In the previous post, I showed y'all all the lovely photos that made us seem well-behaved and even - dare I say it - normal.
But to get to the publishable-photo stage, we had to go through bits and bobs of, well, drama.
See, this is the kind of thing that happens when you put two sisters next to each other in a photo line up.
'Hair all sorted for the photo, right?'
'Well, I'll soon sort that...'
Meanwhile - take note - my folks and all the boys are completely well behaved and beautifully posed.
It's always the girls that cause the problems. Always the girls.
You just ask any mum with sons .... in particular, ask my own mum. Isn't that right, Marina?!
Mums and their boys. It's simply the way of the world...
Well, finally we pretty much had order restored and we were able to take some pretty decent photos.
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Below is a photo of Mum and Auntie Jessie.
Here, they are beautifully presented and have their 'for the camera' faces on.
But a short while later, I was able to take a photo that totally and completely and utterly sums the pair of them up ...
This is them. Everyone who knows Mum and Auntie Jessie can actually hear them as they look at this photo.
Honestly, it is them, summed up in a few inches of photo!
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And then we had Neil and Donna and the boys. Remember the lovely photo of them all yesterday?
Well, shortly before the 'good' photo was taken, we had this. Now, all looks fairly normal, but take a look at Mark's hand ...
And now take a look at Mark's face ... He's up to something.
And NOW, see Neil's face!
That 'butter wouldn't melt in my mouth' nephew of mine had had great fun - very much at his dad's expense.
Dontcha just love kids!
Order almost restored ... but a re-writing of the will may be on the way.
Ross is smiling. And well he might.