Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Ebony and Ivory....

I wanted to get professional pictures of the kids taken before the next one shows up. I envisioned my little white haired girl in black and my dark haired boy in white. I thought that in black and white, these pictures would cute--but would also highlight the contrast that makes them so physically different (even though they are very similar in personality).

What I didn't count on (and couldn't tell at the time) was that my son would MATCH THE BACK GROUND PAPER!! The pictures still look cute in black and white. Unfortunately, the kids didn't really cooperate. Instead of the posed and serene pictures I wanted, they just wanted to be silly and roll around on the floor. Lauren would only give us her "fake smile" and Jacob kept tipping over. His little outfit was also too small (I dried it on accident). He kept climbing on Lulu, pulling her hair, and drooling on the floor. In the end, I think that the pictures we got were a pretty accurate representation of my family. One more lesson in the difference between what I THINK something is going to be versus what IT ACTUALLY is.

6 comments:

Kate said...

I love those pictures Bek! They're soooo cute! How is it that you have two very photogenic kids? Crazy. What's happening on the new little guy front anyway? Have we heard anything?

Bek said...

As far as we can tell, the baby will not be born EVER! They say that the last three weeks of a pregnancy are longer then the first 8 months. That is true even when I am not carrying the baby.

We are just waiting. The good news is that it won't be longer then three weeks. They won't have her go over (he due date is the 31st).

:-)

Suzie Petunia said...

What are you talking about??! The pictures are gorgeous! I especially love the one of Jacob crawling over Lauren. I love it when professional pictures capture personality. I really should get my kids to a studio... my almost-two-year-old has never had his picture taken by a "professional" (only me!). I'm sure that's a crime somewhere (maybe in Utah?)

lisa v. clark said...

Bek, you need to take some family pictures of my family! (because you don't have anything else to do!) I love the ones you took last fall.

Your babies are beautiful!

Bek said...

Lisa, I will take pix of your kids anytime, same for you Suzie. I just got back from Utah and it was HOT! Next time you come to visit your in-laws I will do family pictures for you. Oh wait, they will be in Hawaii......well come visit Jen and Afton. The fact that your third child has any pictures AT ALL means you are ahead of the curve. Professional pictures by two is mother of the year stuff. :-)

Thanks for the kind words about my kids. I didn't mean to imply that the pictures weren't good, just not what I wanted. If you look really close, you can see that Jacob is pulling Lulu's hair in that last one.......story of her life.

Jeff-rye said...

Let me just say that I really like your kids. Jacob...oh the slobber! And Lauren, what a cutie and so well mannered. Good Stuff. I like those pictures. I am pretty pumped for this other kid. I would really like to be able to see him. I really do like the name Asher.