Another thing on my list of things-to-do-before-Zach-leaves was family pictures. As in pictures of our entire family.
Can I just add something here?
I already struggle with trying to photograph just a few of my kids together.
Getting everyone in the same frame, still relatively clean, all looking in the same general direction and not making a face is, honestly, ulcer-inducing.
Add to that the fact that for the entire family to be in the same frame, I had to figure out the self-timer (thank you, Victoria), set up the tripod (thank you, Asher), and depress the button and run to get into the picture. You know, acting natural and all.
It was not pretty. I’m so sorry to everyone who passed us on that path at the botanical gardens.
But I had a lot of skin in the game. I’d ensured everyone’s cleanliness, dressed them, fixed their hair and driven – two cars – all the way across town to a local botanical garden for pictures. By the time I set foot in the place, I was committed.
We even had fun in the process.
I think the Sonic stop for 1/2 price slushies on the way home helped.
The best part? These were the last check box to complete our dossier for Miss Clementine.
Once we receive our USCIS approval (should be soon!) and we will be ready to submit our dossier.
One slightly painful step closer to our sweet baby girl.