Thanks to my friend Melodie, I found the site "Awkward Family Photos" and laughed myself silly. I find these kind of sites are best viewed in large chunks because the humor tends to snowball. The first couple elicit a chuckle, but by the 20th one, I'm downright punch drunk.
Recently, I got around to mailing off the photo packages from the shoot we did with Robbie's immediate family a few months ago. Here are some samples - all equally worthy of ending up on Awkward Family Photos. These are the ones we actually bought, if that's any indication of their overall quality. I partly blame it on Sears photo studios (you get what you pay for in this case), partly on too many small children without adequate naps, and partly on family members who consistently refuse to smile.
Families are precious....
(forgive the poor scanner quality)
Our boys are the ones with white hair (that joke never gets old)
Can't get the kids to hold still? The obvious solution is to fan them out on the floor and have them look up into a bright light!
The gang's all here...6 brothers and sisters, 5 nieces and nephews, a none-too-thrilled brother-in-law, an equally ecstatic mother and last but not least, dad. Plus our family of four. It's a miracle we fit onto the set.