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I am a God-loving, husband-adoring, mybabyboys-hugging, mind-reeling, photo-taking, life-documenting, yummyfood-cooking, garden-planting, country-living girl. Writing about life, with boys, in the sticks...
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What I Wouldn’t Do…

…for a picture of genuine smiles???  Apparently, I’m willing to risk my kids' safety for one. On our walk the other night I stopped the stroller and it went rolling away down a slight hill and being boys, Gage and Cooper thought it was hilarious. 

“Do it again, Mom!” they begged…

Seeing their sheer joy, I decided to seize the opportunity. 

Because most often when I’m photographing them, I get totally cheezeball smiles, a tongue sticking out, a glare with a head tilt, or the back of a head.

So, I pulled the stroller back up the driveway, aimed it toward the gate and let go…

Over and Over and Over again, until I got this… Gage-and-Coop-in-Stroller

And it was worth the risk of toppling them over into the muddy ditch that the stroller inevitably steered toward, every time. 

I thought I’d share this endearing moment, too, of Gager smooching his little brother on the cheek…

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Sorry, I couldn’t pull that off… that was a total lie.  He wasn’t smooching him, he was spitting on his cheek.  And a second after I snapped this picture, Cooper wacked Gage right in the face for it. 

There is often a lot more to a photograph than meets the eye! 

2 comments:

Mom said...

Oh, what sweet smiles! Really made my day! I usually look at your latest entry at leat four times during my workday. But today, I've been so busy that I didn't get into your blog until 4:00! I wish I'd gotten in sooner, so those happy faces could have brought a smile to my face...sooner!! And I could have been laughing at the "spitting picture" sooner too!

Shannon Joy said...

Those smiles... what joy they have in their eyes!!!!! The kissing photo is precious!

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