1 Testing the camera timer for family portraits! All in our Skene tartans, thanks to Gramma for having a new one made each year for the oldest growing boy. Gramma is holding in Richard's belly and Dave looks like he's about to fly away!
2 Just waiting for the boys now.
3 Dave: "Sam! Stop shooting please. For the third time! Time to take that hoodie off!"
4 Ok...we have one boy. Just need the other one.
5 Ah! Here he is! Excited to take his pictures! Sam: "AAAAAACH! It's the worst DAY of MY LIFE!!!!"
6 I wonder what's under that hoodie. I hope a vest.
7 "Ok Sam, here you go!"
8 I wonder how many pictures it will take to get 6 people to all smile at once?
9 Ok - we've got the back row cooperating.
10 Oh no!
11 This is - hands down - my favorite! Look at Gramma's face! She doesn't even know about the Super Soaker yet!
12 Sam, you have SO many faces!
13 Oh my goodness! Another one!
14 Ben is lecturing: "Sam, if you KEEP doing this ALL day, we will HAVE TO STAY OUT HERE DOING 500 THOUSAND SHOTS!" Look at Dave. He spends much of his life like this, poor guy.
15 I thought we'd finally gotten a good one!
16 "Boys! I'm going to CRY!" (Not her real words.) Sam is gritting his teeth - "Mom, ONE more, that's IT!"
17 Nice! Richard is thinking - "It's dang cold out here and now it's raining!"
18 Ben: "How hard is it, really, to take just one decent picture?"
19 This is our best shot - do you agree?
20 A little selfie with my handsome husband!
22 Richard and Gramma having fun!
25 Are we done yet?
26 "I love you, Oli!" Richard is longsuffering!!!!
27 In sickness and health, for richer or poorer...sun and rain...