I don't even know if you can see that, but it is 6 photos that the Borrowers might have had hanging in their stairwell. Our real photos will arrive in a few weeks; I bought 1 copy of each proof just for your amusement. That is how much I love you guys. But really, it will be worth it; I am planning to send all 6 to AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.
Just to get you in the mood, I am gonna let you listen in on our conversation in the car, post photo shoot.
Awkward Dad: "I am just saying that she could have let me mop up my face before she took that one. I'm positively glazed here."
Super Preschooler: "You promised us ice cream!"
Me: "That was if you behaved and actually looked at the camera. What is going on here? We look like refugees from Ellis Island."
Super Baby: "Dada. Dada. Dada. Dada."
Awkward Dad: "Where was all that love for me when we were taking pictures? You acted like I was trying to kidnap you!"
Me: "I kinda like this one."
Awkward Dad: "Are you kidding?! I don't end. Why did she put me on the edge like that? You didn't use that one for the directory, did you?"
Super Toddler: "ICE CREAM!!"
Awkward Dad: "You did?!?! I look awful! And huge! People at church are going to think we had more kids but I ate them! Why did you pick that one?"
Me: "Well, it's the only one where I don't look insane."
Awkward Dad: "You don't look insane in this one."
Super Preschooler: "Ice Cream, please!"
Me: "Maybe, just hold on. I totally look insane; I am not even looking at the camera!"
Awkward Dad: "Well, what was wrong with this one?"
Me: "Are you serious? Super P. is holding a football in front of his face! Where did he even get that anyway?"
Awkward Dad: "The photographer seemed to think that it made the picture more interesting."
Me: "As if Super Toddler's face here wasn't doing that already. What is in his mouth?"
Super Toddler: "ICE CREAM!"
Awkward Dad: "Well, I hope you are happy. Everyone is gonna think that I just came from an eating competition and have the meat sweats. Even our current church friends are gonna shun us and you can forget about making any new ones."
Me: "It isn't that bad. You can just tell people that you had a cold and the lights were really hot. But..."
Super Preschooler and Super Toddler: "ICE CREAM!"
Awkward Dad and Me: "IN A MINUTE!"
Super Baby: "Dada. Dada. Dada."
Awkward Dad: "You aren't fooling anybody, Super Traitor. But what?"
Awkward Dad: "You said But..."
Super Preschooler: "BUTT!!"
Awkward Dad: "No, I didn't mean that kind. And that kind of talk isn't funny."
Super Toddler: "Funny! Butt!"
Me: "I was just wondering where your glasses were. Why weren't you wearing your glasses?"
Awkward Dad: "They were smeared and I thought they would look weird."
Me: "Well, it might have broken up some of the sheen. You know, just a little."
Awkward Dad: "I HAVE A COLD! You better tell people I have a cold when you go blogging about this, because I know that you are gonna blog about this and not tell people that I am not usually this sweaty because you are gonna think it is funny, so you better make sure they know that I HAVE A COLD!"
Super Preschooler: "I would like some ice cream, Mommy. Please."
Me: "OK, ice cream, it is. And I still don't think it is that bad."
Awkward Dad: "humph. I have a cold."
So, basically, the church photo shoot went down with typical awkwardness. Stay tuned for photos large enough to actually see! Oh, and by the way, Awkward Dad had a cold.
I just thank the good Lord that she waited until we were home to pull this pose.