“Look at the Camera and SMILE!”

Being the slacker mom that I am, I procrastinated on the family photo that Wildman needs for a preschool project on Monday.  We don’t really take family photos that include the four of us.  It’s usually some combination of J and I and our kids but never all four of us.  You will rarely find us at a photo studio getting a group shot either.  In fact, the last time we took a group photo was for Wildman’s preschool art project last year…  It was much of the same: me procrastinating and hurriedly posing my sweaty family in front of my point and shoot camera held at arms length.  I actually considered sending in last year’s photo to Wildman’s teacher tomorrow.

Last Year's Family Photo

This is almost an acceptable submission except Cutie Pie still looks pretty infantile what with his two teeth and all…  J, Wildman and I look pretty much the same though.

Given that Cutie Pie’s chub and lack of teeth/hair in the above photo would reveal my slackerly ways, I decided to round up the troops for another photo this evening.  They weren’t all sweaty from the park this year.  Nooooo!  They were salty, wet and sandy from the Lab School picnic at the beach.  Awesome!  No oxford shirts and chinos for this family!  My kids are soggy and topless 🙂

What do you think?

2008 Family Photo

2008 Family Photo

Wildman insisted on using his play house/swing set as a backdrop.  You can see him on the slide waaaay behind us.  It’s like A, Cutie Pie and J featuring Wildman.  But whatever!  At least we’re all looking at the camera, right?  And we’re somewhat smiling, right?


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. One Scrappy Gal
    Sep 22, 2008 @ 11:08:04

    I think the photo turned out very well!!

    It would have been hilarious if you had sent the top photo in again though. 🙂


  2. Angela
    Sep 22, 2008 @ 12:35:13

    Both photo’s turned out great! Who needs pics of everyone dressed up anyways? This is cute!


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