Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Day 8 - A Mammoth Walk with Silly Kids

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.

The children only stopped to check out some scat (a fancy Ranger-word for poop).

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.
Thanks Grandpa!


*Moi* said...

Aww! Grandpa came down? I haven't seen him in idk how long!

AreWeThereYet? said...

Nice to meet your dad! What a sweet photo of him smothered with your children.

Badass Geek said...

I think young children can hear the shutter getting ready to fire, and plan to execute their facial expressions accordingly.

Brigette said...

Gorgeous pictures. I'm jealous -- not only because I can't take ones that good, but because WordPress won't let me upload even the lousy ones I do take to my blog anymore. Not being an engineer like MIT Mommy, I can't figure out what's wrong.

Flea said...

What is it about kids and photos? When the kids were little we taught them to "cheesy smile". I so wish now we hadn't. They could smile on command, sure, but they were the most fake smiles EVER. Ugh.

The landscape, however, in your photos is GORGEOUS.

Aunt Juicebox said...

I love the one with the 3 of them in a row. I don't know what, but something about it strikes me.