As a mother of three, I know that at any given moment of the day, there is always one kid crying or throwing a fit, another kid fighting with their sibling or being picked on, and always something getting spilled, ripped, or broken. So of course I thought it would be a great idea to have the kids pose for a photo for our Christmas cards. What was I thinking???
The photos started off innocently enough expect my poor oldest daughter suffers from the same issue her mom suffers from: Extreme Fake Smiling. No matter how hard we try, a real "natural" smile in a photo is hard to come by.
Here I told her to open her eyes more.... so naturally she decides to open her mouth also...
Because I felt the photo shoot was going too well, I decided to throw in some tree decorations to up the cuteness factor.
And now my oldest and youngest are both suffering from Extreme Fake Smiling.
Here was a great picture and I felt like it was almost prefect but I wanted to take just one more photo to make sure I caught them at their maximum cuteness.
And then the tinsel broke.....
From then on the photo shoot was a complete wash. Each kid took turns making the photo look silly and driving their mother crazy.
After reviewing this picture I said, "oh I give up. Just pose however you want!"
And so of course this is what I got...
Let's not forget this...
And in this photo when I asked my middle child what she was doing she of course said, "that's my smelling a toot face." That's what I get for asking. Notice my oldest missing? Yup, she fell behind the chair, this photo shoot is officially over!
Loading the photos onto the computer I thought, surely out of 35 pictures there had to be at least one photo that was good right??? Well, call it a Christmas miracle because yes, there was one photo that did turn out good. And only one photo. I present to you our 2013 Christmas Card photo...... thank goodness I don't have to do this again for year! Now to figure out how to crop the time stamp on the photo.