Sunday, August 1, 2010

Sunday Snapshot: My teenager

Ni Hao Y'all

I love my daughters more than anything. As my firstborn, my teenager holds a particularly special place in my heart. She's intelligent and beautiful. She's a gifted artist and writer. She's got a wicked sense of humor; every day she makes me laugh. She's got a kind heart. I wouldn't change a single thing about her.
Oh wait. Yes I would. That's kind of the point of this post.
She hates having her picture taken. Every single time I try to take a picture, I get a battle.
Take last weekend, for example. We were all outside enjoying the gorgeous weather and I wanted to get a quick shot of everyone together.

However, when Samantha sees a camera it signals to her that it's time to look away.
(I can't even guess what's going on with Katie.) So I give them the old "Everyone look at the camera! Smile!!!"

Ok. So we've made progress. She's actually looking at the camera now. Looking in the right direction took a lot of effort, I know. So I try again "Ok. Now everyone smile!!"

Do you see how everyone is cooperating? Sam? Not so much.

Ten shots later, and this is the best of the bunch. After ten shots!! I would've kept going, except poor Katie was starting to struggle. (She tries so hard!) I guess by now I should have learned my lesson. With my Samantha, there is no such thing as a "quick shot"...boy is she lucky there are so many other things I love about her ;)


zentmrs said...

Ahh the teenage years. My 13 y/o is the same way. I hear it gets better. Beautiful family - thanks for sharing!

Carolj said...

Our kids so through stages. :D lol

If you guys want a set of family/kid picture please let me know when you're available. I need practice! I should come over and talk to you. :D

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