The biggest mistake you can make when attempting to take pictures of your children is to tell them that it is 'very important.'
I foolishly encouraged my husband to attempt a picture of all three of them. I am not sure what we were thinking. Here, Gladys runs away from him down the boardwalk.
I am not sure how they came up with three seperate and rediculous faces without coordination.
They just know.
For some reason, we spent an unusual amount of effort at Mammoth Springs attempting to take the perfect picture of the kids. Our darling children were not too accomodating of this idea.
They mostly wanted to run down the boardwalk like children. You would think they had been cooped up in the truck for thousands of miles (oh, right, they were).
George couldn't keep up even going down. Going back up was slightly more challenging, but we managed to walk every inch of the boardwalk.
This bird posed for us very nicely.
Eventually, we got lucky. This shot was taken later in the day (they must have forgotten we wanted the picture). We were on our way back from a quick trip into Gardner, MT.
In the evening, we enjoyed our best sight of the day - Grandpa! My father joined us at the campsite in time for dinner and a goodnight story.