Those of us who are parents of toddlers totally understand that any given day is amazing and crazy and terrible and amazing every moment of any day. We pray that it's an "amazing" time when you have 25 minutes to capture your family. And when kids are kids it's up to me to still capture this precious family at this precious stage of their life together. What is not so cute in the moment my end up being our favorites in the years to come. I don't know if this will help, but I walk away from EVERY photo-shoot of me and my family hoping that the photographer got at least one of us...but knowing that would be a miracle considering the shoot we just had! It always works out.
I hope you are happy with the end result!