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Friday, May 28, 2010

The Rest of Us

Since the last few posts have been all about Ilya, I figured I'd put up a few pics of the rest of us. Except Art, because he needs a whole post to himself so I can show off the funny birthday present I made for him...weeks ago. I haven't been very on top of things lately. Er...and I rarely get pictures of him, just like there are rarely pictures of me unless it's me doing something stupid, like this:

In my defense, it was five in the morning and I was out of it so Art thought it would be funny to stick a grocery bag on my head and take a picture of it. This is why you won't see many pictures of me around my house, because they invariably look as idiotic as the above. Although this next one isn't so bad, but mostly I think it's because the cute baby is a good distraction.

Mr. Serious-face Xander. He's the most non-serious kid ever, but I can rarely get a good smile when the camera is out.

Although I did manage to get this one:

As for this one, yes I know it's blurry and out of focus but I can't get this kid to keep still long enough to take anything in focus. So I don't bother. And I just wanted to point out that this is his new favorite face. Could he look MORE mischievous? I don't think so. I think this was taken a nanosecond before he lurched forward to either smack my face or give a "kiss", which involves a wide open drooly mouth planted right on my cheek. Sometimes I get the added bonus of a slobbery raspberry blown on there, too.

These are my kids. I'm starting to think I might keep them after all.


Steve Nelson said...

Beautiful! You and the kiddos! Great update - thanks my shiny friend!

Anonymous said...

I love that second photo. You photograph really nice!
beautiful! If I were little Mal I would love that photo when I grew up! So precious.

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