Father’s Day Picture Idea

Well I had planned to have a really cute Father’s Day picture for today but someone wasn’t cooperating. I had the nerve to think that the 3 year old would actually cooperate for me.

Boy was was I kidding!

I have been trying to come up with a great Father’s Day gift but since I am not working right now {and money is a little tight}, I was coming up short. Then I had a great idea! I figured I would give the hubster a gift that I could afford…a picture! I set out to take the infamous Father’s Day picture, with the boys spelling out “DAD”. I bought the letters from AC Moore {you only need a D and an A}. I dressed the kids in coordinating outfits that they just happened to have hanging in their closets. And I picked out the perfect shady spot in the yard. It was all going too well. I really should have known better.

He refused. Flat out refused.

He wouldn’t hold the letters.

He wouldn’t hold his brother.

He wouldn’t look at the camera.

Big. Fat. Fail. BIG FAIL.

After much tears and crying, I momentarily gave up. I decided to take and break and try again later. So later that afternoon, I pushed the memories of that morning aside and decided to give it another chance.

Yes, I had to bribe him (a cookie goes a long way). Yes, I had to take the pictures quickly. And yes, I had to be happy with whatever I got. They would be perfect in my husband’s eyes no matter what they looked like.

And I finally got it just right!

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And I am so happy with how our Father’s Day picture turned out! I can’t wait to recreate it next year.

Do you take an annual Father’s Day picture?

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  1. Oh I remember those days … btw, a great idea for a Fathers day gift with little ones …
    get a piece of poster board, take them outside with paints. Paint hands, feet,even got my oldest's cute little butt on it when she fell back … its in a large frame I picked up in KMart to this day.


  2. Sometimes pictures of them doing everything wrong are the best! Makes for great memories of reality later on:)

  3. I hope you get that picture from the boys for dad. Like your blog. Following from blog hop. Come by and visit.

  4. The picture taking doesn't get any better when they are much older either.. Thought I would share that with you.
    Loved the idea the one had with the paints and it would absolutely be something they would do cause they would want to get dirty

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  6. So cute! I wanted to do that too, but Pie would have none of it. Man, those willful children!

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  8. When I need my kids to cooperate for something like this I tell them that if we get a great picture fast we'll have time to do something fun afterwards like go to the playground or neighborhood pool.
    I'm a new follower from the Born 2 Impress blog hop. I'd love for you to stop by and follow back.


  9. Aww…this was cute :). I found you at the Hop Along Friday Blog Hop and am glad I did, am a happy new follower :).


  10. That's a wonderful picture! I had to bribe boys for haircuts- Following you from Saturday Stalk Remix-

  11. This is SUPER cute! I wish I was that creative.

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    Bri @ Ramblings of a Southern Mama

  12. I am a new follower. I found you on FTLOB in the sidebar…:) I am glad I did…Lovely blog!!

  13. It was always hard for me to get pictures of my little one son demand. So glad you finally got them to cooperate.

  14. Great blog! I love the pic idea!
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  15. aww it's a cute photo(s). 😀 I know how you feel about the kids not wanting to work with you on stuff. Mine runs for cover the second I take out my camera so I'm like FINE I'MA GO TAKE PICS OF KLOEY!! Then he gets all NOOO ME!!! Hehe jealousy is awesome sometimes.

  16. That is a great picture! It was worth the wait. Your newest follower here! I'd love for you to check out my mommy adventures!


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  19. i’ve just stopped taking my kids pictures all together, it’s just too much work LOL Love yours though, really cute

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