Okay, here's the story...
On Friday morning at 6:30 AM, I went into Jayce's closet and randomly picked his red Cookie Monster T-shirt. Then I found some clean jeans of his on my floor and got him dressed. Then I went back into my room and threw on some clothes. The bra I had picked out showed through my first shirt, so I traded it for my thicker red shirt. While I was dressing, Jaina was getting dressed, too. She has ONE pair of jeans that she approves of and hardly ever wears them. When she came out of her bedroom, she was wearing a red shirt and jeans, too. I promise you, we did not plan this!
But because we were all so cute and color coordinated, Jaina asked if we could take pictures that morning after we picked up Jayce from school (Jaina was spending the day at home due to recovering from strep).
We have this huge window in the back of our house next to our kitchen table. It brings in the most awesome light into our house. And its super easy to move the table out of the way to give us more room. For first pictures I took, I tried to create a backdrop using some chairs and a blanket. You'll see below that it didn't work out very well.
Jayce loves the timer on our canon powershot, which sometimes works to our advantage, sometimes not. This was one of those times where he wanted to press the shutter button and watch the flash go off in front of his eyes, so he did NOT want to stay on his spot on the stool. I kept telling him to "SIT DOWN!" and he would obey, only to jump up two seconds later flapping his hands excitedly. These are the best pics I could get.
The Three of Us:
Then I nixed the blanket and bribed the kids to sit in the barstools next to each other. This way, Jayce couldn't escape. Now, why I left the messy clutter and the yellow handled broom stay in the background, I do not know. I wish I could photoshop it outta there!
I am always on a quest to find the "perfect" picture of my two children together. Smiling, looking at the camera. It almost never happens. Jaina loves to give "posed" smiles and Jayce doesn't stay in one place for very long. Combine it with the fact that I want good lighting and a decent backdrop, I am usually a glutton for punishment. Oh well. I just keep taking pictures and hope that one will turn out okay one day!
Aww... kisses. They do love each other.
Then, Jayce reached over and smacked Jaina on the head, totally unprovoked.
Then Jaina retaliated. I stood there with my camera and took pictures, like any good mom :)
Jaina is always willing to pose for me. But will she give me a genuine smile? Sometimes :)
Its a little harder to get good pictures of Jayce, but boy do I love trying :) And love the rewards of when I catch cute expressions on his face!
So, that's the story of all these pictures :)