Family pictures make me crazy. Seriously.
First, there was a whole debacle with trying to get an appointment with Picture People, but their website was down, and I didn't have a local number, so we decided to just try a walk-in.
Bad call. We were told the wait time would be two hours, so we bummed around the mall. We took Miles to visit the play area, and let him walk all over. We stopped at Subway and had lunch (we changed his shirt first, just in case, and I kept my coat buttoned all the way to my throat). And we meandered back. It had only been an hour, but they'd had a cancellation, so they were able to get us in.
Unfortunately, Miles was worn out from our mall excursion. We managed to get a couple of decent family shots, and one really good one of Patrick and Miles together. When it came time for the pictures of Miles and Mommy, though, Miles decided he was done. He was climbing on everything. Running away. Struggling. Whining. I could tell he was building up to a First-Class Tantrum, so I did the only reasonable thing: I ended the session early.
Miles and I will try again for Mommy and Me photos later this week. In the meantime, here are the best shots. Enjoy!