I decided to snap a few myself before we headed out the door. Taking a group picture with five kids - one teenage girl who hates her picture being taken, another one who tends to get the giggles when the camera is pointed her way, a boy who is not fond of the camera, one autistic six year old who is wanting his blanket over his head and a one year old - has it's moments. Here is the best we could do:
The church pictures went well; although they had their moments too. Anna decided that if everyone wanted her to smile that was exactly what she was NOT going to do. So, we have a picture in the directory with five kids - the one in the center looking as serious as a heart attack!
We finished the night up by surprising the kids with dinner out at a local steakhouse. They were thrilled. All and all, it was a good day. God is good. Children really are a blessing from the Lord - even if you can't get them to smile during a family picture!