Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sometimes it's worth it

My favorite field has yellow wildflowers in it right now. I bribed the boys with ice cream to go there for photos. They had the best intentions but they were really not into the shoot.


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NONE of my old tricks worked.

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So I busted out "Sexy and I Know It" on my phone to let them dance it out. (Thank you after school program for letting my kids hear wildly inappropriate top 40 hits, now I can listen to my music with them!)


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Then I promised to pee on the flowers when I counted to three. People, THIS IS HOW YOU DO IT.

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I knew that was a winner so we called it a day. They got their ice cream and some dandelion action as well.

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19 comments:

Karen said...

Love the last picture! That is one of Michael's favorite things to do.

heather v said...

Was hoping you would post more shots! Good lord you capatured some amazing afternoon light.

AMAZING!

Maria said...

YOU peed on the flowers?!

Joanna said...

Go Nate, Go Nate, Go Nate!

Wait, Maria hasn't peed on flowers?

Lindsay said...

Yeah, they beat me to it. How'd that peeing on the flowers work out for you?

Tracey said...

These photos are phenomenal. The light, the flowers, the beautiful boys. It doesn't really matter what they are doing - they are all gorgeous. Love. (And I totally love that you got them to dance to sexy and I know it during the shoot. Brilliant.)

Tanika Davis said...

Where's the photo of you peeing on the flowers?? Huh? Huh?

Mandy said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome.

erinlaughs said...

Nate dancing is awesome! He is totally rocking it out!

Anandi Raman Creath said...

You are hilarious :)

DCAngel said...

Oh, that's how you do it: Promise to pee on flowers. Why didn't I think of that before?? :)

Gorgeous pictures, as always.

t + j said...

You are AWESOME! You realize you'll need to one up yourself next time, however.

Gillian said...

LOVE the dandelion shot!!!!! LOVE!

Pam said...

Love the pictures and love the blog. I usually take a break at some point during my day and read on my iPhone while at work. And for whatever reason I'm unable to comment (not for lack of trying . . . you'd think that I'd learn!). Anyway, I'm happy that you are continuing--I originally stumbled upon your blog when I was trying to figure out how to manage twins and I keep coming back because you make me laugh or think or move me in some way. Thank you!

Lesley Barr Photography said...

Just love love love love love.

Cacey said...

*dies* That's amazing. I wish my kids were even remotely cooperative for pics. Elijah is, sort of, but baby girl? No freaking way! Oh and also I wish I could take halfway decent pics...um yeah so there's that!

But you're awesome! (I think you know that already though)

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JenFen said...

AMAZING! And yes, apparently they play the same type of inappropriate music at school in the cafeteria, so my kids are also familiar with and love that song.

And I hate to add to everyone else's question but my first thought was did the boys hold you to your promise to pee on the flowers?

Shari said...

Your boys are going to be happy that you have these photos some day. They are really beautiful shots of adorable boys.