Okay, so anyone who has ever tried to get five litle kids to smile happily for a random photographer in the back of a JC Penney studio knows that it's really an impossible feat. The reason we continue to have our annual cousin picture, though, has nothing to do with getting a good shot. I think my sister, Ann-Michelle, and I had our kids get together for their third cousin picture on Saturday to get some sort of proof-- proof that our kids are darling together in matching outfits, and proof that they're all little stinkers. Someday, we'll have years of pictures to show them and their future spouses, and I actually think the ones with tears, frowns, and general displeasure will be the funniest. And who knows-- we may actually get a good one one of these days!
Three of the five kids look pretty cute in Saturday's attempt-- unfortunately, the two making not-so-cute faces are mine. Oh well! At least I got this adorable shot of the four who can walk helping each other escape the mall:
After the picture, we met Todd at Smitty's Pancake House-- a must for any trip to Idaho Falls-- and had a yummy brunch of pancakes, waffles, hashbrowns, eggs, bacon, and some really good hot chocolate! Mmmm... Smitty's. After we had sufficiently stuffed ourselves, Ann-Michelle and I drove to Rexburg where we had manicures at Evan's Beauty School. We had actually scheduled pedicures as well (an idea borrowed from the Manwaring girls) but for some reason, they had mis-scheduled our appointment. Oh well, our fingernails looked great and we had a fun time hanging out and getting a little pampering. We always love hanging out with the Freeds!