Friday, May 21, 2010

A Few Other Shots

There is an empty lot full of weeds just down the street from me. It has an old broken down barn on it as well as some little abandoned brick building of unknown purpose. It doesn't necessarily look picturesque, but as I drove past it yesterday I thought, "I bet I could take some fun pictures of my kids there." So, a half hour before bed time, with Abe home early from scouts, and Jesse already down; I left Mike working in the yard, and, with out any thought for messy hair or what anyone was wearing, headed off down the street with my four awake kids.

Things didn't go quite as expected -- which really, should always be expected. Goldie had no interest in posing for photos, as she wanted to be taking photos herself (even though I told her repeatedly how I'd brought them to do this "fun" thing so that I could take pictures -- still, as evidenced in the above post, her non participation managed to provide some cute shots). Abe and Daisy were willing enough, but their Super Man and sun-glass-wearing-skull-head t-shirts didn't quite fit the rustic farm vibe I had envisioned. And, even the willing participants were mostly willing to do what they wanted to do as opposed to what I wanted them to do: "Mom! Take a picture of me lying in this tall grass!" "Mom! Take a picture of me touching my nose with this tickly weed!" (And, I did take those pictures). Penny, for some unknown reason, cried from the moment we got there -- the weeds were too tall, she couldn't climb the fence like the big kids, she's just a little girl and they sometimes cry a lot for no reason. Before long, Abe was complaining that his legs were, "killing him," from walking through all the weeds, so he walked grumpy little Penny home while I tried a few more shots of Goldie and Daisy before deciding it would be best to go put everyone straight away to bed.
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Of course, when we got back, Mike had opened up his parents' tent trailer to see what shape it was in, and that was far too exciting to allow room for any bit of bed time thoughts. Anyway, here is a little of the madness.

6 comments:

jocelyn said...

they turned out so cute though! it probably helps that you have cute little models. i especially love goldie's stance on that fence in the bottom photo.

Tia Juana said...

Does the black and white photo of Daisy with her finger on her chin look at all like Anna to you? It does to me. (Assuming I was right in calling her Daisy which I'm not sure was the right name for the girl in that photo. I will never ever get your kids right until I meet them and know them on an intimate basis - intimate meaning I have eaten brownies with them or played a game with them.)

Nancy said...

Yes it is Daisy, and yes, I do think she looks a bit like Anna, and occasionally I've seen a little bit of Anna-ess in your Erin . . . which is strange because I've always thought the Harris genes so strong that they mask the genes of the other parent, but if Anna and Erin look a little similar, then Sander's genes must be holding their ground.

Oh, and my girls, someone in my old ward told me a trick for how they keep them straight. "They pointed out to me that my three girls names were alphabetical from oldest to youngest. That still probably won't help you if you're looking at a pic of only one of them and unsure if it's the oldest, but when all three are together you can tell, or when I'm talking about one you can think, "Ahh . . . D . . . the oldest." or "Yes, G, the middle girl."

Anna said...

these are awesome pictures! I think you should try it sometime when they're wearing different outfits. i hope to see more!

Perla said...

amazing photos! i LOVE them! what fun. love those photos of goldems up top. awesome!

marz said...

Super cute pics!

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