Picture Perfect

Last week we tried to do Christmas pictures.
It ended like this:

I almost deleted every single one of the pictures I took that night and decided not to.
One day I’ll laugh at how crazy it all was.
(Heck, I already laugh about it.)

So I kept my eye out for a day when everyone was in good form (which is pretty rare around here).
Yesterday morning we were all laughing and giggling and having fun and I thought, “This is it! Go! NOW!”
I promised a picnic and ice cream if they’d take pictures.
(I am not above bribery.)
And so we did.
And they did great.

Oh, I also promised they would get to take pictures, too!
And although I love the pictures I got of all of them, my absolute favorites are these I snapped on the way back to the car.

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.   ~Robert Brault


9 Responses to Picture Perfect
  1. Kimberly
    December 5, 2012 | 11:41 am

    Um, the first picture is fantastic, but the last picture is beyond precious 🙂

    • Amber
      December 5, 2012 | 11:53 am

      I could not say it any better!!! Though I will add those are some PRICELESS pictures!

  2. Jennifer
    December 5, 2012 | 12:38 pm

    Um,Lydia’s face? That is totally your look!!!! I have seen it! 🙂 LOVE

  3. Angela (Grandma)
    December 5, 2012 | 2:50 pm

    I’ve always heard that you (generic you) do not want all of your children’s pictures to be perfect. So, now you have some of the not-so-perfect ones, too. I love them all.

  4. anymommy
    December 5, 2012 | 5:27 pm

    That first picture made me laugh, it’s exactly how ours look!

  5. Felisha
    December 5, 2012 | 11:37 pm

    Did you decide to make the first one your Christmas card? It is priceless!! I love it!!

  6. Jil
    December 6, 2012 | 12:45 am

    So, so cute!! Loved them all! If I don’t say so in time I hope your family has a very wonderful Christmas!!

  7. Kim
    December 10, 2012 | 11:26 am

    Oh yes, I recognize those pictures SO well!!! BTDT!

  8. Diane Estrella
    December 10, 2012 | 4:04 pm

    Great pictures and lots of pretty smiles!