Remember this photo I posted from Vegas (which you can see is only half decent- Ella isn't even looking at the camera, and Everett, Mr. Smiley Pants, is far from smiling)?
Here is what it took to get that half decent shot...
G: Ella will you please sit next to daddy for a picture?
E: I don't want to right now (you can see that she is very intently explaining to him why she will not sit).
Me: Ella please just sit next to daddy and smile for one second.
E: What part of no don't you understand? I don't want to!
E: [moves even further away]
G: Ella PLEASE come sit with daddy and Everett!!
G: Ok, I'll just move closer to her.
E: Oh no you didn't. Get your hands off me.
Me: [begging] Ella PLEASE go sit with daddy and Everett...I will give you a yogurt covered raisin!
E: Fine. I'm doing my fake cuteness though.
Me: ELLA! Please stand normally and just quickly smile for mama!
And, the grand finale...