It wouldn’t be Mother’s Day without my annual attempt at a keepsake photo, and I’m pleased to announce that this year’s results were as stunning as ever. So many treasured images to choose from, it’s nearly impossible to know which one I should have framed. Please, enjoy just a few of the 227 images we captured today, each and every one an invaluable memento of motherhood.

5_face
Riley: Uggh I just woke up someone give me a fucking cigarette oh god what happened last night
Dylan: IF I LOOK AT THE CAMERA IT WILL STEAL MY SOUL

6_psycho
Dylan: …
Riley: WASSUP LADDIEES
Dylan: ….
Riley: HOW YOU DOIN?
Dylan: …
Riley: AYYYYYYYYYYYYY
Dylan: I had a kitty once.
Dylan: …
Dylan: She’s dead now.

2_eyes
Riley: Ohmagah this is like sooooo lame.
Dylan: I … I can see air molecules.

7_gah
Me: *Blink*
Riley: *Blink*
Dylan: Now. Now I strike.

3_fart
Me: Nice.
Riley: What? I had beans earlier.

4_noneck
Dylan: Okay, so, that’s fucked up. The longer you look at Riley the more it looks like someone Photoshopped his head onto his body. Does anyone else see this? Hello?

1_donk
Riley: Hey, no way, I actually look pretty good here.
Me: Yeah, I’m not that bad eith—
Dylan: HEE HAW! HEE HAW! HEEEEEE HAWWWWWWWW!

I hope you and yours had an wonderful Mother’s Day. Despite—or maybe thanks in part to—the photographic evidence, mine was an absolute joy.

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katie
12 years ago

Well, at least your hair looks amazing… Happy Mother’s Day!

Michelle
12 years ago

Effing hilarious. The pics and commentary are genius and just made my day. :)

pantsdegirly
pantsdegirly
12 years ago

awesome.

Melanie
12 years ago

Ditto on the hair, and where’d you get that dress?

I hear Dylan hee-hawing like Sam Wainwright in It’s A Wonderful Life.

Carmen
Carmen
12 years ago

I can see air molecules. Awesome.

Pete
Pete
12 years ago

Grass looks great. My dog killed mine.

Zoe
Zoe
12 years ago

your boys are so expressive! i love it!!

btw…way cool…i opened up acidcow.com just now, and you and baby dylan are the first pic in the picdump today! i was like, i read her blog! lol

Ness at Drovers Run
12 years ago

You look fabulous, don’t worry about the kids, it’s just more material to be able to torture them with later ;) (As a former athlete, I feel totally comfortable telling you you have rockin’ calf muscles!)

Catriona
Catriona
12 years ago

Ness is right – holy calf muscles! Nice! The photos are great, even better than perfectly posed smiles :)

Kym
Kym
12 years ago

I just laughed out loud at work at the last two! Hilarious.

Cheryl
12 years ago

Few things…
A. You have WAY more patience than I do!
B. Nice to know I’m not the only one whose son makes funny faces at picture time!
C. I laughed so hard I almost peed!!!

Starr Anderson
Starr Anderson
12 years ago

Those are great! And it’s cracking me up that Riley looks like Unknown Hinson in number 2. Good stuff.

Mommy Boots
12 years ago

This made me laugh out loud. Also, while I was busy reading and laughing out loud, my toddler ate about a quarter of a crayon wrapper. I win at motherhood.

Jeanette
12 years ago

LOL! Hilarious!!

erica
erica
12 years ago

~tears running down my cheeks~ Hysterical!! Happy Mother’s Day!

Sharon
Sharon
12 years ago

The scene is familiar. My boys are slightly older and now we only take one picture. Maybe at their weddings I’ll get a decent picture of us.

Jenny
12 years ago

you are awesome. Thank you for the early morning giggles

alfredsmom
12 years ago

Truly just laughed out loud alone in my living room. :) Love the captions. And you look STUNNING!

Amanda Brown
12 years ago

You look amazing, Linda! And I think I will be a little sad if they ever actually do cooperate. I love these photos every year!

feliciab
feliciab
12 years ago

check out those gams!

Jen
Jen
12 years ago

Well, YOU look fantastic! I can’t usually even get that far WITHOUT my baby in the picture! Happy Mother’s day!

