Friday, December 09, 2005

Getting the right photo at precisely the right moment

So, today was Christmas photo day at the Scofields. What an event.
After more than a dozen attempts to capture all 4 Scofield kids at just the right moment I resorted to bribes.
I think in this photo I was telling them that I would give them each a candycane. Check out the baby. How does he even know the word "candy" is something to smile about you might ask?? Well, any of you who have had to take a photo with more than one kid at a time would understand my tactics.
The saddest thing of all is that I might not even use these cause we had a great idea for another fun photo that might work out better for the whole family. That didn't stop me from bribing my kids all morning though and putting them through this wonderful Christmas tradition.

13 comments:

DenDen said...

Wed. night Dave L. and I were configuring my laptop at the church and we were testing the DVD player. The only thing around was a DVD of Charlie Brown's Christmas, so we put it in. Like answering a Siren's call, from the other room...here came Solomon and Dylan, who both sat down between us and the screen. After making themselves comfortable, Solomon asked, "do you have any candy?"

Dave and I just laughed and joined them for the rest of the cartoon. (we did find some candy also).

Jill said...

I love you blog! It is great to hear about life from the perspective of another Christian mommy.

georgia said...

They look adorable.

And it brought back memories of Christmas excursions to the photographer when Adrian and Julian were little.

I remember one time when Adrian kept making "farting" noises with his mouth, every time the photographer wanted to snap a picture. We have all kinds of outtakes of Adrian with devilish expressions on his face and his hand over his mouth with his cheeks puffed out. The photographer was highly frustrated.

JayBird said...

you guys have me laughing now. i'm envisioning adrian making the "farting" noises w/ his mouth.

noel- i'm sorry that i don't know your daughter-on-the-left's name, but it looks like she may be "smiled-out". :-)

debi said...

what fun! they are adorable.

thorn said...

pure torture. dressing ur poor kidz up like ivy leaguers is rude.

noel said...

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noel said...

jay-no worries i still don't know all your girls names either.
that would be emma. she was not smiled out but rather busy talking.

TPluckyT said...

Great picture. You and Moses should be very proud of your wonderful children. They really are adorable.

Jeni said...

That is such a cute picture... And if Isaiah knows what candy is, I would blame it on his sisters...

wordpatch said...

Cute picture. The last time I made my kids go to the photographer was right before our eldest son left for college. It was summer and I had them just wear their summer clothes (shorts and tee shirts). The photographer used a phony beach scene as the back drop. I didn't go with them, so the picture was a surprise, and I like how it turned out, especially now since it was the last time the three of them posed together for a photo. Maybe they should do it again.

noel said...

are you hinting paula?? hoping maybe double d will read this? pictures are a great gift. my siblings and i have surprised my parents a few times with updated family photos.
maybe it's time for another since we now have a few new members since the last one.

Double D said...

hmmm...one child live in Reno...another in Fresno...and the 3rd in Pheonix...don't see it happening

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