Thursday, November 07, 2013
A week ago Tuesday, however, something happened. Neissy's daughter, who is Anna's age, wore a RED FLAG SHIRT to co-op! After Rivendell was over last week, it dawned on me that I could ask Neissy to borrow it! Ha! So I looked up Portrait Innovations, where we've gone for pictures the last several times, and tried to make an appointment . . . except, come to find out, it had closed. Really?! That was not supposed to be the sticking point! Coordinating outfits were the problem!
So I stewed on that a few days, and then I went back on their website and found a different location. It's a little farther, and more of a hassle to get to, but we went ahead with a Wednesday afternoon appointment. Nathan and Luke have their online history class Wednesday morning, and then they are not really all that productive the rest of Wednesday, so I figured it was a good day to waste! No one was very thrilled with the idea of getting pictures, especially Luke, but I told them they were doing it for me, since I was the one who would be all alone eventually (*cough* only 17 more years), with only pictures left . . . (cue sad music).
Our photographer was really nice, and most people were relatively cooperative. Micah did not have a full-out tantrum, my big fear, even though he wasn't all that into big smiles. Drew was absolutely not smiling. Everything the poor girl did was met with a studious, concerned look. He did eventually smile at this big red ball--but only if he was holding it up to his face, LOL. So the pictures of the 2 of them aren't the best, but they both have at least neutral expressions!
I also found out that the location we used to go to only closed a few weeks ago!! If only I had been more on the ball! Oh well.
I am really hoping to get family pictures (including Bob and me) outside, like I see my friends getting on Facebook, next summer, along with some senior pictures of Nathan. The last formal picture of us as a family was over 10 years ago when Jonathan was a 3 month-old baby! It's probably time, LOL. So I have 9 months to start thinking of coordinating outfits. Knowing me, it will take that long, at least!