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Fun with chalk!

Today I decided to try to get some fun pictures of the kids.  Whenever I make the decision to take pictures where the kids are supposed to “pose” it never quite works out.  Actually, that may be the understatement of the year.  You can’t possibly imagine what I went through to get the picture I used in last years Christmas card… But I must have woke up on the crazy side of the bed today since I felt like trying some posed-for photos again.

I took the kids chalk and set out to the garage (we don’t keep our cars in there most of the time and today was no different)  I had this cute idea of drawing a set of balloons with strings hanging from them and having my oldest son “hang on” to the strings while holding hands with his siblings.  If  this would have worked according to plan– the kids would have looked like they were floating away with the balloons.  Notice how I emphasized the word “if.”  Instead, this is what we ended up with…

 

 I’m working with toddlers and a 10 month old… I really need to lower the “bar” for picture expectations.  I was not only asking them all to look in the same direction at the same time, but I was also asking for them all to stay still at the same time, smile at the same time and I clearly was out of my league here.  My 10 month old is mobile now– there is no way IN HELL that he was gonna lay down for this picture, let alone look at me and smile.  The other two were just so excited about the idea of playing with chalk that they could care less about posing for my picture. 

I did draw some other scenarios for them to pose in…  Here is my little girl with the princess crown that I drew for her. 

 

And here is my big guy posing in the car that I made just for him…

And finally here is a slightly blurry shot of my baby boy (I’ll take what I can get) sitting with the moon and stars that I drew for him…

 

WARNING:  Trying this out with young kids like mine, seriously had me sweating it was so difficult.  I desperately wanted a good shot of them individually, and then all together… But don’t do what I did; Instead, take it with a grain of salt and just have fun with it.  Once I let go of my expectations for the picture… we had A LOT more fun :)  If you are daring enough to try this out with your kids I would love to see the pictures!  Hopefully your children are more cooperative than my  monsters angels were!

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