Thursday, October 21, 2010


We took the day off of school to take pictures. It takes a lot of effort to get all the children looking presentable at the same time. We had a lot of challenges: Edgar got cranky fast. Lili insisted on trying to have her bangs look like fashionista cousin Desi. It was hard to keep them smoothed over. Marcos wanted to get dirty and Ammon spit up all over. Ruben struggled with smiling naturally. I made the mistake of having Ruben say "Lightning McQueen!" for one of the shots. He got rather excited.
Here are some of our best individual pictures:

Hasn't Ammon become a substantial little fellow? He is in the 90th percentile for his weight. That is a first for our family, and we're rather proud of the little chub.

We weren't able to get Ammon to smile for a picture. He is starting to smile, but it didn't happen today during picture time. I wanted a picture of all of the kids to send in our Christmas card, but I'm not completely satisfied with any of them. I don't think we'll get everything together to try again, so we are going to choose one of these pictures. I would like you, my large readership, to tell me which you like best:

Number 1
Number 2

Number 3 Number 4 (AKA: Do you hear what I hear?)

Number 5
These are just to show you what we were struggling against:
I thought Picture Day would be easier than school. It wasn't. It makes me appreciate home school--usually it doesn't matter at all what my kids wear or what their hair looks like.

This just in. I got Ammon to smile: