Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The blooper edition

As some of you may know, Barbie is hosting a fun blog give-away right now. To enter, one must post the "blooper" pictures of one's adorable children. I think this is such a fun idea-- we usually don't get around to posting those not-so-great photos of our kids. I had so much fun going through our old pictures and finding some funny ones of the girls! Without further ado, here they are:

This one of Emma was taken when she was about 6 weeks old. Right before this she had her ever-present pacifier in her mouth, but we took it out to try to get her to smile. Instead, she did this. I actually think that little sad lip is really cute.

Here is Annabelle, getting one of her first real baths-- as in, not just being wiped down with a washcloth. As you can see, she did NOT enjoy it. We got that bath over with as quickly as possible!

I think Emma was about two here, and if I remember right she was whining at her daddy because she wanted to "see" (the picture Jeremy had taken), instead of having her picture taken AGAIN. Clever kid, she knew all about how those digital cameras worked, even back then!
When Annabelle was 6 months old, we decided to do her 6-month pictures in my parents' backyard ourselves. Some of them turned out so sweet and pretty. This one's not really a blooper, in the sense that she's not crying or anything. But I think it's hilarious. I believe she was just laughing really hard, but it looks like she's getting ready to attack something. Rawr, Annabelle, rawr!
When we went to the beach last summer, it was very windy on the beach. Poor Emma kept getting sand in her eyes, and she was not a happy camper. She refused to even look at the camera when we were trying to take a cute picture of her and her little sand castle.
And here is what used to be Annabelle's classic reaction when we would bust out the camera. She would look away, get this little 'tude about her, and generally stop whatever cute thing she was doing in the moment before. Thankfully, she's getting a bit better about taking cute pictures now. :)

So there they are, my funny little girls. Even "bloopers" are precious pictures-- they're such a great way to capture those little personalities, and they sure do make for some fun stories about our children.

Thanks for a neat-o contest, Barbie!


alyssa said...

Haaaaaaaah! My favorite is Annabelle roaring!!!!

Band of Brothers said...

they're cuties all right! and i hope i can get my tush in gear for my photo!

kourtini said...

Ooh the roaring Annabelle picture is the best thing I've seen all day. LOL

Sarah Marie said...

Aww.. these are fun! Maybe its really the not so perfect pictures that are in fact the most memorable and special!

The Thompson Family said...

YAY! Cute bloopers and thanks for doing the contest...so far you have a 1 in 3 chance ;)

I agree with the roaring one...too precious!

Megan said...

How FUN- I agree, they really tell a story of who our kiddos are!

Jerusha Abigail said...

OH what fun! i agree, the annabelle roaring one is hilarious!i also like the first one of emma with the pouty lip. haha even when your girlies arent posing, they're still super cute!
but then again, i'm just totally biased

Cheeziemommie said...

those are all so cute! what a fun idea for a contest!

Steph Corwin said...

Oh now how fun! I love all the bloopers :) Though I must join the majority and say that Annabelle's just cracked me up. And Emma wanting to see her picture, just because I've witnessed that in person :) I love that they have grown up getting instant feed back on their pictures. Goodness if I ever wanted to see a picture that was taken of me, I'd have to wait until my mom finally got it developed!

Sunny said...

Your girls are so cute, even when it's a blooper picture! What a fun contest you're participating in.