I hesitated to choose the picture below as my picture of the week. I like the others so much better, but it was one of the only ones where I got all three faces semi-decent. It seems like at any given moment...at least one of the kids is making a funny face, blinking, looking away, sneezing, you name it. It's hard to get all three kids looking good at the same time.
That's pretty much the best I could get of the three of them! :-)
Now on to some pictures I like better.
I love how they seem completely unaware of me.
One thing I love about my kids is that any combination of them plays so well together. The boys are great friends, and each of them has a very special relationship with Livia.
I had to get a shot of those little curls - eeek! ♥
OK, here's where I need your opinions. The picture below is one of my favorites of the bunch. Just because it makes me laugh! :-) So... between the first picture and this one, which would you have chosen for the picture of the week? Would you choose one just because it included all three faces, or one that you really love? (If this was just a picture of two of the kids, of course it wouldn't have been in the running for my picture of the week, but you can definitely see all three kids are present). I love pictures that speak to me, make me smile, make me remember the moment...and that's why I like this one. :-) Collin helping Livia, again the curls!, and Drew's face - LOL!
If it sways your decision at all, the photographer I got this idea from (taking one picture a week of my kids together for 52 weeks), does not always include a full shot of each child. You can see that all of her kids are present, but sometimes it might just be a hand or the top of a head...
You can see the blinking game hasn't gotten old. Oh, and before I forget...the boys will have you know they are only playing with these legos because I asked them to. Livia loves them, and I thought it was something that would keep them all busy while I took pictures. Toddler legos are not one of their usual pasttimes. (Though Drew does look pretty serious about it, doesn't he?)
If you're wondering if I tell my kids to hug each other or if they do it on their own...they do it on their own.
The proof? Look below to see what happens when I give instructions. Here I said "Collin, put your arm around Livia," and "Drew, peek out from behind your tower."
Fake city! (Although it still cracks me up). :-)
For the picture below, I just let them be; no instructions.
I think it's better to just let them be. ♥