Tuesday, April 21, 2009

These boots were made for walkin'
























Before Bracken was born, or perhaps shortly thereafter, my in-laws were on a trip and saw these darling red cowboy boots and purchased them so that they could have a picture taken of each of their little grandkids wearing them.  Justin is the only married child so we are the only ones with kids and thus ours are the only children to have sported the boots.  We've learned a few lessons over the years about taking these pictures, perhaps the most important lesson we have learned is that even though the boots are a size 6 we have to take the pictures when my kids feet are a size 4 because their legs are too fat to fit the calves in after that point.  The problem is that my children can't walk or really even stand when they have size 4 feet so the pictures aren't as great.  Anyway, while we were back in Virginia this past week we tried to get a few pictures of Miss Ruby Jane wearing the boots but she just would NOT hold still.  She was sick of being trapped and wanted to roam free.  All of her siblings have had their boots pictures taken professionally and have studio backgrounds but little Ruby didn't have that opportunity since our trip was so backed with activities.

These pictures were all taken on the day we flew in.  We had gotten up at 5 AM and my kids had already endured security, a 3 hour flight, and a 1 hour drive from the airport to grandma's.  Needless to say they were not thrilled about family photo time.  Oh well.  After all of the kids shots we took some extended family shots including Justin's siblings and Dad and stepmom, I haven't seen those yet but there are sure to be some gems.  I tried to include shots above of kids picking their noses, crying, and pulling hair.  If you look closely in the some of the pictures you can see some pretty funny things, like when there appear to be only three children in the wagon but then you see Tate's little green sneakers sticking out and realize he is indeed squished in there between the girls.

We had so much fun in Virginia and did so many things that I think I will post each event separately because there is just way too much to try and roll it all into one!

6 comments:

Miller Family said...

Love it, especially the chunky legs.

Anna See said...

I love these pics. I wanted to squeeze those chunky legs! Looking at my own chunky legs does not have the same effect on me. Glad you had a great trip! The kids are ADORABLE.

molly said...

i miss my best friend ruby and her cute theighs that are the same size of my calves!

The Weeds said...

You have some seriously cute kids. So good to see you this past weekend, we have missed you so much!

Heather & Dave said...

Those photos made me laugh out loud! I love her chubbs on her little leggies!

Lonna said...

Well she really had some place to be, I like that you tried to hold her down in one of the photos but that would not do the trick at all. She is so funny, and I love that she looks a little bull legged in the boots photos, so classic.

Also I love that as you started the next photo op with the kids on the stools, it looks like it would be off to a good start with all smiles and a nose picker, but slowly but surely it just ends up with miss Ruby Jane and some super sad faces. You crack me up, I think that you should do lots more of your candid family photo shoots.