Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Traditional Easter Picture

We have taken pretty much the same picture in the same spot for the past three years so I have to share how the boys have changed over the last couple of years. It is funny because the shirt they are wearing is the same shirt they are wearing in the last picture, I guess we need to buy some new shirts, they look way too small on them now.



Sunday, April 18, 2010

Photo Op

Over the last couple of weeks I have had this photo bug where I have felt the need to document more of the boys lives in pictures. This may have to do with the fact that I know that there is a baby coming soon and that my focus may be on other things, but whatever the cause the boys haven't exactly wanted to be the perfect models for me in fact I think they have felt more like victims of my insistence on always taking pictures.
This last week we went up to visit my Uncle Tracy and Aunt Glenda in McKinney Texas after dropping Alan off at the Love Field Airport. We got there a little early and decided to go to the park and wait for them to get home from church. Obviously this was the perfect opportunity to take pictures, right? Jacob was less than thrilled about it and Sam wouldn't sit still.

This is a typical Jacob scowl which he has perfected through the years and really loves to pull out during a photo shoot. Unfortunately this was the only "usable" shot because all the other shots were of the back of their heads. Later that week we went to the zoo and I once again attempted to take pictures of the boys. Sam was willing.

Jacob was not.
I attempted to get him to cooperate several times, I will not tell you I am above a bribe to get a good picture, but even that didn't seem to work. So Sam in his brilliance decided to take things into his own hands and get Jacob to smile.

This seemed to do the trick.
Unfortunately Sam decided all of his good pictures were taken by then so this is what I ended up with.

Oh Well, I will just have to try again. Lucky them.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Bluebell Picutes

It was time for new Bluebell pictures since the bluebells are out in full bloom now. Samuel is the one in green, Jacob is in blue. It is a lot of pictures so if you like pictures great, if not sorry.


Our Easter festivities started on Saturday morning with dying eggs. I saw in a magazine a fun way for kids to dye eggs that made it easier for them using a whisk. The boys had a lot of fun doing it themselves.

Next we had an Easter egg hunt in the back of our house, the boys had so many eggs that they didn't all fit in their buckets.

Here are their Easter baskets that the Easter Bunny brought. Our battery died the night before Easter morning so I didn't get any Easter day pictures, but we had a fun meal and dessert with friends. We all had a great time.