Today was the family photo day! The boys were in suits and the girls wore pretty dresses. We had the appointment at the studio for the morning which is also the best time for the kids to be on their good behavior. Not too sleepy, not too cranky and very receptive towards Mommy and Daddy’s bidding to ‘say cheese’ for the camera. Smile they did, well most of the time and we came out with flying colors- one perfect picture from the session where everyone is smiling very nicely for the lens. The one portrait which is designated to hang on our family room wall for the next few months, until a most recent one will come along to replace it. Today indeed turned out to be very productive and I felt very pleased with myself. Doing this was in my priority list since I bought Kevin’s suit. I had to accomplish ‘Mission Family Photograph’ before Kevin grows out of his suit and before Krista would not be able to wear her white frilly adorable dress (from her Baptism day) anymore. Done and Done! Happily, I kept my promise to Kevin and treated him to chocolates (which he requested or rather threatened out of me in exchange for behaving nicely at the studio). I didn’t mind. Poor child deserved it for holding himself together when the photographer was clearly bossing all of us around in the hope of getting the best shot possible from the session. Anyways, like I said, at the end of the day all the efforts proved fruitful and I will get to add one more beautiful picture to the album of our life together…
our African Lion Safari adventure,
my much awaited visit to the famous Toronto down town and its sky scrapers including the CN Tower, very popular Art Gallery of Ontario, my most treasured day out at the little town of Startford and the Shakespeare Festival
and finally, our exotic vacation to Cuba to spend few days in the lap of beautiful Atlantic Ocean.
Hmm… those days were amazing, carefree and relaxing. Those were the days before our kids came along.