This was before Elsie really got "into" the photo shoot...kids!
My all time favorite picture...this one will be getting framed and hung in the living room!
This may have been my "I give up" laugh!
These next few pictures are adorable laughing pictures of Elsie...she was laughing so hard because James was behind the camera hitting grammie (our photographer) with a flag...made Elsie laugh and made James happy to hit and not get told no! win, win!
Failed attempt at a group picture...James thought it was fun to "accidental" slip down through the arm of the chair!
Seriously, picking her nose! This girl refuses to pick her nose any other time...she happily lets her boogies sit in there and whistle for days...the only way those boogies come out is through a sneeze induced by nose spray...yet she decides a photo shoot was a great time to start the nose picking!
Just because I have to let everyone see the truth...our photo shoot was anything but as relaxing and wonderful as those few "good pictures" makes it look. We had plenty of mis-haps...plenty of "I am not going to smile" plenty of "lets hit my sister with a stick"...behind the scenes is never perfect!
This picture might look like a sweet "mother -daughter" moment...and it was...but it went more like this..."this is your last chance, darn it, you either look at the camera and smile or you are done! and no special soda treat for you either!" See...a great mother-daughter bonding moment!
And this sweet "mother-son" moment when something like this, " I know you just fell off the stool...but you didn't kill yourself or get any broken bones...so for goodness sakes, take this flower and stop crying so we can finish this photoshoot!"