LauraC
12 years ago

I have to agree, you look great!
We bribe the boys with candy then the person taking the photos tells knock knock and fart jokes. I may be LAME but I look up new jokes ahead of time to get the boys to laugh.

Totally worth the lameness as this year they are actually both looking at the camera with semi-smiles on their faces!

danish
danish
12 years ago

Loving the blondy-blonde! You look lovely.

jenn
jenn
12 years ago

I laughed and laughed at this… thanks for making my day!

Kim S.
Kim S.
12 years ago

Who would even WANT regular photos when you could have these instead? Hilarious.

mcconk
mcconk
12 years ago

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Your kids make the BEST faces!

Angella
12 years ago

I cannot stop laughing, Linda. Awesome.

Also? You are looking pretty hot, my friend.

Run4Donuts
12 years ago

Oh dear God I just laughed so hard at your photo captions that I CRIED. Lovely family, and thanks for sharing the fun!

Donna
Donna
12 years ago

OMG, I laughed so hard I scared my dogs!
YOU look great, and it was mothers day, so you were the one that counted!
Air molecules, bwahahahahaha!

Cristi
Cristi
12 years ago

Thanks, I just snorted tea through my nose because of the laughter!

Eric's Mommy
Eric's Mommy
12 years ago

You look great! I say who cares what the kids are doing as long as you look good.

PinkieBling
PinkieBling
12 years ago

OMG, how beautiful are YOU! You look spectacular, and really, isn’t that all that matters? ;-) Kidding, of course…mostly.

Also, that was HILARIOUS. You captioned those so well, it’s hard for me to choose which is my favorite.

MyFrogs
MyFrogs
12 years ago

I love them ALL! Shows their personalities!

Tee
Tee
12 years ago

1. Your hair looks fab.
2. You are so fucking funny.

Krissa
Krissa
12 years ago

In the second one, Dylan looks like Casper the friendly ghost. It’s like a screwed up angel/demon on your shoulders – Jack Nicholson eyebrows on one side, Casper on the other.

JennB
JennB
12 years ago

That’s the beauty of Photoshop. Pick the best elements and paste those bastards together!
:)

Amanda Blair
12 years ago

you crack me up, seriously. who knew picture taking could be so funny?!

Maureen
Maureen
12 years ago

Hilarious! You are looking stunning and the boys are displaying plenty of personality!

Melissa
12 years ago

You look stunning, as always, and those kids are hilarious!

Erin W
12 years ago

Oh my god, your captions are hilarious!

Amy
Amy
12 years ago

OMG, the hee haw killed me dead! Don’t you just love little boys??!!!

Robin
12 years ago

Hilarious. I’m with everyone else: who wants a “perfect” picture? These clearly tell the TRUTH.

Also, damn woman, those are some Triplets of Belleville calves! You are amazing.

kelly
kelly
12 years ago

My son is almost 2 and I didn’t take a pic yesterday because I didn’t want MY picture taken. You look lovely… Kudos!

Jennifer
Jennifer
12 years ago

it has officially been a year since I have been reading you – and you still make me smile – I love that you try every time and the wild ways of the kids as they try to out do you….

(as well as the sayings)

Ginge
Ginge
12 years ago

Linda is a milf: http://9gag.com/gag/117517/

Courtney
Courtney
12 years ago

Oh god, I love your Mother’s Day posts! I think it’d be awesome to have a photo of them, in sequence, down the hallway so that the evidence is handy when you need to blackmail your sons later!

sara moon
sara moon
12 years ago

You look beauty-full, Linda! And you will always be the most hilarious, witty woman on the planet!

Christen
Christen
12 years ago

Between the actual photos and the captions I am fucking DYING at my desk, doing that delightful laugh-cry-stifle thing. These are way more awesome than any “perfect” photo where everyone is looking in the same direction smiling.

pdxhadey
12 years ago

OMG, that is so damn hilarious! I seriously have tears in my eyes, trying not to laugh at work. Totally awesome. Riley totally looks like Jack Nicholson in picture #2.

Janet
Janet
12 years ago

Flippin’ hilarious, thanks for sharing.

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