Which made us feel like this:
And somehow, Julia was able to capture him like this:
Sam is a ham (rim shot!), so it was easy to get great pictures of him cheesing it up.
Even Ryan and I managed to get a nice photo together.
Here are some of the other ones I loved.
Ryan said croquet sticks were "preppy", I said they were cute. I think we were both right.
I really love this picture of Ryan
Benjy especially hated having to sit with Sammy, so we were really lucky to get this picture!
As a final note, here are my tips for getting kids to cooperate for family photos. Let them get used to the photographer for a few minutes before you start expecting them to pose. I didn't think Ben would have a problem with Julia because he sees her every week at church, but he was still leery of her once she had a camera in front of her face. And finally, bring a bribe. Once I pulled out the gummy bears, Ben was much more willing to smile!