We Didn’t Even Have To Use The Straight Jackets

This…

The Grandkids

…was my biggest accomplishment of the weekend. It took nearly a week of planning, but we managed to get all 6 grandkids together, dressed, and posed for a picture. They may not be smiling, but at least they were all looking at the camera! We’ve been wanting to do this for a while and decided that Father’s Day was a great reason to finally get it done. It helped that I had already scheduled our family portraits to be done anyway so the rest of the kids just came and joined us.

Family

The photographer at was great with the kids. He had them all the little ones laughing and smiling. Zach really loved him and was totally hamming it up for the camera.

Siblings

The photos were all so good that I had a really hard time choosing which ones to buy. Here are a few more of the kids but you can see all of my favorite shots over on Flickr.

Snuggle

Zach

Composite

Saturday Morning Shots

Since it is Saturday and my first chance to actually get some sleep this week, Evie was wide awake at 7:30 this morning. It wasn’t the kind of waking up where she just wanted to eat and go back to sleep. She was awake and alert and wanted someone to pay attention to her.

No matter how hard I tried to get her back to sleep, it just wasn’t happening. I eventually gave in and got out of bed. I got her changed and dressed and headed to the living room where the sun was shining brightly through the windows. I couldn’t resist the urge to grab my camera and take a few (or 30) shots. Then I grabbed the computer and played around in Photoshop a bit.

Here are a few of my favorites:

So Serious

So Big

Soft

Yawn