Yesterday, in honor of my newly emptied SD card on my camera, I decided to try and get a cute picture or two of James. I haven't been taking as many pictures of him lately, so I thought it was a good idea.
My first step in taking pictures of James is always to feel him out and see if he's in a cooperative mood. "Can I take some pictures of you, James?" I ask. If he protests, I wait for another time. Experience has taught me that if I persist when he has said no there will be nothing but pain and frustration involved. ;) If he says "OK!" (like he did last night), I know that he will at least stay in one spot while I point the camera at him. :)
Here's how last night unfolded:
Me: "OK, smile!!"
Me: "No no no, really smile! Say cheese!!"
Me: "Oh dear. That's not it. Give me a real smile! Be happy!"
Me: *sigh* "Alright, it's time to enlist Daddy's help."
Me: "That's closer! Ok, keep trying the tickle approach! Smile, James, smile!"
Me: "Oops, I can't get the timing right with the flash...keep trying!"
And that's as good as it's gonna get! :)