Knox’s preschool teacher requested a family picture for him to use in a class activity. I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that we don’t have one. Seven months after the birth of our second son, we have yet to take a “good” family picture. You know, where we’re all put together, looking in the same direction and at least appearing to be in good spirits. So, I told Trevor that this weekend, we HAD to take one. We went to Trevor’s parents’ house to watch the Carolina football game on Saturday, so we gave his mom the task of capturing that elusive picture on my iPhone. As you will see, the perfect picture remains elusive. Because it did not happen in this photo session!! Most of the pictures include a little blue-eyed blur named Knox, who is in perpetual motion every second of the day. If you take out a “real” camera, he’ll pose like crazy, but he has yet to understand that a phone can be a camera, too. So, that was strike one against us. Strike two was trying to make him hold still and smile at the same time. Strike three has a name, and it’s Trevor. As you’ll see, my dear husband decided that it would be great fun to make faces during every. single. picture. for the first 20 frames or so. Here are some of the more entertaining selections from our photo session:
This is my favorite. I may frame it because it is so “us.” AKA a hot mess.
In the end, with not a single good picture in the batch, I did what any desperate mother in my position would do: I photoshopped one.
Even the doctored one is blurry, but you know what? For now, that’s as good as it’s going to get!!
Note to self: schedule a professional family photo shoot before the Brody has to take a family picture to school.