Easter, dear. He is risen!~~Dee

Jessica said...

You all are gorgeous. Love the little suits.

Although they are not the best I do plan to post a family pic later this week. I really makes Mr. Bum look gigantic next to me.