Monday, July 25, 2011

A Pirate's Life for Me

So apparently getting professional pictures of your kids isn't fun anymore once you have four. Someone could have told me. Here is the best one:

Okay it's actually, THE ONLY ONE. Diana was afraid of the photographer, so she ran screaming from the room after this was taken. Oh those scary photographers... Sorry about the poor quality, I do not have a scanner, so, if you couldn't tell, I took a picture of the picture, nice, I know!.

Karilyn looks scared, Heidi isn't looking at the camera, Diana is actually looking, but Hannah has one eye open and one closed. So I declared us all to be pirates.

My attempt to take pictures myself at home went slightly better:

So anyway, back to the pirates. I had a dream two nights ago that I was on and I was doing research on the Yoho Family line. Well, apparently, as I discovered in my dream, the name Yoho originated because my ancestor, Johannes Michael Yoho, was a pirate.

"Yo ho, ho ho, a pirate's life for me."

But actually, he was a Joho, it became Yoho after his son immigrated to the US. Perhaps the ship, Snow Two Sisters, they came over on was actually a pirate ship, what fun! We are a bunch of pirates from Alsace-Lorraine. So I guess it would be,

"Jo ho, ho ho, a pirate's life for me."

But it's all fun and games pretending you are pirates until you find real evidence like this:

What? Ken's a pirate? My kids black out their doll's eyes with a sharpie and pretend they arrrr pirates? Well, we must be pirates then!

I'll leave you with this adorable picture of my ONE MONTH OLD! Yes, only a true pirate wouldn't blog about her birth or anything or even mention her on her blog until she's a month old. ARRR!