Tuesday, April 26, 2011

They tolerate me

Group photos of my grandkids is my thing.  It just makes my heart sing to see all of their smiling faces in one place.  It is as simple as pie to get them all looking at the camera without blinking, rolling their eyes, frowning, or making a face.  It is easy I tell you!  Yea, right.  The below photo is my treasure.  My step grandson wasn't with us this year, but he is there in my heart.

Back row:  Travis, Reagan, Emily, Cara
Front row:  Allen, Anna, James, Austin, Dakota



Bloopers are not just for the movies.  Below are two collages that I dub "out takes".  The funny thiing is, out of the 20 or so photos I took, the first one was the best.  Lesson learned.




Easter Photo Shoot - Out-take 2

I love each and every one of those faces - sneers, bug eyes, fake grins, eye rolls and all.  Priceless.









13 comments:

That corgi :) said...

beautiful table setting, HOWEVER, gorgeous girls and handsome boys, each with their own wonderful smile and talents and love that they bring to their family and to their grands!! Truly a blessing each one of them!! And I bet if you didn't do a picture like this, they would miss it and ask for it! It is tradition, a wonderful one indeed!!

betty

Rita said...

I can see why they make you smile!!
What a beautifully laid table. Looks like a wonderful family time. :)

jewelzmomof4 said...

I love those pictures!!!!! Those kids crack me up!!!!! It amazes me how LOUD things get around there when we are taking pictures lol...."SMILE!!!!!!! LOOK AT THE CARMERAS!!!! PUT YOUR HANDS DOWN!!!!! A REAL SMILE DAKOTA!!!!! JAMES LOOK AT THE CAMERA!!!! AUSTIN!!!!! NOW HOLD STILL!! DON'T MOVE!!!! These are just a few of the things shouted out while pictures are being taken LOL. We had such a great time thank you for making it a wonderful Easter.

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Your table setting and your Grandkids are beautiful! I can't believe I didn't see any bunny ears on those kids. Shows how well behaved they are.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Your table looks so pretty, Deanna. And the grands smiling faces are precious. Sounds like you had a wonderful Easter filled with love and laughter.

AliceKay said...

Wonderful pictures of your grandkids. They all have their own personality, don't they? :)

Beautifully set table.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Awesome!!! What a beautiful family you have Deanna!!

I know what you mean about the first picture being the best, lol! It's like herding cats, isn't it???

A. K. said...

This is so sweet. Looking at these pics and reading you post, I remember when my grandma was alive and we used to celebrate every Christmas together...

Toriz said...

Hey, at least you could keep them in one spot long enough to try the 20 shots; even if you should have just gone with the first one and left it at that. ;)

It's lovely that you can get all (or most) of the grandkids together for photos like this.

Vicki Lane said...

What a family -- each face so full of charm and personality! Lucky you!

Lynn said...

Beautiful picture of the grandkids. I love how you did the collage of the group pictures that is awesome. Im glad you got to have your family with you and it sounds like the day was wonderful for you :o)

Intense Guy said...

They tolerate the camera-toting "mean granny" huh?

Such a beautiful crowd.. and such nice smiles. Laffs at Jewelz' comment. LOL!

tattytiara said...

You did do well! That's quite the ensemble to get sitting still, facing the same direction and smiling in unison. Great shot!