I love Kristi and Dale, and I love their boys.
They truly, truly were not any trouble.
In fact, they were sweeties.
But I now know FOR A FACT (not that there was ever really any doubt), that I am simply not cut out for having a gaggle of kids around all the time. Those of you who have more than three, my hats off to you. Really. I don't know how you do it. Today, even though the boys were precious all weekend and Kristopher only bit once and then asked to be put in time out and Jonathan fell asleep in the playhouse with all the doors and windows sealed shut in 100 degree heat and scared the bejeebies outta me when I finally found him, even though they both gave me hugs and kisses and said please and thank you all weekend and smiled for my camera, EVEN SO... I was glad to send them back home. And for the first time ever, I'm glad that Kristi is anti-computer and never reads my blog. :D
Somewhere along the way today, I had the bright idea that Cara and I should take the boys to a nearby park and take their photos. BRILLIANT! Two Mommies with cameras, a 12-year old assistant, and 6 boys. What could go wrong? SURELY between the two of us, we could come up with ONE good photo. SURELY.
Shirley who? And what does SHE know?
Mayhem ensued. Our subjects were not amused with our little plan. Even after we bribed them (like all good Mommies do) with Slurpees from the 7-11 next door, they wouldn't cooperate. I'm ashamed to admit that MY two boys were the worst of the lot. I heard about a t-shirt today that says "My children think I'm the papparazzi". Hmm. Maybe I need that. Maybe I should take the hint. 'Cause this was the best shot of the day:
Nah, just teasing. But it was the LAST shot, 'cause after that, I whisked my 4
I'm worn out just reliving it all.
So. Between Cara and me, we came up with 5 so-so photos. None are knocking our socks off, but surely there's one here that you guys will think is good enough to enlarge and hang on the WE LOVE OUR KIDS wall at Fortress. SURELY. Help us choose, please. Drum roll....
Rats. Blogger is being a brat and won't let me upload more photos. So follow this link and then come back and vote. Thanks!