Monday, February 26, 2007


Thanks to the inlaws for a really enjoyable Saturday!

We all met in the city, had lunch and took the children down to the Botanical Gardens for a play. It was a photo opportunity that could not be missed. The first photo of Grandma and Pop with all seven grand children. Of course, it will be obsolete when Grandchild #8 is born in a few months time, but that's a challenge we will face then.

For now it was enough effort getting seven children in a photo! One was hungry and out of her routine, one was sick, one was slightly overwhelmed at the cacophony of cousins, one was shy and three were exhuberant to see each other. Suffice to say, getting them all wrangled into one spot was a challenge, and after about ten shots, this is the best I came up with. Maybe one of the other two cameras yielded better, but I am happy. I laughed to see how every single photo had something going on - face pulling, squirming, yawning and blinking all over the place!

It was such a pleasure to see everyone, though, and I hope that we'll get to do it again soon!

6 comments:

xsquared said...

Great shot! Grandma and Pop look far too young to have 7 grandchildren!

Lisa said...

Ah, how great!! There is nothing like the grandparent/grandchildren thing. Great photo. I also love the kitten and lovebird shot. lol Too cute.

hollyday said...

That is a great picture! It's always hard to get that many people to smile at the same time, especially when there are children involved ;). ((Hugs))

Sara Laughs said...

I love it! People obsess over having a group photo where everyone is smiling but I like the natural ones better. It's more fun to look back at a family photo when the kids are making cheesy faces and the babies are crying.

meggie said...

What a lovely memory! Agree that Grandma & Pop look too young!

Margaret said...

What a great picture! I love group pictures where the personalities and moods shine through!