Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Family Pictures! Jamie, Jon & RJ

Man, I have not posted in forever. And here I was, all set to be awesome at it through the winter! But then Christmas happened, and well. You know. Christmas. How can you possibly get anything else done?

Anyway, speaking of Christmas, I took these pictures just before for their Christmas cards. Jamie and Jon are actually friends of Billy's from way back, and when I first met them, Jamie was very pregnant with RJ. So we get to see them fairly often, and I have to say, RJ is THE most well-behaved, good-natured kid I have ever been around. I've only really seen him get mad once, and that was when Jon took a beer bottle out of his reach. (Oh, the humanity!) He's also the first child and first grandchild on one side, so he's VERY good at getting his picture taken.

This one was probably one of my favorites, in no small part due to the perfectly coordinated outfits. Also, as someone with a hopelessly oval face, I am totally jealous of Jamie's chin and jaw. Sigh.

Here is a perfect example of RJ really working it for the cameras. He was pretty hilarious, because when he was in a shot by himself, he would go all Glamour Shots/senior pictures on us, and pose like these were going in GQ or something, but whenever anyone else got in the picture, he would throw himself face down on the floor, occasionally sticking his butt in the air. There were a ton of pictures like this from that afternoon where he was hamming it up like the baby supermodel that he is. I hope the grandmas got a couple of these.

This is the only one that we actually got Lucy, the dog, to sit still for. She is a wild woman. Also, you can tell a little bit from this picture that she has one brown and one blue eye. So cool! And, because I don't think that it shows here, she is a big dog. When I come in the house, she is always extremely excited to see me and stands up and wraps her front paws around my waist. It's nice to be loved. I don't think she realizes how big she is, though, and she likes to stand on the back of the couch and see what's going on. When she does that, Billy calls her Lucy the Mountain Goat.

A nice one in front of the fireplace. Oh, and that reminds me. This picture led to a lengthy discussion between Billy and myself about how RJ's foot looked like one of the marshmallows in Count Chocula. I had initially said that it looked like a foot marshmallow, and Billy gave me a funny look and told me that marshmallow wasn't a food, it was Count Chocula's head. I pondered this for awhile and decided that he was probably right, and that did make a little more sense. So ... moral of the story, I guess you just never know what kinds of things you're going to learn about kids' breakfast cereal while taking pictures ... ????

A closer shot in front of the fireplace. No Count Chocula commentary for this one.

Oh, this was probably my favorite, even though it's kind of crazy and out of focus. RJ was hitting the point where he kind of needed a break, so I told Jamie and Jon that it was cool, and I'd just take one or two of them. Well, RJ, star of the show that he is, wasn't having it, so he climbed his way back in like a little monkey and taking no prisoners (as Jamie's hair would indicate). I just love how natural it looks and how everyone seems so entertained. And really, I think you can look at this picture and just know what kinds of things I like to remember about life. Hopefully other people feel the same way. :)

And here was the end result of the climbing. Totally worth it, I think. What a gorgeous trifecta!

1 comment:

James M said...

sweet family (at least from the pictures). Do you ever think dogs have kind of a vacant stare when you take a picture of one? I got that impression with Lucy there...