Taking Pictures While On The Go!

How do I easily take so many pictures while out and about? The only trick I have is that I carry a huge diaper bag (or a huge purse when my babies get bigger) so that I can grab my camera to snap a picture and then toss it back in the bag when I’m done!

It helps if you have a child who loves having their photo taken 😉  photo 023eresized_zps45b0dbe5.jpg photo 026eresized_zpsb4baf998.jpg

I took a picture of my diaper bag to show how enormous it is. Ember sees me with my camera and comes sprinting over and striking poses.
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And then Payson is calling from the recliner, “Mom, take a picture of me! Take a picture of me!!”  photo 089eresized_zps1372eb16.jpg

And the only other pictures I took this week are below. I have been on a video recording kick lately so I have probably an hour of home video footage from this week but barely any photos!

Pajama day for Sierra’s class.
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Allan went to the lake with his brother to go ice fishing again this last Saturday. When he got home and was unloading the SUV the kids climbed in the back for a five foot drive into the garage, from the driveway. haha  photo 008eresized_zps39f838a6.jpg

Payson got to read the scripture in primary Sunday and was scared to death.
We stayed in the primary room with him to give him courage. Allan went up there when it was Payson’s turn and helped him read the scripture!
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Sierra was excited that we were in there.  photo 021eresized_zpsb86fc2ce.jpg

You can’t really understand him in this clip (you couldn’t even if you were there) but here it is anyway.

In the afternoon the kids looked at their scrapbooks.  photo 007eresized_zps154bda6d.jpg

All of Sunday afternoon was spent looking at scrapbooks and watching home movies. It takes a good two hours (sometimes more) to keep up with scrapbooking and burning DVDs of our home movies every single week. Sometimes I feel like it’s too much work to spend the very little free time I have on that but when we’re all sitting together in the family room laughing and remembering things together… I realize it’s one of the most important things I do.  photo 007eresized_zps154bda6d.jpg photo 013eresized_zpsfaa01e2b.jpg

That leads us to today! St. Patrick’s Day. I’m the type of mom who forgets the smaller holidays! We don’t own anything green so I put green eye shadow on the girls with green hair ties and drew a (crappy) clover on their cheeks and sent them off to school! Pretty much a fail in my opinion but the girls were happy!  photo 039eresized_zps8cc75fd0.jpg photo 044eresized_zpsa81cf722.jpg photo 033eresized_zps9a3b0745.jpg

Brooke and Sierra wanted to be photographed separately so I took pictures of the littler three once we got home from dropping them off at school. And you’ll see, Everett was really, really happy about it! 🙂  photo 098eresized_zps65fe9d5d.jpg photo 114eresized_zps43bf1604.jpg photo 135eresized_zps3db8d875.jpg

It was really hard for me to narrow down these pictures because Everett was smiling (or laughing) in all of them. Ack, sooo cute!!  photo 146eresized_zps7294c47d.jpg photo 155eresized_zps70e2a652.jpg photo 167eresized_zps9893d7a8.jpg