Monday, November 09, 2009

Hailey's Babies

That's what is written on a disc sitting on my desk. It contains pictures that my step-dad, Bret, took of my kids when we were visiting for three weeks in July, except we took all of these pictures about one hour before we went to the airport to go home. Bret was in a horrible work-related accident while we were there, which involved 300 lbs. of something smashing down on his finger. Therefore, he took all of these pictures with his hand in a giant bandage thingie. I'm still not sure how he pulled it off. Here he is in the hospital after surgery on his finger:

His hand kind of looks like the monster in the movie "Tremors." Maybe you shouldn't look at it if stuff like that grosses you out.

As for the pictures, they turned out great. If you live in Massachusetts, you should totally hire him to take pictures of your kids or family! His website has more information about all of that. Me, I get mine for free!

First up, my ray of sunshine:

If I had a nickel for every time I've seen this face, I would have a million nickels.

Next up, the boy child. According to Bret, he changed his face for EVERY shot without being directed. He would just look at his reflection in the camera and change it up. Yes, he is my comedian. Since I have one hundred different pictures of him with different faces to choose from, here are a handful (and a half) of my favorites:

The pictures were taken in my mom's theater, so that explains some wardrobe choices.

A few of them together. Bret said they were pushing each other, trying to be camera hogs:

And one with their 9-year old uncle Aydan, my youngest brother:

As for the twins, they weren't crazy about sitting for their pictures, so we kept feeding them apple crisps and cookies. But we still got a few keepers:



Lane gabbing about something? Weird.

And for my next blog post, I'm actually going to write something. It's a crazy idea, but I think it just might work!


Carina said...

I LOOOVE these pictures.

Jenni said...

PRECIOUS! WOw--those are so great! I especially love the ones of Ethan---such a fun little personality he has!!

erin said...

Fun pictures of cute kids!
And, impressive that they were taken with that hand! OUCH.

Kristen said...

Such beautiful children. I love them. And you should have given the warning before the picture instead of after. I would have still clicked on it to enlarge anyway, but still.

Unknown said...


I need to apologize to you. I will call you later. I'm sorry.


Shawn said...

Ohhhhh----this made me miss those babies all the more! Thanks for writing about Bret and his incredible talent----he captures the best and cutest of everyone----well---except you, I guess.... heh, heh. I personally thought that the pics of you were great also---but I understand.

Love you and miss you, my dear!

Jewels said...

My goodness, you have beautiful babies.

Katie said...

I love those close up faces! Lucy and Lane look absolutely identical! Fun to see you in "Little Shop" and at the reunion! XOXO

Rachel said...

Love the pics, but more than the pics, I love that you compared his bandaged hand to the monster on Tremors.

Handsfullmom said...

Beautiful! I think they're all awesome.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love the pictures--
Sorry about your step-dad's hand-ouch
It is fun looking around-my first time here and your new follower-come by for a visit.
Cheri from its so very cheri