The family picture in the blog header is severely out dated. I think it’s two years old now. The problem is that I hate taking pictures. A header has to have a professional picture to provide any legitimacy, however, I hate getting our pictures done.
We’ve only had professional pictures taken two times. Once when Coop was 4 months old and once two years ago. It just stresses me out. It feels like an expensive gamble to me. I never know how people are going to wake up, so it always has the potential to be a costly disaster. The kids are just now getting to ages where their behavior is a tad more predictable. Well, everybody but Hope, and there’s no telling when that little spitfire will shapeup.
Also, buying photo-worthy, matchy matchy outfits for everyone is expensive. We have 5 kids, remember? Yes, I know that people do this all the time. I should just put my big girl pans on and deal with it. I hoping for a real photo shoot this Summer. We’ll see. Until then, snapshots will have to do.
I haven’t posted recent pictures of the kiddos in quite some time. Most of these are a few months old, but hey, that’s better than a few years. 🙂 The kiddos are currently 7, 5, 4, 3 and 2 years old.
Sweet Maya. This is the sweet version of her “what are you doing, Mom?” face.
Olivia, Livers, Liv – She answers to them all.
Cooper. His smile kills me! Unfortunately, he has realized he can use it to his advantage – at least with me.
Henry, or Hen, as Coop calls him. Somehow I knew that would end up being his nickname. Guess it works better than Hank?
And……Hope. She is so perfectly the baby of the family. She does things exactly how she wants, and for some reason she currently wants all sunglasses and goggles worn upside down.