Monday, June 25, 2012

Trying for a Smile

Admit it, you spend way too much time trying to get your child to smile for the camera, don't you? When it comes to sweet and special Rebecca, we don't even have to try. We just tell her that she's cute and she grins a grin to melt any heart.

Calvin, however, is only known to smile when he's at home with his foster family. Whenever we see him, we beg and plead and make faces and clap hands, but no smile.

Last week, when Calvin and Rebecca came into the foster home for something, we decided to give it another try. We found a few little toys and offered them to Calvin. An expert toy-player, he knew just what to do with them.

A few seconds later...

We caught his smile! And isn't it the most adorable grin you've ever seen?

Do you have any foolproof methods for getting your kids to smile for pictures? We'd love to hear them!


  1. I can't get over how much Calvin is growing! I love both their smiles!
    To get our kids to smile is quite a feat...but sometimes if Rob stands behind the camera and says ridiculous words then they'll start giggling. Still...I gave up long ago my dream of having everyone looking and smiling! :)

  2. As you all know well, Miss Lucy Kate is a poser, she loves to smile and glam it up for the camera! No problems getting Miss Sunshine to smile! Calvin and Rebecca are so adorable....Cavin's smile is worth waiting for!