OK, So I had calmed down a little bit with the pics until I talked to Dave and he began mentioning that the other ones weren't that bad and that there had been some cute ones...Not the thing I needed to hear after my afternoon. I completely agree with him, but it just made me really sad, because that ship has already sailed. So, I had a bit of a meltdown myself. Don't ask me why I cried over this. It just seemed like the thing to do at the time. Noah came in and started wiping my tears and said, "Don't cry mommy." Then he came and gave me a kiss and said, "I tiss and make it better." He's great for perspective even though he was the cause of my current angst. He has his absolutely adorable moments. (I just wish I could catch them on camera.)
Now that it's evening, I feel much better. Noah was (of course) an absolute angel the rest of the evening. In hindsight, he almost seemed scared of the photographer and a bit shy. He has to be in the right mood for these kinds of things. As Jen said, wouldn't it be great if they took walk-ins? Then you could go when both your kids were in great moods and you knew you would have success.
I skipped out of the house for a half hour and went to Starbucks for a much needed break. I realized I had been with either one or both of the kids non-stop for a pretty long time (minus them being at kid's church on Sunday). Needless to say, I needed some time away. I sat and read a book and let my equilibrium restore. When I came home, I felt like a better person. Noah went down easily. Callie and I snuggled this evening for awhile. Callie never snuggles. She's a "babywise" baby and puts herself to sleep. It's great, but every once in awhile I really want to snuggle with her. Tonight, she let me.
So, at the end of the day, I don't have any actual pictures of my squirts together, but I have a lot of great mental ones. Now...if I could just get my brain to digitally download them...I'd be golden.