These pictures are from a family reunion we attended last weekend for my mother-in-law's side of the family.
The fact that the girls love and insist on wearing boots just kills me. Sometimes the cuteness is just too much for me to handle.
Now, I have to preface this by telling you that the function room in the restaurant was a photography nightmare for those of us with Nikon D50s. I walked in and gasped. There was no natural light, the lighting was set to "romantic" and the ceilings were very low, which made bouncing the flash a bit difficult. Bumping up the ISO on my camera leaves me with grain so I avoid it at all costs. I took a deep breath and did the best I could.
There was dancing. (Please ignore the cracker crumb mouths.)
And yes, Em really was losing her britches. Rich had dressed her so I didn't realize that her diaper cover (I still make the girls wear them even though they don't wear diapers anymore) was way too big and falling off. She's our skinny mini.
There was coloring.
And then there was toddler photography. Rich's cousin had put out these disposal cameras for everyone to take pictures with. I was taking pictures with my camera so I let the girls use the one at our table. They really did take pictures with it.
There was fighting over the camera so when another table finished with theirs, I asked if the girls could use it. They knew that it wasn't clicking when they took the picture but didn't understand the concept of running out of film. I told them that they could still practice taking pictures. Em kept giving hers back to me saying, "The batteries ran out."
And of course, there was food and cake!
All of the clothes, hats and Allie's purple boots are from Gymboree. (Sales and Gymbucks, people!) The pink boots are from Crazy 8.