.... have you ever seen Calvin and Hobbes where Calvin's parents want to take a nice photo of Calvin and every one of them are messed up by him pulling faces or closing his eyes etc?! We went to get family portraits taken today and it was a lot like that.... No smiling serenely into the camera for us! Oh no!!! Our session was chaotic to say the least, but you know what? The pictures are the best I have ever seen!! I LOVE the pics we got of the kids!!! They were so REAL!!! Although we were pretty stressed out initially trying to get Jack to do this, stand there, look over here.... well... once we let him just BE we ended up with the most superb pictures of HIM, being him. There's a lesson here.... we look for perfection and try to contort ourselves to fit it's image, when all the time perfection is right here, right in front of our eyes.