On Mother's Day this year, my sister got to come to town and bring her whole crew with her which meant that all 5 of our nieces and nephews on my side of the family, were here at the same time! They are ages 5, 4, 2, 10 months and 5 months. As you can imagine, the attempted photo shoot was a little bananas! Haha! Picture 3 littles and 2 babies on a blanket outside, with 9 grown ups standing in front of them, trying to get them to look at the camera at the same time, and maybe even smile! :) I'm pretty sure that's a bit of a pipe dream! Haha! Sorry about the dappled lighting...it was driving me a bit crazy!
Here are a few of the "better" shots of the day! :)
Side note: Baby Benjamin was hilarious! That baby smiled the ENTIRE time! You pretty much just have to look at him and he'll smile for you, which of course, makes you feel completely awesome.
So at this point, Gracie (Benjamin's mama) pulled him out of the shot so that we could take some pictures of just the 4 siblings, and he got tickled watching the kids on the blanket and he flat out belly-laughed for maybe 5 minutes straight!!! Which as you can imagine, had all of the adults laughing our heads off at him laughing his head off! None of us have heard him laugh that hard or that much or that long, so it was awesome!
(Above, that's my parents on the left, my sister Grace and Benjamin in the middle and my sister Diann (the other 4 littles' mama) on the right.)
Here's Lainey bear. :)
And Miss Zo-Zo (Zoey)...
And little miss Ally, who looks way too grown up here. :)
And of course, Mr. Smiley Pants....who also sticks his tongue out a LOT these days! Haha!
What a crazy but fun afternoon! My hat's off to you professional photographers out there! Trying to get 5 little people to look at the camera and smile at the same time is no easy fete!