Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Conspiracy Theory

We are all aware that photogenicness is not among our family's talents. There is, unfortunately, a great deal of documentation on the subject.

It's getting to the point where I suspect a conspiracy. Some sort of telepathic communication is going on to screw up every perfect moment I attempt to capture.

Like this one. They were being so cute together at a local small town parade. So I grabbed the camera. Fast. In a [futile] effort to catch it.
Grace: Oh, she pulled out the camera. It was inevitable, I guess. What should we do this time?
Claire: I don't know, but look. She thinks she might actually get some good stuff out of us this time. Silly mommy.
Grace: Oh, hey! I could pretend to have no arms.
Claire: Brilliant! We haven't done that one before.
Grace: Don't forget to do the eye roll/half open eyelids thing.
Claire: Oh yeah. Our old standby. Nailed it.
Grace: Oh, that's a good one. What are you doing?
Claire: Signing.
Grace: Signing what?
Claire: Oh, I don't know. Cat. Coat. Cold. Doesn't really matter as long as I'm not smiling, right?
Grace: I don't know. Mom is sort of sabotaging herself this time. I mean, look at the photo composition. Not her finest work on the background there.
Claire: Good point. Think we should give her one behaved smile for pity's sake?
Grace: Do we have to? I'm having fun here!
Grace: Oh, okay. Here it is.
Claire: Poor mom. She tries so hard.
Grace: Nah, she loves it.


  1. I'm trying to wipe the tears from my eyes, but I'm still laughing too hard. It took me a minute to even notice the no arm thing. Several wouldn't be bad if your poor daughter didn't look like a land mine victim.

    Love you.

  2. haha. love it. i love reading your posts. you know how sometimes someone's blog on your list shows its updated and you think to yourself, "oh, i guess i'll click on it." well, i'll have you know-- i always look forward to clicking on your blog! you have such a great way to putting things.

  3. I love reading your posts too. That non photogenic thing is hereditary. Sorry. I blame it on big eyes that are either in the middle of opening or closing.

  4. It's perfect. When are you going to add another perfect little face to this photo?

  5. So funny. You described each one perfectly. So funny. And the non-photogenicness is not all Betsy's fault. I have NEVER taken a good picture knowingly, only candidly. Hope to see you guys this weekend.

  6. If your girls were a bit closer in age, I would say they're twins! One light hair, one dark.

    How's the pregnancy coming along, just a few more weeks??

    Myself, I've given up on having "good" pictures. I just point and shoot, and whatever comes out, comes out. These pictures are adorable, btw.