Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Best I Could Do...

I took the boys to a pumpkin patch as part of a mom's club meeting! It was super fun, but after the activities, when I tried to get pictures of the boys together, well, this is what I got:

Little Dude would not go anywhere near his brother for a picture, much to my dismay and annoyance. JR posed sweetly for me, while I tried my hardest to talk Little Dude to coming at least in the background of the picture. Nothing worked.
Here is JR starting to not enjoy the photo taking as much
Here is when Little Dude decided to start running back to the parking lot-I snaped the picture as I was jumping up to chase Little Dude and drag him back over to the pumpkins, and did not realize I had captured JR falling over until I went through the photos later. So, guys, this is what happens when you have two kids-One runs off and the other falls over as you try to catch the running one-either way you feel like a very skilled mama. heh.
Here I FINALLY got Little Dude to go near his brother, but had to take this picture without him knowing it. And, you'll notice, JR is now propped on BOTH sides so he couldn't fall over again.

Out of desperation, I caved to the will of a two year old, and offered candy as a reward for sitting with his brother. Do you know the little hose bag was immediatly all smiles and even put his arm around JR for numerous photos? I was a little irked I had to bribe him, but hey, it worked for what I was wanting. Though, as you can see in the photo, by the time I caved to bribing Little Dude with candy, JR had had enough of the whole pumpkin patch experience and just wanted to be put back in my carrier. So, even though Little Dude was happily sitting and smiling, saying cheese and being a ham, this is the only picture I got of the two of them before JR just started screaming.

So, this was the best I could do, and of all the pictures, I think this is my favorite, because it just makes me laugh! It has my little ham playing it up for candy and my other son protesting the picture taking I was putting them through. Oh the humanity.


Andrea said...

Oh Michelle, this is the funniest post I've read in a long time. And I LOVE the pictures. You know why? Because they are real and you captured the moment perfectly. Haha, I'm sorry, it's just so cute and funny!

We were talking about you today. I was telling Phil and Ashley about your puke and poop-tastic day.

You're awesome. That is all. :)

Caitlin said...

I can't believe you caught a picture of JR falling over. That's adorable.

John and I had a conversation a while ago about how many kids we wanted. It went like this:

Caitlin: I'm thinking 2 or 3
John: 3?! We can't have three kids.
Caitlin: Why not?
John: Well, then you're out numbered.
Caitlin: Its more fun that way
John: Well, what if all three of them run into traffic in different directions at the same time? We'd have to decide ahead of time who we would go after. We should name the child we don't want to save Frank. Then we would know not to scream "Frank" as they all ran off.

I'm now going to tell him that if Miche can grab one toddler while keeping the other child alive, then the two of us together should be able to swing three kids :)

The Oaksmith ~ Stewart's said...

Hello Michelle!!! I LOVE reading your blog!!! The pumpkin pics are the best!!! I am taking Nykita on Thursday with my Mom's Group- wish me luck!!! ;) Things are well here!! I will send you an email! Love ya! ~Carma~

casual friday everyday said...

Oh how funny. Looks a lot like my pictures ;)