Monday, May 16, 2011

TWO years old

We're TWO years old, can you believe it?
well that will be a different post

for now, just sit back
and enjoy the show, 
I mean pictures......

well this is why I'm NOT a professional.
I can't even call myself an amateur photographer.
 I mean the pics are blurry, the light is weird,
or do they call that "exposure"?
who knows. 
I try to turn the options to different settings on the camera
and I just make it worse.

try to see through the bad picture taking
to the subjects themselves.
these little peanuts will save me every time!!!!
oh and certainly an amateur photographer would have remembered
to comb their subjects hair BEFORE taking pictures, right? 

Just trying to wrangle my two boys
to sit for even two minutes, well thats a job by itself. 

I didn't even have lofty goals of them smiling at the camera,
I'd be silly to set those kind of expectations

but looking towards the camera
at the same time
with a clear picture
would have been really nice, ha,ha.

My boys and my lack of camera finesse
have other ideas.....

I tried to bribe one with a foam letter thingy
and the other with a remote

Nicholas took both
and Alex was making a run for it

Do you remember this last year?
the number thing had more pull then I guess.

Luckily we found another remote
I swear boys are born with a gadget gene!!!

you think I could get ONE of them to smile
Each of them wondering if their brother's gadget is better

and thats a wrap!!!!
Nicholas: hey, where's the remote???

(oh thanks for lending us the number Michelle--sorry
about the teeth-marks though!!!!)

oh and can't leave without sharing a few pics of cake,
who could forget cake??

 boys weren't sure what to make of the balloons
or the sitting and waiting.....why are we here?
 and then Elmo came and they were really confused.
Isn't he only on that big box in the living room?
Hubby and my second year in a row
of baking and frosting.
and yum--all dairy free.

well here are the real critics:

 Both are very tentative

 maybe they are wondering what 
happened to their friend Elmo

 where did the cake go?
 well they got over that.

  everyone went back for more
and no one threw up.
I'd call that SUCCESS :)


Stefanie said...

Happy Birthday Boys!!! Time sure does fly. I remember when I first "met" you guys, it's so hard to believe they are 2 already.

Leigh and Andy said...

These pictures are hilarious!! I tried to do the whole "holding the number 2" for Grey's second birthday too and the pics were just terrible! It's so much easier when they were one and would just sit there! :) I can't believe your boys are TWO!! How did that happen so fast?? :)

Jill said...

Where did Elmo go - LMAO!!! Oh, those pictures are great, even if they didn't smile or look at the same time and even if they are holding remotes. IT's such a great reflection of who they are and what they're interested in (or NOT interested in, which would be having their picture taken!). Happy Birthday big boys!!!