Who doesn’t love a great picture where everyone is looking, giving their biggest smiles, and having everyone in focus. I’m raising my hand high over here, but as a mom of two rowdy little guys, I know that achieving this is far and few between.
We wanted to try and get pictures of all of us before we attempted the boys because it’s always easier to break away than regroup.
If it’s not my nuggets that love to find sticks, it’s my dog. At this point it wouldn’t be a picture for us if a stick wasn’t involved. Coaty was more concerned about tearing into that thing and kept doing his own thing. I know I was probably asking for a lot here and might have been a bit over ambitious to think we could capture all of us and our dog, but when I have something in mind I have to try it out to see if it’s doable.
With a growling bear face and a little rearranging, we all got it together. I think I yelled, Coaty look a squirrel! And then we got this.
And then he dropped his stick and gave the camera a look like, my family is cray cray.
With a stick on the lose, there is no room for leaving that thing untouched. Little nugget was the closest and eyed that thing up.
Mom to mom moment here, anyone who says they haven’t bribed their kids for a picture (or a dog in our case) in my opinion can’t be trusted. Eric was standing behind me with a piece of cheese, this bribe was totally for our dog, but it looks like both my dog and my son wanted the same treat. I mean, cheese does have that effect on people #allthecheese.
You see, sometimes I get these grand ideas in my head that I love to attempt bringing them to life, and what would taking family pictures be without adding some fake snow throwing into the mix.
It went a little something like this…
To finish it up, my precious nuggets were just that, precious nuggets that melted my mama heart. They smiled, they laughed, they held hands, and made looking at them behind the camera one of the best moments.