So, this picture has a story behind it. Most of you know that I run a professional photography business from home. Well, when I decided to make a Christmas card this year I wanted to take a variety of black and whites of the family. However, being the photographer myself, I knew if we took any together I would have to use the timer. Now, normally this isn't a problem, but if you have ever tried to get a 8 month old to stare at a camera when there is nobody there to wave, clap, or make a funny face to get their attention, this is EXTREMELY difficult! So, Ian came up with the idea of putting the laptop right behind the tripod and playing a movie behind the camera, so Elijah would look in the right direction...hence the focused glare in Elijah's eyes. So, this was the best photo we took, which we all agree, has Elijah looking like a 19th century antique. :) We are also aware that Ian's hand looks gargantuan due to the perspective. Still, it is the only "semi-nice" family portrait we have, so there!