Friday, November 27, 2009

Group pictures are HARD

We had a wonderful family gathering for Thanksgiving. Mason is home from college, Marvin & his family came for dinner & everything ran very smoothly. Just before Mason rushed off to hang out with his friends, I talked all the kids into gathering to try for a group photo. I'm hoping to get a good current picture for a new header & I would really LOVE to get a picture I can use in our Christmas card.
The left half of this one is GREAT, it's very rare to actually get Melanie looking at the camera with her eyes open, unfortunately the right half wasn't cooperating.
Then the left half decided to get goofy
This is probably the best from this bunch. Of course Melanie isn't looking at the camera & has her fingers in her mouth.
This is the best shot of the right half, so of course the left side decided not to cooperate.

It is rather rare these days to actually have all 6 kids together in one place, so I thought it would be nice to see just how tall they are in relation to each other.
Melanie decided she didn't want to be in the pictures anymore
Then we finally got Melanie & Lily to both cooperate....too bad Melanie's hair is in her eyes and she's got her fingers in her mouth again.

Melanie is only 4 months older than Lily, but she is a good 6 inches taller. Morgan's really been growing lately, he's suddenly about 5' 2" before long he'll be my height.


AStarrA said...

You have such a sweet family! Though I would have to break out the photoshop; cut and paste time haha :)

Carly said...

What a cute Family, Sounds like you had a nice Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

What great pictures! The kids look wonderful. :-)

Mindy said...

Picture 6 and then the last one are my faves!

LT said...

Aww..I think they are all great pictures even with each half messing around!! I can't imagine trying to get 6 (or 7) to pose when I can't even get 2 to do it!!

Kari @ A Giveaway Addicted Mommy said...

LT said what I was gonna say. Though I can't even get one to sit still long enough for a good picture, much less all 3 so I have officially given up!
Looks like it was a lot of fun taking those though. I think it is great that you all can get together.