California: The family photo shoot

The day before we left my parents’ house in California, I asked my parents if we could all take some semi-formal family pictures.  My parents happily complied and it started out great…..

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They were lovely, well-behaved subjects, so I asked if we could add our two boys to the mix.

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So, we did.  And they were all lovely, well-behaved subjects.

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Except the Snuggles-meister.  As you can see, my mother had to keep him standing to get him to look at me.  Because if she sat him on her lap…..

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…..  He was drawn to his Grandpa like a moth to a flame!

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“Hello, flame!  I love you!”

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Then it was time for our turn with the boys.  And the Snuggles-meister lasted about ten seconds.

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Before finding a new flame.

“Hello, new flame!”

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**Baby launches self from mother’s lap**

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So we bagged it and got back to business.