Let me first say 'Happy Father's Day to my Hubby'. Thanks for being there. For being there for midnight bottles, dirty diapers, making pancakes, hugs for skinned knees, playing superhero, building the super ramp, and cheering at the soccer games.
Funnest. Dad. Ever.
Also 'Happy Father's Day' to my dad, my step-dad and my dad-in-law. Love your guts!
Speaking of Father's Day, I thought this year I would do something really special for Hubby. I got the idea from Pinterest. (Guys, ask your lady to explain to you Pinterest.) The pin showed one frame with three pictures. Each picture, the kids hold out one letter that ends up spelling DAD. Cute, right?!
Now, there may be avid Pinterest lovers out there and that's okay. I salute you.
However, I am not a huge fan of Pinterest. I log on there every once and a while to look for yummy dessert recipes and yummy pictures of Chris Hemsworth. Did you guys see him in Thor? Or how about Snow White and The Huntsman? Have you seen the man's biceps? Or those dreamy blue eyes...
Sorry, I got off track there! Where was I?
Pinterest is not my favorite site as it reminds me how far my reality is from domestic perfection. I mean, Martha Stewart, I am not.
But, heck! Martha Stewart couldn't even do all of the stuff on there. She has people to help her. And I bet her people have people. And those people probably have people.
I tried to do this project last year with the boys but it did not work. Because Baby L was one and a half.
Yet, on this particular Father's Day, I felt emboldened! I felt inspired! I felt downright giddy with excitement. I thought, You can do this!!!
On Wednesday, I got the kids situated, sitting down inside the house, in front of a blank wall. After giving them the first letter, D, I proceeded to get them to smile for pictures. Moving quickly, I swapped letters, giving them the A.
It's go time! Smile kids!!
I tried everything! I was dancing around, making crazy faces, insane sounds and even promised candy and cookies!
This worked for a total of about 10 minutes.
Frustrated, I gave up taking pictures and thought I could find at least 3 good pictures of the boys with all the photos I took.
I would be wrong.
Apparently yielding only 100 pictures is not enough to get three good ones. Sure, I had ones where one child had the best picture ever taken while the other one was crying or punching their brother. But not THREE good ones of both kids.
I was undeterred! I was invigorated!
On Friday, I started again. I dressed them in the same shirt and we went outside, letters in tow. This time, instead of taking 100 pictures, I would take 700. This way I would FOR SURE have three good pictures.
Again, I tried getting them to smile by asking them to say 'monkey', promising chocolate and basicly acting a fool just to get them to smile.
So after scrolling through all of the pictures, I did find three very cute ones.
Turned out awesome, didn't it?!
Suck it, Pinterest.