Monday, September 8, 2008

Family Pictures....


Oh What Fun!


The idea was simple,the task at hand not so much. Trying to get a family picture with six people,four of whom are under the age of five, is difficult.It takes loads of patience, a good sense of humor, and a "go with the flow" attitude. And we know the perfect photographer for the job...my Dad . So off we went on a beautiful Sunday afternoon to a local park for a picnic with my parents, and then pictures. We have not had a family picture taken since "R" was born. And we needed one for our prayer cards, and brochure that we have been working on for Romania. The kids did fairly well. My favorite quote from the day was "J's" "Ah, my teeth are going to break from smiling too much." After the pictures were taken, we went back to our picnic blanket, we were watching the Amish play volley ball when the chaos broke out. First "R" fell over bonking his head on the ground. Then my Dad got attacked by hornets while attempting a cute picture of "J". While we were helping my Dad, the hornets went after "C". Poor thing got stung on the arm a few times, and was screaming.We rushed everyone to the car. Thinking the kids would be protected. "C" kept screaming. Then we realized the hornets were up her pants legs.Then,"R" Started screaming.He had been stung. "J" was crying because he was worried about his siblings, "E" was crying. By this time, mommy wanted to start crying. It's the worst feeling in the world when your children are in pain, and you can't do anything about it. What a way to end a fun day of picnicking and photos! We did get quite a few nice pictures before the chaos!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Your poor babies!!!! They are ok now right?? The pictures are beautiful. Uncle Steve did a nice job on them. :)

~Jackie

Bridget said...

Personally---- I like the one where elliot is upside down-- i think you should put that one in your thingy...