Thank you everyone for the kind words, thoughts and prayers in response to my post about my mom the other day. God must listen to bloggers because they are going to be kicking her out of the hospital and moving her to a skilled nursing care facility for awhile. She might actually have a chance to get better there since there’s no way to sleep or rest at the hospital. I took my little grandson there to visit yesterday and I was there for a good part of the day today but the lack of sleep is wearing on her. They wake you all night long checking vitals or what-have-you and I think there’s less of that at the other place.
Now as to silly kids…it’s probably because the photographer is silly? : )
My DIL wanted a photo shoot with the kids ; she wanted to get some updated pictures to have printed and framed. On a nice cloudy morning with no harsh sunlight a week or so ago, we headed up to the lot next to the local library.
Is it even remotely possible to line five children up against a tree and have them all look perfect and normal for a group picture, let alone add their mom into the mix ( who wasn’t dressed for it according to her ) ?
No. One child’s eyes will be closed. One child will have a silly fake ‘cheese’ smile, and so on. Out of all of the attempts for a formal photo only a few were close to decent but I expected that. The best photos that I’ve taken over the years of the kids grouped together is when I try to do anything BUT a ‘formal one’. So while the DIL sent a few ‘decent formal ones’ off to be printed, here are MY favorites :)
The kids are used to this by now…having to ‘pose’ for a few pictures and then they can’t wait for me to say it’s time for monster faces, or to run around, or whatever silly thing that I tell them to do….
For instance :
Strangle the twins :
Or be the Brady Bunch :)
When I was explaining to my mom how the blogging world is also like a prayer group sometimes, she was quite overwhelmed and very touched and said to tell you all thank you and God bless. Wishing you and yours a wonderful and safe 4th of July. In a perfect world, for this weird weather year, all of you in the West would get rained out and all of us on the other side would not! :)
Memory Lane :
God Bless America!
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