Sunday, March 1, 2009

Photo Shoot

Today we had a very exciting (and slightly stressful) morning! Christine Welsand with Photography by Christine came over to our house for the boys' first pictures. It was great to have her come to our house so we didn't have to take the boys anywhere. Typically newborn pictures are taken just days after the baby comes home home from the hospital when the baby is still very very sleepy. Ben and I very quickly learned why. The boys didn't want to cooperate very well! They are old enough to know when they are no longer bundled in a blanket safe in Mommy's arms but instead completely naked lying in a cold bowl for a silly picture. We used pacifiers and bottles to try and soothe them and just at the time we'd get one settled and posed the other would get grouchy and flail his long arms and end up punching the other one that was sleeping in the head. I was peed on at least three times and was completely sweating from the heat in our house. When I told Ben Chris wanted us to turn up the heat for the photo shoot he looked at me as if I had just told him I was ready to have more kids. Pre-babies we kept our house pretty cool. I would sleep in layers of clothes. Before I turned up the heat for the photo shoot it was at about 75. I turned it up to 80 degrees. It was SO hot! Anyway - I'm making this sound very dramatic but it was very fun. 3 1/2 short hours later we were finally done and I figured when Chris left she was hoping we wouldn't ask her to do any future photo shoots with the boys! She has sent me a few sneek peek pictures and I am very excited and impressed that she was able to get some great pictures despite the craziness of twins. I will be sharing the link with all of you as soon as it's ready!

Today Grandpa Rude also came up for the day to see the boys. He had not seen them since the first weekend after they were born so he was very excited! They boys LOVE being held and spoiled so they had a great day with Grandpa. Here's a picture of Grandpa and Prior.

And this picture doesn't even need a caption - it's funny all on its own!


  1. Like father, like son with that facial expression!

  2. Exactly what I was thinking!!! Miss you all!


  3. Those pictures are precious! What handsome young men!!!
    I am happy to read Mason's leg is healing nicely & that their 1st bathing experience was a memorable one. =) Mac hated them too for awhile, sometimes she still does!
    Love the pictures!! Take care

  4. I love the blog. It's great to be able to see the updates on how the boys are doing and see you guys too :) I love the pictures! I can't even imagine how hard it is to get them both to cooperate for pictures. I have one that won't cooperate, which is why she doesn't have a 1 year picture.... :( She cries. Oh well, hopefully she will grow out of it! Talk to you soon! Meredith


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