Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Christmas Photos

Okay, so I do things a little late. Slow. Backwards. Call me what you will. I was sick at Christmas. Better late than never, right? At least, that's what we procrastinators tell ourselves to feel better about life.

It was a week after New Year's. I still hadn't taken the Christmas photo. Looked like it wasn't going to happen for the whole family. And definitely not in dress clothes. I had to do SOMETHING.

So I texted all of my children, told them we were taking our Christmas photo, to get their butts downstairs. What you are about to witness is the result of hormones and humor. Let the record show that Maybelline was in no mood to have her picture taken.

Oh my. Not at all what I had in mind.

Hmm. Better. But not a genuine smile.

Alrighty then! No more comments about the smile. Got it.

No. We're NOT done yet. Maybe it's time to try something different.

Sombreros! That'll do the trick!

Yeeeaaaah. Again with that cheesy smile. Huh.

Oatmeal Head is pushing it. The Queen is not amused.

Definitely not liking the sombreros - or her brothers

Our only real smile - hooray!

Aaaaand she's done

Trying to convince a 17 year old girl that this is the right time to take family photos - next to impossible.

Until I write again ...



Trisha said...

Too funny! Of course, the timing might have been a part of the problem.

Snooty Primadona said...

I know your pain all too well. It doesn't get much better when they are 25 & 27. We didn't even get one this year so I sent out a funny one with them @ 3 & 5 years old. That'll teach them!

Leenie said...

Hormones out of control are awful whether it's adolescence or menopause. Good think there is humor to soften the blow.

Great looking kids. Love the realness.

Pearl said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with your children.

That was fantastic.


Burgh Baby said...

If you aren't careful, I think she's going to use that sombrero as some sort of weapon.

Marguerite said...

You TEXTED them to come downstairs??? I have no response to that. Wait, that's not right. I have too many responses to that to pick only one to leave here....

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I love it! I may steal that idea next year. You can have my antlers!

Diane said...

I feel you. I end up with far more outtakes than good ones! These are funny though, cute and funny!

Debbie said...

Cannot believe they all put up with you for this many shots. Did you threaten them? Oh. When you TEXT them to come down you threatened them didn't you? LOL

Unknown said...

LMAO I think you did good considering what you were up against!

Jill of All Trades said...

That was so funny.

CanadianMama said...

I expect this in my Christmas card next year haha!

Karen said...

Heh, we have the exact same sombrero.

I know, random comment.