Sunday, December 21, 2008

Christmas Rejects

I'll admit, even I've checked my blog to see if I've updated it yet. And been disappointed. I'm finally here to fix that, thank goodness.

Do you have one of those perfect families that turns up the Christmas music, pours the eggnog, and snaps a photo of your beautifully dressed, well-behaved children in the blink of an eye? Oh, maybe you'll take TWO photos, just so you can choose the better one? Well, that's not our family.

Here are a few photos from one of three different sittings on different days. One constant you will see is Collin's ever ready, sweet smile. Another constant you'll see is Cambryn's inability to sit still. Throw in the puppy, and it's a real party.

"Cambryn, you'll need to stop talking while I take the picture. And could you get Angel to sit up and look at me?"

"OK, don't choke her. Whoops, caught you blinking!"

"Nope, I blurred it. Cambryn, you need to raise your head up, please, and I think you're still choking Angel."

"No, Angel! Don't bite Cambryn!"

"Collin, why don't you try holding Angel this time. And Cambryn, quit making goofy faces, please."

"Ummm, Collin's in focus; Cambryn, you're not. Why don't we just take a break. Maybe we can do better next time."

Yes, it's gotten a little easier as they've gotten older. When they were toddler and infant, I actually cried! Thankfully no tears were shed in the making of this year's card, which I will now address and mail. Some might actually arrive before Christmas. There's always (Christmas) hope!


Aunt Jo said...

Haha!! Sounds like some of the conversation that went on whe we took our photo.

Collin's Ever-Ready Smile is great!! Will his face get stuck that way? If so, lucky him!! Ha!

I have many photos of your daughter making crazy faces too. Good thing we LIKE funny photos. Maybe you should just snap her while he is sleeping!

In any case they are great kids and we love them and can't wait to see them again. :o)

Aunt Jo said...

P.S. Thanks for updating!

Uncle Joe said...

the last pic of them is precious.

use that one.

I guarantee it!!!!