Thursday, November 12, 2009

21 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

********************52 Weeks*******************
52 Weeks is a year long challenge for YOU to be in a picture once a week for 52 weeks. We are always the ones behind the camera, this is YOUR chance to get out in front and be in the pictures with our family. We are glad you are joining this challenge. More importantly your family will really enjoy having you in the picture. Thanks for playing along! Oh, you can just jump in now with 1 of 52, you're not getting off that easy! Now go take a picture!
Benji's 6th Birthday Party....
I always have to laugh at our attempts at family pictures. With 4 kids (and 2 grown ups) it takes some time, patience's and skill to capture the 'perfect' picture. Or does it? The following 3 pictures are not what you would consider perfect. But, in my eyes they couldn't have captured our family more perfectly.
The normally smiley Katie.. pouting (likely mad she had to get off of Boppa's lap). Benji is doing his goofy smile. John is thinking about the frosting. Carolyn is demonstrating her 'princess' smile.
Trying to get Katie bug to smile. John is perfectly smiling. Carolyn is licking frosting already. Benji is thinking about licking frosting.
Alright.. we gave up on smiling. We are content to have all 4 sitting together in one spot. Eating frosting off both cakes.
I'm sure between Gma Linda, A. Tanya and A. Heather they maybe got a picture of everyone smiling.. at the same time. I have some adorable pictures of Boppa, Benji and all the cousins to post on the kids blog soon. What's not to be adorable with 1 Boppa, 2 bday cakes, 9 grand kids and trick candles!


  1. I'm with you on sometimes giving up on what I used to would have considered the "perfect" shot - perfect has a new meaning now. As long as who ever is supposed to be in the picture is in it and everyone's happy - that's what I call successful. Very fun series of b-day family pics - they're just perfect! ;)

  2. Oh the joy and laughter when a family picture is trying to be taken!!! I have to admit that my husband is usually the one that is the hardest. He loves to make funny faces while we are taking family pictures. :) I know I will laugh years from now at all of our attempts at the "perfect" family picture. It would be fun to make a LO about this. Don't you think?

  3. Your absolutley right...there not perfect pictures(perfectly posed)...but it captures you just perfectly. Being yourself is just PERFECT!!!

  4. A perfect picture, with everyone smiling, they even exist? ;) Seriously, I love pictures that truly show each one's personality. They are the cutest.

  5. What fun. those are perfect. I often get so bent on the perfect picture...but the ones that hold the most memories are the ones that truly show everyone's personalities. Love these three.

  6. wow looks like fun! love every photos! u have such a wonderful family! happy birthday to benjie :)

    u may view mine if u have time

  7. You have an adorable family, and cute cute blog!

    Nice to meet you!


  8. Those are great pictures =) I've also learned to like ones that are not "perfect" and capture everyone as they are!

  9. Well said...we feel just the same :)

  10. Aw, those pictures are so great, you all look so happy!! The girls look cute in their matching tops.